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Agenda for a workshop on this topic today (9/11/09) in Ann Arbor. Agenda provided on-line for those who would like to be dialed in via Skype

Agenda for a workshop on this topic today (9/11/09) in Ann Arbor. Agenda provided on-line for those who would like to be dialed in via Skype

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  • 1. A Pre-Summit Workshop at the SMART Summit: MOVING MINDS: THE NEXT TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE 9 November 2009
  • 2. Introduction
    • 76% SOV share for travel to work: 104 million people
    • 8.2% HOV2 share, 11 million people
    • 2.5% HOV3+, 3.4 million people
    • 4.8% Public Transport, 6.6 million people
    • 176 billion gallons of gas and diesel in 2007
    • 2.81 billion gallons wasted in congestion
    • 4.16 billion hours of delay
    • Problem is too many cars, and carpooling could be doing more, should be doing more
  • 3. Introduction cont’d
    • Meeting planned for TRB in January
    • Team seeking to move carpooling up in the hierarchy
    • Desire to get an equal seat at the table with Transit, Highways, when discussing traffic reduction
    • Personal effort has encountered a ‘lack of mandate’
    • Real Time Rides meeting at MIT brought dynamic ride-share proponents together
    • Technology, Systems should deliver results
    • SMART Summit provided avenue for open discussion
  • 4. Introductions
    • Each participant to say:
      • Name
      • Affiliation
      • What carpooling or related activity you are working on
    • Please be brief
  • 5. History of Carpooling
    • Fam-pools, New Migrants, HOV lanes, Ride-matching databases, Commute Trip Reduction laws, Slug-lines, casual carpooling, fuel crises, fuel price spikes, vanpooling, bridge bucks, carpool incentive programs, trip reduction performance program, jitneys,
    • A round table session to create a good list of where we have been
  • 6. Visioning: What is Possible?
    • Pre-arranging carpools on the fly: Cell phones, mobile internet devices, internet,
    • Carpooling without pre-arrangement: lessons from the slugs
    • If everyone who could, rode together, what amount of ridesharing would there be?
      • How many trips are ‘convergent’?
      • What is the upper limit?
  • 7. Visioning: What do we want to achieve?
    • What are the terms to use?
    • Is it mode share, or more outcome based?
    • Is it average occupancy?
    • HOV 2 vs HOV3+
    • Goal of this session: articulate a vision
  • 8. Strategies to Achieve the Vision
    • We will discuss each of three focus areas, and the barriers, enablers, and actions for each
      • Political:
      • Policy
      • Operational
  • 9. Thanks
    • To all the participants: I hope the Skype arrangements work
    • To Sue Zielinski at SMART for making it possible to have this workshop as part of the Summit
    • And remember: the next workshop in the series will be at the TRB on 10 January.