It will be the
Best of Times
The age of wisdom, the epoch of belief, the season of light, the spring of hope…
President, Jarrett Walker & Associates
Human Transit… How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich our Communities and Our Lives
It will be the
Toughest of Times
The age of dried up funding, the epoch of consolidation, the moment of truth…
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Nationwide transit ridership has declined steadily since 2014, with some of the largest urban areas, including Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles, losing more than 20 percent of their transit riders in the last few years. While this recent decline is stunning, it results from a continuation of a century‐long trend of urban areas becoming more dispersed and alternatives to transit becoming more convenient and less expensive. COVID-19 Is No Excuse to Bail out Urban Transit
Fred Fishkin, Ken Pyle, Michael Bino and Jeremiah Liu
Zoom-tank Zoom-inars are a live distance learning extension of the very engaging “shark-tank” segments of the Annual Transportation Research Board Automated Vehicles Symposium held traditionally in July. Physical distancing imposed by Covid-19 motivated this experiment of conducting the AV Shark-tank synchronously on Zoom. The format of a short debate (5 minutes plus 2 minute rebuttal) by two learned individuals followed by a moderated 20 minute discussion engaging four sharks probing the debaters. The remaining 20 minutes are devoted to addressing questions and issues presented by per-registered Zoom-inar participants that have been engaged on-line synchronously since the beginning of the Zoom-inar. Late admission to the Live session is enabled avaliable through a separate YouTube link that enables only passive participation by the attendee. The Zoom-inar duration is scheduled for one hour; however, an informal discussion among debaters, panelist and attendees will continue if appropriate.
Registration is FREE … However, we do accept contributions to help offset the necessary overhead production costs incurred by Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (PAVE) research group that are necessary to produce these Zoom-tank Zoom-inars. Contributions are Gifts to Princeton University’s PAVE research group to support its knowledge dissemination activities which include the “weekly” preparation and distribution of the SmartDrivingCars eLetter, the “weekly” SmartDrivingCars Pod-casts and Zoom-casts.
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