Past Year

CommuteCon I

The RideAmigos Virtual Transportation Demand Management / TDM Conference held online May 20, 2015 and featured over 25 speakers in just 4 hours, with 400 attendees logging on to participate across the globe.

The online conference featured corporate, government, and academic thought leaders that presented and participated in discussions with the audience about marketing & outreach, engagement, retention & stickiness, reporting & analytics, measuring behavior change, funding strategies, data visualization & mapping, and much more. Lessons that every TDM program manager should know will be taught by the very stakeholders that administer the programs.

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

The Importance of Sharing Best Practices & Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Mobility

“What solutions do we have at our fingertips to address many of the issues that face us today, with respect to climate change, accessibility, reliance on fossil fuels, and our land use patterns?” asks Susan Shaheen, Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) at UC Berkeley.

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Susan Shaheen
Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center and Adjunct Professor
UC Berkeley

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Switching Gears: Ensuring a Smooth Transition When Switching TDM Software Providers

Aubrey Iwaniw has been involved in transportation planning for ten years, focusing on policies and programs that encourage alternatives to driving alone. As a Senior Advisor with Metrolinx, Aubrey leads the Smart Commute program that helps her manage 13 TMAs. Metrolinx is producing measurable results by encouraging transportation behaviour change of their 720,000 commuters connected to the Smart Commute program.

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Aubrey Iwaniw
Senior Advisor, Planning and Policy

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Show me the money! Obtaining grants, paid membership, and other funding strategies

Kent Epperson is the Director of Traffic Solutions, a division of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments. Kent analogizes his personal experiences with scrambling to pull together funding for transportation programming to Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire.

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Kent Epperson
Director, Traffic Solutions
Santa Barbara County Association of Governments

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Building Modeify: Open Source TDM Technology in Arlington and Beyond

Kevin Webb is a co-founder at Conveyal, a consultancy that develops open source technology for transit agencies. Conveyal offers its services to governments, transport providers, and non-governmental organizations with the ultimate goal of encouraging sustainable transport modes and promoting smarter use of information tools to improve transport outcomes.

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Kevin Webb

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Six Cool Facts About the New Waves of Bikeshare

Bikes Make Life Better is a consulting firm dedicated to helping large organizations to put people on bikes. Kurt Wallace, Co-Founder and Director, discusses the potential for the future of public and private bikeshare. He likens the proliferation of bikeshare systems to that of the use of cell phones, “First there was one cell phone, and now there are a zillion different kinds.”

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Kurt Wallace
Bikes Make Life Better

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Unlocking the Treasure Chest of Real Time Parking Space Availability Data

John Couvrette is the regional vice president of T2 Systems, a parking management platform that provides solutions through parking occupancy and data collection technology. He has played an instrumental role in developing the real-time occupancy platform design, which has evolved into a useful tool for solving contemporary transportation challenges using real time parking space availability data.

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John Couvrette
Regional Vice President
T2 Systems