TransportationCamp East was held in New York City on Saturday March 5 and Sunday March 6, 2011.
We’d like to thank the group of partners and advisors for their support in organizing this event.
TransportationCamp East was held in New York City on Saturday March 5 and Sunday March 6, 2011 at the New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York NY (map).
You shape the sessions
Remember that TransportationCamp is an unconference—be prepared to participate, engage, and propose and lead sessions. Look at the attendee list, and review the hot topics. Be sure to read “How TransporationCamp Works: The Essential Guide.”
Friday March 4th
Saturday March 5th
Registration and breakfast
Welcome & introductions.
Introduction of guest speakers by Beth Noveck, Professor of Law and former Director, White House Open Government Initiative (2009-2011).
Remarks from H. Giovanni Carnaroli, Senior Accountable Official for Open Gov, USDOT.
Remarks from Peter Appel, Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, USDOT.
Remarks from Charles Monheim, Chief Operating Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Session #1. Concurrent participant-led sessions.
Behavior Change! for transit. Led by Drew Snyder.
How to Plan Transit Trips Using a Combination of Google Transit & Real-time Info Across Systems. Led by Holly Parker, Yale, and Dominique from TransLoc.
DIY/Grassroots Advocacy - to support/give feedback on transit at a contentious time.
Q&A with Giovanni Carnaroli, Peter Appel, and Charlie Monheim
Open Payments in Transit, Taxis, Bike Sharing, etc…. Led by Candy.
Remove PARKING, Increase Road Capacity. Led by @weeels.
Games to Enhance the Transit Experience
5th Fl Cafe
How to Get Localized Discussions About What’s Happening on Your Subway Line, Station, Railroad Line, Bus Route
Data & Visualization in Policy Making and Public Involvement. Using DOT safety, bridge, other data to drive public involvement. Led by Dana Morgan, Erik Weber and D Kachaev.
- Remarks from Chris Vein, Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation, Office of Science and Technology Policy.
- Remarks from Brad Burnham, Partner, Union Square Ventures.
Session #2. Concurrent participant-led sessions.
Social Media for Transportation Info delivery, public transportation, public relations, networking/knowledge sharing.
Q&A with Chris Vein, US Deputy CTO for Government Innovation, and Brad Burnham, Partner, Union Square Ventures
Revenues to fund transportation needs Highway trust fund trends and challenges, documented infrastructure needs, transition to mileage-based user fee, corresponding deployment of technology. With Joung Lee, AASHTO, and Greg Dierkers, NGA.
Open Source Software for Small–Medium Transit Agencies Dispatch, route planning, trip planner, bus tracker, etc. Discussion led by Adam Sherson.
Taxi App Pageant with NYC TLC and Wheeels, Cabulous, Taxi Magic, Cab Corner, and Fare Share.
How to Build a successful Planning Blog Presentation by Greater Greater Washington.
5th Fl Cafe
Shared Transit -> Shared Cars -> Shared Bikes -> Shared ??? What’s next in sharing? What tech/apps can we use? Discussion with Ari Ofsevit.
Creating a New Business Model for Selling Integrated Mobility. Discussion, with Sue Zielinski and Dwight Mengel.
Session #3. Concurrent participant-led sessions
Open511 Standards for traffic/transit, conditions, API for reporting transpo issues (e.g. accidents), data routing and aggregation for transit schedules, automatic discovery of regional GTFS. Discussion led by Phil Ashlock.
How to Collaborate with Government to Make Technology & Data the Foundation of Transport Discussion led by Chris P, USDOT.
Mobility, access, experience, transmobility: What? How? Why? When? with Adam Greenfield & the UrbanScale Crew, Sue Zielinski, Ana Baye, Greater Greater Washington, Eric Fidler, Eric Weber, Marcus Bowman.
Subway Signaling, Train Tracking & RT Customer Info on the 1-6 lines. Discussion, led by Mike Frumin, MTA.
Fixing the Great Mistake… Reducing Car Traffic in NYC by 90% in 20 Years (10?). Presentation and discussion, led by Mark Gorton.
Open Taxi Access: San Francisco Innovation or Hippie Dream?
What the hell is a smart street? Presentation, with Vincent Riscica, ARUP and Phil Carter, ARUP.
5th Fl Cafe
Sustaining Collaboration Between Civic Technologists & Public Organizations Public good - from technologists and government point of view; cultural barriers for collaboration; strategies for collaboration.
Efficient Creation of Stylized Transit Maps (demo of new Transit Sketchpad). Demo of new “transit sketchpad” software with David Emory, discussion of potential for auto-generation from GTFS, etc.
Session #4. Concurrent participant-led sessions.
Carpooling for salespeople Shared transportation among vendors calling on retail locations. With broadwayhistory.
University roles in advancing all this! Universities connecting with reality, feeding the next generation. Research education, tech transfer. Discussion, with Sue Zielinski and Molly.
Open Data and Apps for planning and civic engagement. How? What?. Discussion with Georgia Bullen.
Hiring and Getting Hired. Organizations with open positions and potential employees networking, featuring OpenPlans, USDOT, others and you.
Social Bicycles Using wireless tech to enhance personal mobility. Discussion, led by Ryan Rzepecki.
Beyond the Countdown Clock… A Q&A session about OpenPlan’s design competition. Get your questions answered, with Jeff Maki.
Closing remarks In the evening, make your own plans for dinner, or join us at a #transpo group reservation nearby.
Ignite #Transpo - the TransportationCamp after party, with short-format presentations from 9 participants. At We Work - 177 Lafayette Street (at Grand).
Sunday March 6th
Day 1 Recap & Opening Comments
Session #5 Concurrent participant-led sessions.
How can technology change mobility? Not transportation per se, but how we choose to get around, not what we get around in. Discussion, led by Adam Davidson.
High-speed rail: social media, marketing and mapping Presentation and Q&A, led by Tana Green and Carlos.
Networked vehicle systems. Open conversation and info gathering, led by @weeels.
Data vis and policy. Viz tools, viz styles, engagement methods. Demos and discussion, led by Georgia Bullen.
Can we do a road pricing system for really cheap with existing tech?
Creating and maintaining regionally-integrated, multi-operator GTFS feeds. Group discussion, led by @joetric, Juana and David Emory.
Mobile tools to evaluate space at the human scale. Do we need them? Objective vs subjective? What data do we need? How would it help you? Led by Pippa and Dan from PPS.
Session #6. Concurrent participant-led sessions.
Tools for Small and Medium Agencies, Part 2. Hacking, APIs, data formats. Plus, if time permits, hardware, data in the cloud.
Financial handbook for the urban driver. Do you realize how much an urban driver wastes because of congestion. Do you know how much you “throw away” each month for each car you own? Led by Ana Bayne/ACTC.
Data gathering and analysis for a sustainable city (the transport and land use forum). Brainstorm, with Judd Schechtman.
Rosa Parks, Is there an app for that? Discussion.
Letting the genie out of the lamp Brainstorming / strategizing new mechanisms for local residents to really change their streets. Brainstorm, led by Jason Meggs.
Multi-modal, multi-service door to door wayfinding. Brainstorm, with Susan Zielinski.
Session #7. Concurrent participant-led sessions, including:
How are we going to pay for all this? Brainstorm and discussion led by Jeff.
Beyond camp: sustaining and scaling innovation. Brainstorm, led by Dan Morgan, USDOT.
Transport Hardware. Discussion, led by @weeels.
Developing a program to calculate the true cost per trip. For each mode of transportation: energy, emissions, time, distance, transfers, etc. Incorporate this into trip planning programs. e.g car, bus, train, bike, etc. Brainstorm, led by John McGovern.
Modeling to make the case for a petroleum free transportation system. Or nearly… Discussion, led by Jason Meggs.
Off-site Happy Hour
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