A tradition since 2012, the Washington, DC TransportationCamp was held the Saturday before TRB,
bringing people from across the country (and beyond) to the Arlington campus
of George Mason University. The team at Mobility Lab wrote a series
of blog posts showing the variety of topics covered.
The wide variety of topics makes TransportationCamp a unique event.
And every year sees new events organized by teams across the country.
Later in 2018 we’ll have TransportationCamps in Atlanta,
And of course we look forward to welcoming everyone back to DC in 2019. See you next January!
Hear from Tim Papandreou, Tien-Tien Chan, Jenny O’Brien, Darren Buck, Todd Litman, Michael Schade,
Stephanie Dock, Pete Gould, Dennis Leach, Alli Henry, Beverly Scott, Howard Jennings, and Paul Mackie.
The 2015 TransportationCamp in DC was a big success, with 416 people
attending from all over the country (and beyond). Our sponsors at
Mobility Lab have created two videos from
interviews that were made during the event:
A great time was had by all. Watch the video above to find out what people said about TransportationCamp DC. 2014. And here are some more money quotes.
“Tremendous creativity.” – Dennis Leach, Arlington County (Va.) Department of Environmental Services
“People … being very candid.” “Immediacy.” – Frank Hebbert, OpenPlans
“There are so many good ideas.” – Arnd Batzner, Mobility Car Sharing
“How we can actually engage the public, the community, the elected officials in better ways using technology.” – Timothy Papandreou, San Francisco MTA
“Build open-source tools.” – Kevin Webb, Conveyal
“Better transport to better medical facilities. Better transport to work, so more employers come in to town and wages go up.” – Esther Dyson, HICCup
“Make the case for transit through the business community.” – Kelley Coyner, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
“Giving [transit employees] a boost in the field.” – Shin-pei Tsay, TransitCenter
“Triumphs and follies in open transport [in developing countries].” – Holly Krambeck and Qu Li, World Bank
“Convergence of public and private is complicating things, but also keeping government on its toes.” – Gabe Klein, Transportation Expert
“Transportation … as an instrument to creating better cities.” – David Bragdon, TransitCenter
“Anybody who cares about mobility should definitely come to TransportationCamp.” – Joung Lee, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
Joung Lee from AASHTO attends TransportationCamp D.C. each year because of the inspiring crowd of “practically-oriented folks who just want to get the job done.” To get the funding needed for transportation will take this kind of energy and creativity, he says.