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Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Lunch Program Impacts of Amtrak's Free Wi-Fi Service

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

We are pleased to be welcoming Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian, a Professor of Civil Engineering at UC Davis, to discuss the impacts of Amtrak's free Wi-Fi service.

To attend, register here by Monday, February 25

Contact Meggie Elledge, meggiee@quincyeng.com, if you encounter any problems with registering.


Amtrak launched free Wi-Fi service ("AmtrakConnect") on the California Capitol Corridor (CC) on November 28, 2011. To study the impact of free Wi-Fi on ridership, an onboard survey was conducted in March, 2012. What were the effects of the free service on ridership? Come find out here

About our Speaker:

Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, and founding (past) Chair of the interdisciplinary MS/PhD program in Transportation Technology and Policy at the University of California, Davis. She joined UC Davis in 1990, after nine years in regional planning (at SCAG) and con­sulting in Southern California. Dr. Mokh­tarian has specialized in the study of travel behavior for more than 35 years.

She has directed or par­ti­cipated in several dozen projects related to these areas, involving extra­mural funding totaling about $8 million. She has authored or co-authored more than 200 refereed journal articles, technical reports, and other publications, and serves on the editorial boards of several transportation journals.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration/Mingling/Lunch Served
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Q & A

Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Board Room
1415 L Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

COST: Free for WTS Members, $15 for Non-Members Payment due by cash, check, or credit card at the door. There is a $0.50 surcharge for every $15 credit card transaction.

All no-shows will be charged a fee of $15

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