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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hitching a Ride - A WTS-KC Tech Break

07:45 AM - 09:00 AM Central Standard Time

HNTB Corporation
715 Kirk Drive
Kansas City, MO , 64105



Join WTS-KC on January 31st for this year's first Tech Break, "Hitching a Ride," presented by MARC's Jenny O'Brien.

One enormous and largely untapped transportation resource is the empty seats in privately owned vehicles. Mobile technology makes it easier than ever to connect drivers with potential passengers, but do their motivations and expectations match up?  What can transportation professionals and policy makers do to unlock the potential of shared rides?

MARC's Jenny O’Brien will dive into the behavioral economics of carpooling, vanpooling and ride sourcing companies such as Uber and Lyft. As a bonus, Jenny will share insights from the Lawrence OnBoard hitchhiking research project and pilot.

Jenny O’Brien is the employer outreach specialist for the Mid-America Regional Council’s RideshareKC program. Jenny's other projects include developing TDM strategies for MARC planning efforts, and developing mobility on demand concepts with the Kansas City Smart Cities Challenge team. Her previous work includes Special Projects Coordinator with Carma Carpooling and Principle Investigator for the Lawrence OnBoard Rural Ridesharing project. Jenny was a panelist at the Eno Center for Transportation’s 2016 Convergence Conference, Innovative Mobility Workshop at the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting, MIT’s 2015 Disrupting Mobility Summit and was a speaker at TEDxKC.

January 31, 2017
7:45am - 9:00am
HNTB Corporation
Room KC 485
715 Kirk Drive
Kansas City, MO 64105


7:45am: Check-in, Breakfast
8:00am-9:00am: Welcome and Presentation

Cost:
WTS Member: $10
Public Sector Non-Member: $10
Non-Member: $15
Students: $5

 

RSVP's must be received by noon on January 30. 

We are pleased to offer 1 PDH for this event. 

Thank you to our host, HNTB Corporation. 

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