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Program 2019

Mobility Challenge

CoMotion LA 2019 | Leadership Conference

  • from 10am
  • to 5pm

LA New Mobility Challenge

By invitation only - contact us for more details.

  • from 7:30am

Registration & Information

  • from 9
  • to 9:05am

Welcome Remarks from John Rossant

  • John Rossant, Founder & Chief Curator, CoMotion

  • from 9:05
  • to 9:15pm

Welcome to Los Angeles from Mayor Eric Garcetti

  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles

  • from 9:15
  • to 9:20am

Remarks from Matt Petersen

  • Matt Petersen, President & CEO, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

  • from 9:20
  • to 10:10am

Opening Panel: Can Cities and their Disruptors be Friends?

We are experiencing a power struggle in cities – the municipal leaders are pushing back on disruptive mobility providers, insisting that they control the terms. Can the public and private sectors work together in the new mobility revolution? What do cities have to gain from embracing new innovations in transport? What are the respective responsibilities, and are these changing?

  • from 10:10
  • to 11am

Panel - On Everyone’s Mind: Data Standards, Ownership and Privacy

The sheer amount of data produced by mobility services and transit agencies can help us plan much better transportation solutions. Shared and standardized data flow can help create multimodal systems and facilitate mobility-as-a-service. What role should cities and public agencies themselves play in creating new standards and APIs? How should data be regulated, and by whom?

  • from 11
  • to 11:30am

Networking Break

  • from 11:30
  • to 1pm

Workshops

  • from 11.30
  • to 12.20pm

Parallel Session

Panel: The Macro Impact of MicroMobility

The rapid adoption of micromobility modes in cities worldwide has made strides in addressing the first/last mile problem and is shrinking the physical footprint of urban transport. While these smaller, electric options make better use of limited city space, the relationship between private operators and city governments has been challenging for both sides. How can we foster a more productive path forward that protects public good and enhances private business as micromobility expands further?

  • from 11:30
  • to 12pm

Keynote Conversation: The Renewable Revolution - Hydrogen-Powered Transport

  • from 12
  • to 1pm

Panel: How Green is my Transport?

Walking, cycling, and electric vehicles of all shapes and sizes herald a decisive shift away from fossil fuels and their pollution. How should we prioritize these modes, what policies should we draft to promote them, and how do we deploy new infrastructure and services to support them? Where are the biggest gains to be made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and how do we make them equitable?

  • from 12.20
  • to 1pm

Keynote Conversation: Robot meets the Road: Street Design in the Electric (and Autonomous Age)

Vehicles and infrastructure are becoming increasingly connected, bolstered by the advent of 5G and new sensor systems. What physical aspects will make up the street of the future? What services can we expect our streets to provide? What is the role of the public sector in setting standards? How will this help pave the way to autonomy?

  • from 1
  • to 2pm

Lunch

  • from 2
  • to 3pm

Parallel Session

Panel Brought to you by LA Metro: New Mobility, New Rules

Can we flip the script on LA’s car culture? Looking towards LA Metro’s Vision 2028 goal of doubling non-drive alone trips, how do we best manage private mobility infrastructure on public streets towards our goals? What changes to public infrastructure are needed (dedicated space to load, park and ride) and what regulation is needed to level the playing field to preserve competitive, reduce negative impacts, and ensure access to a variety of transportation options for everyone?

  • from 2
  • to 3pm

Panel: New Mobility - Location, Location, Location?

The way people move, work and play is changing rapidly. How will the intersection of new mobility, changing work patterns and the energy revolution unfold on our cities? What infrastructure changes will support changing mobility patterns and the electrification of streets and how will these forces alter and shape real estate developments overall?

  • from 3
  • to 3:30pm

Networking Break

  • from 3:30
  • to 4:50pm

Workshops

  • from 3:30
  • to 4pm

Keynote Conversation: Taking to the Skies - The Future of Urban Air Mobility

Polycentric cities like LA are now looking to the skies as a new way of sustainably moving people and goods. What is the potential of urban air mobility? What is the role of the public sector in paving the way for UAVs and in regulating the space? When will UAM be a reality, and what will this look like?

  • from 4
  • to 5pm

Panel: From Competing to Complementing - Mobility as a Service

The last few years have seen a wave of new mobility solutions from ridesharing to electric scooters, from carpooling to shared bike systems. Yet they are rarely integrated. They often compete with public transit offers rather than complementing them. How can these various solutions be integrated to allow transit users a seamless experience? What does tomorrow’s mobility platform look like? And what can cities do to prevent the integration of incompatible “walled gardens” controlled by private operators?

  • from 5
  • to 5:40pm

Panel: The Walkable City

Pedestrianization of streets is becoming more popular by the minute with major cities around the world closing streets to cars. Walkable cities provide a high quality of life for their residents while prioritizing environmental sustainability and public health but increased foot traffic can also boost economic success for nearby businesses and improve safety. How are cities prioritizing walkability through policy and infrastructure changes and how do these changes affect a city's transportation system as a whole? How do walkability and economic success correlate?

  • from 6
  • to 8pm

Cocktail Reception

  • from 9
  • to 9:10am

Keynote: Inspiring Movement Through Design

  • from 9:10
  • to 10am

Panel: The Power of our Streets: Electrification and Energy Alternatives

Cities, transit agencies and operators, as well as mobility providers, must shift their fleets to clean energy, whether electric or hydrogen, to ensure significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. How can we ensure a swift transition to clean energy? What solutions exist? Is the infrastructure ready? What incentives need to be put in place? What role must the public sector play in this transition?

  • from 10
  • to 10:30am

Fireside Chat with Senator Wiener and Michael Schneider

  • Scott Wiener, State Senator, California

  • from 10:30
  • to 10:55pm

Fireside Chat: Digitizing Infrastructure with Parsons

Technology is rapidly propelling the world towards an exciting future, but the nation’s critical infrastructure is decades behind. How can cities catch up and integrate the world of the future with citizen’s lives today?

  • from 10:55
  • to 11:20am

Networking Break

  • from 11:20
  • to 11:30am

Keynote: The Los Angeles Metamorphosis with Phil Washington, CEO, LA Metro

  • Phil Washington, CEO, LA Metro

  • from 11:30
  • to 1pm

Workshops

  • from 11:30
  • to 12:20pm

Parallel Session

Panel: The Cost of Street Space: Congestion, Curb & Lane Pricing

Our cities are increasingly congested as the number of single occupancy vehicles on our roads continues to rise, and as new mobility services contend for street space and curb access. How can the public and private sectors ensure our cities remain livable and that space is shared appropriately? How can tools such as congestion charges and curb pricing aid cities in this?

  • from 11:30
  • to 12:15pm

Panel: Filling in the Gaps: Shared Mobility and Transport Integration

Shared mobility options are becoming increasingly important factors in our cities' transportation systems. Private operators are expanding their scope, size, and services provided, reducing the need to own a private vehicle, and filling in the gaps where other modes are less accessible or attractive to urban dwellers. What does it take to improve on-demand operations to integrate seamlessly into public transport, walking, and biking trips, and how can our government agencies evolve to derive maximum benefits from shared mobility options?

  • from 12:15
  • to 1pm

Panel: Data is the answer. What is the question?

Cities and companies alike are scrambling to control the vast troves of data created from public infrastructure, pitting fluent technologists against committed public servants. How can we defuse this tension, demystifying the use of individual data and making its collection more transparent and equitable? What rights do cities have to data created from the public realm? How can governments, citizens, and private companies work together to shape the use of and access to data?

  • from 12:20
  • to 1pm

Keynote Conversation: Who will be the Next Henry Ford?

  • from 1
  • to 2pm

Lunch

  • from 2
  • to 3pm

Parallel Session

Panel Brought to you by LA Metro: Innovative Service Partnerships between Transit Agencies and Transportation Network Companies: Figuring out data sharing, wheelchair accessible vehicle service, and how to align risks & rewards.

As an FTA Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration grantee, LA Metro was awarded $1.35M, in collaboration with King County Metro and Sound Transit, to partner with a private new mobility company to provide first and last mile service to select transit stations. LA Metro launched its partnership with Via in January 2019, and King County Metro and Sound Transit launched Via to Transit in April 2019. What kind of data sharing agreement did the parties have? What were the critical points during the contracting process and how were they resolved? How did the parties align risks and rewards? How was wheelchair accessible service provided? This will be a panel focused on the contracting and scoping details of the two service partnerships.

  • from 2
  • to 2:10pm
Second Stage

Keynote: What3Words with Clare Jones

  • from 2:10
  • to 3pm

Panel: Supplying our Cities - Freight and the Urban Supply Chain

Freight and deliveries account for a significant part of road traffic. How can new services and technologies, from sustainable delivery fleets to drones & new delivery patterns take vehicles off the road? How should cities regulate a new generation of delivery-bots using sidewalks and cycling lanes? And what can cities do to create a level playing field for last mile delivery by local businesses?

  • from 3:00
  • to 3:30pm

Networking Break

  • from 3:15
  • to 4:45pm

Workshops

  • from 3:30
  • to 4:00pm

Keynote Conversation: Moving the Masses - The Future of Rail, Hyperloop & Intercity Travel

Trains remain one of the most high-volume and efficient ways of moving people and goods through urban areas and across large distances. What is the future of the industry? Are new technologies such as hyperloops rendering large rail infrastructure projects obsolete? What role can these services play in connecting urban areas, and what are the limitations?

  • from 4
  • to 4:45pm

Panel: Equitable Transport, Equitable Cities

Inclusive and equitable transport systems can foster equitable cities. They require broad coverage, accessibility, and fair pricing in order to unlock and sustain real value for a city and its diversity of residents. How can policies like congestion pricing, transit line expansion, access for people with reduced mobility, and income driven fares adapt our systems to better serve all residents, particularly those that have been historically underserved? What are the major challenges that exist?

  • from 4:45
  • to 5:30pm

Panel: The Age of Automation

Autonomy isn’t just for cars. What are the advantages and opportunities for autonomous buses and other new forms of transit — speed, efficiency, safety? How can cities harness this technology for their own ends? What infrastructure is necessary to maximize their investment? And how can they leverage their unique position as regulators and help design the urban transportation systems of the future?

  • from 5:30
  • to 5:45pm

Hop, Skip, Go: The Mobility Revolution Marches On

Over the next decade, many of us will find new ways to move. This next stage of human mobility, unlike the last, will not be defined by a single iconic technology. Instead we’ll be faced with a host of choices, most of them tracked and mediated by digital networks. In reflecting on what we’ve explored throughout the last two days of the CoMotion LA conference, we will gather some of the most important players in the new mobility revolution to discuss the way forward and what’s to come.

  • from 5:45
  • to 6pm

Ceremony - Award New Mobility Challenge

  • from 6
  • to 7:30pm

Closing Celebration and Drink Reception