New Webinar Recordings – Insightful and Relevant

Brooke’s Briefing on The Future of Public Transit
presented by Delegate Brooke Lierman
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June 23, 2020 – Delegate Lierman moderated a discussion on the future of public transit. She was joined by Beth Osborne, the Director of Transportation for America; Joe McAndrew, the Managing Director for Transportation Policy at the Greater Washington Partnership; Dr. Celeste Chavis, an Associate Professor in the Department of Transportation & Urban Infrastructure Studies in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University; and Regina Sullivan, the Managing Director of Government Relations & Policy at the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA).

Empowering a Resilient Transit Workforce
presented by the Eno Center for Transportation
Find a recording of the webinar here: Empowering a Resilient Transit Workforce

June 30, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed transit professionals to establish new standards for resiliency. At the same time, leaders in transit are seeking new ways to promote social mobility through career pathway opportunities. Drawing from industry experience and research, this webinar will delve into resiliency challenges and education and training solutions to cultivate a more resilient and empowered transit workforce. The webinar will identify critical labor market benchmarks impacting the transit workforce and address ways to prepare the public transportation workforce for the post COVID-19 world.

Tyler Reeb, Director of Research and Workforce Development at the Center for International Trade and Transportation at the California State University of Long Beach & Editor of Empowering the New Mobility Workforce: Educating, Training, and Inspiring Future Transportation Professionals
Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation

Xinge Wang, Deputy Director of the Transportation Learning Center
Joanne Peterson, Chief of Human Capital & Development at Los Angeles Metro
Jess Guerra, Executive Director of the Transportation Workforce Institute at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

More Than Meets the Eye: Density and Transportation During COVID-19
presented by the Eno Center for Transportation
Find a recording of the webinar here: Density and Transportation During COVID-19

July 1, 2020 – The impacts of density on the COVID-19 pandemic are currently the center of attention in public opinion, policy decisions, and planning practice. The concerns and assumptions surrounding density challenge the foundation of modern cities and have immediate implications for transportation expenditures, urban redevelopment, tax policy, congestion pricing, smart growth, and affordable housing. However, a recent study titled “Does Density Aggravate the COVID-19 Pandemic” suggests quite the opposite.

The authors found that density is not linked to rates of COVID-19 infections and that COVID-19 death rates are lower in denser countries and higher in less dense ones. In this webinar, we will discuss the study’s findings on density and COVID-19 and their implications for transportation, urban planning, and more. 

Speakers: Shima Hamidi, Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Reid Ewing, Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah
Sadegh Sabouri, Ph.D. Research Assistant, University of Utah
Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation

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