October 1, 2015 12:00PM (ET)

Impacts of Transportation Network Company (TNC) and Autonomous Vehicles

This webinar will present perspectives on the impacts that emerging technologies will have on travel behavior and the transportation system going forward. Specifically, the impacts of technology enabled improvements in mobility such as those utilized by transportation network companies (Uber, Lyft, Splits, Bridj, etc) and those being integrated into connected and autonomous vehicle systems are envisioned as transforming travel and transportation services as we know them today. This webinar will share some insight on current thinking regarding these changes. View Handout

Presenter: Steve Polzin, Ph.D., Director of Mobility Policy Research, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida

Dr. Polzin is the Director of Mobility Policy Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.  His research concentrates on travel behavior, public transportation, travel data analysis, and transportation decision-making.

Dr. Polzin is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Public Transportation and serves on several Transportation Research Board and American Public Transportation Association Committees.  He is co-chairman of the Transportation Research Board National Transportation Data Requirements and Programs Committee.  He teaches graduate courses on Transportation and Land Use and Public Transportation.  Dr. Polzin has published dozens of academic articles, contemporary pieces, editorials, and blog postings.  He recently co-authored Commuting in America 2013, the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials definitive resource on commuting.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) for 13 years and the Board of Directors of the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization for 7 years.

Dr. Polzin is a Civil Engineer with a BSCE from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University.  Dr. Polzin worked for transit agencies in Chicago (RTA), Cleveland (GCRTA), and Dallas (DART) before joining the University of South Florida in 1988.

His current research interests include exploring the implications of technology on travel behavior including the impact of transportation network companies and autonomous/connected vehicles.



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