2020 Multimodal and Transit Summit

Summit SessionsSponsorsScheduleDirections

2020 Summit planning has started.  If you want to join the planning committee, email Tony Cherolis.  Save the date for Nov 23rd in Hartford!

As we recover from the COVID-19 virus, we will be working together to ensure that our transportation systems and development are more sustainable, resilient and equitable.

The 2020 Northeast Multimodal and Transit Summit will include a wide range of partners and sponsors.

The 2020 Summit is scheduled for Nov 23rd in Hartford from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm to reach transportation professionals, while also reaching non-professionals that we need to keep informed and engaged to move multimodal topics into daily conversations, policy changes, and state legislation. Multimodal transportation builds connections and increases mobility while preserving a world to pass on to future generations.

The annual Summit brings together local leaders, state legislators, transportation professionals, planners, engineers, construction firms, developers, students, and passionate citizen advocates to discuss the current state, known challenges, and the best future for our state’s transportation system. The Summit includes both APA and ITE professional development credits to keep planning and engineering professionals well informed and certified.

2020 Summit Theme – Essential Multimodal Transportation, We Are Building a Recovery

Contact Tony Cherolis (or call 860-204-2704) if you have any questions.

2020 Summit Resources:

Keynote Luncheon & Speakers

  • The Keynote Luncheon ahead of the breakout summit sessions is planned at The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street

Summit Sessions and Topics

Multimodal transportation topics are inherently regional.  This Summit includes presenters and topics from the Northeast Region and beyond.

  • Stay tuned for the Call for Presenters, Panelists, and Speakers
  • Last year’s sessions and speakers – LINK

Nov 23rd Schedule and Agenda

  • 8:30 am – 10:30 am – Pre-Summit Activity or Meetup To Be Determined
  • 11:00 am – Registration and check-in opens at the Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street
  • 11:15 am – Buffet lunch begins, Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street
  • 11:45 am – Seated program and Keynote Speakers, Hartford Club
  • 1:00 pm – Short walk over to UConn Hartford Campus, 10 Prospect Street
  • 1:30 pm – Afternoon sessions begin at UConn Hartford Campus
  • 4:30 pm – Mixer, Networking, and Expo at UConn Hartford Campus, Atrium
  • 6:00 pm – Evening Sessions and Workshops at UConn Hartford Campus
  • 8:00 pm – Late Networking Meetup after the Summit, To Be Determined

Transportation – So Many Options!

Multimodal transportation options abound with CTtransit, CTfastrak, Amtrak, commuter buses, regional buses, and the Hartford Line commuter rail. If you are flying in for the Summit can take the Bradley Flyer shuttle to Downtown from the airport.  There are several hotels within easy walking distance of the The Hartford Club (47 Prospect Street) and UConn Hartford (10 Prospect Street) campus.

  • Getting to Downtown Hartford from the Airport – We recommend the Bradley Flyer. Get off at the Convention Center stop, and walk west on Front Street to Prospect Street.  You’ll walk right past UConn Hartford (on Front St), and take a right on Prospect Street to get to The Hartford Club.
  • Walking Info – 1-mile walking radius map (~20 minutes).  Includes Union Station, Downtown Hartford, and many Hartford Hotels.  The Hartford Club and UConn Hartford venues are just a few buildings apart.
  • Bike Routes – (From the East) There is a nice connection from East Hartford over the Founders Bridge.  For those coming from East of the River on a bike, follow the East Coast Greenway directional signs (they are small) across the Travelers Plaza and it will drop you at the Atheneum Square and Prospect Street intersection.  The Hartford Club is immediately on your right, and UConn Hartford is down a block on Propect Street to the left.  (From the West) We recommend Bushnell Park to Gold Street to Atheneum Square, which puts you right at the Hartford Club.  You would turn right on Prospect to get to UConn Hartford.  Remember your bike lights!
  • Bike Parking – There is plentiful bike parking (sidewalk loops) around the UConn Hartford building on Prospect Street.  We recommend those loops.  We also recommend using a sturdy U-Lock or Kryptonite hardened chain lock and removing things like lights and panniers.  This is a city, and stuff will wander off.
  • Bus Transit – We recommend Google (use the transit setting) to plan your trip.  The Hartford Club (lunch) and UConn Hartford (breakout sessions) are very close to the commuter bus, CTtransit, and CTfastrak hub in Downtown.
  • Commuter Rail – The Hartford Line runs from New Haven – Hartford – Springfield.  Union Station in Hartford is 0.7 miles from the Summit venues.  There are LimeBikes (dockless bike share) at Union Station, easy to check out with a phone app.
  • Carpool Coordination – Looking for a carpool to the Summit?  Ask on the Transport Hartford – Talking Transportation FB page.  I’ll start a “Carpool” thread.
  • Car Parking – There are three nearby garages (1) CT Convention Center garage, (2) Front Street South, and (3) Front Street North.  Street parking is metered in the Downtown area, but is free after 6:00pm.  Make sure you pay the nearest meter if you park on the street before 6pm.  Parking enforcement is fierce.  Luncheon Parking – For those arriving between 10:45am – 1:00pm (and no later!), you can park for no charge in the Hartford Club garage.  The driveway entry for that Garage is just south of the Hartford Club (46 Prospect St).  Mention that you are coming in to the Summit at the Hartford club at the voice box / gate.
  • ADA Notes – Both the Hartford Club (46 Prospect St.) and UConn Hartford (10 Prospect St.) are ADA accessible.  (1) For the Hartford Club, the ADA entrance is on the south side of the building (not the main entrance on Prospect St.).  Call 860-522-1271 and ask someone to open the side entrance and assist with the elevator.  (2) For the UConn Hartford Building – The building can be accessed from Front Street, north side of the UConn Hartford building and across from Barnes and Noble.

Sponsorship Opportunities