Transportation is the lifeblood of our state and we can move forward together.
The Transport Hartford Academy is organizing the second annual 2019 Northeast Multimodal and Transit Summit in collaboration with the CT DOT, Park New Haven, Go New Haven Go, the City of New Haven, the New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation, and many partners across the state. We need your support to send a clear message that multimodal transportation and transit are critical for an economically vibrant and sustainable Northeast Region.
The Summit will be held on Monday, November 25th at Yale University 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 is about building connections and increasing mobility while preserving a world to pass on to future generations.
The Summit brings together local leaders, state legislators, transportation professionals, planners, engineers, construction firms, developers, 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.
Charles T. Brown, MPA is a self-proclaimed “street-level researcher” working at the intersection of transportation, health, and equity. He currently serves as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. With more than a decade of public and private sector experience in urban and regional planning, public policy, and research, he has served as a course instructor for the National Transit Institute (NTI), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Highway Administration, New Jersey Departments of Transportation and Health. Mr. Brown’s work has been published in several international journals as well as featured in the New York Times, CityLab, NPR, and various other national and local media outlets. Mr. Brown is the recipient of several notable honors in transportation and receives invitations to speak locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a military veteran and a recipient of the Mississippi Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Multimodal transportation topics are inherently regional. We can’t talk about commuter rail without including Springfield, Boston, NYC, New London / Groton, Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, and central Massachusetts. Complete Streets and active transportation policies have been moving ahead in some cities faster than others, and the Summit will provide an opportunity to share best practices across the entire region. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) concepts may be new along Connecticut’s knowledge corridor, but the definitely aren’t novel for NYC, New Jersey, and Boston. Beyond infrastructure, the summit will explore new technology and mobility as a service (MAAS). This Summit included presenters and topics from the entire Northeast Region and nationwide.
Multimodal transportation options abound with CTtransit, Amtrak, Metro North, Shoreline East, and the Hartford Line commuter rail. New Haven also has bicycle and and e-scooter share. If you are flying in for the Summit can take the Bradley Flyer shuttle to Downtown Hartford from the airport to link up to the Hartford Line. There are several hotels within walking distance of the summit venue.