Multimodal Summit 2018

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2018 Multimodal and Transit Summit

The Transport Hartford Academy is working with the CT Chapter of the American Planning Association and the CT Department of Transportation to plan a November 19th, Multimodal and Transit Summit.  The Summit is co-hosted by UConn and several participating UConn departments.  This summit includes topics for both transportation and development professionals, combined with an evening program for residents, citizen advocates, and intersectional topics.  Planners will be able to receive professional CM credits for attending.

The summit includes an exciting keynote luncheon and the evening social mixer with individual registration and many sponsorship levels.  Food and camaraderie is the cornerstone of a successful professional and community event.

Contact Laura Suroviak or Tony Cherolis (or call 860-247-3227) if you have any questions or suggestions for the Summit.

Summit Sessions and Topics

Multimodal transportation topics are inherently regional.  We can’t talk about commuter rail without including Springfield, Boston, NYC, 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 concepts may be new along Connecticut’s knowledge corridor, but the definitely aren’t novel for NYC, New Jersey, and Boston.  This Summit will include presenters and topics from the entire Northeast Region.

Transport Hartford gathered topic suggestions and votes for six months and here is the list of breakout session topics:

  • CT Transportation Strategy – revenue and funding for CT transportation projects
  • New technology and impacts on transportation – docked / dockless bike share, ride sharing, autonomous vehicles
  • Protected / Separated Bike Lanes
  • Health, Safety, and Quality of Life – Crashes, Vision Zero, Public Safety, Traffic Enforcement
  • Tactical urbanism and low-cost infrastructure changes/ interventions
  • Impact of I-84 reconstruction on transit and commuter rail
  • Transit Oriented Development (TOD) – First mile / last mile complete streets, redeveloping parking craters, TOD in town centers
  • Community involvement (outreach) and community activism (advocacy)
  • Equity and access – Diversity in transportation planning and advocacy
  • Commuter Rail and Light Rail
  • CTfastrak (Bus Rapid Transit) / Bus Transit improvements and jobs access
  • Presenters can also suggest additional topics – Apply to Present by 8/31/2018

Schedule and Agenda

The sessions and workshops will be updated with details in September and October.

  • 11:00 am – Registration and Check-in Opens
  • 11:30 am – Buffet Lunch Begins
  • 12:00 pm – Seated program and Keynote Speaker / Panel
  • 1:30 pm – Afternoon sessions begin at UConn Hartford campus
  • 4:30 pm – Mixer, Networking, and Expo in the UConn Hartford Atrium
  • 6:00 pm – Evening Community Conversations and Workshops at the UConn Hartford Campus
  • 8:00 pm – Happy Hour after the Summit at Republic

Sponsors and Summit Supporters

Conference Co-hosts


Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Partner Sponsors


Media Sponsors


Pay It Forward – Community Sponsors


Academic and Research Partners

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