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2022 Research to Practice Symposium

You are invited to attend the 2022 Research-to-Practice Transit Symposium, organized in collaboration by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI). This three-day event will take place October 25-27. The event will be online (broadcast on YouTube) and free to attend, with sessions scheduled for approximately 12-4:30pm ET (9-1:30pm PT) each of the three days. Further, event attendees can receive AICP credits (details on that to come)!


Sessions will consist of expert presentations, panels, and debates on important issues affecting public transportation. As transit agencies navigate the opportunities and challenges of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act programs – which are providing unprecedented amounts of federal funding for transit – these experts will share insights on how evidence-based research has been or can be translated into practice. Central themes of this year’s symposium will include transit operations, resiliency and sustainability, and capital project delivery, with sessions to include both U.S.-specific and international perspectives. Planned session topics include:


  1. Zero-fare transit
  2. Revolutionizing fare collection
  3. Reducing emissions from transit vehicles
  4. Transit resiliency to cybersecurity and natural disaster threats
  5. Public health and safety on transit
  6. Mobility hubs and multimodal coordination
  7. Strategic funding for public transit
  8. Assessing bus stop conditions

For more information and to access links to each day’s sessions, you can find the symposium website here, along with a schedule and flyer summarizing the event attached to this e-mail. We also invite you to share this event with your colleagues and other transportation industry contacts.