The Chapter held its third annual Transportation Executives Regional Forum (TERF) event on the waterfront at Scott’s Seafood in Oakland’s Jack London Square on February 4, 2016. The goal of this event was to hear current topics from transportation industry leaders around the Bay Area, including how on-demand transportation might work with transportation agencies to create a seamless point-to-point service for riders.
This year’s panel consisted of: Emily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy with Lyft; Grace Crunican, General Manager of BART; Michael Hursh, General Manager of AC Transit; Tess Lengyel, Deputy Director of Planning at ACTC; and Tom Maguire, Director of the Sustainable Streets Division at SFMTA. The informative discussion was moderated by Dina Potter, Vice President, Northern California District Sales at HNTB.
Topics included planning for Super Bowl 50 and other large events in the Bay Area, connectivity, funding priorities, impacts of on-demand technology, upcoming projects, as well as regional coordination and shared goals amongst agencies and private sector transportation.
The exclusive, yearly event is one of the many benefits included for our Chapter’s corporate and agency partners. WTS would like to thank the participants for their time and for bringing such a candid and informative discussion to our partners.