Transportation Equity Summit

Transportation Equity Summit

Transport Futures - Equity ExpertsCanada’s transportation network is essential to the quality of our lives and to the strength of our economy. It provides the platform to gain access to jobs, goods, services and leisure activities with family and friends.
Despite significant investments in transit, rail and road infrastructure, governments are falling behind in their 
quest to ensure equitable access to the greatest number of people. This has resulted in automotive and technology firms moving aggressively into the mobility space.
Since increasing demands are being put on the transportation system by a growing and diverse population
with different incomes, needs and abilities, Transport Futures is hosting an Equity Summit on December 9.
We will learn:
  • who are the winners and losers in today’s mobility context;
  • what demographic, geographic, design, environmental, safety, legal and fiscal “equity lenses” should be applied when planning infrastructure and services for drivers, transit riders, cyclists, pedestrians, ridehailers and micromobility users;
  • how academics and practitioners are integrating social justice principles in decision making models that traditionally only considered travel time, vehicle operating costs, accident rates and public sector expenditures; and,
  • whether a new evaluation framework will enable government and business to provide the infrastructure and services that help everyone reach their full potential and contribute to society.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear leading-edge research and case studies by local and international experts, including:
  • Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas, chief customer officer, Toronto Transit Commission
  • David King, assistant professor of urban planning, Arizona State University
  • Jennifer Dean, assistant professor of planning, University of Waterloo
  • Shavon Edwards, senior mobility strategist, WSP USA / City of Detroit
  • Steven Farber, assistant professor of geography, University of Toronto 
  • Dennis Kar, partner and senior integrated mobility specialist, Dillon Consulting
  • Gregory Shill, associate professor of law, University of Iowa
  • Shagithya Deivendran, project lead - automated vehicles, City of Toronto
  • Daniel Firth, global congestion pricing lead, WSP Canada

As outlined in our interactive agenda, expert presentations will be followed by Q&A or panel discussions. We’ve also set aside 2 hours for further dialogue and networking with delegates during breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.

The Summit will take place at Innis Town Hall, conveniently located at the University of Toronto's downtown campus. Seating is limited so be sure to register by December 6  to take advantage of our regular rates!!

Who should attend the Transportation Equity Summit?

Anyone who works or has an interest in transit policy/planning/engineering, land use, climate change, infrastructure, health, social justice, business, finance/economics/taxation, social marketing and/or sustainability should attend Transport Futures.

We look forward to welcoming you to Transport Futures on December 9!