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Workshop on Transit Oriented Innovations in Emerging Mobility – Service Designs, Algorithms and Societal Implications

Wednesday, October 19
9:15am – 5pm

Hosted by Cornell University and Georgia Institute of Technology

Transportation systems are a critical component of civil infrastructure that play an important role in the function and well-being of society. While there have been significant recent innovations in transportation systems through research and advances in autonomy, electrification and the shared economy, these technologies have arguably had limited impact on society at large due to the focus on individual mobility. It remains unclear whether these recent developments can by themselves lead us toward a transportation future that is both sustainable and equitable. On the other hand, mass transit oriented solutions seem better positioned to help us reach these goals, but have seen limited innovation and investment in the past decades.

In this context, the overarching goals of this workshop are two-fold:

  1. Motivating the study of a set of research questions at the technological frontier for conceptualizing, planning, designing, and operating a new generation of agile, data-driven transit systems, and
  2. Bringing together researchers and practitioners from multiple academic domains, industry and public agencies to better understand the practical challenges and research opportunities in advancing mass transit.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 in Indianapolis, IN, co-hosted with the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The workshop will consist of a series of keynotes, short talks and panel discussions from academics and practitioners, including experts from the private sector and transit agencies.

Presentations and Attendance

Only invited speakers will present at the workshop but the event is open to all conference attendees on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

There is no fee to participate in this workshop, however, all participants are required to register for the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. View Annual Meeting Registration.

Workshop Chairs

Samitha Samaranayake, Cornell
Pascal Van Hentenryck, Georgia Tech

Please direct any non-technical questions regarding the workshop to Beth Korson