February 8, 2019

Cashless / Wireless / Paperless / Driverless: Public Transportation in an On-Demand World

Time

1:40pm - 3:00pm

Location

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village

Speaker(s)

Arthur L. Guzzetti, Vice President – Mobility Initiatives and Public Policy American Public Transportation Association

Abstract

Technology, entrepreneurship and changing customer expectations are disrupting traditional models of mobility.  In this evolving environment, public transportation systems are helping lead change through service innovations such as transit route redesign, TNC partnerships, micro-transit, automated transit shuttles, and integrated payment platforms, to name just a few.    In these and other ways, transit agencies are stepping-up as the backbone of an integrated mobility ecosystem.  The discussion will focus on ways public transit agencies are poised to perform the role of regional mobility managers and help integrate the full array of local mobility services into an efficient, coordinated system to provide an enhanced level of mobility and prosperity in our communities.

Biographical Sketch

Art Guzzetti, a 39-year professional in public transportation at the local, state and national levels, serves as Vice President-Policy for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the trade group for the public transportation industry. Among other things, Mr. Guzzetti is responsible for APTA’s extensive policy development and research agenda, and for advancing policies favorable to public transportation with Congress, the Administration, state and local governments, with grass-roots and stakeholder organizations, and with public policy think tanks. A key current focus is integration of transit networks with new and emerging public and private mobility services, including micro-transit, transportation network companies, automated vehicles and bicycles. The public transit agency of the future will weave these services into a system, with high-capacity transit lines in key corridors as the backbone.

Prior to coming to Washington in June 1997, Mr. Guzzetti had 16 years of management experience with two of the nation’s leading public transportation systems:  New Jersey Transit, and the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Mr. Guzzetti has a Political Science degree from Edinboro State University, and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  Among other position, he is the immediate past national president of the Transportation Research Forum.   He is married 39 years and is father to four children and the grandfather of five.