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Stuck in Traffic? What’s Philadelphia Doing to Restore Mobility?

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Philadelphia in 2018 is a city bustling with activity and snarled by congestion. Are Philadelphia’s transportation agencies organized to respond to the challenges and opportunities created by new technologies, burgeoning development and other factors?

Join DAG for a FREE evening devoted to exploring how the City, transit authorities and others are approaching the possibilities and the obstacles.

📷: David Swift Photography

Moderator: Paul Levy, president and CEO of Center City District, will provide an introduction, using the occasion of CCD's recent Congestion Report (https://goo.gl/FLz2JC) to consider what has changed in Philadelphia since the last report was issued a decade ago. The introduction will help frame "congestion" as a mobility and economic development concern.


Christopher Puchalsky, director of Policy, Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems, will address the City’s planning and programmatic approaches to improving mobility in Philadelphia and the resources required to do the job well.

Erik Johanson, director of Innovation, SEPTA, will discuss SEPTA’s attempts to work with next-generation transportation networks (Uber, Indego, etc.), how the authority is adapting to congested conditions and what changes it is considering for its own networks.

Megan Ryerson, assistant professor, PennDesign, will provide the broader context, comparing Philadelphia to other cities and identifying current gaps in transportation planning.