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After the Transit Referendum: seeking a new paradigm for Detroit Regional Transportation

After the Transit Referendum: seeking a new paradigm for Detroit Regional Transportation

The defeat of the Detroit regional transit initiative in November was not only a setback for the public transportation movement.  It might also be an opportunity to re-think regional transit in the light of the radical technological changes that will surely transform transportation over the next few years, including on-demand ridesharing, flexible routing, and even self-driving cars.  The University of Michigan is at the forefront of transportation research. This panel will assemble some of our world-renowned experts in transit technology and planning to consider how technological breakthroughs might open new opportunities for regional transit that could be embodied in the next transit referendum. 

Speakers:
Pascal Van Hentenryck,University of Michigan College of Engineering
Jonathan Levine, University of Michigan Taubman College
Susan Zielinski, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Robert Fishman, University of Michigan Taubman College
Moderated by: Joe Grengs, University of Michigan Taubman College