How it Really Works: Planning, Funding, and Implementing Transportation Projects in the Real World

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual Event

Have you ever wondered how transportation really works? (Have you ever wondered how ANYTHING really works?) Do you have strong feelings, or simply a passing interest? Come and join our discussion session! Everyone is welcome regardless of background or status -- we welcome a wide range of perspectives.

Transportation has never been more exciting: scooters, drones, autonomous vehicles, ridesharing, big data, climate change, energy, equity, economics. But actually making things happen requires an understanding of real-world decision-making, and considering these new developments in transportation gives us an opportunity to study the choices and constraints available to today's planners, all now further complicated by the uncertainties and changes posed by Covid-19 and shifting travel patterns. This session will offer a practice-oriented overview of the issues, players, and trends most relevant to contemporary transportation planning, featuring two MIT/DUSP alumni currently working in the field.

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