The Road Out of Poverty: A Transportation & Economic Mobility Symposium
March 15, 2018
1-5 p.m. at the Michigan League, 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Over the past several years, transportation has emerged as one of the most crucial factors for escaping poverty. This Poverty Solutions engagement series symposium will examine transportation access and equity from a variety of angles, and connect communities, faculty, and students to explore ideas, strategies and potential solutions.
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will deliver the keynote address, followed by interactive panels led by faculty and community experts will address topics including:
- License to Drive: How Legal Structures Impact Mobility
JJ Prescott, U-M Law School
Phil Telfeyan, Equal Justice Under Law
Chad Livengood, Crain’s Detroit Business
- Getting to Work & School: Barriers to Meeting Basic Mobility Needs
Joe Grengs, U-M Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Kristin Blagg, Urban Institute
Ryan Buck, Washtenaw Area Transportation Study
Teresa Gillotti, Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development
- The Future of Transportation: Engineering Systems to Enhance Equity
Tierra Bills, U-M Engineering
Pascal Van Hentenryck, U-M Engineering
Geoffrey Thün, U-M Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning
- Transportation Security: Measurement Tools to Understand Needs
Alex Murphy, U-M College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Shirley Stancato, New Detroit
Rachel Tronstein, Gardner-White Furniture/New Detroit
- Accessibility Across County Lines: Regional Approaches to Transportation Barriers
Bill Kennis, Benzie County Transportation Authority
Representative from the Regional Transit Authority of SouthEast Michigan
Ed Benning, Flint Mass Transportation Authority
- Transportation Advocacy Lightning Panel
Joel Batterman, Motor City Freedom Riders
Megan Owens, Transportation Riders United
This event is free and open to the public. A networking and reception will follow the event.
Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Urban Collaboratory, Poverty Solutions and the Detroit School Series.