May was convention season for Circuit! Our team attended three conferences to discuss mobility and transportation with industry leaders from across the country. We headed to Chicago for the 64th International Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF) and SUMC’s 2023 National Shared Mobility Summit and Miami for CoMotion Miami. Here are some highlights from these events.
Transportation Research Forum
Attended by Isabella Downes and Rachel Cronen, the Transportation Research Forum brings together transportation professionals and researchers to explore current research and policy issues. Isabella gave a presentation on the effect of fares on ride demand.
“TRF was a great experience to meet with academic and research leaders in the transportation and urban space, both nationally and internationally. Through conversations and presentations we were able to learn about emerging trends and data-based applications for transit technologies. I left the conference invigorated knowing that our 100% electric ride share services can help close transit gaps and fix issues we discussed at the conference.” - Isabella Downes
SUMC Shared Mobility Summit
Circuit CEO and Co-Founder Alex Esposito, Sr. Manager of Public Partnerships Perry Holmes, and Isabella attended this year’s SUMC Shared Mobility Summit. The Summit, gathers community-based organizations, non-profits, transit agencies, government agencies, mobility operators, and technology vendors to address the theme, “All Together Now: Collective Action for Shared Mobility.” While EVs and electrification are hot topics at many conferences, this summit shined a spotlight on the equally important topic of shared mobility. Alex spoke on a panel with fellow Action Agenda members about the headwinds and the tailwinds for shared mobility. Perry participated in a breakout panel focused on funding and how communities can get ready for shared mobility electrification.
“It was inspiring to hear from national leaders like Veronica Vanterpool (Deputy Administrator, FTA) and Gabe Klein (Executive Director, Joint Office of Energy and Transportation), but my favorite part of the week was getting to meet and learn from local leaders from across the country. I’m excited to continue these conversations with attendees from the public and private sectors who are working in so many different ways to make shared mobility more reliable, equitable, accessible and sustainable.” – Perry Holmes
Then, Circuit’s team gathered in sunny Florida for CoMotion Miami, a leading transportation and mobility conference. This year’s theme was The New Mobility Paradigm: Safe, Sustainable, Inclusive, Connected. Circuit also acted as an official mobility partner, providing rides between the host hotel, venue and surrounding area. Alex Esposito spoke on two panels at CoMotion Miami: the Connected by Design: Creating a Transit Oriented Future and the Integrating On-Demand Transit into Public Transit Systems panels.
“We were thrilled to be back at CoMotion Miami once again, reconnecting with familiar faces and meeting new and inspiring individuals from the mobility industry. Engaging in discussions revolving around safe, sustainable, inclusive, and connected mobility options, the conference left us energized and equipped with fresh insights for our future endeavors. We look forward to continuing these conversations and collaborating with the new connections we made, as we strive to drive progress and bring about meaningful advancements in the world of mobility.” – Daniel Kramer
Thank you to all the convention organizers for bringing together thought leaders and changemakers in the transportation industry. We love being a part of an industry dedicated to innovation and collaboration. We look forward to seeing all our new partners and collaborators at the next conference, MOVE America in Austin!