Special Event

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

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Center / Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch Street


Philadelphia in 2018 is a city bustling with activity and snarled by congestion. How are Philadelphia’s transportation agencies responding 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.

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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. 

Denise Goren

Denise is now a Senior Strategic Advisor at WSP (an international transportation planning and engineering consultancy). She played a leadership role in the Managing Director's Office from 2014 to 2016, and served as a Deputy Mayor for Transportation under Mayor Ed Rendell.

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.