TRB Webinar: Telecommuting and Transit Ridership in a Post-Pandemic Future

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March 28, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Understanding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on telecommuting and transit ridership patterns can inform the design and implementation of transit-supportive policies in the post-pandemic era. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern that will illustrate the impacts of the pandemic on commuting, the trends of telecommuting, and the associated implications for transit ridership in the post-pandemic era. Presenters will show how transit riders‘ demographics and trip purposes have shifted. Presenters will also discuss the challenges and recovery pathways for different types of transit services.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Economic Development and Land Use.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  • The impacts of COVID-19 on commuting and telework and associated equity issues – Adeel Lari, University of Minnesota
  • How has COVID-19 changed transit ridership patterns and what might be next? – Eric Lind, Metro Transit
  • Case Study: Chicago – Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Question and answer session moderated by Jason Cao, University of Minnesota

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Determine the scale impact of office commuting and telework on overall transit ridership
  • Evaluate the likelihood of success of different transit services in the post-pandemic era


Professional Development Hours

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

This webinar will be delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.


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