New technologies that could benefit public transportation are rapidly and continually emerging—autonomous and connected vehicles, mobility-as-a-service, route planning and optimization software—but raise legal questions that transportation attorneys must address within the existing regulatory and legislative framework to realize the full benefits. TRB hosted a webinar on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that provided guidance on navigating common legal challenges that arise from public transit agencies’ consideration and implementation of new and emerging technologies.
This webinar is based on TCRP Legal Research Digest 59: Legal Issues and Emerging Technologies.
This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program.
The slides and recording are available.
Webinar agenda and presenters
Overview, Global issues to implement public transit technology innovation – Matthew W. Daus, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
Procurement, risk management & emergency preparedness – Bre Injeski, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
Accessibility, cybersecurity, labor and employment issues – Patricia L. Gatling, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
Intellectual property, environmental justice & Title VI – Sherbune Paul, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
Question and answer session moderated by Matthew W. Daus, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
The first 60 minutes of the webinar were for presentations and the final 30 minutes were reserved for audience questions.
At the end of this webinar, participants can:
Integrate technology innovations in public transportation and use them to enhance service
Identify and manage common legal challenges and issues that arise from emergent transportation technologies
American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits
This webinar was approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation. If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA.
Continuing Legal Education Credits
TRB offered 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar. TRB did not seek approval for this webinar from the state board. Registered webinar attendees who signed in and viewed the entire webinar received a link to a certificate that they can fill out and provide to the appropriate MCLE Board(s) or Commission(s) within 30 days of activity.