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A Public Forum: Electric Mass Transit as an Option for Urban Mobility

June 20, 2018 - June 21, 2018


June 20, 2018 - June 21, 2018

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST


Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, UT Knoxville 1640 Cumberland Avenue - Knoxville, Tennessee

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With the emergence of electrified transit options and intelligent transportation system technologies, what are the costs, benefits, and barriers associated with these technologies that local governments, utilities, and transit agencies must consider and address? What best practices can be identified from electric mass transit and smart mobility case studies, and what can be done at the local, state, and federal levels to provide forward momentum in these areas? Are the visions of future transportation systems realistic and obtainable?

To answer these questions and more, the UT Baker Center, TDEC, and TVA held a public forum on Electric Mass Transit as an Option for Urban Mobility on June 20-21, 2018 at the UT Baker Center in Knoxville. This event was also supported by sponsorship from TennSMART and the UT Center for Transportation Research.

Panelists from across the mass transit industry presented on a variety of topics, including:

    Technology and Connectivity
    Smart Mobility Case Studies
    Visions and Groundtruthing

Additionally, a keynote address covering electric mass transit policy options and issues was given by Caroline Choi, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Southern California Edison (SCE). 

Click here to view the full event agenda. To view a recording of the public forum panels on June 20, click here. To view a recording of the public forum panels on June 21, click here. Pictures from the event are also available on Flickr.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact TDEC OEP Communications Coordinator Shauna Basques at or 615-253-1947.

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