Webinar: Transportation electrification and smart growth in the U.S.

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On Tuesday, May 14 from 2 – 3 p.m., we’re partnering with the International Parking & Mobility Institute to offer a free webinar exploring smart growth strategies. Register here.

Many climate advocates and pro-climate decision-makers are focused on electrification as the primary, or even only, emissions reduction solution in the transportation sector. As transportation advocates and professionals, we know that electrification is essential but insufficient to achieve our greenhouse gas reduction goals. How do we push transportation electrification forward in a way that supports essential smart growth goals?

This webinar will be a discussion with transportation electrification experts and parking and mobility professionals to discuss how smart growth strategies should work with transportation electrification policy to maximize climate, equity, mobility, quality of life, and sustainability benefits. This roundtable will elevate strategies that are compatible with and support vibrant communities, uplifting walkability, access, transit, shared mobility, and micromobility. Register now.

Offers one CAPP point. To earn this CAPP point, attendees must attend the live webinar.

Recordings will be sent to those who cannot attend in person, but may not use this webinar for CAPP application or recertification.

Learning objectives

  • Review and discuss the role of transportation electrification in the content of broader mobility ecosystems and Smart Growth.
  • Understand fundamental concepts of Smart Growth that can be applied to maximize climate, equity, mobility, quality of life, and sustainability benefits.
  • Explore how featured Smart Growth strategies work to amplify and reinforce transportation electrification and other new innovative technologies and processes.

Presenters

Chris Rall, T4A Outreach Director

Chris Rall has been with Transportation for America since 2010, originally serving as Oregon Field Organizer. Incrementally expanding his role and responsibilities, he became Outreach Director in 2019. Chris runs T4America’s membership program, keeps partners and allies apprised of developments on transportation policy and opportunities for innovation, and guides T4America’s amplification of the local voices so critical to reforming the United States’ transportation system. Chris manages T4America’s co-leadership role in CHARGE (Coalition Helping America Rebuild and Go Electric) in which he helps a broad coalition of energy and transportation advocates find synergies that advance zero-emission transportation and smart growth at the same time. Before joining T4America, Chris co-founded Green Wheels, a local transportation advocacy organization in Humboldt County, CA, and served as Policy Director for the Healthy Humboldt Coalition. Originally from New Jersey, Chris graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and received his graduate degree from Humboldt State University. He is based in Portland, OR.

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Corrigan Salerno, T4A Policy Associate

Corrigan conducts research, provides technical assistance, and advocates for sustainable, equitable transportation policy. He has led research into the climate impact of the IIJA, evaluated the walkability of hundreds of new NEVI program charging stations, and helps coordinate the CHARGE Coalition of labor, environmental advocates, and industry groups that advocate for effective electrification policy. Prior to joining Transportation for America, Corrigan worked as a research assistant at a federal contractor assisting the Federal Highway Administration, focusing on human factors projects related to the MUTCD and connected/autonomous vehicles.

Questions?

For more information, contact Kathleen Federici, M. Ed., Director of Professional Development at the International Parking & Mobility Institute.

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