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Todd Litman

Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis. Mr. Litman has worked on numerous studies that evaluate transportation costs, benefits and innovations. Mr. Litman has worked as a research and planning consultant for a diverse range of clients, including government agencies, professional organizations, developers and nongovernment organizations. He has worked in more than two dozen countries, on every continent except Antarctica. He is active in several professional organizations including the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Transportation Research Board.
 
 

Town Hall Seattle Todd Litman New Mobilities: Planning for the Future of Transportation

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:30pm PDT

Did you get to work on an e-bike? Go to meet your friends at the restaurant on a scooter? Go to your vacation get-away on an air taxi? There are more and more ways to get from point A to point B. But what impact do all these new technologies have...

Did you get to work on an e-bike? Go to meet your friends at the restaurant on a scooter? Go to your vacation get-away on an air taxi? There are more and more ways to get from point A to point B. But what impact do all these new technologies have? What are the benefits and the costs?

Transportation expert Todd Litman tries to answer these questions in New Mobilities. Litman examines 12 emerging transportation modes and services that are likely to affect our lives: bike- and car-sharing, micro-mobilities, ridehailing and micro-transit, public transit innovations, telework, autonomous and electric vehicles, air taxis, mobility prioritization, and logistics management. What should city planners be aware of before building these out and developing infrastructures for them? With new technologies comes, undoubtedly, new problems. But, Litman notes, so comes new benefits, as well, that can make all our lives better.

Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transportation Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle.

Eno Center Webinar: New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT

New transportation technologies are coming online faster than ever. While many of these emerging technologies are helping to expand our world, they need to be evaluated critically. Todd Litman,...

New transportation technologies are coming online faster than ever. While many of these emerging technologies are helping to expand our world, they need to be evaluated critically. Todd Litman, author of the new book New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies, will discuss 12 emerging transportation modes and services that will likely significantly affect our lives as they become more commonplace. Litman will explain how these modes and services, including bike and car sharing, micro-transit and electric vehicles, may affect travel activity, costs and affordability, infrastructure design and cost, and other elements.

Speakers: 

  • Todd LitmanExecutive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
  • Robert PuentesPresident and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation 

SPUR: New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 12:30pm PDT

New transportation technologies can expand our world by an order of magnitude, but the significant benefits they provide are often counterbalanced by the huge costs that they impose on individuals and communities. The rapid expansion of...

New transportation technologies can expand our world by an order of magnitude, but the significant benefits they provide are often counterbalanced by the huge costs that they impose on individuals and communities. The rapid expansion of motorization over the last century created modes — and the urban infrastructure that accommodates them — that favor speed over affordability, efficiency and personal and community well-being. As new transportation innovations become more widely available, from e-scooters to autonomous cars, how do we learn from the past to make decisions that benefit ourselves and our communities? The new book by Todd LitmanNew Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies, critically evaluates 12 developing transportation modes and services that are likely to significantly affect our lives, and provides practical guidance for optimizing them. As we accelerate towards a new mobility revolution, come learn how to make informed decisions about advocating and planning for these innovative ways to move.