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Transportation Innovations to Build Healthier Communities Symposium
This symposium will explore the challenges and the opportunities to leverage current transportation innovations to build healthier communities. Experts at the national, state and local levels will discuss the role of the public and private sectors in providing transportation services for older adults.
Additionally, transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, and transportation brokers like Gogograndparent and EZ Ride will present their services and how they can help bridge the gap between available senior transportation services and the needs of those who are living independently or aging in place.
Participants will explore:
- National Perspectives on Community Transportation
- Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
- The Power of Partnerships
- Community Transportation Initiatives in New Jersey
- Growing Older, Better: What’s Mobility Got to Do with It?
- Bridging the Digital Divide and Providing Affordable Transportation
Who Should Attend?
- Community-based organizations
- Transportation providers
- Community health personnel
- Regional and urban planners
- Public health representatives
- Others interested in transportation options for their consumers
EZ Ride will also provide FREE shuttle service from the Princeton Junction train station (Vaughn Drive side) to the symposium
9:00 am to 9:30 am Registration and Breakfast
9:30 am to 9:40 am Welcome
Perry Frenzel, Chairman, EZ Ride
9:40 am to 10:00 am Role of Transportation in Building a Culture of Health
Speakers: Robert Atkins, Director, New Jersey Health Initiatives, &
Julia Stoumbos, Program Director, The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation
10:00 am to 10:20 am National Perspective on Community Transportation
Speaker: Scott Bogren, Executive Director, Community Transportation Association of America
10:20 am to 10:40 am Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
Speaker: Zenobia Fields, Department Director of Planning, NJTPA
10:40 am to 11:00 am Power of Partnerships – Public Sector Cannot Do It Alone
Speaker: Michael Vieira, Director of Special Transportation Services, County of Essex
11:00 am to 11:20 am Community Transportation Initiatives in New Jersey
Speaker: Anna Magri, Director – Local Programs/Minibus Support/Community Transportation, NJ Transit
Speaker: Heather Smith-Bermudez, General Manager, Access Link
11:20 am to 11:40 am Growing Older, Better: What’s Mobility Got to Do with It?
Speaker: Karen Alexander, Managing Director, NJTIP @ Rutgers
11:40 am to 12:00 pm Questions and Answers
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm to 1: 20 pm Presentation by Lyft
Speaker: Cody Ward, Business Development & Healthcare Partnerships
1:20 pm to 1:40 pm Presentation by Uber
Speaker: Josh Gold, Senior Member of Public Affairs
1:40 pm to 2:00 pm Presentation by Go Go Grandparent
Speaker: Nick Thelemaque,Business Development Manager
2:00 pm to 2:20 pm Bridging the Digital Divide and Affordable Transportation
Speaker: Krishna Murthy, Executive Director, EZ Ride
2:20 pm to 2:50 pm Questions and Answers
2:50 pm to 2:55 pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment