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14th Annual Grantee Symposium – November 8, 2019

Join Us For a Half-Day Workshop

Accessible Transportation in the Era of New Mobility

Chris Pangilinan
Chris Pangilinan,
Head of Global Policy for
Public Transportation, Uber
In his role as Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation, Mr. Pangilinan works to help transit agencies and riders harness Uber’s technology platform to make transit more convenient and easier to use. Prior to joining Uber, Mr. Pangilinan was a program director at TransitCenter, and served in various planning and engineering roles at New York City Transit, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the US Department of Transportation.
Getting to Work: Transportation for Individuals with Disabilities in New Jersey
Our keynote speaker is followed by a panel discussion with a diverse  group of experts, moderated by Andrea Lubin, senior research specialist at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University.
Andrea Lubin Moderator
With over 15 years of experience in transportation policy and planning research, analysis, and outreach, Ms. Lubin’s research expertise is focused on investigating the transportation needs, issues, and experiences of persons considered transportation disadvantaged – specifically persons with a diverse array of disabilities. Exploring transportation equity concerns and improving access to transportation for these populations is the core motivation of her work. She has contributed to a diverse body of research, including recent studies for the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities and NJ Department of Health focused on transportation issues of NJ adults with developmental disabilities.
Amy Conrick
Amy Conrick is the director of national projects at the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), where she works on community support and business development. She also serves as the Director of the National Center for Mobility Management, a technical assistance center funded by the Federal Transit Administration and operated by CTAA. Since 2001, Ms. Conrick has worked as a writer, presenter, trainer, facilitator, and program manager in the fields of employment transportation, health care transportation, mobility management, and transportation innovation. She has led her team in applying the human-centered design approach to creating transportation solutions in multiple communities.
Krishna Murthy
Krishna Murthy is the president & CEO of EZ Ride. He has over thirty years of transportation experience and a background in planning, engineering, and business. EZ Ride is a nonprofit organization that helps people overcome transportation barriers by partnering with public and private sector organizations to implement transportation programs like carpools, vanpools, shuttles, transportation for riders with disabilities, bicycling & walking programs, and even transportation with companies like Lyft and Uber. In 2013, EZ Ride was recognized for excellence in serving the needs of the community and named the “Urban Community Transportation System of the Year” by the Community Transportation Association of America.
Michael Vieira
Michael M. Vieira is director of special transportation services in Essex County, overseeing Essex County’s three nationally known Job Access Reverse Commute Programs: Essex Night Owl, Route 10 Shuttle, and Fairfield/West Essex Shuttle. He is also responsible for administration of the County’s Special Transportation System for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, and the Workforce Vehicles of Essex County Program, a program assisting the unemployed and under-employed with access to transportation via county contracted service vendors. Under Mr. Vieira’s transportation administration, the County of Essex provides more than 325,000 one-way trips each year to senior citizens, persons with disabilities, veterans, and the economically disadvantaged.

This symposium is intended for Kessler Foundation grantees and invited guests. There is no charge to attend.


8:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Kessler Foundation


Kessler Foundation Conference Center
120 Eagle Rock Ave
East Hanover, NJ 07936 United States
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