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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

Accessible Services

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


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


EZ Ride
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NJHA Conference Center
760 Alexander Road
Princeton, 08543 United States
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201-939-4242 ext.131