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Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Symposium

The Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in partnership with Port Authority of Allegheny County will host a symposium on equitable transit-oriented development (ETOD) on August 24, 2016. This event will bring together researchers and practitioners from across the country and the region to share data and best practices, fostering discussion about the future of ETOD in Pittsburgh.

ETOD promotes healthy and prosperous communities in which diverse groups of people have mobility choices and greater access to opportunities. Where people live is a key measure of affordability, of which transportation is a significant factor. During the symposium, regional and national experts will demonstrate through data, case studies, and lessons learned how ETOD has been achieved in other markets. This event aims to further the discussion around ETOD in the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County region, including its path forward.


August 24, 2016

9:30–10:00 am Registration
10:00–10:15 am

Opening Remarks

Paul E. Kaboth, Vice President and Community Development Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
10:15–11:00 am

Introduction to the Issues Surrounding Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

Michael A. Spotts, Senior Analyst and Project Manager, Enterprise Community Partners
11:00–11:45 am

First-Hand Experience from the Ground

Dace West, Executive Director, Mile High Connects
11:45 am–12:45 pm

Luncheon and Keynote Address

Dan Bartholomay,Chief Executive Officer, Rail~Volution
12:45–1:30 pm

Local Respondents Panel

Panelists respond to the information presented in the morning's proceedings and offer their insights into the focus of the local ETOD

Panelists: To be announced

Moderator: Breen Masciotra, TOD Project Manager, Port Authority of Allegheny County
1:30–1:45 pm

Closing Remarks



Regional attendees are encouraged to use public transit. Port Authority schedule and route information.

For attendees traveling from outside the region, several options are available:

Self-parking is offered in the Mellon Square parking garage located across from the Omni William Penn Hotel. The current self-parking rate is $19.00 per vehicle, weekdays, and $5.00 if arriving after 4:00 pm. There are no in/out privileges for this lot. Parking rates are subject to change, and the rates that are in effect during the dates of your event may be greater or less than the rate listed here. The Omni William Penn Hotel's valet parking is reserved for overnight guests only ($34 per night) and includes in/out privileges.

Additional self-parking options are available through the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. More information about Pittsburgh Parking Authority facilities is available on its website.

When and where

August 24, 2016
9:30 am–1:45 pm 

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219