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
Opening RemarksPaul E. Kaboth, Vice President and Community Development Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Introduction to the Issues Surrounding Equitable Transit-Oriented DevelopmentMichael A. Spotts, Senior Analyst and Project Manager, Enterprise Community Partners
First-Hand Experience from the GroundDace West, Executive Director, Mile High Connects
|11:45 am–12:45 pm||
Luncheon and Keynote AddressDan Bartholomay,Chief Executive Officer, Rail~Volution
Local Respondents PanelPanelists 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
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.