Come join us on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 for the joint Association for Commuter Transportation's (ACT) Patriot Chapter and New England Parking Council (NEPC) University and TDM Forum.

NEPC/ACT Spring University and TDM Forum

When: Friday, May 3, 2019 (9:30 AM to 3:30 PM)
Hosted by: The University of Vermont
Where: Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain (special conference rates available)

This year the New England Parking Council (NEPC) has teamed with the Association of Commuter Transportation's (ACT) Patriot Chapter to offer a program around the theme: Using Multi-Modal Transportation to meet Parking and TDM Challenges on campuses and in communities.

Fees: The Forum is FREE to all NEPC and ACT Members.  Non-member fee is $45.00.

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Contact Jim Barr, Director for Transportation, Parking and Sustainable Transportation Services, The University of Vermont at if you have any questions or need more information.

The Agenda

8:30-9:30       Optional Bike Ride

9:30-10:00     Registration/Lite Bites/Coffee/Networking

10:00-10:15   Welcome/Introductions

10:15-11:30   Session One - An electrified and autonomous future:  Impacts on our streetscape and parking landscape

Description:  As we look toward a future of electric and autonomous vehicles, what impacts to our transportation systems can we expect? What will this evolution mean for vehicle miles travelled, parking resources, and commute choice? Each speaker will share insights based on their work and experiences in this field.

11:30-12:45   Session Two - Transportation Innovations in the Green Mountain State: What Vermont is doing to lead the way

Description:  Vermont has been a test bed for transportation innovation. A small state with an environmentally conscious constitute has led to many opportunities to tackle big issues like climate change through efforts to green its transportation system. You will hear from state, local, and regional leaders on how action is being taken to solve tough transportation issues despite its rural, mountainous, and cold climate.

  • Michele Boomhower, Division Director for the Policy, Planning & Intermodal Development Division, VTrans
  • Darren Springer, General Manager, Burlington Electric Department
  • Sarah Wolfe, Network Director, Energy Action Network

12:45-1:45     Lunch with Keynote - Knowing how to go: Never have so many travel choices been so available.

Keynote Speaker Bio: 

Holly has spent the majority of her 22-year career directing sustainable transportation programs – primarily on university campuses. Her focus has been on the ability of technology to facilitate and demystify transit and other sustainable transportation options. Holly introduced the first modern carsharing and bikesharing systems to Yale University and the state of Connecticut while Director of Sustainable Transportation Systems at Yale. Most recently, Holly worked for 2 bikeshare technology startups - and now consults as "Less Road Traveled" - providing services to towns and campuses developing TDM plans, shared mobility infrastructure, and other transportation and land use projects. Holly grew up on the wrong side of the NH / VT border, but considers herself an honorary Vermonter anyway...

1:45-2:00       Short Break

2:00-3:15       Session Three:  Microtransit and Micromobility: Cutting edge applications for rural and urban communities

Description:  Micromobility and microtransit are fast becoming the preferred mobility option responding to demands for increasingly accessible transportation choices. Microtransit is finding ways to serve more people in a way traditional transit hasn’t been able to do. Micromobility is an ever-changing landscape of bikes, scooters, and now even trikes. The session speakers will illustrate how these micro options are being implemented in both rural and urban contexts.

3:15-3:30       Closing Remarks

3:30-5:00       Optional Tour: Exploring TDM at the University of Vermont

5:00-6:30       Optional Social Hour