The uncertainty of our rapidly evolving transportation system continues to require new methods and strategies. Making the best policy choices is as challenging as making the right investments. But taking first steps now to pilot both policies and projects to protect and enhance equity can help communities and decision makers understand how to utilize new mobility towards more equitable outcomes, while preventing us from repeating past mistakes.
Tim Burkhardt, assistant vice president and senior transportation planner at WSP USA, is passionate about the benefits emerging mobility solutions can bring to people and communities. His work includes helping agencies with strategic planning and projects to capture the benefits and minimize the risks of these new technologies.
Sahar Shirazi, planning and policy lead for automated vehicles and emerging mobility at WSP USA, helps clients develop and implement plans, policies and projects that incorporate emerging mobility solutions, creating more efficient and beneficial built environments and transportation systems.
WSP is at the forefront of the development and testing of transportation infrastructure for connected and automated vehicles, and is currently advising transportation agencies across the U.S. on the development and implementation of infrastructure and policies to proactively plan for these vehicles of the future. The firm’s comprehensive capabilities with respect to connected and automated vehicles are presented at www.advancingtransport.com. To find out what we can do for you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.