Friday Transportation Seminar: Public Transportation and New Mobility

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Friday, March 8, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm PST
Chris Pangilinan, Uber
Karl Miller Center at PSU, 615 SW Harrison St., Room 465
PDH: 1 | AICP: 1

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! The seminar will be delivered 11:30 am (sharp) - 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts (protect the planet—bring a mug!) from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. You can also watch online.


Miss the seminar or want a look back?


New mobility options such as bike share, scooters, and transportation network companies (e.g. Uber) are proliferating across the United States and beyond. Early research has shown that while the private automobile continues to be the main competition for transit, new mobility options may also be siphoning off some riders. In this seminar, we will explore what the role of public transportation should be in this era of rapidly expanding private transportation options. We will also examine how private transportation could be harnessed to help public transportation succeed and allow for cities to meet their mobility goals.


  • The role of traditional public transportation, its strengths and weaknesses
  • How to measure success of public transportation
  • The role that new mobility may play in helping public transportation succeed


Chris Pangilinan, Public Transportation Policy Manager, Uber

Chris was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and has spent the last 15 years living in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York City. During this time, he has had the pleasure of working at the local transit agencies as well as the US DOT. Prior to joining Uber, Chris was at TransitCenter, a foundation dedicated to improving urban mobility. His worked focused on reforming transit agency policies and operations. He is also an advocate for improved access for people with disabilities to the New York City subway system. Chris has a B.S. in civil engineering from Portland State University, and an M.S. in transportation from MIT.


This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.


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The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and young professionals through education.