Transportation on Tap: Transit and the Driverless Future

Transportation on Tap:
Transit and the Driverless Future
— A TLC Happy Hour Event 

Tuesday, July 12, 5-7 PM
Republic, 221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

TLC’s 2016 Transportation on Tap happy hour event series is back on Tuesday, July 12! We invite you to Republic to enjoy light appetizers on us and to talk bike, walk, bus, and rail with other TLC members and friends.

Driverless. Self-driving. Autonomous. Robotic. There’s been lots of buzz lately about the coming of vehicles without human drivers. The focus of this Transportation on Tap is how these vehicles interact with transit—buses and trains that carry a lot of people at once.

Would driverless cars replace transit or make it easier to get to buses or trains? Could they be the mobility answer for people unable to drive? What about the design of the vehicles and standards for using them? How would we make sure everyone had access? And, even with driverless cars wouldn’t there still be congestion (and pollution)?
Bring your questions for another lively happy-hour conversation with this month’s featured panel, including:

  • Leili Fatehi, Owner/Principal, Apparatus, and Deputy Director, Self-Driving MN
  • John Levin, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Metro Transit
  • David Levinson, Managing Director, University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory; Director, Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems (NEXUS) research group

We hope to see you on July 12! All are welcome, but RSVPsare always appreciated. 

Get There

Our event location is conveniently served by the METRO Green Line (West Bank Station) and many Metro Transit bus routes. Bike parking is available near the front entrance. You can find a Nice Ride bike-sharing station right across the street at Washington & Cedar.