VISOR Multi-Modal Mobility Workshop

The Jan. 19 Multi-Modal Mobility workshop was sponsored by the Vanderbilt Initiative for Smart Cities Operations and Research (VISOR). The program, with presentations in the morning and working sessions in the afternoon, spanned traffic modeling, societal-scale cyber-physical systems, public transportation incentives, degrees of connectivity, and routing apps such as Waze that divert traffic through neighborhoods. The group also got an overview of land-use planning at Vanderbilt from Eric Kopstain, the university’s vice chancellor for administration, and a look at Let’s Move Nashville, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s transit plan, from city officials.

Hani S. Mahmassani, the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University and director of the Northwestern University Transportation, was among three keynote speakers who joined experts from Vanderbilt, the City of Nashville, other universities and transportation agencies for a daylong event to address mobility and traffic congestion challenges in Nashville.

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