Black people experience disproportionate policing, which can create fear of violence as they use transit, walk and bike in the streets. As transportation agencies move to better understand how systemic racism and bias show up in the built environment, what alternatives to policing can transportation professionals use to ensure a dignified and safe mobility experience?
Join NACTO to hear U.S. precedents to decrease reliance upon policing, and reduce opportunities for police interactions. Examples will focus primarily on reimagining safety on transit and in public space, though lessons will be applicable to rethinking traffic enforcement in safety programs such as Vision Zero.
Transit systems around the country are struggling to maintain vital services in these unprecedented times. How are transportation leaders using the equity lens to make critical investment and policy decisions? Join us as we talk with leaders of transit systems in Delaware, Columbus (OH), Las Vegas, and Philadelphia.
Shailen Bhatt, President and CEO, ITS America
M.J. Maynard, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Joanna M. Pinkerton, President/CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Leslie Richards, General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Veronica Vanterpool, Chief Innovation Officer, Delaware Transit Corporation