Live at Transportation Camp East NYC

TransportationCamp East

TransportationCamp East will be held in New York City on Saturday March 5 and Sunday March 6, 2011 at the New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York NY (map).

TransportationCamp East is sold-out, but you can join the wait list.

Why Attend?

Transportation is a major metropolitan issue, with direct impacts on economic strength, environmental sustainability, and social equity. Recent advances in technology (“web 2.0”, mobile computing, open source software, open data and APIs, and spatial analysis) present an opportunity to improve mobility more immediately and at a lower cost than has ever been possible in the past.

TransportationCamp will raise awareness of this opportunity and build connections between disparate innovators in public administration, transportation operations, information design, and software engineering.

What’s an “unconference?”

TransportationCamp will bring together thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation and technology for a weekend of learning, debating, connecting, and creating.

This is not a traditional conference: in addition to talks and presentations from big names in transportation and technology, TransportationCamp will provide an opportunity for every attendee to be a participant in shaping and leading the event. Be prepared to get involved, meet people, and get busy. Highly recommended pre-event reading: “How an TransportationCamp Works: The Essential Guide.”

Major themes of discussion will include: open data — best practices and technical challenges, ways to lower the cost of technology for transportation agencies, and creative new approaches to addressing transportation issues.

Session topics and activities will be suggested by attendees and organizers leading up to the event. So far, we’ve collected suggestions for over twenty possible topics, ranging from realtime information to legal issues. Add your ideas here: http://transportationcamp.org/topics/

Event Partners:

TransportationCamp is organized by OpenPlans, with generous support from the Rockefeller Foundation. TransportationCamp East is co-hosted by the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School.


We’d like to thank the growing group of TransportationCamp advisors for their support in organizing these events:

  • Adriel Hampton, Gov 2.0 Radio
  • Anthony Townsend, Institute for the Future
  • Benjamin De La Pena, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Ben Fried, Streetsblog
  • Bibiana McHugh, TriMet
  • Brandon Martin-Anderson, GraphServer
  • Brendan Nee, BlinkTag
  • Brian Ferris, One Bus Away
  • Bryan Goebel, Streetsblog SF
  • Cate Contino, Straphangers Campaign
  • Chris Smith, Portland Commissioner
  • Dave Snyder, CA Bicycle Coalition
  • Donovan Corliss, SFMTA
  • Eric Zierling, Cambridge Systematics
  • Galen Weld
  • Giovanni Carnaroli, U.S. DOT
  • Jay Nath, City & County of San Francisco
  • Jerry Jariyasunant, Transitr, Bay Tripper, UC Berkeley PhD
  • Jessica Wei, Google Transit
  • John Geraci, DIYcity / Appify
  • Josh Robin, MBTA
  • Kate Slevin, Tri-State Transportation Campaign
  • Kevin Curry, CityCamp
  • Laurel Ruma, O’Reilly Media
  • Linda Morris, AC Transit
  • Mike Frumin, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Neysa Pranger, Regional Plan Association
  • Sarah Kaufman, MTA
  • Shawn Allen, Stamen Design
  • Shin-pei Tsay, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Steve Romalewski, CUNY Graduate Mapping Center

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Ellwood F. Hanrahan II

Morning program

•Welcome & introductions.
•Introduction of guest speakers by Beth Noveck, Professor of Law and former Director, White House Open Government Initiative (2009-2011).
•Remarks from H. Giovanni Carnaroli, Senior Accountable Official for Open Gov, USDOT.
•Remarks from Peter Appel, Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, USDOT.
•Remarks from Charles Monheim, Chief Operating Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Ellwood F. Hanrahan II

Having some great sessions on taxi data, taxi apps, and open taxi access. It’s a new transportation subject for me….

Faye Newsham

Very interesting. I see you had a person from the Office of the Secretary in attendence – did FTA folks participate? I work on their website and it is always interesting to see what the various audiences are looking for from public transit and our website. Will there be papers, reports, etc. posted?

Ellwood F. Hanrahan II

Hi Faye,

It was a very interested mix of attendees but I did not hear of anyone from the FTA introduce themselves during introduction. The event was video taped so I expect the same web exposure as the MTA Un conference. Let me know if I can help you with a specific question.