Session C1 - Podcars and Traditional Transit--Complement or Competition?

October 28 2010 , 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm

A common obstacle to implementation of Podcar systems is the perception that Podcars will compete with traditional transit systems for limited riders and funding. How can Podcar systems be designed to complement and enhance ridership and revenue for traditional rail systems? Where might they work at cross purposes? How can we grow the pie, rather than compete, to meet our common objectives? How will Podcar systems affect transit operators and users?

Moderator: David Little, Lea +Elliot


  • Cindy Chavez, Executive Director of the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council
  • Stacy Mortensen, Executive Director, Altamont Commuter Express
  • Lilia Scott, Senior Transportation Planner, Valley Transportation Authority
  • Catherine Burke, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, USC School of Policy, Planning and Development