Roadshow: Optimizing and Integrating Urban Mobility Networks

02/05/2019 -02/07/2019
Birmingham, AL and Oklahoma City, OK
Registration Info

All spots on this trip have been filled.

Urban public transport is most appealing to city residents when it is planned and operated as a seamless, integrated system. Today’s problems in urban mobility are often not due to the lack of an infrastructural basis. Most cities in the US possess a public transport network, but it often services only a few major corridors, in turn leaving entire districts and considerable portions of the population in a ‘mobility desert.’ Additionally, multi-modal transport networks (e.g. heavy rail, streetcar, and bus lines) are often fragmented and under-serviced and therefore unpredictable and unreliable. Metro areas spanning multiple counties are often burdened by a patchwork of transit systems operating in isolation from one another. That is why one major challenge for US cities looking to cultivate a culture of public transport lies in the optimization and integration of their urban mobility networks.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Shape the discourse in your city—discuss the future of public transit with local stakeholders
  • Help make your city a hub for economic growth & better quality of life
  • Engage with international experts—discover how urban mobility is managed abroad
  • Become part of a transatlantic exchange—learn about the follow-up delegation trip to Germany

1. Stop: Birmingham, AL

Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 12:45 pm
Location: Birmingham Business Alliance, 505 20th Street N., Suite 200, Room: Auditorium, Birmingham, AL 35203
Download the Birmingham Agenda

2. Stop: Oklahoma City, OK

Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 12:45 pm
Location: YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, 500 N Broadway Ave, Ste 500 – Chairman’s Room, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Download the Oklahoma City Agenda


Wolfgang Forderer: Sustainable Urban Mobility—Challenges and Solutions in Stuttgart
Christian Dörkes: Optimizing and Integrating Urban Mobility Networks

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