Talking Headways Podcast: The Future of Shared Mobility

This week we’ve got a fascinating discussion from the Live.Ride.Share conference in Denver earlier this year. Hear what representatives from NRDC, Uber, Lyft, and U.S. DOT think about the future of shared-use mobility systems, carpooling services, autonomous vehicles, and their impact on cities and greenhouse gases.

Speakers include:

  • Mark Dowd, deputy assistant secretary for research and technology at U.S. DOT
  • Amanda Eaken, deputy director of the Urban Solutions Program at NRDC
  • Emily Castor, director of transportation policy at Lyft
  • Jonathan Hall, head of economic research for public policy and litigation at Uber

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