Climate Smart Transportation

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SPUR San Jose

76 South 1st Street

San Jose, CA 95113

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Electric vehicles and Traffic Signal Prioritization

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Please join Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) and the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) as we host Climate Smart Transportation! In the wake of many pressing climate issues, this discussion is going to focus on innovative transportation solutions for the future. How can we change commuter behavior to reduce carbon emissions? How can we electrify in a smart and sustainable way?

Our panel of experts will discuss innovative projects and pilots such as VTA’s Advanced Transit Bus Project (smart charging of their electric bus fleet), the Palo Alto Mobility-on-Demand Project (commuter incentives for non-single occupancy vehicle trips), and a unique traffic signal prioritization pilot that recently kicked off in San Jose (from our very own startup client, LYT).

We will start with a brief presentation about the City of San Jose’s EV Buy Incentive Program, and why this is so important to the South Bay community, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Please bring your lunch and join us at SPUR in downtown San Jose. Register now as space is limited!

Discussion topics include:

▪️ Palo Alto Mobility-on-Demand Overview and findings on climate smart commuting

▪️ Mineta Transportation Institute and Silicon Valley Community Foundation - ongoing research Market potential for first-last mile shuttles

▪️ VTA VGI Advanced Transit Bus Smart Charging Pilot

▪️ SJ / VTA Transit Pilot Traffic Signal Prioritization


12:30pm – Welcome from SPUR

12:33pm – Welcome from Doug Davenport, Executive Director, Prospect Silicon Valley

12:35pm – Presentation from Emily Breslin (Transportation Specialist - Electric & Shared Mobility, City of San José) - San Jose EV Buy Incentive Program

12:45pm – Panel Discussion

1:15pm – Q&A

1:25pm – Event Wrap-up

1:30pm – End of event, optional networking


Doug Davenport, Executive Director at ProspectSV


Gary Hsueh, Director of Mobility Programs at ProspectSV

Gary Miskell, Chief Information Officer at VTA

Timothy Menard, Founder at LYT

Muffi Ghadiali, Founder and CEO at Electriphi Inc

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