The Future of Transportation – Post COVID-19

The Washington State Transportation Commission is hosting a year-long series on the future of transportation Post COVID-19.  In order to prepare for likely significant changes in our transportation system long-term, it will be important to fully understand the perspectives and insights of key industry leaders, stakeholders and interest groups.

To this end, briefings and discussion will be held on an ongoing basis to continually gather this critical input as the Commission prepares to offer the Governor and State Legislature policy and funding guidance as required under state law.   Below are the presentations gathered to date and meeting videos.

July 7, 2020 – Meeting Materials

Devin Liddell, Teague:  Transformations to Travel in the Post-COVID19 World
Transportation Post COVID-19 (pdf 5.9 mb)


Speaker Panel:  The Future of Transportation Post-COVID – Opportunities & Challenges Explored

Christine Gregoire, CEO, Challenge Seattle & Former Washington State Governor
Cascadia Innovation Corridor-The World’s First Sustainable Mega-Region (pdf 815 kb)

Chris Mefford, President & CEO, Community Attribute
Regional COVID-19 Economic Impacts & Recovery (pdf 329 kb)

Mark Hallenbeck, Director, TRAC, University of Washington
Transportation Post – COVID  (pdf 178 kb)

Susan Shaheen, PH.D., Director, Resilient & Innovative Mobility Initiative, UC Berkeley
Impact of COVID-19 on Public Transit and Shared Mobility (pdf 1.1 mb)

Video recording of above July 7 presentations


July 15, 2020 – Meeting Materials

Part 1 – Speaker Panel: The Future of Transportation Post-COVID:  Transit Service

Justin Leighton, Executive Director, Washington State Transit Association
WSTA COVID-19 Transit Response, impacts, moving forward (pdf 11 mb)

Hannah McIntosh, Recovery Planning Team Lead, King County Metro
Metro’s COVID-19 Recovery Planning  (pdf 495 kb)

Richard DeRock, General Manager, LINK Transit
COVID-19 and Rural/Small Urban Public Transit  (pdf 270 kb)

Russ Arnold, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Sound Transit (verbal presentation – see recording below)

Video recording of above July 15 presentations


Part 2 – Speaker Panel: The Future of Transportation Post-COVID:  Freight Mobility

Chris Herman, Senior Director for Trade & Transportation, Wash. Public Ports Asscn. (Primarily a verbal presentation – see recording below)
The Future of Transportation-post COVID  (pdf 83 kb)

Johan Hellman, Director of Government Relations, BNSF Railway (verbal presentation – see recording below)

Sheri Call, Executive Vice President, Washington Trucking Associations (verbal presentation – see recording below)

Video recording of above July 15 presentations


October 21, 2020 – Meeting Materials

Speaker panel: The Future of Transportation Post-COVID:

Shannon Peloquin, Mckinsey & Company
Reimagining Infrastructure (pdf  842 kb)

Christine Gregoire, CEO, Challenge Seattle & Former Washington State Governor

Charlie Davis, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group
Cascadia Innovation Corridor Vision 2050  (pdf 1.4 mb)

Sohier Hall, President/CEO, Luum
Sustainable Mobility (pdf 1.5 mb )

Kevin Bopp, Vice President, Parking & Mobility, Bedrock Detroit
Parking & Mobility  (pdf 5.8 mb )

Mike Ennis, Government Affairs Director, Association of Washington Business (verbal presentation-see recording below.)

Video recording of above October 21 presentations

December 16, 2020 – Meeting Materials

Speaker Panel: The Future of Transportation: Post-COVID

Yorik Stevens-Wadja, President-Elect, APA Washington

Patrick Lynch, Principal, Director, Transportation Planning Services, Transpo Group
Transportation in a Post COVID-19 World  (pdf 905kb)

Michael Hintze, Director of Planning, Seattle, Toole Design
Transportation Systems that Support Resilient Communities During a Pandemic and Beyond  (pdf  1.7mb)

Chris Comeau, Transportation Planner, City of Bellingham
Transportation-Land Use COVID-19 Changes and Emerging Trends (pdf 775kb)

Caleb Weaver, Public Policy, US West, Uber Technologies
Inclusive Transport for a Sustainable Future  (pdf 2.7mb)

Chris Thomas, Senior Director, Public Policy, Lyft
Lyft’s Mission  (pdf 348kb)

Annabel Chang, Head of State Policy & Government Affairs, Waymo

Video recording of above December 16 presentations