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Jun 20

Baker Center: Electric Mass Transit as an Option for Urban Mobility

June 20, 2018 - June 21, 2018

You are invited to attend…

A Public Forum on  Electric Mass Transit as an Option for Urban Mobility

Presented by: University of Tennessee (UT) Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC),  and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

When: June 20-21, 2018

Where: Toyota Auditorium

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, UT Knoxville

1640 Cumberland Avenue – Knoxville, Tennessee

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With the emergence of electrified transit options and intelligent transportation system technologies, what are the costs, benefits, and barriers associated with these technologies that local governments, utilities, and transit agencies must consider and address? What best practices can be identified from electric mass transit and smart mobility case studies, and what can be done at the local, state, and federal levels to provide forward momentum in these areas? Are the visions of future transportation systems realistic and obtainable?

Join us for panel discussions regarding electric mass transit as an option for urban mobility on June 20-21, 2018. Our panelists will present on a variety of topics, including:

  • Technology and Connectivity
  • Smart Mobility Case Studies
  • Visions and Groundtruthing
  • Additionally, a keynote address covering electric mass transit policy options and issues will be given by Caroline Choi, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Southern California Edison (SCE).

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This event is free, and lunch will be provided on both days. An evening networking reception will also be planned for June 20. Register for the event at For attendees that require overnight accommodations, hotel blocks are available at the Hilton Garden Inn as well as the Four Points by Sheraton Cumberland House Hotel. These discounted rates will expire when the group blocks sell out, so be sure to book accommodations early.

This event is sponsored by UT, TDEC, and TVA. If you have any questions, please contact TDEC OEP’s Communications Coordinator Shauna Basques at 615-253-1947.


June 20, 2018
June 21, 2018
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Toyota Auditorium, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
1640 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-3340 United States
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