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How Can Policy Makers Incentivize Innovation in Public Transit? Pantonium webinar

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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With public transit facing enormous funding and operational challenges for 2021, there will be a surge of new funding from all levels of government to help with the recovery.

How can policy incentivize public transit to avoid making service cuts as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and not return to “business as usual”?

Jeremy Eves of Pantonium will lead a discussion with three policy experts to discuss this important question.


Drew Fagan is currently a professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, and a senior advisor at McMillan Vantage Policy Group, a national public affairs firm. He has previously spent 12 years in leadership positions with the governments of Ontario and Canada. With Ontario, he was Deputy Minister of Infrastructure with responsibility for Ontario’s long-term infrastructure plan. At the federal level, he served as Assistant Deputy Minister for strategic policy and planning at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada).

Mariya Frost is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Political Science and has completed courses in accounting and business administration at Saint Martin’s University. She spent ten years working in the private sector and as a staff member at the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington state senate. She is on the Board of Directors for the Eastside Transportation Association, a member of the Jim MacIsaac Research Committee, a working member of the Washington State Autonomous Vehicle Work Group Subcommittee on Infrastructure & Systems, and a member of the Women of Washington civic group. She is a widely-recognized expert in state transportation policy, and her analysis and online commentary appear regularly in news coverage statewide.

Professor Eric J. Miller (BASc, MASc University of Toronto; PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has been a faculty member in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto since 1983, where he is currently Director of the U of T Transportation Research Institute. His research interests include travel demand modeling, integrated urban system modeling, and sustainable transportation planning. He is the recipient of the 2018 International Association for Travel Behaviour Research Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2020 UofT Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Safwat Zaky Research Leader Award.


This free Pantonium webinar is presented via Zoom. Registration is required.


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