The Clean Mobility Forum, hosted by the Clean Mobility Options Program (CMO) Administrator team and funded by the California Air Resources Board, will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at The California Endowment Center in Los Angeles, CA from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.
The Clean Mobility Forum will be a one-day in-person event focused on clean mobility topics and discussions. There will be an option for virtual attendance for keynote speeches and most sessions. The forum will be composed of a keynote plenary, panels, workshops, and a closeout plenary and reception. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and connect in person with clean mobility project awardees, experts in the field, and other potential partners, as well as learn about and share project lessons and successes.
See below for a look at the Schedule of Events!
Registration closes on September 26th!
Early, no-fee registration is currently available to Clean Mobility Equity Alliance members, nonprofits, local governments, nonprofit mobility providers or tribes only.
To receive your no-fee registration promo code please email [email protected]. Private sector registration is available for $70.
A scholarship of up to $650 is available to qualified attendees. Click here to learn more.
The event will serve a continental breakfast, lunch, and hor d’oeuvres as well as an open bar for beer and wine during the reception.
Zoom links will be shared with virtual participants a week before the event. Virtual events are identified in the Schedule of Events below.
Thanks to our sponsors, we’re able to offer scholarships to support interested attendees who need financial assistance to attend the Clean Mobility Forum!
We are able to provide up to $650 and scholarships will be distributed as reimbursement and may be limited to one recipient per organization. This scholarship could be used for hotel stays, mileage, flights/train tickets, meals, and/or ground transportation from your hotel or starting address to the venue and back.
If you would like to apply for a Scholarship, please fill out the form linked below by 5 p.m. PST on September 21, 2023.
Breakfast and Registration
In order to provide free and discounted transportation services to the community, clean mobility programs must be strategic in how they approach funding for long-term sustainability. In this session, attendees will get the opportunity to listen to different points of view from project teams and technical assistance groups on strategies to make informed decisions for the identification and implementation of long-term strategies. Topics will include strategies to get more funding; how to approach showcasing projects; strategies to gain and maintain local support; and working with limited staff capacity.
Dennis Gakunga (City of Chula Vista),
Creighton Randall (Mobility Development, Inc.),
Sparky Harris (City of Sacramento),
Steffani Charkiewicz (Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District)
Will Sowers (ZipCar)
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Join us for a thought-provoking session that explores the principles of continual consent and reciprocity in the storytelling process. We will reflect on storytelling as a way to build relationships founded on trust and collaboration, respecting the agency and ownership of narrators in shaping their own stories. Meaningful engagement and representation can be a powerful process for social change.
Shalem G. Lopez (Pueblo Planning)
Natalia Perez-Bobadilla (Shared-Use Mobility Center)
Innovative funding sources, like CMO, provide a down-payment for new, clean shared mobility services, while also building in key components like community engagement and evaluation. But once that funding dries up, how can projects continue to serve their communities in a sustainable way? Building on the previous session, participants will hear from Denee Evans, Transportation Services Project Manager for the City of Richmond, before breaking into groups based on travel mode to share and brainstorm things they can do to keep their service relevant and solvent.
Denée Evans (City of Richmond)
Joey Juhasz-Lukomski (Shared-Use Mobility Center)
Although electrification in the transportation sector is mainly focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change, this session will highlight other benefits transportation, and in particular micromobility, can provide to communities. Participants will hear from the CMO Program Administrators on how the program strives to consider additional goals in shared mobility projects and how to measure these goals and outcomes.
Lauren N. McCarthy (Shared-Use Mobility Center)
Pete Lauer (Shared-Use Mobility Center)
Improving regional mobility and transportation access is a multi-partner effort. Are you curious about how regional entities think about expanding services, creating more connectivity, and leveraging resources to improve riders’ experience with a transit service? The Thinking Collaboratively panelists will be sharing their knowledge of the opportunities they see to integrate shared and or micromobility to create a comprehensive transit network, and offer insights into how they leverage regional collaboration and coordination to expand and improve mobility services.
Christine Corrales (SJCOG)
Marcel Porras (LA Metro)
Judis Santos (Metropolitan Transportation Commission)
Arielle Fleisher (Waymo)
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Want to learn about the tools and approaches that center historically marginalized community voices in the efforts to identify problems and define shared mobility and transportation solutions? Are you hoping to build community awareness and ownership of clean mobility strategies and solutions? This session will spend time highlighting the opportunities and challenges around helping underrepresented communities participate in bringing clean mobility projects to their communities. Participants will spend time in small group dialogue to further explore outreach and engagement strategies to try.
This session will explore what the purpose of data collection is and how data can inform decisions for various stakeholders in micromobility. Participants will hear perspectives from two actors involved in the data evaluation. Although projects of CMO are at various stages, participants will learn about the challenges, lessons learned, and strategies moving forward.
Miriam Pinski (Shared-Use Mobility Center)
Joe Martin (Via)
Tribal and rural communities are working to increase transportation access in ways that fit the context of their lives and locations. This session will have presentations from leaders in tribal and rural communities about their efforts with clean mobility projects. Participants can expect to be part of a shared learning opportunity on the innovations, challenges, and promising directions for rural and tribal mobility.
Gloria Huerta (MioCar)
Shasta Gaughen (Pala Band of Mission Indians)
Orval Elliott (Hopland Band of Pomo Indians)
Josh Meyer (CivicWell)
The concept of transportation equity can take on various interpretations in clean mobility. This session aims to provide participants with concrete examples and best practices to ensure communities can affordably, safely, and efficiently access crucial mobility investments. We’ll delve into ‘Strategies for Equitable Clean Mobility Programs & Projects’ and then open the conversation for an interactive roundtable discussion. Participants will discuss and share with others how equity is being addressed in their program, project/planning process and explore approaches to address potential challenges for delivering clean mobility options to the communities you serve. Participants will leave this session with inspiration, goals, and actions to advance equitable clean mobility in their communities.
Brytanee Brown (Emergent Labs)
The impact of clean mobility projects and needs assessments is most clearly understood through the stories and feedback told anecdotally from community members and on-the-ground staff working directly with service users, vehicles and other equipment. Participants will get the opportunity to hear about stories from community members and service users of existing clean mobility programs that have launched in California. Participants will be able to glean lessons learned from the projects and understand the impact of the services from the perspective of the community members being served.
Melisa Walk (Pacoima Beautiful)
Shirin Sadrpour (LADOT)
Raúl Ureña (City of Calexico)
Angelina Rahimi (Aura Planning)
Benjie de la Peña (Shared-Use Mobility Center)
The three managers from the three partner organizations that make up the CMO Program Administrator team will share closing words highlighting CMO and its evolution, lessons taken from the forum and share the importance of peer to peer learning, strengthening partnerships and the Clean Mobility Equity Alliance.
Cesar Hernandez (Calstart)
Lauren N. McCarthy (Shared-Use Mobility Center)
Josh Meyer (CivicWell)
*Indicates events with a virtual attendance option.
The Clean Mobility Forum will have over 50+ clean transportation state program awardees, mobility operators, and other community partners and stakeholders joining from all across California. By sponsoring the Clean Mobility Forum, you can demonstrate leadership and commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment. You will also have the opportunity to interact with participants and showcase your organization.
We hope you can join us in making the Clean Mobility Forum a great success by becoming a forum sponsor!
For inquiries about sponsorships, contact Diana Voss-Gonzalez at [email protected].
The Clean Mobility Forum will be composed of a keynote plenary, panels, workshops, and a closeout plenary and reception. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and connect in person with clean mobility project awardees, experts in the field, and other potential partners, as well as learn about and share project lessons and successes.
A scholarship of up to $650 is available to qualified attendees. Click here to apply for the scholarship.
The deadline for receiving a discounted hotel room rate of $130 has been extended to September 18th!