Seattle Times “Gridlock” Event Oct 29!


Grim header, no?  Well, all that unhappiness is apparently turning people out for a Seattle Times event on the evening of October 29.  Two hundred people registered in the first two hours for a panel featuring:

  • Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly
  • INRIX CEO Bryan Mistele 
  • University of Washington transportation researcher Mark Hallenbeck
  • and yours truly!

It sounds like that notorious Texas Transportation Institute report may come up at some point, since INRIX did their modeling, so it should be a lively discussion.  There's still time to register, here!

4 Responses to Seattle Times “Gridlock” Event Oct 29!

  1. William C. September 10, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    Thanks for telling us about this; I just registered!

  2. P September 10, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    Oh dear, defining the problem as a problem *for cars*.
    Did anyone send a memo that London, Paris, New York, Tokyo etc all have huge congestion and public transport hasn’t kept the streets there from being empty?

  3. Mike Lindblom September 10, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    Hi Jarrett –
    That flaw in the INRIX/TTI rhetoric (vehicle flow = “urban mobility”) will certainly be aired, maybe by you. But the main reason I suggested Mistele is to hear his views about how/whether intelligent cars can reduce congestion. (For that matter, I would ask if intelligent buses will happen.) He’s passionate about the technology.
    Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times

  4. Tom September 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    Is the event going to be broadcast? Does not seem so. Seems deceiving to call it a “live wire” discussion unless they are going to broadcast it live. Or at least record it.

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