The Prominent Role Technology Plays in Public Transportation Today
Huntington Breakfast Briefing: Katharine Eagan Kelleman, Chief Executive Officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County
The Pittsburgh Technology Council is pleased to present Katharine Eagan Kelleman, the new CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Appointed in November of 2017, after a 7-month search, Ms. Kelleman will discuss her first year’s progress and her vision to improve the Port Authority and access throughout the Pittsburgh region.
As a driving force behind several technology-based initiatives, including an autonomous-shuttle pilot program in Hillsborough Area Regional (HART) in Tampa, Fla, Ms. Kelleman will also discuss how public transportation is adapting in the era of autonomous vehicle development; sustainability and energy efficiency at the Authority; and the role that technology plays in helping the Authority better serve its riders.
Providing public transportation throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Port Authority is currently focused on enacting a number of improvements to make service more efficient and easier to use. With an annual budget of nearly $400M, the Authority's 2,600 employees operate, maintain and support bus, light rail, incline and paratransit services for more than 214,000 daily riders, transporting them to and from work and connecting them to the places they enjoy in the city and surrounding areas.
During her tenure at HART, Ms. Kelleman grew ridership by more than 20 percent; adopted technologies like the OneBusAway application; expanded public-private partnerships with entities like MegaBus, Red Coach and Coast Bike Share; launched a regional fare program; and oversaw HART HyperLink – the nation's first transit agency-operated rideshare program. She also helped bring the authority from a $5 million deficit to a $3 million surplus.
Port Authority plays an increasingly significant role in economic development efforts and community vitality within Pittsburgh and throughout Allegheny County's communities. Find out how your business may connect with the Port Authority to help fulfill their mission.
WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2018
WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown, 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
7:00 a.m. Registration, Networking and Coffee
7:45 a.m. Breakfast Served
8:15 a.m. Presentation
9:00 a.m. Q&A
9:15 a.m. Adjourn
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