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2016 NYSERDA/NYSDOT Conference Transportation Transformed: Advancing Ec-Friendly Mobility

Travelers insist more than ever on mobility, but travel at all costs is no longer an option. Now it seems the only way forward is with energy-saving transportation technologies and integrated, intelligently networked all-in-one solutions. Measurable success in protecting the climate and achieving sustainability goals are being made - but, we are a long way from the finish line.

The objective of this conference was to reflect on the challenges and potential for encouraging preferred driving behaviors in New York State. The conference featured speakers who discussed topics such as cutting-edge technologies, commercial freight applications, communication and marketing, driver training, behavioral factors and incentives, as well as policy implications of implementing an eco-driving program in New York.

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Conference Program

Conference Final Report

Final Report Appendices


8:45 AM - 9:30 AM: Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Welcome & Keynote Speakers

Camille Kamga, Ph.D., Director, UTRC (Welcoming Remarks)

  • Mr. Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): Global Warming, Climate Change, COP21
  • Gabriel Pacyniak, Adjunct Professor, Mitigation Program Manager, Georgetown Climate Center: Transportation and Climate Initiative

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM: Session 1 - Technology for Eco-Mobility

Joseph Tario, Senior Project Manager, NYSERDA, Moderator

  • Stan Young, Ph.D., National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), or
  • Vassilis Papayannoulis, Ph.D. - Metropia: TRANSNET (Traveler Response Architecture Using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation )
  • Jamyn Edis, Adjunct Professor at NYU & CEO /Co-founder @ Dash: "DASH Smart Driving App"
  • Alain Kornhauser, Ph.D., Princeton University: Shared Autonomous Taxis for Eco-Mobility

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Session 2 - Academic Research

Elisabeth Lennon, Sustainability and Climate Change Section,NYSDOT, Moderator

  • Angela Sanguinetti, Ph.D., Institute of Transportation Studies, U. California, Davis: A Behavioral Review of Eco-driving
  • Kanok Boriboonsomsin, Ph.D., College of Engineering, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, UC Riverside: Evaluating Real World Impacts of Eco-driving
  • Rae Zimmerman, Ph.D., NYU Wagner School of Public Policy: Issues of Intermodal Connectivity and Eco-mobility

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch (16 West 61st St., 11th Floor Auditorium)

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Afternoon Keynote

Administrator/Chairman Raymond P. Martinez, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: Session 3 - Government Programs (City & State)

Frank Mongioi, ICF International, Moderator

  • Brenda Dix, ICF International: Metropolitan Transportation Commission/San Francisco Bay Area Sustainability Programs
  • Alex Keating, NYCDOT: Drive Smart Program • John Lyons, Metropool (or Brad Tito, Former Sustainability Director, City of Yonkers) : Eco-driving Training of Municipal Fleet Drivers

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM: Session 4- Goods Movement and Eco-driving

Alison Conway, Ph.D., the City College of New York, Moderator

  • Kanok Borboonsomsin, Ph.D., UC Riverside: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Good Movement through Eco-Driving
  • Edward McCarthy, Vice President of Operations and Customer Success,Vnomics Corporation: Driver Coaching and Fuel Optimization Solution
  • Brian Brundige, Operations/Safety Manager, Terpening Trucking Company

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Break

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM: Session 5 - Policy Perspectives Roundtable with questions to policy makers

Matthew Daus, Distinguished Lecturer, UTRC/CCNY, Moderator


  • Stacey Hodge, Director, Office of Freight Mobility, NYCDOT;
  • Maureen Koetz, Koetz and Duncan LLC 
  • Alec Slatky, AAA Northeast Government Affairs

4:45 PM - 4:50 PM: Closing