Although advances in technology are giving people more options to move around than ever before, vulnerable residents, many of whom already face mobility barriers, find it difficult to access these services because they require a smartphone and bank account. Like other cities across the country, the City of Minneapolis knows it has to address the impact of fast-changing mobility technology. Danielle Elkins and Alexander Kado from the City of Minneapolis will share their team’s work to understand and address these gaps by developing new low-income programs for shared mobility.
Danielle Elkins, FUSE Executive Advisor, City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works
Alexander Kado, Associate Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works
Alice Grossman, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
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About the Speakers:
Danielle Elkins is a FUSE Executive Advisor with the City of Minneapolis, Department of Public Works, advising the City on emerging mobility. Danielle founded Civic Ideation in 2017, to bridge the gap between government, engineering and technology in the transportation and smart cities market. Prior to that, she was Director of Government Affairs for CH2M, coordinating all stakeholder and government engagement efforts for the company’s most complex programs, projects, and pursuits in the Southeast. Ms. Elkins holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Alexander Kado is an Associate Transportation Planner with the City of Minneapolis, Department of Public Works. He is currently developing the freight and advanced mobility policies for the City’s 10-year transportation plan, the Transportation Action Plan. Prior to this, Alexander worked in the Netherlands where he analyzed the transportation systems and policies of several prominent Dutch cities. He holds a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and a Master’s of City & Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.