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Scoop’s COVID-19 commuter survey findings

As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve and governments begin to roll back their shelter-in-place restrictions, commuters across the country have an arduous first task ahead of their return to the workplace: solving for the commute

Over the past month, Scoop’s Research Team has been working hard as part of the country’s first wave of research analyzing how COVID-19 is impacting how employees feel about commuting.

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CommuteCon 2020

CommuteCon2020: Scoop and the Science of Smart Commuting

Connecting 1,500+ TDM experts virtually

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to influence the way we live, work, and commute across the world, transportation industry leaders are working to create future-proof strategies that allow our cities to safely and effectively resume transportation for when commuting returns. 

On Wednesday, April 1, more than 1,500 Transportation Demand Management (TDM) experts gathered virtually from around the world for the fifth annual CommuteCon, the world’s largest annual online transportation and mobility conference held by RideAmigos, bringing leaders in search of smart and sustainable commuting solutions together to participate in a robust exchange of ideas. 

Among the list of expert speakers this year were Scoop’s Senior Director of Strategic Research Charlie Knuth, Professor Susan Shaheen of UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center, LinkedIn Head of Bay Area Transportation Danielle Glaser, and Emerging Transport Advisors founder Timothy Papandreou.

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Carpooling investment pays off

In January, I attended the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to take in this year’s theme, A Century of Progress: Foundation for the Future. The TRB brings together the preeminent transportation researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers from government, industry, and academic institutions for a week of presentations and discussions on the present and future of transportation systems.

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