Cubic Joins National Journalists, Elected Officials and Transportation Leaders for The Washington Post’s ‘Fix My Commute’ Live Event
Matt Cole, executive vice president and deputy for strategy, business development and diversification at Cubic Transportation Systems, will join U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and fellow transportation industry leaders at The Washington Post’s America Answers event, ‘Fix My Commute,’ on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST. America Answers is a transformative live event series, bringing together innovators from government, industry and start-ups to analyze and discuss national issues, such as healthcare, transportation, schools and more. In addition to the vice president, the mayors of Atlanta, Denver, Honolulu, Miami and Salt Lake City will present innovations in their cities complemented by experts from business and academia at this daylong event.
‘Fix My Commute’ is the first installment in the series, examining how states, cities and towns are utilizing solutions to improve cost, congestion, traffic safety and infrastructure projects. Presenters will delve into technological advances in the industry including autonomous vehicles, apps for commuting and energy improvements.
“We are honored to be part of the first America Answers event alongside Vice President Biden and so many transportation industry thought leaders,” said Cole. “Improving how commuters get from here to there is at the crux of Cubic’s NextCity strategy to integrate all modes of transportation. NextCity is enabling cities to more efficiently manage revenue and infrastructure pricing, better plan for and meet demand using data-driven analytics and maximize traveler convenience through the gathering of predictive, personalized and actionable information.”
The ‘Big Data, Big Solutions’ panel will run from 9:30-10 a.m., where Cole will cover how the vast information collected by transportation authorities can be used to move commuters more efficiently and keep riders and transport operators more informed about their transit networks. Cole will be joined by moderator Nancy Scola, technology policy reporter at The Washington Post and editor for the publication’s tech blog, The Switch, Di-Ann Eisnor, head of global partnerships at Waze, and Stephen Goldsmith, professor of government at Harvard Kennedy School.
Cubic is well-qualified to speak on the subject after years of experience with big data and predictive analytics in the transportation industry, culminating in the launch of its Urban Insights subsidiary in June 2014. Urban Insights delivers data-driven insights that will shape the urban transportation network of the future, enable greater mobility and help transportation agencies solve one of their most critical issues—funding—by helping them operate more efficiently and do more with less resources. The subsidiary assists agencies in gathering the relevant data, analyzing and assessing the meaning in the context of the desired outcomes, and in turn, helping them to deliver the optimal level of service to the right locations at the right times.
The full ‘Fix My Commute’ event will take place at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. and will be livestreamed at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/fix-my-commute.
About Cubic Transportation Systems
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications systems. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and allied nations.
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic management, delivering tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys, and enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network – all in real-time. Cubic specializes in design, development, manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information. Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems, operations support, patron support, business support and field services.
Every year, more than 24 billion transportation payment transactions are processed using Cubic payment and information systems worldwide. Cubic has delivered over 20 regional back office operations which together integrate over 130 transport operators and serve over 38 million people every day in major markets around the world. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C. /Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales), Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.
For more information about Cubic, see the company’s website at http://www.cubic.com/.
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