IATR Committee Meeting:
Accessible Transport Committee
June 1, 2022 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT
REMINDER: Last Chance to RSVP -- If you are interested in attending and/or joining the Accessible Transport Committee. Please mail Kim at info@iatr.global by Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. Please note this meeting is for REGULATOR MEMBERS ONLY.
Meet Our Committee Co-Chair's!
Rupal Bapat
Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), Committee Co-Chair  
Isabelle Ducharme
Chairman, Kéroul, Committee Co-Chair
Meet Our Speakers!
Jana Lynott
Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Jana Lynott, AICP is a senior transportation and livable communities policy adviser with the AARP Public Policy Institute. She recently completed a paper entitled, Volunteer Driver Insurance in the Age of Ridehailing, as well as Universal Mobility as a Service as part of a series of on the Future of Transportation: the opportunity (and potential pitfall) of disruptive technologies.

As a researcher and videographer Jana has brought to life innovative rural transportation solutions from the US and Denmark. Jana is on the Board of Directors for the Shared Use Mobility Center and recently served on the Transit Cooperative Research Program’s Development of Open Data Standards for Demand Responsive Transportation. As a land use and transportation planner, Jana brings practical expertise to the research field. She is passionate about expanding mobility options for all in rural, suburban, and urban communities.
Janice S. Lintz 
Founder and CEO
Hearing Access & Innovations
Janice Schacter Lintz is a passionate, accomplished hearing loss consultant and advocate. She is well known and respected for her ability to assess situations, identify areas for improvement, recommend solutions, and implement programs that help organizations improve customer service and grow profits. Her ability to break down issues and do what is needed to affect change has earned her unprecedented access to business leaders, government officials, political leaders, and respected academians around the world.

Since 2002, Janice has become the global “go-to” person on all matters related to access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Equipped with an undergraduate degree in business, a law degree, and experience as a successful litigator, Janice leverages her broad background to articulate compelling business cases for organizations in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds to improve hearing access for customers with hearing loss. 
Check Out the Accessible Transport Committee Meeting Session Recording at the IATR 34th Annual Virtual Conference on December 16, 2021 at 1pm ET
Registration is Now Open for the 35th Anniversary “In-Person” Conference in Memphis, Tennessee
The IATR will celebrate its 35 year anniversary in Memphis, Tennessee, at its conference being held from Thursday, September 22 to Sunday 25! After 2 challenging – yet productive –years weathering the pandemic together virtually, the IATR will finally visit the “Home of Blues, Soul, and Rock’n’Roll.” Named after the ancient Egyptian city meaning “Place of Good Abode,” the “Birthplace of Rock’n’Roll” is the perfect place to celebrate a “rebirth” of new policy and governance approaches for the post-pandemic world. IATR conference attendees will take part in 4 days of educational and networking activities, including visiting Graceland – the home of Elvis Presley, enjoying live music venues on Beale Street, as well as meeting the legendary ducks at the historic Peabody Memphis Hotel. Some “Rockin’ Regulation” is on the way for 2022, so please register and/or sponsor today by visiting www.iatr.global.

The theme of the IATR’s 35th Annual Conference will be “Transportation Equity!” Almost every conference session focuses in some way on the concept of “equity” – which is the civil rights policy issue of our time. Sessions will address promoting accessible, affordable, and sustainable transportation for everyone in the community, with a fair distribution of resources, benefits, costs, programs, and services that account for differences in income, ability, and other factors affecting modal choice. Now is the time – and the place is Memphis, Tennessee. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

The conference registration rates for 2022 are as follows:

  • Regulator Members: $790.00 (early bird before June 1st) | $990.00 (late bird after June 1st)
  • Associate/Industry Members: Must sponsor to attend. Please inquire for additional details.

Please note: Associate or industry members will not be able to attend the conference unless they sponsor. Unless you are a first-time attendee. Any questions regarding sponsoring, please send an email to info@iatr.global.
Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
University Transportation Research Center
Independent Drivers Guild (IDG)
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Message from IATR President Matthew W. Daus

These past two years have been so difficult for so many people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, including the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR's) regulator members and licensed industries. Yet, despite the challenges and the ongoing variants that continue to emerge, the economic future of both public and private transportation shows promise and hope. Many things have changed in the transportation sector, with many new issues to tackle - including increased congestion, reduced ride pooling, and a too slow return of business travel. Our regulators have worked closely with the industry to help ease the pain, and have pivoted to remote transactions, reduced fees and other measures that include new business opportunities, like food and package delivery. The resilience of our regulators makes the IATR proud, and is illustrative of the fulfillment of our mission to promote Multi-Modal Mobility Innovation for All through information sharing, collaboration, identifying and promoting best practices, and educating our membership.  
From the beginning of the pandemic, IATR continues to provide important daily global news updates on the pandemic, created resources on its website for its members on guidance and reports of relevance to their work, conducted surveys, and has held numerous meetings and webinars to share information and best practices. IATR has also worked with many other organizations in the field, participating in joint surveys, webinars and reports, and developed its own model pandemic regulations for safe and healthy mobility through its IATR COVID-19 Task Force. Our daily news updates during the pandemic have proved so popular that they are here to stay –and it is our hope that as time goes on – our “snips” will be more about other important topics such as innovation, multi-modal integration, automation and equity. 
The IATR and its membership and reach have expanded throughout the pandemic, and the future looks bright in terms of our organization’s resilience. Let’s stay aware of what is going on, help to change things to make mobility better, and get and stay involved in the IATR! 
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