Brian O’Looney, a design principal at Torti Gallas was a featured speaker at the University of Maryland’s recent Technix Conference sponsored by the Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) this week. His talk, “Mobility, Automated Vehicles and Public Realm: What Happens when You’re Making Other Plans”, focused on Automated Vehicles in the Public Realm.

ATRA is an international association of active and retired transportation professionals, engineers, architects, urban planners, students, educators, and enthusiasts that promote the consideration of advanced transit options. They are brought together by the common realization that the transportation systems of the past cannot meet the transportation needs of the future, or even the present. ATRA’s purpose is to encourage the development and deployment of advanced transportation systems that will benefit society.