With aging infrastructure, spiraling gas prices and more people moving into urban areas, sustainable transportation is taking center stage, according to The Aster (Alternative Sustainable Transportation Education and Research) Foundation.
On October 10 and 11, the foundation will hold a conference in Broomfield entitled “Innovations in Sustainable Transportation Conference.”
Topics will include such things as the Evacuated Tube Transport and other modes of alternative transportation.
The conference will be held at the Renaissance Flatiron Hotel.
Conference presenters include experts representing a cross section of transportation options.
Speakers and topics include:
- Daryl Oster, CEO of the ET3 Global Alliance, The Real Story on Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies
- Steven Dale: CEO, The Gondola Project, Teaching The World to use Ski Lifts as Public Transit
- Paul Williamson: SkyTran Science Advisor, SkyTran is Sustainability
- Jim Turner: CEO, Optibike, The Future of E-Bikes
- Will Toor: Transportation Program Director for the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), Implementing Successful Policies to Support Sustainable Transportation
- Peter Muller: President, PRT Consulting, Three Personal Rapid Transit Case Studies.
“Moving people and goods in traditional methods is depleting the planet’s fossil fuels, and the cost of energy will soon make traditional forms of transportation too expensive to operate. Now is the time to design the next generation of short, medium and long-distance transportation systems that will move society away from fossil-fuel based transportation to high-value, sustainable transit solutions,” he said.
The $95 early bird registration for the conference ends at midnight on Sept. 10 and includes all presentations — the Thursday evening reception, Friday breaks and a working lunch. More information and registrations are available at www.theasterfoundation.org.
The ASTER Foundation was created in 2012 to make educational resources available to encourage research, development and deployment of sustainable transportation solutions, and to increase the awareness of the environmental, economic and international relation benefits available through universal transportation alternatives.