Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Elad Mokady, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner | Sam Schwartz Engineering | New York, New York, United States Elad Mokady, AICP, is a Senior Transit Planner with Sam Schwartz Engineering in NYC. With 9 years of experience in transportation planning, his areas of expertise include transit service planning, traffic/ transit studies, and performance analysis. During his tenure with Sam Schwartz, Elad has planned and evaluated multiple transit and micro-transit systems in cities across the US. He has been instrumental in studying new transportation technologies such as TNC and Autonomous Vehicles. Earlier in his career, Elad worked at the New York MTA and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK), where he served as the Manager of Planning. Elad graduated with a Master’s degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati, and a B.A. in Geography from Ben-Gurion University in Israel. Brian Alberts, Director of Safety | American Public Transportation Association (APTA) | Washington, DC, United States Brian Alberts is the Director of Safety at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) where he leads all safety-related policy and standards work for the association. He is the staff advisor for the Rail Safety, Bus Safety, and Safety Coordinating Committees as well as the Commuter Rail Safety Subcommittee. Brian has over 15 years of experience in the transit and rail safety fields and is the manager of APTA’s Safety Audit and Peer Review Programs. Prior to APTA, Brian was a Senior Program Analyst in the Federal Transit Administration’s Office of System Safety. Brian received his Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the George Washington University and is a graduate of the 2018 Leadership APTA Class and the 2020 Eno Transit Senior Executive Program. Kimberly J. Williams, Chief Innovation Officer | Metro (Houston, TX) | Houston, Texas, United States Kimberly J. Williams, J.D., serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for Houston METRO. Under her leadership, METRO’s Office of Innovation led the multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Health and Safety Working Group, creating an innovation roadmap to fight COVID-19. Resulting recommendations have been implemented throughout the agency. Kimberly is active in the industry as a member of the American Public Transit Association’s (APTA) Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Procurement & Supply Chain Committee and the Innovation Officer Peer Exchange Group. She is also a graduate of Leadership APTA and ENO’s Senior Transit Executive. Jerry Guaracino, Chief Engineer, Vehicles | Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority | Washington, DC, United States Jerry Guaracino serves as Chief Engineer Vehicles for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He is an innovative mechanical engineer with over 20 years of extensive knowledge in engineering, transportation and operations with experience including long-range planning and contract management. His responsibilities include planning and supervising vehicle engineering, reliability, new bus procurements and maintenance functions which provide engineering and technical support on a daily basis for MetroBus.