11:20 a.m. Concurrent #2A Transit Innovation and Experimentation Emma Huang, Principal Transportation Planner, Office of Extraordinary Innovation at Los Angeles Metro Emma is a Principal Transportation Planner with the Office of Extraordinary Innovation at LA Metro. She works under the Strategic Planning Team, focusing on research and policy. Emma’s current project portfolio includes Metro’s Traffic Reduction Study, Metro’s New Mobility Regional Roadmap, and Metro’s 5 Year Legislative Strategy. As part of the FTA Mobility on Sandbox Program, Emma designed and implemented Metro’s pilot partnership with Via for on-demand, first-and-last-mile service, which launched in January 2019 and is entering its second year of service. Emma was part of the project team and a contributing author to Vision 2028, Metro’s 10-year strategic plan that was adopted by the Metro Board in June 2018. She also co-authored UpRouted: Exploring Microtransit in the United States, published by the Eno Center for Transportation in 2018. Emma received her Master of Public Policy degree from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies from Pitzer College. Andrei Greenwalt, Head of Public Policy, Via Andrei Greenawalt is the Head of Public Policy at Via, a leading provider of public mobility solutions. Via partners with cities and transit agencies across the world to provide on-demand shuttles and buses, improve paratransit services, and optimize school bus systems. Andrei previously worked on regulatory and policy issues at the White House (2009-14), including as Policy Advisor in the Office of the Chief of Staff and as Associate Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He has also served as a law clerk to two Federal judges and worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. Susan Pike, Researcher, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis Works at the intersections of environmental policy, travel behavior and sustainable transportation. Dr. Pike's doctoral work focused on social influence in transportation mode choice as a potential tool for sustainable transportation programs. She currently studies the adoption of on-demand ride-hailing services and the impacts of these services on the use of other modes of transportation. Current research covers stakeholder perspectives on policies that would increase the use of ride-splitting or pooled on-demand service. In another study she investigates the public transportation partnerships with ridehailing companies to uncover pathways for creative and sustainable solutions for public transportation services.