About this webinar

During this global health crisis, we stand by you and offer our support as you deliver transportation services to your city. We’ve reached out to our network of policy experts to provide a space for the transportation community to access the expertise and knowledge-sharing necessary to plan well during this crisis.

Over the next two weeks Remix is hosting an expert discussion with industry leaders.

TransitCenter is a private foundation that focuses on research and advocacy for transit. Staff members Stephanie Lotshaw and Ben Fried will share with us some of the best practices emerging during this national emergency, as well as important updates on the shifting short and long-term funding landscape in this virtual brown bag session.

What's covered

How to best communicate with riders during an emergency

Methods to protect operators who are delivering essential services

Potential long-term impacts of this crisis on local and federal funding initiatives


Ben Fried

Director of Communications, TransitCenter

Ben Fried oversees TransitCenter’s press strategy and communications. Previously he covered the movement for better transit and more people-friendly city transportation systems as editor-in-chief of Streetsblog.

Stephanie Lotshaw

Program Director, Improving Agency Practice, TransitCenter

Stephanie has diverse experience in the transportation sector assisting cities with the implementation of transit systems that improve urban livability and economic opportunity. She was most recently a program manager in the US & Africa office of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, where she worked on projects in Chicago; Albuquerque; Kampala, Uganda; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Nairobi, Kenya. Her work focused on helping cities to implement bus rapid transit, bike and pedestrian projects as well as to finance and implement high quality transit-oriented development around transit corridors.

Rachel Zack

Director of Policy, Remix

Rachel Zack is a policy strategist at Remix, where she is researching policy related to dockless programs, ride-hailing and autonomous vehicles. She is exploring how cities can work collaboratively with private mobility providers to deliver on safer infrastructure and more equitable mobility systems. Before joining Remix, Rachel consulted for agencies across the country on strategic planning for shared mobility and autonomous vehicles. Her work in the field received the Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award in WTS Innovative Transportation Solutions Award.