2017 Ithaca Transportation Camp takes place on Cornell Campus

CEE Senior Lecturer Francis Vanek with the Transportation Camp Schedule
CEE Alumna Carol Schweiger gives a presentation during the 2017 Transportation Summer Camp.

“Transportation Camp” for the year 2017 took place on Saturday June 17 at Klarman Hall on the Cornell University Campus.  The format of transportation camp is that participants bring themes for the sessions that they wish to lead, and then the organizers create a series of four concurrent sessions for the morning and afternoon.  Participants came from all over New York state as well as Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, among other states.  CEE faculty member and CTECH affiliate Francis Vanek led a 55-minute session entitled “Carbon-free energy for transportation”, which looked at electricity and hydrogen as alternative transportation fuels, and discussed the economics of electrification of the transportation sector.  CEE alumnus Carol Schweiger of Schweiger consulting also led a session, entitled “Smart communities and new mobility: an international perspective.”  Main themes of the day included mobility for the elderly and disabled, self-driving vehicles, and the future of public transportation.