ON-RAMP will lay the foundation for an Adirondack North Country low-carbon transportation road map.
Click here to view the full agenda, including session topics and invited speakers — including keynote speaker Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.
Clean Transportation goes virtual! The Adirondack ON-RAMP event now offers several sessions over five days with plenty of time between to learn, process and connect.
Day 1: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
8:45-9:00 a.m: Grab your coffee and tune-in to meet sponsors and gather for the kick-off.
9:00-9:30 a.m.: Welcome. How the World University Games will drive clean transportation in the North Country. Speakers include clean transportation, tourism and winter games experts.
9:30-11:00 a.m.: Plenary. New York State clean transportation goals and incentives: jump starting the North Country's transition to a clean transportation future. Officials from the Governor’s office, NYSERDA, NYPA, the NY Green Bank, National Grid and the Quebec government will share initiatives, policies and financing opportunities. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will kick off this session.
6:00-8:00 p.m.: Understanding Community Needs Part 1. Special session co-hosted by Clarkson University to gather information on community transportation needs. This session is open to the public.
Day 2: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
9:30-11:00 a.m.: Working Group 1. Vehicle needs: moving people and goods. This session will examine the diverse vehicle needs for the Games and the resources available to meet those needs. Manufacturers, experts, public transportation agencies and others will share innovations and new and developing technologies for public transit and fleets.
1:30-3:00 p.m.: Working Group 2. Charging: EVSE and transport infrastructure. Using current infrastructure as a baseline, representatives from state agencies, utilities, and manufacturers will examine needs and strategies for the region’s clean transportation buildout.
Day 3: Thursday, October 1, 2020
9:30-11:00 a.m.: Working Group 3. The grid: capacity and challenges. Speakers include experts from National Grid, NYPA, DPS and others.
Day 4: Friday, October 2, 2020
12:00-1:00 p.m.: Understanding Community Needs Part 2. Clarkson University faculty will recap information and feedback from Part 1. This session is open to the public.
Day 5: Monday, October 5, 2020
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Bringing it all together. Each Working Group will share strategies and top conclusions, and we will weave the results of each session into a roadmap for the next two years and the future.