Free Transit and Universal Mobility Schemes: can they help create a more equitable society?

Over the past few years, the idea of free transit has been gaining a lot of attention, with over 100 cities globally adopting some form of free transport. But why is it so important? And can it contribute to a more equitable society?


Off-peak fareless transit, Universal Mobility Schemes, and challenges facing these concepts: tune into this episode of The Venari Podcast to learn from Joshua Schank, Managing Principal at InfraStrategies LLC and former Chief Innovation Officer at Los Angeles Metro.





Dr. Joshua Schank is a Managing Principal at InfraStrategies, a transportation and financial advisory firm, where he leads a practice focused on innovation, strategic planning, and technology. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Institute for Transportation Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to joining InfraStrategies and UCLA, Dr. Schank was the first-ever Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). Dr. Schank joined Metro in 2015 to establish the agency’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation (OEI), which is responsible for fostering innovations that improve mobility, equity and environmental outcomes across LA County.


Gov Kandola leads Venari Partners’ Surface Transport and Logistics space. Gov works with many of the leading brands across these verticals, and is very active in the industry, having attended events across the world to continuously build upon his extensive network.