SCCRTC Welcomes Final Speaker in Transportation-Related Speaker Series

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is closing out its Innovators in Transportation Speaker Series with speaker Becky Steckler, Program Manager for Urbanism Next at the University of Oregon.

In her talk, “Impacts of Emerging Technologies on Communities,” Becky will discuss the ways technologies such as autonomous vehicles, the sharing economy, and E-commerce affect land use, urban design, transportation, and real estate, and the implications of these changes on equity, the economy, the environment, and governance.

Becky has over 20 years of project management experience, with a focus on land use, transportation, economic development, and strategic planning projects. As the Urbanism Next Program Manager, she manages and conducts technical research on the secondary impacts of emerging technologies.

Becky’s talk is on Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., at the Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz. An audience Q&A will follow her presentation.

Through the Innovators in Transportation Speaker Series, members of the community will have the opportunity to hear transportation experts from around the country discuss the innovations and trends that are shaping the future of transportation in Santa Cruz County and beyond.

The Innovators in Transportation Speaker Series is free and open to the public. For more information on the series or to view videos of past talks, visit