Session No. 2D

With roadway infrastructure needing to accommodate an increasing number of modes of traffic, come to this session to hear transit agencies discuss their vision for the future of their systems and to learn about how technology and road infrastructure can unlock the potential of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Moderator: Rachel Brownlee, AECOM        

Bus Revolution: Redesigning SEPTA’s Bus Network

  • Dan Nemiroff, Manager, Planning Programs, SEPTA           

Port Authority of Allegheny County – NEXTransit    

  • Amy Silbermann, Director of Planning & Service Development, Port Authority of Allegheny County        

Cavnue AV Lanes           

  • Mark de la Vergne, VP Project Development, Cavnue          


Dan Nemiroff is a transportation planner with more than 15 years of experience. Currently, he serves as the Manager of Planning Programs in SEPTA’s Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis. His primary task in this position is managing all aspects of Bus Revolution, the authority’s first comprehensive redesign of its entire bus network. This includes steering both the technical and engagement components of the redesign, which is scheduled to be implemented in 2023.

Amy Silbermann is the Director of Planning & Service Development at the Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, where she has worked since 2013. Her department oversees all aspects of transit amenities, service planning, and long-range planning. The department has a strong focus on data, transparency, equity, and sustainability, and recently completed a long-range transportation plan for the Authority called NEXTransit. Silbermann received her Master of Science in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013, has a Master of Arts in teaching, and is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners. Silbermann lives in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and cat.

Mark de la Vergne is the Vice President of Project Development at Cavnue. He works closely with transportation officials from across the country and local project stakeholders to build the roadmap for the future of their roads. Prior to joining Cavnue, de la Vergne served as Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s Chief of Mobility Innovation, where he established the nationwide blueprint for delivering resident-centered mobility innovation in a major city. de la Vergne has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.    


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Dec. 8, 2021

2:45 to 4:00 p.m.





The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) attracts professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It is an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891