Digital Payment Innovations

Digital Payment Innovations at the Curbside

Seminar Series

Join us on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, beginning at 3 p.m. for coffee and cookies and plan to stay after our 3:30 p.m. event for the quarterly ACES Connect reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. We’ll be meeting in the Plaza Yarrow Bay Business Center, next the UW Foster School of Business on the northwest corner of Lake Washington Blvd NE and NE Points Way.

Promoting a simple and seamless experience is the goal for the world’s leading mobility providers. App-driven services that provide choices in price and predict arrival times within just a minute or two are popular with mobility consumers in part because the entire experience is managed on the screen and by the mobile device, including payments. The action all happens at the curbside, another data-rich environment for mobility and logistics payments.

But happens when consumers switch between mobility services? How can users avoid the complexity of a farecard and the wait for a bus or train? All of these questions concern address the market realities of margin and market share.

Meet your colleagues and ACES affiliates on April 4 to learn about how the financial services and mobility payment industries are adapting with rewards programs, community-responsive initiatives, and a more integrated system between buses and trains and bicycles and scooters and all uses of the curb, including the ubiquitous car.

Speaking on April 4 will be Brian Thompson from Bytemark, fintech payments consultant Michael Yerkovich, and Populus, with invited guests from the local municipalities and our regional transit agencies. You’ll be surprised to see what’s next for social action in the financial and transportation sectors!

Event Host

Scott Kuznicki

Research Fellow, Cascadia Center for Regional Development
Scott O. Kuznicki is the two-time recipient of the Transportation Futures Fellowship with the Discovery Institute's Cascadia Center for Regional Development. Across the six-year program, Scott is conducting research related to transportation policy and operations with an emphasis on human factors and machine learning, technology integration related to automated vehicle operations, and the long-term sustainability of the transportation system overall. His particular research focus is the economic opportunity and sustainability afforded by world-class motorway systems. Scott is the President and Managing Engineer at Modern Traffic Consultants, the Associate Director of the ACES Northwest Network, and the founder of the International Motorway Institute.


April 4, 2023
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Plaza Yarrow Bay Business Center
10220 NE Points Dr.
Kirkland, WA 98033



Scott Kuznicki