1. Integrating Land Use with Enhanced Public Transportation
This discussion will talk about how to connect BRT to a form-based approach to development/redevelopment, plan for the positive physical impacts and inevitable evolving land uses associated with a new transit service, and shape the discussion about better place making within the public realm.
Joseph T. Iacobucci, Director of Transit, Sam Schwartz Engineering, New York, NY
Kevin Clark, Director of Design, The Lakota Group, Chicago, IL
2. Advancing BRT Vehicle Design
Much has changed since the FTA’s BRT Working Group was convened in the early 2000s, however many challenges introducing more advanced designs remain. This discussion will examine the obstacles that remain, promising new developments and possible ways forward.
Cliff Henke, Assistant Vice President, Senior Analyst, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Los Angeles, CA
3. Precision BRT Docking: A Practical Approach
BRT stations are ideally placed at locations that allow for simple and consistent docking maneuvers. This discussion will talk about design adjustments that can be made to help improve docking.
Tristan Tate, Civil Engineer, CDM Smith, Chicago, IL
4. Taking the Lane - Economic Impacts of Lane Re-Purposing for Transit Projects
As communities grapple with the challenge of adding additional capacity to their existing roadway network, they are discovering that growing their way out of congestion is not possible. This discussion will explore key factors that have enabled successes and how to gain stakeholder support.
Laura M. Minns, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner/Transit, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Orlando, FL
5. Level Boarding, What is it, and What is Right for Your Projects?
One of the main tenants of BRT is level boarding, but what is level boarding, is it the right solution for your agency, and how can it be accomplished in your system?
Thaddeus Wozniak, P.E., Project Manager, CDM Smith, San Francisco, CA