BRT Committee Meeting (2nd Floor, Fairfield)

8:00 AM Welcome, Review of Agenda – Mark Huffer, HNTB Corp; Lisa Jerram, APTA
8:05 AM Introductions, Key Project Updates – All
8:20 AM Presentation by Emerging Leaders Class of 2022:

Transit as a Social Responsibility: How to Keep Equity at the Forefront During Corridor Planning and Implementation

  • Kimmy Feldbauer, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, AECOM, US West Transit
8:35 AM Discussion: What Do You Want From The Committee?  Lead by Mark Huffer

  • Meetings Schedule
  • Top Priorities of Members
9:20 AM Officer Election and Hand-Off to New Committee Officers for Final Committee Business

Plans for Next Meeting

9:30 AM Adjourn

BRT Workshop (1st Floor, Taft C-D)

9:45 am Welcome – Mark Huffer, HNTB
10:00 AM – 10:30 PM BRT Current State of Practice

  • Kelly Blume, PE, Associate Research Scientist, Transit Mobility Program, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM New BRT Operations: Presentations from U.S. Transit Agencies

  • Katie Roth, Director, Arterial Bus Rapid Transit, Metro Transit (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
  • Jennifer Pyrz, Chief Development Officer, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo)
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM BRT as a Catalyst for Growth – Presentation by host agency Central Ohio Transit Authority

Join us to hear the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) talk about how they are using bus rapid transit as means to embrace growth in Columbus and the central Ohio region through the LinkUS mobility initiative.

  • Patrick Harris, Vice President, External Relations, COTA
  • Kim Sharp, Sr. Director, Development, COTA
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Afternoon options:

  • COTA Technical Tour of their BRT service (2:15 PM – 3:30 PM) – this tour has limited capacity, so you must sign up at the COTA welcome desk in the conference registration area. You are NOT guaranteed a spot by attending this BRT workshop, only 70 spots available.
  • For those not on the tour, see the conference program for the concurrent sessions from 2-3:30 PM and from 4-5 PM.

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