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American Public Transportation Association

 BRT Tuesday

Tuesday May 5, 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Route 6: Bus Rapid Transit

Building on last year's success, join us for the second annual BRT Tuesday - a day dedicated to BRT professionals. Take advantage of a full day of learning and interaction with your peers on a variety of topics, including economic development, local and regional partnerships, and service integration.

FEE: If you are registered for the Bus & Paratransit Conference, there is no additional charge to attend the BRT Tuesday events. The registration fee is $525 per person to attend ONLY the BRT Tuesday events.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration was required for ALL persons attending the BRT Tuesday events. If you did not pre-register and are interested in attending BRT Tuesday, please register at the APTA registration desk in the Texas Ballroom Prefunction area, 2nd Floor, in the Omni Hotel.

Contact APTA's Heather Rachels at the APTA registration desk or
Program: Contact APTA's Jeff Hiott at or Rich Weaver at



7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome Breakfast and Introductions
Continental Breakfast sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff

8:15 - 9 a.m.

BRT Project Updates:

CTfastrak BRT
Presenter: Michael A. Sanders, Member, APTA Executive Committee, and Transit Administrator, Transit & Ridesharing,
Connecticut Department of Transportation, Newington, CT

Precision Docking in Eugene
Presenters: Robert J. Gregg, Director, Transit Management & Innovation Program, Center for Urban Transportation Research,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FA
Jeffrey L. Spencer, ITS Team Leader, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

9 - 9:30 a.m.

Topic Introductions
Moderators will give five-minute presentations and introduce their table topics.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Round-Table Discussions - Round 1

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.




Round-Table Discussions - Round 2 (attendees will switch to another table)

TABLE 1: Economic Development and TOD
Moderator: Victoria A. Perk, Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida,
Tampa, FL

TABLE 2: Local Government Project Sponsors - Cooperation with Project Partners (i.e. City DOTs)
Moderator: Joseph T. Iacobucci, Director of Transit, Sam Schwartz Engineering, New York, NY 
TABLE 3: Network Planning
Moderator Round 1: Geoff Slater, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Boston, MA
Moderator Round 2: Bethany Jane Whitaker, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Boston, MA 
TABLE 4: Value Capture Strategies - Naming Rights
Moderators: Joseph A. Calabrese, Chair, BRT Council, and Chief Executive Officer, General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer,
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH
Sasha N. Page, Senior Vice President, IMG Rebel, Bethesda, MD 
TABLE 5: Financing - Alternative Delivery Models / Funding Issues
Moderator: Cliff Henke, Chair, Business Member Government Affairs Committee, and Assistant Vice President, Senior Analyst,
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Los Angeles, CA 
TABLE 6: Vehicle Design - Advanced Propulsion
Moderator: E. Susan Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane, WA 

12 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch at APTA Bus Products & Services Showcase

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.


FTA Discussion
Hear the latest information on the Capital Investment Grant program including recently released proposed Interim Policy Guidance, and definitions of BRT contained in State of Good Repair policy guidance. In addition, key FTA will discuss what is on the horizon for BRT project development. Join the discussion.

Moderator: Kimberly Slaughter, Co-Chair, Major Capital Investment Planning Subcommittee, and Vice President/Central Region Transit Market Director, HDR, Chicago, IL

Presenters: Henrika Buchanan-Smith, Associate Administrator for Program Management, Federal Transit Administration,
Washington, DC
Gail McFadden-Roberts, AICP, Division Chief, Project Development, Office of Capital Planning and Environment, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Round-Table Discussion Follow-Up
Moderators will present a few slides of key talking points from the morning discussions.

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

BRT Council Meeting
Chair, Joseph A. Calabrese


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