A TTA & TCNT Transit Lunch & Learn Webinar
In 2013, when Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Houston Metro) started looking at its bus service, they found an outdated network that was costly and inefficient. It wasn’t meeting the basic needs of its riders. Houston Metro sought to change the perception of riding the bus by modernizing the network and integrating other modes. With a focus on public outreach, emerging trends, and expert advice, metros across the state have redesigned their bus networks to meet the changing needs of customers, while balancing the old patterns of longtime riders. During this webinar, we’ll hear from transit agency experts from across the state, including our hometown team, and explore what brought about the change in thinking, why the new focus on the bus, how changing transportation modes are impacting the network, and how they balance the many different demands on the system. We’ll also talk about how the pandemic has impacted these efforts.
Wed, April 27, 2022 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Online On Zoom
This Webinar is approved for AIA LUs & it's approved for 1.5 credits (Event #9246235)
This webinar may be eligible for other CEU or PDh credits
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$15 General Admission
$12 TTA or TCNT Members
PREREQUISITE EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE: This course is considered introductory, and no prior education or experience is required.
Through the presentations of five transit agencies at different points on the timeline of a bus network redesign, participants and planners will discover:
Factors that lead to the need for a new bus network
How to set goals and manage expectations of leadership and decision makers
How to identify stakeholders before implementation and what to do when stakeholders are discovered after implementation
Successful public outreach methods and lessons learned from less impactful methods
How to increase service on the same budget
Expert resources that can help in the planning and implementation process
Principal Planner Capital Metro
Lawrence Deeter is a Transit Planner with 30 years of experience in both public and private sectors. He has helped improve transit service in small communities, large metropolitan areas, and everything in between. He is currently a member of the Short-Range Planning team at Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin, TX.
Vice President of Planning and Development Trinity Metro
Chad Edwards, a public transit professional with more than 20 years of experience, has joined Trinity Metro as Vice President of Planning & Development in June of 2021. Edwards will oversee planning, scheduling, government relations, facilities, grants and project management.
He previously served as the assistant director and regional mobility and innovation officer for the City of Fort Worth, where he managed the Transit Moves Fort Worth transit plan to create a 25-year projection for future transit investment. His other experience includes working as an assistant vice president for capital planning at DART and as program manager at the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG),
Edwards earned a Bachelor of Arts in geography with a minor in environmental studies from Texas Tech University. He earned a Master of City and Regional Planning and a graduate certificate in geographic information systems from the University of Texas at Arlington. He serves as the co-chair of the Metropolitan & Municipality Planning Subcommittee for the American Public Transportation Association and as a member of the Surface Transportation Technical Committee for NCTCOG.