Bus Rapid Transit and Transit-Oriented Development Webinar

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The National Transit Institute (NTI) will be presenting a FREE 90 minute webinar ($0 for consultants and contractors) entitled, “Bus Rapid Transit and Transit-Oriented Development” scheduled for March 23, 2010 at 3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern Time.

The development of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems is relatively recent in the United States, and there is a need for a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between land use and BRT system development, particularly in comparison to other fixed-guideway modes.

This webinar will present current research from the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute (NBRTI): a short overview of development that has occurred along some North American BRT corridors, with discussion on policies and practices that have an impact on development in relation to transit; and research results from one of the first recent studies of the impact of BRT stations on property values in the United States. The webinar will also highlight examples of BRT-based transit-oriented development (TOD).

Topics include:
• the impact of BRT on existing and future land uses and economic development
• whether benefits and incentives offered for development alongside transit corridors are equitable in cities where both BRT and fixed-guideway modes operate
• strategies to assess the impact of BRT on land uses and property values
• the attitudes of public agencies, real estate developers, and property owners regarding the potential of BRT to attract development

This webinar will be presented by Cheryl Thole and Victoria Perk, both Senior Research Associates at the National BRT Institute, and Bill Vincent, Executive Director of the Breakthrough Technologies Institute.

An additional webinar, Case Studies in Planning and Marketing Bus Rapid Transit, will take place in May.
Participants will log into the webinar to access the graphic content and dial into an audio-teleconference. The presenters will address the topics listed above and then open the phone lines for questions from the audience.

If you are interested in attending, please use the following link http://www.ntionline.com/CourseInfo.asp?CourseNumber=TRI19-15 and register online.

For further information, contact Region 10’s John Witmer at (206) 220-7964 or email john.witmer@dot.gov.



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator