APTA 2011 Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop

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We are pleased to invite you to Seattle and American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2011 Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop, scheduled for August 15-17, 2011, at the Red Lion Hotel in Seattle, WA.

This workshop features sessions on state-of-the-art multimodal planning, operations, and facilities design. The topic areas we plan to focus on at this year's workshop include:

•  Scheduling for Efficiency and Effectiveness
•  Redesigning Routes; Facilities
•  Bus Rapid Transit – A Variety of Flavors and Operating Experiences
•  Technological Advances in Vehicles and Service Levels
•  Mobility Management
•  Expedited Service Strategies.

This three-day course is targeted to schedulers, planners, and personnel involved in the operation of multimodal transit systems.

Sessions on local transit in Seattle, technological advances, scheduling, facilities planning, redesigning routes, and bus rapid transit will ensure that this year’s workshop will provide immediate takeaways that you can implement at your agency. Technical tours of the greater Seattle area will highlight how these and other lessons learned have been implemented in real-world settings. This is truly a conference for both new planners and veterans alike!

Seattle is an ideal location for our workshop this year. The Puget Sound region features four public bus transit services, commuter rail, intercity rail, monorail, light rail, ferries, ridesharing, bike lanes, and a new integrated fare system, creating a seamless network leaving few in the region without easy access to transit.

This workshop is your once-a-year opportunity to make new contacts with the best planners and schedulers in the business. It’s a place to share advances, challenges, and solutions.

If you are interested in attending, please follow this link http://www.apta.com/mc/multimodal/registration/Pages/default.aspx and register on line.

For meeting registration information, contact APTA’s Anitha Atkins at 202-496-4839, or email aatkins@apta.com. For program information and call for presentations, contact APTA's Kevin Dow at 202-496-4831 or email kdow@apta.com. For further information, contact Region 10’s John Witmer at 206-220-7964, or email john.witmer@dot.gov.


/s/ Linda Gehrke for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator