Bus Rapid Transit Technical Workshop Schedule

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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Technical Workshop
September 28, 2006
Seattle, Washington
 Session Type   Time   Topic  Possible Speaker
   8-8:30  Continental breakfast  N/A

 Plenary

 8:30 - 8:35  Introduction  Rick Krochalis, FTA, Region 10

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 8:35 - 8:55  BRT in Puget Sound  County Executive Ron Sims, King County

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 8:55 - 9:00  Workshop overview  Venkat Pindiprolu, FTA

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 9:00 - 9:30  Moderator: Dennis Hinebaugh
 (National BRT Institute)
 Overview of BRT elements and applications
  Bill Vincent, Breakthrough Technologies Institute

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 9:30 -10:10  Moderator: Dennis Hinebaugh
 (National BRT Institute)
 Building a BRT System in Phases: the Metro Rapid Story
 Speaker from LA Metro (Invited)

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 10:10 -10:30  Break  

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 10:30 - 11:10  Moderator: Dennis Hinebaugh
 (National BRT Institute)
 Dedicated Busway BRT: the Orange Line Experience
 Gary Spivack, LA Metro (Invited)

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 11:10 - 11:40  Moderator: Dennis Hinebaugh
 (National BRT Institute)
 BRT Identity and Branding
 Ellen Bevington, King County

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 11:40 - 1:00  Lunch
 Luncheon Speaker Introduction
 Bill Vincent,  Breakthrough Technologies Institute

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   Luncheon Speaker:
 Enrique Penalosa
 Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia
 

 Breakout I
 Engineering Aspects
of BRT
 (Moderator: Harold Taniguchi, King County Department of Transportation)

 

 

 

 1:00 - 3:15  Traffic Signal Priority for BRT  Peter J.V. Koonce, Kittelson & Associates,Inc.

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   Engineering Implications of BRT  John Bonsall, P.Eng., McCormick Rankin

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   Traffic Engineering Aspects: The LA Experience  Kang Hu, P.E., Sr. Transportation Engineer, Department of Transportation

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   Engineering Aspects of Rail and BRT Joint Operations

 City of Los Angeles (Invited)

Austin Jenkins, King County Department of Transportation, King County, Washington

 Breakout II Planning Aspects of BRT (Moderator: John Witmer, FTA Region 10)

 1:00 - 3:15  Experiences in Planning and Implementing BRT Systems

 Speaker from MBTA, Boston (Invited)

Speaker from Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (Invited)

Stefano Viggiano, Director of Development Services, Lane Transit District, Eugene, Oregon

June DeVoll, Community Transit, Snohomish County, Washington

   3:15 - 3:30  Break  

 Plenary

 3:30 - 4:00  Federal Funding - Small Starts Program  Ron Fisher, FTA Office of Planning & Environment

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 4:00 - 4:30  Funding Options for BRT  Julia Patterson, PSRC Transportation Policy Board Chair (Invited)

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 4:30  Wrap Up and Closing  Joyce Olson, Community Transit (Invited)