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CreditsThis course grants 1.0 CEUs and 10 AICP CMs (AICP CMs pending approval), and 10 PTP PDHs
DescriptionBus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail transit services. BRT offers the opportunity to expand urban and regional transit networks for less cost and in less time than rail transit alternatives. Additionally, BRT can serve as a medium-term alternative to rail transit until demand for the more expensive but higher capacity mode is proven. There are many versions of BRT deployment, but best practices include: install bus rapid transit on dedicated bus lanes with traffic signal preemption capabilities at intersections, distinctive vehicles, enhanced bus stop amenities, wider stop spacing than convention urban bus transit, platform-level boarding, and unique branding. BRT corridors need to be evaluated carefully with attention to population and employment density and growth forecasts, right of way availability, ridership and cost compared to transit modal alternatives, and ease or difficulty in implementation. Successful BRT lines and networks build transit mode share by offering a time-competitive alternative to the private motor vehicle.
- Definition, attributes, and history of BRT
- BRT benefits and costs
- Varieties of BRT deployment
- BRT vehicles
- BRT stop amenities
- Marketing BRT
- BRT corridor and system planning
- Optimal BRT
What You Will LearnStudents will acquire BRT planning and design capability. They will learn how to design a BRT line and network, select BRT vehicles and stop amenities, BRT branding and marketing, and integrating BRT with other transit modes. Students will also increase their understanding of the interdisciplinary collaboration essential in creating a successful BRT line or system.
Who Should AttendThe course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will all find the course useful. The course is appropriate for both the urban and the suburban perspectives.
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|Course Fee (Basic)||Standard individual||$ 290.00|
James LightbodySenior Project Manager, Lightbody Consulting
Mr. Lightbody is a Senior Project Manager with extensive experience working in transportation and community development. He is currently managing transportation projects for the City of Mountain View and recently served as Interim Chief Transportation Official with the City of Palo Alto. Mr. Lightbody has also managed transit and corridor planning projects for AECOM. He has been lead instructor and course developer for the Bus Rapid Transit training course sponsored by the National Transit Institute. Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Lightbody served for 33 years as a senior manager with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), most recently as Deputy Director for Planning and Development. Mr. Lightbody also represented VTA on the BRT Consortium established by FTA and participated on TCRP panels conducting BRT research.
Ronald KilcoyneSenior Manager, TMD Consulting Services
Mr. Kilcoyne is a transit professional with 39 years of experience. Ron is currently Senior Manager with TMD (Transit Management and Design) Consulting. He previously served as General Manager for Lane Transit District in Eugene OR, Greater Bridgeport Transit in Bridgeport CT and Santa Clarita Transit in CA and Manager of Research and Planning for AC Transit in Oakland CA. Ron oversaw the planning and design of the third phase of Eugene's BRT system and led the first complete restructuring of the AC Transit route network. Ron is currently chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Urban Design Standards Group and co-chair of APTA's Land Use and Economic Development sub -committee. He has advised USGBC regarding credits and prerequisites relating to access for LEED classifications.
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