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Best Practices from the Transit Community

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This session will provide best practices in the rapidly evolving space of transit, from technology to practices. It will feature methods and research on automated bus rapid transit, high-capacity transit corridors, comprehensive evaluation of public transit benefits and best practices in handling transit projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the latest developments are in Automated Bus Rapid Transit.
  • Obtain tools to better evaluate the benefits for public transit.
  • Evaluate How Public Transit Infrastructure projects changed during COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderator: Arjan Van Andel, Public Transportation Partnerships, Uber

Presentation Titles & Speakers:
  • “Bringing Automated Driving to Public Transit”, Jerome Lutin, PH.D, P.E., AICP, F.ITE, Senior Director of Statewide and Regional Planning (retired), New Jersey Transit, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey and Richard Mudge, Ph.D, President, Compass Transportation and Technologies, Potomac, Maryland
  • “From Mobility to Accessibility based Planning: Implications for Public Transit”, Todd Litman, Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria, BC
  • “Meeting the COVID-19 Public Transport Challenge in Innovative Ways: Examples from Southeast Asia and East Asia", Ronald Boenau, P.E., International Transport Research Advisor, Greensboro, North Carolina and Md Mokaddesul Hoque, Ph.D, E T Consultant, The World Bank, Transport, South Asia Region (ISAT1), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Contributors

  • Moderator: Arjan Van Andel, Public Transportation Partnerships, Uber

  • Jerome Lutin, PH.D, P.E., AICP, F.ITE, Senior Director of Statewide and Regional Planning (retired)

    Dr. Jerome M. Lutin, PE, AICP, F.ITE, currently serves as Principal Investigator for the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool on the FTA/Pierce Transit Automated Collision Avoidance and Mitigation Safety Research and Demonstration Project and as transit industry consultant to Robotic Research LLC. He also serves as Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) panel on Effects of Automation on the Transit Workforce.
    Jerry’s career includes 50+ years of professional experience in transportation planning and engineering. He retired from positions as Distinguished Research Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology and as Senior Director of Statewide and Regional Planning at New Jersey Transit, where he planned new light rail lines and the Newark International Airport rail station. Jerry earned Master’s and PhD degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University where he was appointed Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Planning. A Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Jerry is a licensed professional engineer, a certified planner, and a US Air Force veteran.

  • Richard Mudge, Ph.D, President, Compass Transportation and Technologies, Potomac, Maryland

    Dr. Richard Mudge is President and founder of Compass Transportation and Technology Inc. This firm specializes in the economics, finance, and policy of transportation, with an emphasis on autonomous vehicles and shared mobility. Dr, Mudge holds a Ph.D. in Regional Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Columbia College.
    Dr. Mudge is a nationally recognized expert in the economics and finance of all modes of transportation. He has held a series of management positions as a transportation consultant. These include co-founder, President, and Chairman of the Board for Apogee Research. He also directed the transportation policy group for the Congressional Budget Office and worked in applied research at the RAND Corporation.
    Dr. Mudge currently serves on TRB’s Congestion Pricing Committee, is part of the organizing panel for the ITS World Congress meetings in Montreal, Los Angeles, sites in Europe and Asia. He organizes one of the workshops for TRB’s annual Symposium on Automated Vehicles. He is a frequent speaker at conferences (TRB, AASHTO, ITS America, etc.) and has served as an expert witness in federal court and before Congressional Committees.

  • Todd Litman, Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria, BC

    Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis.

  • Ronald Boenau, P.E., International Transport Research Advisor, Greensboro, North Carolina

    Mr. Ronald Boénau P.E. is a recognized national and international transportation research advisor and conference speaker with over 40 years experience in multimodal integrated transportation research, development, evaluations, standards and deployment of emerging advanced transportation technologies and innovative user services. This experience includes new mobility options and data analytics with a primary focus on public transportation. He was the ITS Transit Division Chief with FTA and the International Research Program Manager and also served in the research offices of FHWA and the Florida DOT conducting research on advanced highway technologies and related standards.
    Mr. Boénau has an A.A. and A.S. from the State College of Florida, a BCE from the University of Florida an MSCE from the University of Maryland and has completed graduate work at the University of Mississippi ad Northwestern University. He is actively involved in committees with ITE, ASCE, ITS America, SAE, NSPE, TRB and the University of Florida Transportation Institute.

  • Md Mokaddesul Hoque, Ph.D, E T Consultant, The World Bank, Transport, South Asia Region (ISAT1), Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Md Mokaddesul Hoque is an E T Consultant for the World Bank's Transport Group based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Md graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) with a PhD in Civil Engineering in 2019. His dissertation topic was lane management for existing and connected autonomous vehicles. He was the ITE student chapter President at USF during 2018-19 and also was the Student Leadership Summit (SLS ) chair hosted by USF in 2019.

July 28, 2021
Wed 11:00 AM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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