Webinar: Case Studies in the FTA "Manual on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit"

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:00am to 12:00pm PST
Speaker(s): 
Nathan McNeil, Portland State University; and Edwin Adilson Rodriguez, Federal Transit Administration
Cost: 
Free
Credit: 
PDH: 1 | AICP: 1

RECAP: WEBINAR VIDEO + SLIDES

Missed the presentation or want a look back at the slides? Check out the video below or view the presentation slides here.

This webinar was co-hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) and the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

This past month the U.S. Federal Transit Administration has released a new manual that suggests improvements for pedestrians’ and bicyclists’ access to transit. Specifically, this manual includes information on evaluating, planning, and implementing improvements to pedestrian and bicycle access to transit. It also explains how to integrate bike sharing with transit and make both options more accessible.

This manual (click here to download this manualwas prepared by TREC - the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Join Nathan McNeil and Edwin Adilson Rodriguez in diving deeper into the three case studies covered in this manual - discussing their innovative approaches in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Gain an understanding of key concepts and needs for ensuring that walking and bicycling to transit is an easy, comfortable and safe option for transit riders. 
  • Develop the knowledge of existing key resources to consult for going into greater depth on specific issues and challenges associated with improving walking and biking to transit. 
  • Learn key lessons from cities around the country working to improve walking and bicycling connections to transit.

SPEAKER
Nathan McNeil, Portland State University
Nathan McNeil is a research associate at the Center for Urban Studies at Portland State University. He conducts research around impacts of new bicycle infrastructure and programs on travel behavior and attitudes towards cycling, shared-use mobility programs including carsharing and bike-share, and the connection between land-use and transportation. Nathan received a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University, and studied history at Columbia University as an undergraduate. Prior to PSU, McNeil worked for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City as a performance auditor where he evaluated capital programs and contractors.

 

Edwin Adilson Rodriguez, Federal Transit Administration
Edwin Adilson Rodriguez is the Acting Director for the Office of Research Management, Innovation and Outreach (TRI-30). TRI-30 is the office responsible to enhance the effectiveness of FTA’s research program by driving research strategic planning; leading the program planning process for the selection of research and training, technical assistance, standards, human resources, training projects; overseeing program implementation and compliance activities to enhance project operational excellence; developing and applying research performance metrics and program evaluation efforts; managing agency research outreach efforts; and leading workforce assistance and training activities for the transit industry.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide this electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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