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Looks like a BRT. Must be a BRT. Or is it?
Bus rapid transit, or BRT, is a growing mode of choice given its flexibility and lower capital cost compared to rail alternatives. But what does a BRT need to look like to qualify for FTA funding? What are the major considerations for BRT design when it comes to serving your community? How can you tailor your BRT to a specific corridor? Hear up-to-date information on the current FTA definition of BRT and how it impacts potential funding for BRT projects. Then listen to three practitioners who've planned and defined their BRT projects to meet both their funding goals and the needs of their communities.
Moderator: Art Guzzetti, Vice President, Policy, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Rick Kiegel, Project Manager, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, Maryland
Katie Roth, AICP, Senior Planner, Metro Transit, BRT/Small Starts Project Office, Minneapolis, Minnesota
John Myers, PE, Associate Vice President, HNTB Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana
Jeffrey F. Boothe, Chair, New Starts Working; Partner, Holland & Knight, Washington, DC