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Performance Measurements People can Actually Understand
How can we measure and make the case for streetcar, light rail and bus rapid transit in an understandable way? How can we use the results to inform the elected officials who are held accountable for transportation decisions? The New Starts Criteria, often used to evaluate projects, can be complicated and confusing to the public. Learn techniques to describe project benefits in line with the values of citizens and elected officials. Hear how California is replacing traditional level-of-service analysis with metrics aligned with environmental goals. Will it lead to more sustainable transportation options and healthier communities, instead of roadway solutions? Come along and find out!
Moderator: Zakhary Mallett, Director, District 7, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Kevin Bacon, Urban Designer, Perkins+Will, Atlanta, Georgia
Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director, Sustainable Communities, Energy & Transportation Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, California
Hal R. Johnson, AICP, Manager of Project Development, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Chris Quinn, Project Manager, Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colorado