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Riders + Revenue = Rubbish: Managing Concessions and Making Money
Riders are coming to our stations, anyway. Can we make some money off them? Capturing the value of a transit investment can take many forms. Is providing concessions and services a good way to generate a meaningful income? Or just another way to provide amenities for transit riders? Vending machines or specialty retail? Hear from our panel about what it takes to develop a successful program -- from impediments, to thresholds needed to support certain uses, to who picks up the fast food garbage on the train. Advice, lessons and time for discussion.
Moderator: Theresa O'Donnell, AICP, Acting Assistant City Manager, City of Dallas, Texas
Jason Ward, Manager, Joint Development, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority, Atlanta, Georgia
Zahoor Kareem, President, Blinq, a Transmart Company, San Francisco, California
Lorna Moritz, President, TR Advisors LLC, Boston, Massachusetts