Transit Governance Models and Options for the Bay Area
Start: Thursday, May 13, 2021•12:00 PM • Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)
End: Thursday, May 13, 2021• 1:15 PM • Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)
Navigating the Bay Area’s fragmented transit system can be a challenging and confusing experience for riders. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In many regions and cities around the world, transit is governed centrally, with a focus on integrated, rider-focused service that makes it easy to get around without a car. As the Bay Area considers new changes to the way our transit system is managed and run, what can we learn from these high-performing systems? And how might the Bay Area create a centralized network manager empowered to integrate fares, schedules, planning, and other key functions among our region’s 27 transit agencies? We’ve invited a distinguished panel of experts to discuss these questions, as well as key findings of Seamless’s April 2021 report Governing Transit Seamlessly. Join us and learn what opportunities lie ahead for the Bay Area as the region explores transit governance reform.
Paul Lewis, Vice President of Policy and Finance, Eno Transportation Center; Co-author, Getting to the Route of It: The Role of Governance in Regional Transit
Michelle DeRobertis, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Lead Researcher, Characteristics of Effective Metropolitan Areawide Public Transit: A Comparison of European, Canadian, and Australian Case Studies
Ian Griffiths, Policy Director, Seamless Bay Area; Author, Governing Transit Seamlessly: Options for a Bay Area Transportation Network Manager
Ratna Amin, Lead Strategy and Policy Advisor, DB Engineering & Consulting; Primary author, Seamless Transit: How to make Bay Area public transit function like one rational, easy-to-use system