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WTS-Boston February Luncheon: Get It Rolling: Strategies to Implement Bus Priority

Get It Rolling: Strategies to Implement Bus Priority

Please join WTS-Boston Wednesday, February 16th for a panel discussion with the team behind the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's (MAPC) Get It Rolling report. Released in 2021, this report profiles the unique and innovative strategies used to accomplish six early projects in the region. Join staff from MAPC, the City of Boston, the Town of Arlington, and the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) to discuss how these strategies - and potential new ones - are being used to accomplish current and future bus priority projects.

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
11:45am - 1:00pm
Virtual via Zoom

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Moderator:

Adi Nochur, Senior Transportation Planner, MAPC - Adi Nochur is a Senior Transportation Planner at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). His efforts at the agency include working with municipalities, advocacy groups, and transit authorities to pursue improvements to regional bus transit systems. Adi looks forward to building off the success stories profiled in MAPC's Get It Rolling report to support and implement the next generation of bus priority projects in Greater Boston.

Panelists:
  • Jennifer Raitt, Director of Planning and Community Development, Town of Arlington, Massachusetts - Jennifer Raitt serves as Director of Planning and Community Development for the Town of Arlington, Massachusetts. She has 25 years of experience working with local, regional, state, and national housing, community development, and planning organizations. 
  • Julia Wallerce, Boston Program Manager, ITDP - Julia is the Boston Program Manager for the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), an NGO advocating for sustainable, equitable transport solutions across the globe. She leads the BostonBRT Initiative which has championed efforts to bring true bus rapid transit (BRT) to Greater Boston, including implementing numerous bus corridor pilot projects that successfully demonstrated BRT elements and resulted in permanent bus and bus/bike only lanes across the region. 
  • Marah Holland, Transportation Planner, MAPC - Marah is a Transportation Planner II for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for 101 cities and towns in Greater Boston supporting smart growth and collaboration. She is involved with a variety of projects at MAPC that promote sustainable, active transportation and reduce inequities in our current transportation system. Marah is the primary author of MAPC's Get It Rolling Report, a workbook that provides an overview of how to improve bus transit, implement pilot programs, and communicate with community members.
  • Matthew Moran, Transit Team Director, Boston Transportation Department - Matt Moran is the Director of the Transit Team at the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). In this role, Matt oversees the planning, design, and installation of new bus priority measures in the City of Boston. Matt joined BTD in February 2019 and has implemented several bus lane projects during this period. Additionally, Matt helps the city advocate for better rail service in the MBTA network. Matt has 15 years of professional transportation planning experience in the United States and Canada. He previously worked for the Boston Planning and Development Agency, HDR, AECOM, and New York Police Department. 

WTS-Boston will accept registrations until February 15th, 2022. Zoom information will be forwarded a day prior to the event. Please direct questions to Erica Blonde at wtsbostonevents@gmail.com or 954-999-8000.