Tuesday, February 20, 2018
About the Webinar
Ideally, BRT systems are designed around a service plan that gets the most people to where they want to go in the fastest means possible. BRT infrastructure is then designed to increase the speed and comfort and convenience of this service plan. In the former BRT Planning Guide, there was limited guidance on how to establish the original service plan. This webinar will review the new Service Planning chapter, based heavily on the work of leading BRT engineer Pedro Szasz, begin to open this black box, and start a dialog on service optimization strategies more generally.
About the Presenter
Walter Hook | Vice-President and Principal of the firm BRT Planning International, LLC
Dr. Walter Hook, Vice-President and Principal of the firm BRT Planning International, LLC, has 26 years experience in transit planning. Until 2014, Dr. Walter Hook was the CEO of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), which he led for 21 years. Dr. Hook holds a PhD from the School of Urban Planning at Columbia University, where he also served as an Adjunct Professor until 1999. While at ITDP, he helped initiate, design, and successfully implement several successful BRT systems, including the Guangzhou BRT, the Ahmedabad BRT, the TransJakarta BRT, Rea Vaya BRT in Johannesburg, MyCiTi BRT in Cape Town, and the pending DART BRT system in Dar es Salaam. He developed The BRT Standard with Annie Weinstock, and is the co-editor of the BRT Planning Guide. More recently, Hook has contracted with the Asian Development Bank to provide capacity building for a sustainable urban transport initiative in Vientiane, Laos and PPP support to the development of a BRT project in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. With over two decades of research experience, focused on practical outcomes, Dr. Hook applies his deep knowledge of BRT infrastructure and service planning to further the field of knowledge related to bus service reliability.
BRT Planning Guide Webinar Series
- March 14, 2018 | BRT Planning 301: Communications Strategy with Carlos Felipe Pardo
*Future topics include ITS, service planning, and infrastructure design. Stay tuned for updates and more info.
- January 31, 2018 | BRT Planning 101 with Aimee Gauthier