When: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Where: Tobacco Road Sports Cafe (505 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603)
Parking: Please park in the Powerhouse Square Parking deck, located right behind Tobacco Road. Bring in your parking receipt in order to be reimbursed.
Government Employee/Student: $20
Lunch Program (1 PDH):Wake Transit BRT
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality bus-based transit system that delivers fast, reliable, and comfortable service. It’s faster than a normal bus, because BRT often operates in its own lane, has transit signal priority (TSP), and makes fewer stops. Fares are collected at stations with level boarding and premium amenities, including off-board fare collection to eliminate delays caused by paying on the bus. BRT systems are a cost-effective alternative to Light Rail and many large and medium cities across the United States are operating or planning for BRT. This session will identify the characteristics and benefits of BRT, and preview the Wake Transit BRT program.
Mila Vega (City of Raleigh)
Mila Vega is a transportation planning professional with over 10 years of experience working in the public sector. Mila joined the City of Raleigh in December of 2017. Since becoming a part of the Transit team, Mila worked on major planning studies and transit development projects including planning work for the Wake Transit Plan Bus Rapid Transit. Prior to joining the City of Raleigh, Mila worked as Transit Development Manager for the Town of Chapel Hill concentrating on advancing the North-South Bus Rapid Transit project through the federal project development process. Her additional professional experience includes transportation and land use planning with Orange County, NC and planning and grants management with the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) in Albany, NY. Mila earned her Master of Regional Planning from the State University of New York at Albany, where she also completed a Bachelor of Urban Studies and Planning.
Greg Saur, PE (WSP
Mr. Saur has 16 years of experience working on all aspects of transportation planning and traffic engineering. His passion is public transportation, which has allowed him to work on projects for agencies of all size, type, mode, and operational characteristics. He approaches every project with the same mission - to provide great mobility options for all transportation users that increase quality of life. He has worked on BRT projects in Chicago, Seattle, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Nashville. Mr. Saur is currently the project manager for the Wake Transit BRT program New Bern corridor concept design and NEPA clearance. He has a BS and MS from North Carolina State University and is a North Carolina professional engineer.
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