Rail Volution

Minneapolis, MN, United States

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(9557 reviews)

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Monday, February 17, 2020, 3:18 p.m. CST

Sasquatch and Successful Planning Processes: Which One is Real?

5

I substituted as presenter for Jason Lawrence who was not able to attend the conference

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 4:07 p.m. CST

Planning to Stay Put: Anti-Displacement Zones and Proactive Policies

4

I found that some of the tools presented especially by the ones implemented in Hawaii, were helpful.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 5:53 p.m. CST

Equitable Community Engagement: New Voices

5

Brilliant young panel. CT provided the challenge for the audience and the panel. Arturo spoke of "taking it to the streets," and Julie spoke and demonstrated the strength of community.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 5:36 p.m. CST

Elevating Cultural Assets in Placemaking

5

Tawika Farm elaborated on topics that Ben Trevino had referenced in his earlier presentation. Jun Li Wang was excellent.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 5:13 p.m. CST

The Surprising Path to Equity in Public Engagement

5

Excellent panel -- all were very engaging. Ben Trevino, in particular. Equity in a variety of situations and urban regions. Good messages -- "know your riders" ... also, "meet them where they are"

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 1:18 p.m. CST

Powering Up! Hit the Ground Running

5

Inspirational session

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 1:12 p.m. CST

Regional Leadership to Solve a Housing Crisis

4

The perspectives from California based panel had some concepts that I can translate to Utah

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 1:07 p.m. CST

The Challenge of Getting It Right: Success, Housing Affordability and Displacement in the Vancouver Context

5

Outstanding mix of speakers at the 2nd Plenary session

Monday, December 30, 2019, 2:21 p.m. CST

An Olympic Win: The Athletes’ Village as TOD

5

Enjoyed seeing the transformation and lessons learned!

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 3:30 p.m. CST

Bend, Don't Break: Making BRT Projects Work

5

Great info about different types of BRT projects, the challenges they encounter, and the way they've dealt with those issues. Good information about how different agencies are approaching BRT and BRT-type investments.

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 3:19 p.m. CST

Move this Bus! Allocating Space and Time to Transit

5

Loved hearing the other presenters talk about the way each organization is working to provided dedicated space for transit. Enjoyed talking about MDOT MTA's bus lanes and learning from the experiences in other cities.

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 3:16 p.m. CST

Placemaking & Gentrification: It's Complicated

4

Interesting discussion about how fluctuating property values and development pressure can change communities and strategies to respond.

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 3:15 p.m. CST

Constrained Yet Complete: Integrating Bikeway and Transit Networks

5

Great discussion of the tough tradeoffs when prioritizing bicycling and transit. Relevant to and helpful for the work that I do on a daily basis.

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 2:11 p.m. CST

Women in Agency Leadership

5

Great session with inspirational leaders!

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 1:34 p.m. CST

How is Your MOD Partnership Going?

5

good overview

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 10:33 p.m. CST

Affordable TOD: Planning for Us All

5

This was a valuable mobile workshop with thoughtfully planned out stops and those with first hand knowledge about the projects there to answer questions

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 10:27 p.m. CST

Portal and Place: Stations for Everyone

5

The group that put this session together was very deliberate in preparation and the interaction with those at my table was a good way to learn about the topic

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 10:23 p.m. CST

Rethinking Transit Assets: Land for People and Public Benefit

5

Relevant learning for both transit planners and generalists

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m. CST

Innovate or Die: General Managers Plot the Course

5

Great session filled with valuable insights and advice!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 9:21 a.m. CST

Wayfinding and Placemaking

5

Very cool to hear from the people responsible for creation of the signage/graphics/messaging. Well done presentation.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:46 p.m. CST

TOD Financing: Value Capture and P3

2

Most presentations were only tangentially about value capture

Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:45 p.m. CST

TOD in Metro Vancouver: Planning for Continued Growth

4

Good introduction to the history and current policy issues affecting the host city.

Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:43 p.m. CST

Powering Up! Hit the Ground Running

4

Enjoyed the keynote and applicability to all parts of my life. (I bought the book)

Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:41 p.m. CST

Vancouver’s Worst Zoning

4

It was interesting to find a low density area so close to the University and the economics that make it feasible.

Friday, October 25, 2019, 2:07 p.m. CDT

Connecting with Transit Riders in Real Time: Transforming Commenters into Mission Advocates

5

Excellent and engaging session!

Friday, October 25, 2019, 2:06 p.m. CDT

The Surprising Path to Equity in Public Engagement

5

Excellent panel and great diversity with the examples presented.

Friday, October 25, 2019, 2:05 p.m. CDT

Communications and Engagement Managers Forum: Bring Your Big Challenges

5

Engaging and well facilitated! I learned a lot and met great people.

Friday, October 25, 2019, 2:03 p.m. CDT

Idea Exchange - Drafting Effective Messages to Communicate to the Public

2

Mainly centered around meme generation. Fun, but not all that applicable or informative.

Friday, October 25, 2019, 1:48 p.m. CDT

Vancouver’s Worst Zoning

5

Enjoyed seeing the neighborhoods of Vancouver.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:48 p.m. CDT

An Olympic Win: The Athletes’ Village as TOD

5

Awesome tour. Amazing perspective to see development happening at this speed.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:47 p.m. CDT

Game of Modes: Bikes and BRT Station Design in Constrained Corridors

5

Fun and engaging

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:46 p.m. CDT

Wayfinding and Placemaking

5

Love wayfinding!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:44 p.m. CDT

Understanding How Women Travel

5

Great to see new topics in the conference!

Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:37 a.m. CDT

Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing

5

Best session on ETOD! Ian Carlton is a expert who adeptly guided the session, conversation, and Q&As with the audience. I will be taking "lessons learned" from Sound Transit and LA Metro back to my hometown.

Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:27 a.m. CDT

Game of Modes: Bikes and BRT Station Design in Constrained Corridors

5

My favorite session! This highly interactive session presented options for a multi-modal BRT light corridor, and then had break out groups designing multi-modal cross sections. Rail-volution should host more of these hands-on learning workshop sessions!

Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:16 a.m. CDT

From Policy to Practice: Land Use Lessons Learned

4

Good session on the application of TOD zoning practices to enable more equitable and affordable housing near transit.

Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:13 a.m. CDT

The Challenge of Getting It Right: Success, Housing Affordability and Displacement in the Vancouver Context

5

Inspiring, passionate session on the impacts of transit on affordable housing options.

Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:09 a.m. CDT

Idea Exchange: Share What You’ve Learned: Joint Development Policies and Recent FTA Changes

5

Great informative session with real world application of P3 TOD from leading edge transit agencies!

Monday, October 7, 2019, 9:44 a.m. CDT

Rethinking Transit Assets: Land for People and Public Benefit

4

Lucy Galbraith of Metro Transit made a stand out presentation filled with key data and tools.

Monday, September 30, 2019, 1:48 p.m. CDT

More Complex than Mortar and Brick: Understanding Heritage in the Changing City

5

Helped me think about historic preservation in a new way. Much has involved since I was in planning school.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 5:04 p.m. CDT

Game of Modes: Bikes and BRT Station Design in Constrained Corridors

5

Best session at the conference. Liked the interactive approach.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 2:56 p.m. CDT

The Challenge of Getting It Right: Success, Housing Affordability and Displacement in the Vancouver Context

5

Good, substantive discussion with differing viewpoints.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 2:50 p.m. CDT

Ride the RapidBus

5

Nice tour. Impressed with how rapidly they are moving forward.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 2:46 p.m. CDT

Powering Up! Hit the Ground Running

5

Good opening for the conference

Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:45 a.m. CDT

Surrey City Center: The Region’s Second Downtown

5

It was obvious that the organizers put a lot of thought into this mobile workshop. Great to see so many relevant aspects of this up-and-coming regional center. Many interesting projects happening here.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:42 a.m. CDT

Get it done! Build it Quickly. Measure the results.

4

Tactical urbanism ideas for bike/ped and transit. Useful strategies for constrained budgets and complicated approval processes.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:40 a.m. CDT

Completing the Street: Rethinking the Right of Way and Prioritizing People

4

I liked the different format for this session, it's nice to mix it up. Lots of interesting projects and good opportunity to share experiences.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:37 a.m. CDT

To BRT or Not to BRT? That is the Question

5

Lots of great information about planning and developing a BRT system and what guides the decisions to choose BRT.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:34 a.m. CDT

Powering Up! Hit the Ground Running

4

This session was a great way to start the conference. Great mix of speakers including local information, Rail~Volution background, and an energizing speaker on engagement to help us start off on the right foot.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:31 a.m. CDT

New Rail~Volutionaries Presents: West End Wander

4

Well thought-out mobile workshop walking tour of a neighborhood with a rich history. The organizers put a lot of thought into the historical elements that were relevant to our professions.

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