Safe Transit? Accident Hot Spots, Youth, and Safe Stops



Thursday, September 7, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

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Learn about MTA’s mapping of accident hot spots, the relationship between transit and youths in Worcester, and how to measure the correlation between bus stop location and pedestrian safety.

  • Mapping Transit Accident Hot Spots using MTA Accident Mapping System
    Leo Fothergill, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD
  • The Impact of Public Transportation on Youth in Worcester
    Madilyn Jacobsen, Clark University, Claremont, CA
  • Using GIS to Measure the Impact of Bus Stop Location on Pedestrian Safety
    Brian Pessaro, Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL


Madilyn Jacobsen

Recent graduate of Clark University ('17), continuing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall for Masters of City and Regional Planning ('19). Areas of interest: youth mobility, effective public participation, applications of GIS for understanding social anxieties of transit. Read More

Leo Fothergill, GISP

Mr. Leo Fothergill has over 15 years of experience in supporting safety, environmental, and transportation projects using geographic information systems (GIS) and database technology. He is experienced in providing applications, maps, spatial analysis, databases, data services and reports for both transit and highway related projects. He has worked in a ... Read More

Brian Pessaro

Brian Pessaro has been a senior research associate at the Center for Urban Transportation Research since 2009. His areas of research include bus rapid transit, vehicle assist and automation technology in transit, and transit performance monitoring. He is currently working on a research study for the Florida Department of Transportation ... Read More

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