There’s an Index for that: Developing Effective Transit Using Geoanalytical Insights



Friday, September 8, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. EDT

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There are a number of factors at play in designing the most effective and efficient transit projects and networks.  This session discusses indexes and measures of transit directness, competitiveness, and market area development.  It explores how these analytical techniques can help transit agencies better plan future network changes for the communities they serve.

  • Making the Case for Transit: The Transit Competitiveness Index
    William Walter, GISP, Director/Geospatial Consulting, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Austin, TX
  • Using GIS Analysis to Develop Transit Market Areas
    Kyle Burrows, Transit Planner, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
  • Evaluation and Application of Transit Network Directness Using Geographic Information Systems
    Young-Jae Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies (TUIS), Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD


Kyle Burrows

Kyle has been a Transit Planner with Metro Transit since 2013. In addition to his regular route planning portfolio, his focus is on regional transit policy, long range network planning, and applying new planning and analysis tools to policy and decision-making. Read More

William Walter, GISP

With more than 20 years providing GIS consulting services, I like to help clients make the most of their investments in spatial technology by making the information actionable. The most successful mapping system is not truly leveraged until it is Integrated with other business systems. Only then can you fully ... Read More

Young-Jae Lee, Ph.D

Dr. Young-Jae Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BS and MS at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea, and another MS and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he ... Read More

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