Minding the Gap? Designing Transit Services to Fill Gaps and Enhance Access



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

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Learn analytical methods for alleviating first mile/last mile access gaps using GIS and complementary software and how to use interactive isochrones to facilitate a conversation to design better transit systems. 

  • Solving the First Mile/Last Mile Knowledge Gap with GIS & Remix
    Jacob Labutka, MCRP, Transit Planner, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL   
  • Interactive Isochrone Mapping and Conversations about Transit System Design
    Scudder Wagg, AICP, Senior Associate, Jarrett Walker & Associates, Richmond, VA
  • Picture This Engaging Bus Riders Using Photo Mapping
    Edward Miller, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
  • Preparing Transit for Sea Level Rise and Extreme Weather in Portland, Maine
    Joel Anders, AICP, Transportation Planner, WSP, Boston, MA


Joel Anders, AICP

I'm a Civil Engineer by training but a Planner at heart who's interested in day-to-day operational improvements, pie-in-the-sky long-range planning, and complementary solutions for transit service that also improve conditions for active transportation users. Outside of transportation-related interests, I'm a father of a three year old girl ... Read More

Scudder Wagg, AICP

Scudder Wagg is a consultant in public transit and multimodal transportation planning. His focus is on transit network redesign, facilitating conversations about multimodal planning issues, and applying innovative mapping tools to enrich conversations about planning issues. He has a passion for using innovative mapping tools, like interactive isochrone web maps ... Read More

Edward Miller

I partner with municipal and regional planners, public health professionals, and engaged citizens to foster student engagement and active learning using real projects in the local community. I currently serve as the Principal Investigator in a collaborative Photomapping project in which non-academic researchers engage with transit riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists ... Read More

Jacob Labutka, MCRP

Urban and Regional Planning graduate student with experience in preparing publications using InDesign and maps using ArcGIS. Demonstrated ability to meet designated goals within strict time frames. Skills and abilities include research and analysis, presentations to diverse groups, well-developed organizational abilities, and facilitating meetings and social gatherings. Read More

Contact Info

Wendy Nelson, wnelson@urisa.org