How Does Data Inform Planners?

American Public Transportation Association


Tuesday, August 8, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

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Most transit planners are awash in data. APC information, on-time performance information, farebox reports on numbers and type of fare instruments being used, long-range planning projections, bus performance reliability, and the giant NTD database. How does a single planner or a transit planning group decide which data is the most relevant, and which is the best way to use it as a tool in the service planning process? How has this issue evolved during the past decade, and where is it going in the next decade? Does data play a more important role in “big picture” thinking and analysis, or is it better to be used for “fine tuning” service?


Jim Archer

Director, Service Planning, Scheduling, and Evaluation, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX Read More

Stephanie McVey

Regional Planning & Environmental Manager, WSP USA, Tempe, AZ Read More

Christopher S. Chesnut

Senior Manager of Integrated Service Planning, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT Read More

Darrell J. Smith

Director, Service Planning & Costing, AMTRAK, Washington, DC Read More

Glen L. Waters

Senior Planner / Project Manager, Connetics Transportation Group, Inc., Roswell, GA Read More

Joel Huting

Manager, Analytics & Research, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN Read More

Lacy Bell

Manager of Corridor Planning, Operations, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO Read More

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