Public Transportation Resiliency

American Public Transportation Association


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

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With the threat of increased extreme weather events and sea level rise, public transportation infrastructure is becoming more and more vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The industry must adapt and become more resilient to remain viable and effective. Hear from these speakers to learn about different tools that help identify climate-related threats, organizational thinking around the issues, and specific technologies to implement adaptation and resiliency projects.


Deborah Matherly, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Ms. Matherly is a principal transportation planner with Louis Berger. She started her public sector career in transit (Queen City Metro), and transit has always been a major focus. Since joining Louis Berger in 2001, she has established herself as a national expert in various aspects of emergency transportation planning ... Read More

Beth Rodehorst

Confirmed Speaker

Senior Manager, ICF, Portland, OR

Andrew D. Brennan

Confirmed Speaker

Co-Chair, Environmental Subcommittee; Director of Energy & Environment, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA Read More

Derek Stewart

Confirmed Speaker

Director, Safety, Environment & Emergency Management, Coast Mountain Bus Company Ltd., Surrey, BC Read More

Patrick Harrison

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Harrison is a Registered Professional Engineer in multiple states with over 39 years of experience in engineering, design, construction, systems integration testing, start-up, and operations of major facilities for transit, government, and utility clients. Mr. Harrison is currently employed by AECOM as the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Senior Chief Engineer ... Read More

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