Seattle’s Multimodal Successes

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


Thursday, April 25, 2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. PDT

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Seattle-leads the country in transit ridership growth with only 25% of downtown commuters driving alone. Seattle created a virtuous cycle by investing in frequent and reliable RapidRide service, providing buses priority on streets, creating partnerships with companies to encourage active transportation, and integrating improvements in transit service with pedestrian and bicycle access.

Panelists from Seattle will tell us about how they achieved this remarkable success and their strategies for sustaining ridership growth. How King County Metro is making its bus service better, how CommuteSeattle encourages active transportation in partnership with employers, and how planners for the RapidRide H Line are integrating transit into the community by improving active transportation access to transit.


Jonathan Hopkins

Confirmed Speaker

Jonathan Hopkins is Lime’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Northwest, leading Lime’s government affairs work in the Northwest United States, covering the states of Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada. In his role, he works closely with cities and transit agencies to bring new mobility ... Read More

Geoff Gibson, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Geoff Gibson is a transportation planner who focuses on active transportation, access to transit, and new mobility. Geoff is very passionate about serving communities equitably, and giving communities the resources to not need a personal vehicle in their daily life. He currently works for WSP USA in Portland, OR where ... Read More

Daniel Turner, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Daniel Turner, AICP is a Lead Planner with WSP USA in Seattle, WA experienced in multi-modal transportation planning, transit route development, policy analysis, Complete Streets, and stakeholder involvement. Daniel is driven by his desire to foster more livable and equitable communities through the implementation of people-focused transportation improvements and coordinated ... Read More

Bill Bryant

Confirmed Speaker

Bill Bryant is Managing Director of Service Development with King County Metro Transit. Since 1998 he has worked at King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation implementing and managing projects and programs to improve transit service, speed, and reliability. Bill’s current responsibilities include oversight of Metro's ... Read More

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