|AREA ADVISORY COMMITTEES KICK-OFF EVENT|
April 22, 2014
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) hosted the Area Advisory Committee Kick-off event. Henry Kay, Executive Director, Transit Development and Delivery of the MTA opened the meeting asking us to Imagine the Possibilities of what the CCT can become. Following his introductory remarks, five speakers explored various aspects of planning a BRT system. Dan Hardy of the Renaissance Planning Group discussed the Corridor Cities Transitway planning process and Jack Gonsalves of Parsons Brinckerhoff presented What is BRT? describing features and systems from across the United States. After a short break, Greg Slater, Director of Planning and Preliminary Engineering of the Maryland State Highway Administration explained the importance of Complete Streets and how it balances a variety of users on roadways. Stu Sirota of the TND Planning Group demonstrated various Walkable, Livable Communities and offered tools for how communities can change to embrace transit. The final speaker, Otto Condon of ZGF Architects, discussed Station Design & Amenities and presented numerous examples of community transit stations.
Please click the links above to view the presentations given during the Kick-Off event.