General Session: The Value of Public Transportation: Modernizing our Storytelling

Recorded On: 10/11/2022

As transit agencies across the country focus on rebuilding ridership and putting IIJA dollars to work, they are also measuring and communicating the value of transit service and investments in new and compelling ways. How are agencies using new metrics and data to optimize transit service and maximize equity, sustainability and accessibility? How are they communicating the value of existing service and future investments, both for those that use transit and those who do not? Join this discussion with top transit leaders on rethinking how transit investment is measured and communicated and how to sustain the case for long-term investments in transit.


  • Dorval Carter Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority


  • Debra Johnson, General Manager and CEO, Regional Transportation District  
  • John M. Lewis, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Area Transit System
  • Caitlin Vargas, President, Board of Directors, Lane Transit District
  • Richard A. Davey Jr., President, New York City Transit
  • Randy Clarke, General Manager and CEO, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Sponsor Remarks:

  • Jannet Walker-Ford, Senior Vice President & National Transit & Rail Business Line Leader, WSP USA


The Value of Public Transportation: Modernizing our Storytelling
Recorded 10/11/2022
Recorded 10/11/2022