Transit Operating Models of the Future

Recorded On: 05/20/2021

Why and how regions and their transit agencies are considering new ways to integrate

As communities and regions devise plans and strategies for building-back-better and building better transit, this is also an opportune time for transit agencies to look at their operating models and consider new approaches to mobility and integration.  Too often, the ability of transit agencies to deliver on key goals such as regional mobility, equity, sustainability, and post-pandemic economic recovery are constrained by legacy organizational designs.  

Federal COVID-19 relief has provided temporary breathing room for operating budgets, and infrastructure legislation could bring opportunities to close service and equity gaps, improve networks, and introduce new technologies including electric buses (and the required skill sets that must accompany these new and exciting opportunities).   

 Hear from the transit agency leaders and regional stakeholders who are at the forefront of these discussions.

  • Why might now be the right time to consider greater integration and future operating models? 
  • What types of new models are possible and how do they impact different stakeholders? 
  • What are the opportunities, and how do the potential benefits align to agency goals and missions? 
  • How can different approaches deliver better outcomes?   
  • What can we learn from the experiences of others who have confronted local questions and issues? 


Mike Parker, Americas Infrastructure Leader, EY, Philadelphia, PA


Panelists Include:

Richard Leary, APTA Executive Committee; CEO, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto, ON

Therese McMillan, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco, CA

Christopher Tomlinson, Executive Director, Atlanta Region Transit-Link Authority, Atlanta, GA

Jennifer DeBruhl, Vice-Chair, APTA State Affairs Committee; Chief of Public Transportation, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Richmond, VA

This APTAU webinar is presented by EY


Transit Operating Models of the Future
05/20/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  75 minutes
05/20/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  75 minutes
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