The 2019 Sustainability & Multimodal Planning Workshop is scheduled for July 28-31, 2019, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210.
About this Workshop
This workshop is the premier forum for advancing cutting-edge practices in sustainability, multimodal planning, and scheduling in public transportation with a focus on increasing efficiencies, resiliency, and integration. Professionals established in the industry and newcomers to the field can learn about livable
and sustainable development, facilities planning, clean bus technologies, and route design and service planning for enhanced mobility. The workshop provides opportunities to interact with thought-provoking speakers, engage in peer-to-peer learning and roundtable discussions, and participate in technical tours.
Who should attend: general managers and staff likely to implement sustainability in public transit agencies, planners and schedulers, suppliers, consultants, and others supportive of public transportation’s role in sustainability and mobility
Our Host: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Our host will be the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (“MBTA”), one of the largest and oldest transit systems in the U.S. The MBTA provides service via a diversity of modes – light rail, heavy rail, commuter rail, bus, BRT, trackless trolley, paratransit, and ferry service – and has earned Gold level recognition from the APTA Sustainability Commitment.
While Boston has one of the nation’s highest percentage of commuters utilizing transit and active modes, the transportation system faces challenges. With much of its system dating back to the 19th century, the MBTA is pursuing a modernization plan that will bring its system assets to a state of good repair. The MBTA is currently going through its largest transformation in its history, with the replacement of many parts of its subway fleet, the transition to electric vehicles, a complete re-imagining of its bus network, as well as preparing to launch its new and upgraded automatic fare collection system and the implementation of new customer facing technologies.
The 2019 APTA Sustainability and Multimodal Workshop will be an excellent opportunity to see some of these issues first hand as well as to hear how other agencies around the country are addressing these challenges.