140 S. Dearborn
BRT: Moving People, Driving Development
Sept. 11, 2013
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
140 S. Dearborn St.
Registration is $30, or $15 for current MPC donors. Lunch is included; you may request vegetarian, vegan or gluten free when you register.
Chicago is beginning to develop a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network – a transportation solution MPC helped the city adapt for our streets with our 2011 BRT report. A new route planned for five miles of Ashland Avenue will transform the surrounding neighborhoods not only by helping people connect to jobs, schools and other destinations, but also with impressive new BRT stations. The challenge is to ensure this new development benefits the local communities.
Join us as we explore how other cities have invested in new transportation options that improve surrounding neighborhoods while keeping them affordable – and what Chicago can learn from these examples. Panelists include:
Melinda Pollack, Vice President for Transit Oriented Development, Enterprise Community Partners
Walter Hook, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Transportation Policy
Annie Weinstock, Director, U.S. and Africa, Institute for Transportation Policy
Peter Skosey, Executive Vice President, MPC