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Cleveland BRT Workshop
July 21-22, 2008

TRB sponsored the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Workshop: An Introduction to the Euclid Corridor BRT on  July 21-22, 2008, in Cleveland, Ohio .  The workshop focused on the history, design, construction, operations, safety, real estate and economic development, and project oversight associated with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Euclid Corridor BRT system.



Presentations

Monday, July 21

Welcome and Introduction
Frank Spielberg, Chair, TRB Bus Transit Systems Subcommittee
Mayor Edward Kelley, GCRTA Board Vice President
Mayor Frank Jackson, City of Cleveland
Community Perspective
- Joe Marinucci, CEO/President, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
- Dennis Roche, President, Positively Cleveland

Cleveland Euclid Corridor History and Partnerships
History of the Euclid Project: Joe Calabrese, GCRTA, CEO/GM

Cleveland Euclid Corridor Design and Construction
Corridor Design: Mike Schipper, Dep. GM of Eng. and Project Mgmt
Urban Design Elements: Jason Hellendrung, Principal, Sasaki & Ass.
Construction Management: Mac McOmber, Vice President, Washington Group/USR
Vehicle Development: Amy Miller, Dir. of Marketing, New Flyer

Different Approaches
Lane Transit District: Mark Pangborn, General Manager
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority: Danny O'Connor, Planning Manager

Tuesday, July 22

Euclid Corridor Tour

HealthLine Operations: Michael York, Deputy GM of Operations, GCRTA

Lunch
Lane Transit District: Mark Pangborn, General Manager
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority: Danny O'Connor, Planning Manager

Euclid Corridor Real Estate/Economic Development

James DeRosa, Deputy Project Manager of Real Estate, GCRTA

Public Involvement/Public Art
Danielle Willis, ECTP Project Officer, GCRTA

HealthLine Safety Plan
Pam McCombe, Director of Safety, GCRTA
Safety Certfication: Jim Tucci, President, K&J Safety and Security Consulting

Similarities and Differences
Lane Transit District: Mark Pangborn, General Manager
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority: Danny O'Connor, Planning Manager

Euclid Project Oversight
Mike Schipper, GCRTA
Bob Paterson, FTA PMOC, Sr. Project Manager, Parsons