DTA to Host BRT Information Presentation on 1/9/19
Published: Expires: 1/10/2019
DULUTH, MINNESOTA (December 21, 2018) – The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) will host an informational presentation on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Economic Development on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Duluth Public Library in the Green Room.
This event will feature guest speaker, Dave Lee, who has more than 45 years of experience in public transit. Lee recently retired after 22 years as General Manager of CTtransit which operates fixed-route and BRT services in Connecticut. He is a Vice President of First Transit.
A hallmark of Lee’s career at CTtransit was the opening of CTfastrak, a $570 million bus rapid transit project with 9.4 miles of exclusive bus-only guideway serving 10 stations between downtown Hartford and New Britain, CT. The service, which began in March 2015, recently carried its 10-millionth passenger.
BRT combines aspects of both bus and light-rail to create a conveniently quick mode of transportation. BRT features vehicles that have a higher capacity with more passenger amenities. BRT can help direct sustainable development and build vibrant, desirable neighborhoods. It can also be a powerful catalyst for new economic development.
This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided.