IGIC Webinar – GIS support for Bus Rapid Transit in the “Red Line” corridor in Indianapolis

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When:  Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:00 PM  – 3:00 PM

Where:  Adobe Connect

Description:  Philip D. Roth, AICP, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. presents on how GIS data and techniques were utilized to identify and analyze alternative roadway alignments, and the role that GIS played in the overall planning process.

Central Indiana’s transportation initiative, Indy Connect, was designed to connect people to places through a network of bus routes, rapid transit lines, roadways, pedestrian paths, and bike facilities. The 10-year plan calls for doubling local bus service, adding express routes and community circulators, and implementing five rapid transit lines. The “Red Line” is one of the five rapid transit lines in the 10-year plan, connecting the City of Carmel to the north with the City of Greenwood to the south, and travels through downtown Indianapolis in between. In 2012 and 2013, an Alternatives Analysis study was conducted that selected a preferred route for the Red Line, using thirty-eight measures of effectiveness as the basis for evaluation.

Bio:  Philip Roth joined Parsons Brinckerhoff after serving for 10 years with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO), including eight years as Assistant Director. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where he lectures on transportation and urban geography. His primary experience is in long-range transportation planning and all its components, including performance management, travel demand forecasting, stakeholder and public outreach and air quality consultation processes and analyses. Philip is currently working on his PhD in Transportation Geography at IU-Bloomington.

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