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Session No. 2B

Session Title: The Wheels on the Bus: BRT from Concept to Operations

Session Description: 

Moderator: Jennie McCracken, P.E., PTOE, AECOM

Speaker Bios

Angela Dixon is the Director of Planning at the Managing Director's Office of Transportation, Infrastructure & Sustainability (OTIS) for the City of Philadelphia. She is the manager of the multi-year, federally funded, Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change Program, and was a key team member in the implementation of Direct Bus on Roosevelt Boulevard. She also is responsible for implementing the transportation grant strategy for the City. With over a decade of experience in public outreach for transportation projects as an associate planner with Hurley Franks & Associates in Philadelphia and over two years of marketing and external relations for a global retail company, Angie has experience working with a variety of stakeholders to build consensus around project development and implementation.  

Silvia Scheuermann is a Senior Traffic Engineer with AECOM and alum of the Pennsylvania State University. In the past 3 years she has worked as a reviewer for the Roosevelt Boulevard for Change Program’s VISSIM models in the City of Philadelphia and most recently has been coordinating VISSIM model analysis efforts for the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s BRT Project in the City of Pittsburgh. Other VISSIM analysis projects Scheuermann is working on are within PennDOT District 5-0, including the I-80 Reconstruction Project and the US 22 Widening project, which incorporate roundabout and diverging diamond interchange designs, respectively.

Andy Rebovich is a Senior Traffic Engineer with AECOM in the Pittsburgh office.  He has over 15 years of traffic engineering experience and is a graduate of West Virginia University. His experience includes a wide variety of traffic aspects from analysis to design. Most recently, he has been working on the Pittsburgh BRT project coordinating traffic signals and signing and pavement marking design work.

Bill Crowley has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology and over 20 years of urban design experience. Since his experience in design and construction of the Healthline from 2002 to 2008, he has worked on a variety of transit projects, from light rail design to bus stop accessibility improvements. Crowley has visited BRT in South America and believes BRT will become a common feature of all-American cities this century. Crowley is currently working to bring BRT to several cities across the country. But the majority of his time lately has been working with the Port Authority of Allegheny County to build on their existing BRT. He is an active member of APTA’s BRT Design Committee which is working to update their Recommended Practices in 2020.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Room 108 

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