Connecting Independence Avenue

APA Missouri Chapter


Friday, October 26, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT

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The presentation will give an overview of the MAX BRT planning and feasibility on Independence Avenue. Some of the key points / takeaways from the session will include; 1.) The importance of coordination with established and developing planning efforts that impact transit planning, 2.) Advantages of planning for multi-modal connectivity including bicycle infrastructure in the earliest stages of planning, 3.) Focusing economic development opportunities with BRT planning and creating strategies to help catalyze development around key BRT stations, and 4.) Importance of inclusive public involvement in a highly culturally diverse and historic study area.


Shawn Strate

Shawn Strate is an accomplished public transit planner with over ten years of experience in the Kansas City metro region. Mr. Strate has developed transit planning efforts for many of the most critical corridors in the Kansas City metro region including plans for the development of bus rapid transit implementation ... Read More

Jared Gulbranson

Jared Gulbranson is a lead planner and project manager in WSP Kansas City area office. As a lead planner, Mr. Gulbranson provides planning expertise and innovative solutions to public transit and other transportation challenges. His transit planning background includes transit operations and capital facilities planning, short and long-range transit planning ... Read More

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