FREE Webinar

How to Advocate for Local Transit in Your Community

Interested in how to generate momentum to improve transit in Ottawa?

Christof Spieler, an American transit advocate who is the author of "Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas", has organized a free webinar involving a panel of transit advocates who will discuss how to advocate for better transit in your local region.

Just click here to register.


Wed, Apr 24, 2019 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT


Here’s the blurb from the website:

Advocating for better transportation in your city can feel like a losing battle. How do you get to a planning meeting? Who do you direct your concerns to? What changes can you even effect? Christof Spieler, author of "Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas", has been in your shoes. Christof, PE, LEED AP, is now the Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars and a Senior Lecturer at Rice University. Earlier in his life, he was doing citizen advocacy to change his local metro system in Houston.

Christof has brought together a panel of local transit advocacy leaders that are doing effective, on the ground work in their neighborhoods. They are using data and best practices to measure their outputs and they're looking to share the secrets of their successes with you.


Panelists include:

- Fred Neal Jr., Commissioner of the Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans and Sr. Planner at Villavaso & Associates, LLC

- Laura Wiens, Director of Pittsburghers for Public Transit

- Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP, is now the Vice President & Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars + Senior Lecturer at Rice University


Conversation moderated by David Bragdon, Executive Director of TransitCenter.

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