Reconsidering Bus Network Design During COVID-19
Transit Leaders Todd Hemingson and Shawn Dikes Discuss How New Routes Can Address Communities' Mobility Needs
Several cities have successfully redesigned their bus networks in recent years, and two of HDR’s senior transit leaders think other cities should follow suit — especially as agencies prepare for a post-pandemic recovery.
Senior Transit Consultant Todd Hemingson and Senior Transit Project Manager Shawn Dikes shared their views and how agencies can start taking the first steps to creating bus routes that meet communities’ mobility needs in the Oct. 19 issue of Passenger Transport.
“Pursuing a more useful and efficient bus network can better address rider needs, and that can have a host of benefits for the community,” they said. “When transit is done well, it’s a community building block. Transit service increases quality of life, supports economic development, lowers transportation costs and increases equity, and improves public health and the environment.”