Design and Implementation of Transit Services: Guidelines for smaller communities

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Cost:  Members: $75.00  |  Non-members: $95.00

Participants of this webinar will gain insight in the small community process for planning and implementing public transit services, and examine challenges and techniques in developing effective consultation programs. The webinar will provide an overview of each key element of the design and implementation practices presented in the TAC guidelines including accompanying worksheets.


  • Role of Transit
  • Identifying Service Needs
  • Service Planning
  • Demand and Ridership Estimation
  • Resource Requirements
  • Cost Estimates
  • Governance Models
  • Funding Sources
  • Implementation and Monitoring
  • Questions and Answers

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of public transit in (smaller) communities
  • Assess transit planning basics for fixed route, demand response and alternative service types
  • Determine costs and revenues
  • Examine challenges and techniques in developing effective consultation programs

Target Audience

Community planners, municipal staff, community leaders, transportation planners, traffic engineers, community transportation providers, and community health care planners focusing on small and larger communities.  

Originally presented on November 3, 2016.


Dennis Fletcher, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave

This experienced transit and transportation planner with more than 30 years’ experience specializes in community-based solutions that emphasize innovation, coordination and mobility. Dennis has extensive transit planning, operations and project management experience for fixed-route and specialized transit projects, derived from a range of positions held in the transit and consulting sectors. He has a successful track record in communicating complex ideas and developing consensus around creative solutions with transit agencies, including extensive public and stakeholder engagement. Dennis is an executive member of the Canadian Urban Transit Association’s Board of Directors.

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