Deep Dive Discussion: What If Nobody Goes Downtown? | Rail~Volution 2021 Virtual Conference
In March 2020, office districts across the country emptied. Demand for travel to central business districts remained tepid throughout the year. Transit ridership plunged, with the biggest drops seen on high-capacity, downtown-oriented services and at downtown terminals. Downtown activity remains well below pre-pandemic levels and transit ridership Revitalizationremains at least 50% lower than two years ago. What if workers don’t return to downtown? What are the implications? In this session, you’ll explore:
- How transit agencies could adapt service patterns to better serve workers and those who depend on transit for basic mobility?
- What opportunities arise when peak-period demand is flattened?
- How transit agencies could re-prioritize their future expansion and capital investment strategies?
Steven Brown, Project Manager, and Ross Griffey, Transit Planner, will use their expert insight to moderate and explore the possibilities.
AICP CM: 1 Credit
All Deep-Dive Discussions are sponsored by HNTB.