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Transportation Seminar Series
Regionalizing Public Transportation

Feb 4, 2010 (1:00 - 2:00 p.m., IACC 422)

In this seminar, considerations for regionalizing public transportation are presented. Regional public transportation is framed as a complex system. Models of regionalization and an evaluation framework for identifying preferred regionalization alternatives are presented. Also described is the role of the economic characteristics of transit agencies on regionalization alternatives.

David Ripplinger, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute – NDSU

David Ripplinger is an associate research fellow at the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center (SURTC), a program of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, located at North Dakota State University. Mr. Ripplinger's research in transit has focused on a number of areas including transportation economics, ITS, coordination, and university community transportation. Mr. Ripplinger is a member of the Paratransit Committee and chair of the Paratransit Research Subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Mr. Ripplinger received his master's degree from Iowa State and is currently in the Transportation & Logistics Ph.D. program at North Dakota State University.

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