Public transportation networks are integral to the operation of modern cities. They are a conduit for efficient mobility and an important social aspect of the contemporary urban environment. For modern public transportation networks to be successful, they need to address connectivity and mobility, accessibility and sustainability, and above all must be effective and efficient.
Join Robb Whyte as he explores transportation systems locally and abroad in an attempt to answer what constitutes a high quality public transportation system.
Whyte is a transit professional and consultant based in Calgary. For ten years he has been a part of Calgary Transit, working on projects in transit operations, management, analysis and planning. With a background in economics and analytical philosophy, he has focused his work and research on establishing metrics to scientifically evaluate public transportation issues in Calgary. Recent accomplishments include overhauling Calgary Transit's service to Calgary International Airport and the design, synthesis and implementation of Calgary Transit’s route 300 - Airport BRT. He is currently pursuing a Master of Planning at The University of Calgary.