We are pleased to announce the first ITE Southern Alberta Section event of 2024! Join us at the Danish Canadian Club for a presentation on Transit Priority from our very own ITE Executive Publicity Coordinator, Bidoura Khondaker.
Transit priority measures are an efficient tool in making transit a fast and reliable choice for transportation needs. These measures reduce bus delays, improve schedule adherence and transit travel time reliability at known problem areas on a network. Transit priority measures not only benefit transit buses but also improve non-transit traffic flow moving in the same direction. Transit priority can be implemented in a variety of ways, ranging from traffic signal control to providing dedicated space on roadways for transit.
In this talk, Bidoura will highlight some of the bus priority measures (bus Queue Jump and Transit Signal Priority, TSP in particular) that have been implemented in Calgary which forms an integral part of Calgary Transit’s plan. She will discuss the key requirements, design aspects and benefits derived from these priority measures in making public transit service more efficient and reliable for users and providing an incentive to take the bus rather than drive.
Bidoura Khondaker is a passionate, enthusiastic and skilled Transportation professional with more than twelve years of blended experience in Academia and Industry. She is currently working as Senior Transportation Engineer in Service Planning, Transit Service Design at Calgary Transit. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Master’s Degree in Transportation engineering from University of British Columbia and PhD from University of Calgary. Bidoura has been actively involved with ITE since 2009, recently joined ITE Southern Alberta as an executive committee member, also currently working as an active volunteer member of the TAC Technology Council. Bidoura is committed to create a gender diverse and inclusive workplace, she is a committee member of Women in Transit (WIT) and leading some key initiatives to enhance Calgary Transit’s commitment to women. As important as being a Transportation professional, advocate of change and volunteer, Bidoura is a mom too. Her time outside of work is spent learning the life lessons that only parenthood can bring.
Date: January 16, 2024
Location: Danish Canadian Club (727 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3)
• $20 Public Agency Members (in Calgary)
• $30 ITE Members (in Calgary)
• $40 Non-ITE Members (in Calgary)
• $15 Student (in Calgary)
• $20 ITE Members (in Lethbridge)
• $25 Non ITE Members (in Lethbridge)
• $15 All Members and Non-Members
Note that this year, in an effort to accommodate more transportation professionals across our province (especially those in Lethbridge), we’re offering additional attendance options. Participants that select the online ticket option will receive a link after registering and be able to watch the luncheon online. Participants that select the in-person option in Lethbridge will be able to join others for networking, lunch and a live stream of the presentation at the Stafford Centre. Please reach out to Adam St. Amant if you have any questions about the Lethbridge event option. All other in-person ticket options are for attendance in Calgary.