American Public Transportation Association
Kimley-Horn is a proud supporter of APTA and its purpose to “lead public transportation in a new mobility era, advocating to connect and build thriving communities.” Kimley-Horn has been actively involved with APTA since 2005. Over the past decade, our team has participated in conferences, workshops, and committees. Kimley-Horn has engaged with APTA’s programs including supporting APTA transit advocacy efforts and has had multiple program participants in both the Leadership APTA and Emerging Leaders Program. We are proud sponsors of conference activities and have employees who are active participants in the alumni association, and numerous APTA standing committees and subcommittees.

Kimley-Horn Leadership APTA Graduates

Participating in this intensive, professional development program prepares our public transportation professionals to become senior and executive leaders in the field. From learning alongside top industry leaders to becoming the next generation of thought-leaders themselves, Kimley-Horn is proud to have graduates who are ready to creatively problem-solve for the future and improve public transportation.

Emerging Leaders Program

In the early years of their career in transportation, participants of this 12-month long program graduate with a greater depth of knowledge and expanded view of the industry, build a strong network of transit professionals, and become the next generation of industry leaders.


2021 APTA Sustainability & Multimodal Planning Workshop

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Multimodal Operations Track Breakout: Battery Electric Bus – Part 2

December 1, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Resiliency for Battery Electric Buses: Transit agencies across the country are beginning to transition to battery electric buses in order to reduce their emissions. This presentation will explore resiliency planning for electric buses and how it differs from other vehicle fuel-types, including diesel, CNG, and hydrogen fuel cell. The presentation will also summarize the reliability of electricity grids across the country and how this may change with more frequent climate change events. Based on the experience of Denver RTD and interviews with other transit agencies, this presentation will review the various resiliency strategies that are being planned and implemented for electric bus fleets. These resiliency solutions include strategic fleet mixes, backup generators, microgrids, and partnerships with utilities, among others. This presentation is intended to be a helpful starting point for agencies to plan for a resilient zero-emission bus fleet.


Kimley-Horn Speakers

Ashley Lickliter, P.E.
Presenter: Pulse Bus Rapid Transit – Mobility Enhancement to Promote Economic Growth and Land Use Changes
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Adrienne Ameel, P.E.
Presenter: 16th Street NW Bus Lanes Project
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Michelle Mecca, P.E.
Presenter: Jacksonville’s First coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Technology Delivery
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Kimley-Horn Speakers

Paul Elman
Presenter: Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project – Managing Risks and Lessons Learning from the FTA Before and After Study
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