Public Works Expo 2018

MD27 - Jennings Randolph Fellow Presentation: Tale of Two Smart Streetcar Cities

Aug 27, 2018 3:00pm ‐ Aug 27, 2018 3:50pm


The American Public Works Association (APWA), in association with the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College (EI), is pleased to introduce the 2018 Jennings Randolph International Fellow, Jason Waldron, who participated in this unique international study and professional exchange opportunity to promote collaboration and the sharing of public works best practices.

Public works departments across the nation are developing strategies to manage the increased transportation demands placed upon the public right-of-way and to use data to better city services and improve the citizen experience. Two cities that have similar experiences dealing with these issues are Kansas City, Missouri and Sydney, South Wales. Learn how both cities have implemented modern streetcar systems within the public right-of-way and developed smart city policies. Hear how their shared experiences helped identify best practices and lessons learned on emerging and re-emerging technologies that are influencing public works policy.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to: 

  • Identify key characteristics and policies that make a good streetcar corridor.
  • Define and describe what it is to be a “smart city.”
  • Identify funding and organizational strategies for smart city and streetcar systems.


  • Jason Waldron, PE, ENV SP, Associate Director of Multimodal Transportation, City of Kansas City, MO

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