ULI Memphis: Memphis Innovation Corridor

When

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am CDT
The Memphis Innovation Corridor project – part of the City of Memphis Transit Vision Plan – is an important step in remaking transit in Memphis. The project will include mConnect, the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Memphis. mConnect will improve travel time and reliability for transit riders along the corridor.
The Memphis Innovation Corridor project – part of the City of Memphis Transit Vision Plan – is an important step in remaking transit in Memphis. The project will include mConnect, the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Memphis. mConnect will improve travel time and reliability for transit riders along the corridor. Further, with BRT vehicles arriving every 10 minutes during peak travel times and direct connections to 18 bus routes, mConnect will improve travel times across the entire MATA service area. The project will also include roadway and intersection improvements to make the corridor safer, while features like green infrastructure, LED street lights, and all-electric BRT vehicles will make it more environmentally sustainable.
 
Speaker:
 
Kenny Monroe, P.E., Kimley Horn and Associates
Kenny is a Professional Engineer (PE) with licensure in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky; and a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).  He graduated from Christian Brothers University (CBU) with BSCE in 1993, and obtained an MSCE from the University of Memphis in 2001.  After working with Parsons Transportation Group, he began working with Kimley-Horn and Associates in 2000.  He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).  His area of practice is regional transportation planning, corridor studies, transportation safety, rail crossing improvements, multimodal transportation, and transportation resiliency. He is currently serving as project manager for development of the Memphis Innovation Corridor, which includes mConnect - Memphis’ first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.