Growing population in urban areas throughout the world elevates the need for collaboration among local government leaders and city planners to ensure a sustainable public transportation infrastructure that is well-connected, convenient, and affordable to meet regional needs.

Please join Virginia Tech along with urban planning and policy experts to learn about effective European models that could offer innovative solutions to improve regional coordination and public transportation challenges in the D.C. metro area. 

Speakers include:

— Ralph Buehler, Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning in the School of International and Public Affairs at Virginia Tech
— Joe McAndrew, Director of Transportation Policy, Greater Washington Partnership
— Sara Kline, Principal, SK Solutions LLC

When: Thursday, April 4 from 12 noon – 1 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Where: Virginia Tech Research Center
900 North Glebe Road - 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA  22203 

Boxed lunches will be provided.

RSVP by March 29 to Shannon Andrea in the Virginia Tech media relations office at 571-858-3262 or


Ralph Buehler, Virginia Tech
Ralph Buehler is an associate professor of urban affairs and planning in the School of International and Public Affairs at Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region. His research areas focus on understanding individual travel behavior and the sustainability of transport systems in urban areas. More here.

Joe McAndrew
Joe McAndrew is the Greater Washington Partnership’s director of transportation policy where he develops, directs and drives all activity relating to the Partnership’s efforts to achieve a regional 21st century transportation ecosystem. More here.

Sarah Kline, SK Solutions LLC
Sarah Kline is a recognized leader in transportation policy, with a specialty in public transportation and transit-oriented development. SK Solutions LLC specializes in advancing innovative transportation policy and practice. More here.