Public Transit During the Pandemic and Beyond

Friday, August 28, 12-1pm

Join us for a virtual discussion of:

  • What BRT (bus rapid transit) is, and Chapel Hill’s BRT plans
  • How BRT has worked in other cities, with a case study on Indianapolis
  • How COVID-19 has changed how both systems have operated

Click here to register for this virtual event, accessible over Zoom. Learn more about our speakers.

Jerome Horne

Jerome A. Horne is the Ridership Experience Specialist at the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo). Currently, he is working on revamping IndyGo’s wayfinding program, focusing on better ways to get information to riders and figuring out innovative solutions to integrate technology into the transit system. Prior to this, he was the Special Projects Coordinator focusing on outreach and research for the agency’s capital projects and updating the agency’s service standards for fixed route buses. He joined IndyGo in 2016 as the Community Engagement Coordinator where he successfully started the Transit Ambassador Program which is a group of trained volunteers who assist with outreach and communication efforts dealing with IndyGo service improvements and changes.

Jerome is the founder and current Board Chair for the Young Professionals in Transportation Indianapolis chapter, Deputy Director of Communications for Young Professionals in Transportation International, and a 2018-2020 Transit Cooperative Research Program Ambassador. Additionally, Jerome is a member of the American Public Transportation Association Emerging Leader Program Class of 2022 and featured in Mass Transit Magazine’s 40 Under 40 2020 list.

In his free time Jerome enjoys, working out, biking, dancing, riding transit for fun, checking out local coffee shops, reading, moderating the popular Facebook group New Urbanist Memes for Transit Oriented Teens and listening to podcasts.

Jeffrey Sullivan

Jeffrey Sullivan is the Community Outreach Manager at Chapel Hill Transit, in Chapel Hill, NC. Jeffrey oversees external relations with residents of the Town of Chapel Hill, the Town of Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, managing communications, customer service, community outreach and public input. He sees his role as “ensuring the community’s voice reaches the right ears within the agency and the agency’s voice reaches the right people in the community.

Prior to his work at Chapel Hill Transit, Jeffrey worked for GoTriangle in the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina as a Community Engagement Specialist working on the region’s first fixed-guideway plans and later as a Marketing Specialist local transit services.

Sullivan has planned and supported over 500 meetings between local residents and agency staff to assist the development of various transportation plans. He has developed innovative ways of engaging community members, including transforming transit buses into historic tours, where, residents and visitors could ride the bus and listen to onboard announcements, informing riders about the history of Durham, NC.

In his spare-time, Sullivan mentors middle and high school students at his church; fosters community and connection between young adults at his church by leading the events planning team; serves on several community boards and committees, reads, hikes and is an avid TV and movie watcher.