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5th Thursday: Microtransit

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Save the Date! On Thursday, May 30th, BRPC will host an in-person 5th Thursday networking and learning event centered on the topic of Microtransit. A registration link will be posted soon.

Topic: Micro-Transit


Megan Rhodes, AICP – Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Tate Coleman – Microtransit Program Director, TriTown Connector

Location: Mazzeo’s Ristorante, 1015 South Street, Pittsfield

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm (program begins at 5 pm)

Tickets: $15/person

Purchase Tickets Online

Or, reserve tickets and request an invoice by contacting Kate at (413) 442-1521 x10.

About our presenters:

Megan Rhodes, AICP, is a Livability Program Manager with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments’ (FRCOG) Planning Department. With over 15 years of experience at the FRCOG, Megan’s work has focused on the built and natural environments that effect a community’s quality of life. This includes transportation, comprehensive, and housing planning for Franklin County towns. Before coming to the FRCOG, she worked at the Maryland Department of Planning, where she assisted in the creation of the SmartGrowthStat and BayStat programs aimed at measuring smart growth implementation and Chesapeake Bay restoration progress. As part of Megan’s work as a Livability Planner at the FRCOG, she has assisted the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) with transit planning. This has included conducting research into microtransit programs, implementing ridership surveys, marketing of services, and advocacy at the state level.

Tate Coleman serves as Program Director for the TriTown Connector, a shared-ride on-demand microtransit program he proposed and implemented serving Southern Berkshire County, MA. Tate is also a Masters student and Dwight D. Eisenhower Graduate Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, studying Regional Planning and Civil Engineering. Prior to becoming the Program Director for the TriTown Connector, Tate had worked and volunteered for the Town of Great Barrington, MA, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission in various capacities for about 5 years, including as chair of the Southern Berkshire County Regional Transportation Advisory Committee and a member of Great Barrington’s planning department. Tate is also the Western Region Representative on the APA-MA Board of Directors.


May 30
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Tom Matuszko, Executive Director