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Daniel Freeman

Title: Senior Manager of Bus Priority Programs, TransLink
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Daniel Freeman

Mr. DANIEL FREEMAN (M.Sc, MCIP RPP) is the Senior Manager of Bus Priority Programs at TransLink. He oversees Metro Vancouver’s new RapidBus arterial BRT program, as well as efforts to improve the speed & reliability of bus service across the region. As part of that work he is leading a team responsible for TransLink’s ambitious efforts to expand regional bus priority, including delivering a dozen RapidBus lines within a decade, the first five of which will launch in January 2020. His team of planners, data scientists, and engineers are working with staff & elected officials from seventeen local governments and the provincial ministry of transportation to plan, design and deliver significant transit priority and enhanced passenger amenities on their roadways. In addition his team oversees a program to deliver smaller scale and tactical bus priority projects on city streets by providing funding, performance data, and capacity building to local government staff from across the TransLink service region. Prior to this role, he was most recently responsible for leading TransLink’s transit service planning group where he oversaw the largest bus network restructuring and service expansion in recent Metro Vancouver history. He holds an MSc (Planning) from the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning, and a BASc. (Hons) from McMaster University. He is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Daniel lives multi-modally in East Vancouver with his family, where he enjoys getting around using transit, cargo-bikes, and other things with wheels.