We are a New York-based WBE-certified planning firm led by Annie Weinstock and Dr. Walter Hook.
Our exclusive focus on BRT has allowed us to develop deep expertise in this multifaceted, complex subject. We bring our expertise from projects in Johannesburg, Reykjavik, Chicago, Guangzhou, Ahmedabad, Cape Town, Chicago, Dar es Salaam, and many other cities. BRTPlan has the expertise to design and implement BRT systems that reach speeds and capacities equivalent to metro and subway systems. In complement to our expertise in BRT, we also understand deeply bus networks and we are often brought in to redesign them, especially oriented around BRT corridors. Additionally, because we understand precisely the kinds of benefits that each BRT element brings, we often design site-specific bus priority improvements to make the regular bus work better.
Our team brings innovative ideas that from BRT projects around the world, along with the technical tools with which to test them. Our focus on buses and BRT enables us to streamline our planning methods so the result is the best possible Bus or BRT network.
We are a certified WBE with the City of New York, the State of North Carolina, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the City of Columbus, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and the City of Seattle.
Annie has 19 years' experience in transit planning. Annie has project managed BRT projects on four continents. She is known for her ability to translate complex technical concepts into clear and simple terms for any audience to understand. She is passionate about BRT and building a more sustainable world. She is frequently seen cycling her kids around the streets of Brooklyn.
Walter is a transportation and development leader and advocate. As the CEO of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) for 21 years, Walter oversaw the design and implementation of BRTs in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Ahmedabad, Guangzhou, and helped launch Mexico City BRT's Corridor 4, which revitalized Mexico City's historic city center.
Larson is a transit operations specialist with experience across bus, rail, and aviation, in data visualization, service planning and analysis, and program evaluation. Larson is also the executive director of a nonprofit supporting children and families in Senegal.