With more than twenty years of experience, Heather Menninger is familiar with all aspects of implementing transit service improvements with particular emphasis on community-level transit programs for small urban and rural settings. She has published various papers, including two in the Transportation Research Record regarding paratransit demand estimation, and on innovation in rural and small urban settings with the Transit Cooperative Research Program.
As a sole proprietor, Ms. Menninger brings professional evaluation, problem-solving skills and expertise to analysis and evaluation of public transit programs, both large and small, having led numerous countywide planning initiatives. Ms. Menninger has served as a project manager for: comprehensive operations analyses for rural and small urban transit; transit development plans; strategic, long-range and countywide transit planning; performance assessment of transit programs; coordinated transportation planning; senior transportation and non-emergency medical transportation planning studies; human service transportation evaluation studies; Americans with Disabilities Act trip modeling, planning and service design; staffing of mandated advisory groups; transit performance measurement, monitoring and reporting; telecommute needs assessments; and contracted staff assistance to regional transportation planning agencies.
Ms. Menninger holds three degrees, a Bachelors of Arts in American Studies from Hampshire College, a Master in Management of Human Services from Brandeis University, as well as a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona.
Ms. Menninger’s resume is available here.