Elizabeth Ellis, AICP

Elizabeth “Buffy” Ellis, a Senior Transportation Planner with the KFH Group, Inc, is a specialist in paratransit and transit planning and policy, needs assessment and system design, and performance evaluation. Beginning her career in 1978, she has managed numerous consulting projects for public, non‐profit, and for‐profit agencies. She brings extensive experience with specialized transportation and ADA paratransit, preparing ADA paratransit plans in the early years after the law was passed and providing consulting assistance on many and varied ADA projects since then. Ms. Ellis also brings a strong research background, serving as Principal Investigator or lead consultant on a number of TCRP and NCHRP studies. Ms. Ellis is currently the Principal Investigator of TCRP B-42 which is developing a resource for communities to improve transportation coordination and mobility options for veterans, military service members and families. AMMA Transit Planning is a subconsultant assisting with this project.

Ms. Ellis earned a Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. from Boston University. She is member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Ms. Ellis has just completed two terms as Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Committee on Paratransit, among other professional activities, serving from 2005 to 2011.

Dan Boyle

Dan Boyle, President of Dan Boyle & Associates, Inc, works largely in operations planning, including service design, route and network structure, and scheduling.

Mr. Boyle has over 30 years of transit operations planning, consulting, and research experience. Mr. Boyle has worked as project manager on service planning and scheduling, survey analysis, contracting, labor productivity and strategic planning projects throughout the United States. Mr. Boyle also works on a long-term basis with several clients, including Greensboro Transit Authority, Orange County Transportation Authority and Laguna Beach Transit.

Mr. Boyle has analyzed fare structures and developed fare policy recommendations for numerous transit systems.  He has prepared schedules, runcuts and rosters as part of the major service planning studies. Mr. Boyle is the primary author of the new scheduling manual for the transit industry (TCRP Report 135).

Mr. holds a Master Degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University.

Mr. Boyle recently collaborated with AMMA on an Alternatives Analysis for the City of Downey Transit’s DowneyLINK service.

Jacob Fritz

Jacob Fritz is a young, enthusiastic transit professional who has been in the public transit industry just
short of eight years. Transit has always been a true passion of his since he was thirteen years old, growing
up on the San Diego Metro System.

Mr. Fritz is a Trapeze PASS Software expert who can teach it in his sleep. He is experienced in all aspects
of operations and transit technologies for paratransit, fixed Route, microtransit and taxi brokerage.

Mr. Frtiz has proven results for agencies and private corporations across the Southwestern United States
and the Pacific Northwest. For Riverside Transit Agency (Riverside CA), Mr. Fritz was able to drastically
improve KPI’s on all cylinders as result of new standard operating procedures he implemented. For Valley
Metro (Phoenix AZ), he improved the functionality of their ITS System for their Fixed Route Service,
improved KPI’s and implemented a field supervision program that drastically reduced the number of
customer complaints. In the City of Las Cruces New Mexico and Clallam Transit (Port Angeles WA), Mr.
Fritz implemented new SOP’s and training tailored to Trapeze PASS Software, drastically improving riders
per hour and reducing the number of bus operators required to run the service for both agencies.

Aaron Antrim

Aaron Antrim, Principal of Trillium Solutions is one of the industry’s leaders in state-of-the art techniques for delivering transit information on the internet.  He specializes in communication technology development and strategy for public transportation. Mr. Antrim has a  background in writing and language, with professional experience in software development and project management.

Trillium Solutions, helps transportation agencies use the internet to inform and market to transportation customers. Trillium builds software tools to publish to GTFS data to Google Maps and manage schedule information. Trillium also creates multi-modal transportation information resources like websites and interactive maps.

Mr. Antrim has worked extensively with small and medium sized systems to offer them the same technical passenger information solutions that only large systems once had access to.  Aaron has worked extensively in California, as well as with systems throughout the nation.

Mr. Antrim received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Humboldt State University.

Mr. Antrim recently worked with AMMA on Transit Marketing’s Transit Mobility and Awareness Plan on behalf of Trinity Transit. He was responsible for developing Trinity Transit’s new rider-focused website, www.trinitytransit.com.