Dennis Brooks has been with AMMA Transit Planning since 2006, bringing his financial and mathematical abilities to provide strong analytic products to AMMA’s project efforts. His ability to evaluate and validate the financial and operating performance of transportation programs ensures that planning recommendations will sustain and improve efficient and effective transit operations.
Mr. Brooks has participated in a wide range of planning projects for public transit properties, regional planning agencies and human services transportation programs. He has led multiple FTA discretionary grant offerings in Southern California, where his analytical thinking and attention to detail has provided strong support to funding agencies, grant applicants and successful grantees over the past 15 years. Mr. Brooks regularly assesses the financial standing of public transportation providers and has developed multi-year financial forecasts for multiple transit agencies for comprehensive analyses and short-range transit plans. In over two dozen coordinated transportation plans, Mr. Brooks has led the census data demographic analyses and assessments of available transportation services.
Recent activities of Mr. Brooks include: an implementation-oriented evaluation of California’s new Innovative Clean Transportation (ICT) initiative’s zero emission bus requirements for small operators; lead responsibility for a regional paratransit call center and brokerage assessment; prepared an intercity bus plan, including operating schedules over multiple time horizons, to support intercity rail development through California’s State Rail Plan; and participated in the conduct of six Transportation Development Act (TDA) audits of public operators.
Mr. Brooks is currently enrolled in a degree program in Business Management at Riverside City College and has completed the Pepperdine Transit Management certificate program and various National Transit Institute courses.
A resident of Riverside, CA., Mr. Brooks is a devoted father of two and enjoys boating and tropical aquarium fishkeeping in his spare time.