JWA is built on decades of expertise in designing public transit networks. JWA’s network design and planning work ranges from short-range, implementation-ready service plans to long-term vision documents. Working collaboratively with clients and their stakeholders, we develop plans that reflect both community values and technical facts, and that build an agency’s capacity to have clearer conversations in the future.


Effective planning is almost always founded on strong policy. JWA is an innovator in constructing transit polices that answer the real questions and give effect to local values. Our policy work helps local governments clarify their transportation needs and priorities into actionable policy statements, directly informing network design and planning.


JWA is often called upon by cities, regional governments, transit agencies and transit advocacy organizations to offer an outside look into specific transit issues. JWA’s broad national and international experience, and track record of innovative thinking, helps reframe frustrating transit questions ways that make it possible to answer them.


As a component of larger planning efforts, or as a standalone effort, JWA has extensive experience designing and conducting public and stakeholder outreach processes. The JWA approach is founded on a commitment to two-way engagement in which the participants are heard but also educated about the real choices that are before the community.


Jarrett Walker is widely in demand as a speaker at conferences, and also at special high-profile events designed to stimulate a community’s thinking about its transit choices. These are often combined with innovative workshops that help civic leaders explore their options.  Browse our videos and audiofiles of speeches and media interviews.


Our courses and educational workshops serve a range of audiences from entry-level to executive. In events ranging from a few hours to several days, we lead media , experts in adjacent fields, and civic leaders and advocates who need to understand their transit choices.