ITE 2018 Annual Meeting and Exhibt

Technical Sessions

Tuesday, August 21
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Advancing the State of the Practice: FHWA Traffic Analysis Tools (Pathway: TSM&O)
Minneapolis F
Professional Development Credits: 1.0 PDH (PTOE/PTP)
Rodel RoundaboutSponsored by Rodel Roundabout

The Federal Highway Administration is developing new traffic analysis tools and guidance documents. Focus areas include simulation, calibration, reliability, and intersection design. This panel session provides an overview of these emerging products. The session summarizes key technical concepts and includes a user perspective on their potential value to practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify practical methods for improving traffic analysis tool calibration and performance measurement
  • Define new methods for improving robustness of the input and output data for traffic analysis tools
  • Describe pros and cons of commonly-used traffic analysis tools, emerging analysis methods, limitations in applying or reviewing traffic analysis techniques, and FHWA’s role in developing future tools

Facilitator:
David Petrucci, Senior Safety Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Baltimore, MD

Speakers:
James Colyar, Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Olympia, WA
David Hale, Senior Transportation Project Manager, Leidos, Washington, DC
User Perspective
Sanhita Lahiri, System Analysis Program Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond, VA

ITE Town Hall (Pathway: Leadership)
Duluth

This session provides members with an update from the Executive Director on the operations of the Institute, including a report on its finances, membership, and initiatives. The ITE Executive Committee – President, Vice President, Past President, and Vice-President Elect –will provide an overview of the strategic direction of the Institute and answer questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the Institute’s policies and programs.

Equity 101 (Pathway: Leadership)
Minneapolis E
VHBProfessional Development Credits: 1.0 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1 CM (AICP)
Sponsored by VHB

Transportation equity ensures that transportation infrastructure, services, and policies meet the needs of all users, including those who have been historically underserved. This session helps transportation professionals better understand how to incorporate equity into their work.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe concept of equity from a transportations infrastructure, services and policy perspective
  • Understand how some users have been historically underserved by transportation
  • Understand how transportation professionals can incorporate equity into their work

Facilitator:
Ryan Martinson, Associate, Stantec, Calgary, AB, Canada

Speakers:
Jesse Cohn, Transportation Planner, Fehr and Peers, Washington, DC
Veronica O. Davis, Principal Planning Manager, Nspiregreen, Washington, DC
Paula Flores, Transportation Planning Practice Leader, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., Tampa, FL

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Multimodal Planning, Operations, Enforcement and Design for Optimized Curb Resources (Pathway: Complete Streets)
Minneapolis G
Professional Development Credits: 1.0 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1 CM (AICP)

An ITE Complete Streets Council-National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) joint effort is developing a handbook for local jurisdictions on how to inventory, assess, enhance, and prioritize curb spaces to meet the multi-modal demands in a safe and efficient way. The guide will consider regulatory, operations, and technology strategies to optimize curb access and usage, and feature case studies and reference material. This session showcases the lessons learned throughout the effort and introduce the new handbook.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic elements associated with a comprehensive curbside management process
  • Identify current practitioner resources and learning materials to facilitate improved curbside management
  • Compare curbside challenges faced by other cities and public agencies with your own jurisdiction.

Facilitator:
Jared Fowler, Traffic Engineer, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH

Speakers:
Meghan Mitman, Principal, Fehr and Peers, Walnut Creek, CA
Matthew Roe, Director, Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO, Washington, DC
Larry Marcus, Associate, Wallace Montgomery, Vienna, VA

Systemic Operations: How Do We Make It Indispensable in a Transportation Organization (Pathway: TSM&O)
Rochester
Professional Development Credits: 1.0 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1 CM (AICP)
WSPSponsored by WSP

The discussion of mainstreaming transportation system management and operations into transportation departments of all sizes has been going on for years. This session explores different successful approaches to making this function a core element of agency service delivery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss example implementation cases of transportation system management and operations as a core agency function
  • Identify key attributes of successful mainstreaming transportation system management and operations into transportation agencies
  • Describe risks and challenges to implementing an operations-centric organization

Facilitator:
Valerie Briggs, Director, Office of Transportation Management, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC

Speakers:

  • Mainstreaming TSMO Using the Strategic Highway Research Program
    Tracy Scriba, Team Leader, Planning and Organizing for Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
  • Is TSMO Here to Stay or Just a Fad?
    Todd Szymkowski, TSMO Manager, Gannett Fleming, Inc. Madison, WI
  • Approaches to Sharing Travel Time Reliability Information to System Users and Agency Stakeholders
    Beverly Kuhn, Division Head/Sr. Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX

2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Cycle-ology 201: New Strategies for Increasing Bicycle Usage and Mobility (Pathway: Complete Streets)
Rochester
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)
SidraSponsored by SIDRA Solutions

This session will focus on design and policy strategies intended to expand the attractiveness of cycling to additional demographics. Projects from around the United States and internationally will emphasize the concept of low-stress cycling and how it relates to safety and mobility and will also touch on some of the opportunities to increase cycling activity by linking with other modes, such as transit.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine common reasons associated with low bicycle usage in certain regions and contexts
  • Understand the basic elements of low-stress bicycling
  • Identify strategies to leverage existing transportation systems (e.g., transit) to increase bicycle usage

Facilitator:
Rebecca Szymkowski, State Traffic Engineer of Operations/Traffic Supervisor, Wisconsin DOT, Madison, WI

Speakers:

  • New Regulations for Cycling Infrastructure to Achieve Sustainable Mobility in Slovenia
    Peter Lipar, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Darja Semrov, Ph.D, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Benefits of Cycling and Transit Integration
    Joseph Totten, Student, Portland State University, Portland, OR; David Soto, Student Researcher, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Fremont Bikeway Network, The Next Level
    Hans Larsen, Public Works Director, City of Fremont, Fremont, CA
  • Separated Bike Lane Design: Improving Comfort and Safety for All Users
    KC Atkins, Associate, Senior Engineer, Toole Design Group, Minneapolis, MN

Local Leaders Perspective on the Future of Transportation (Pathway: Leadership)
Minneapolis G
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)

This session provides a forum for local, county, and state level transportation leaders to discuss their vision on the future of transportation to meet the variety of existing and emerging needs with an international audience of leading transportation professionals. They will share their vision for the near and long-term future of their agencies’ programs, the successes, challenges, and opportunities for putting new ideas into practice, and discuss the implications of innovation and new technologies to their services, programs, and policies.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand a variety of perspectives on the future of transportation infrastructure and services in the Twin Cities and Minnesota
  • Describe opportunities for using new technologies, practices and ideas to improve transportation services
  • Understand current transportation challenges at the State and local level and how agencies are addressing them

Facilitator:
Steve Manhart, Transportation Service Leader, Westwood Professional Services, Minnetonka, MN

Speakers:

  • Wayne Sandberg, Deputy Director/County Engineer, Washington County, Stillwater, MN
  • Carla Stueve, Director of Transportation Project Delivery, Hennepin County, Medina, MN
  • Jon Wertjes, Director of Traffic and Parking Services, City of Minneapolis, MN
  • Scott McBride, Metro District Engineer, Minnesota DOT, Roseville, MN

New Tactics for Vision Zero: Tactical Urbanism and Quick Build Strategies (Pathway: Vision Zero)
Minneapolis F
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)

To ensure that street improvements and safety remains an active element of their transportation programs, many cities have looked to tactical urbanism, or quick build, projects to pilot innovative designs efficiently, using materials that can easily be modified and adapted. This session will showcase examples of quick build installations from across North America, including a detailed look at the Tactical Urbanism program championed by Arlington County, Virginia. It will also be the unveiling of the Complete Streets Council’s Quick Build Practitioners Case Study Database.

Learning Objectives

  • Give a basic definition of tactical urbanism and "quick build" strategies
  • Apply demonstrated quick build concepts to achieve specific goals with respect to safety concerns on local roadways
  • Identify the required resources and planning process steps associated with implementing a quick build strategy

Facilitator:
Claude Strayer, Senior Transportation Engineer, Fehr & Peers, San Diego, CA

Speakers:

  • Ryan McClain, Principal, Fehr and Peers, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Mike Tassano, Traffic Engineer, City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton, CA
  • Dara Soum, Design Engineer, Arlington County, Arlington, VA
  • Sergio Viricochea, Design Engineer, Arlington County, Arlington, VA

What's New in Trip and Parking Generation (Pathway: Trip Generation)
Duluth
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)

This session highlights several innovative applications of trip generation data and provides an update on two of the industry’s most important parking resources, through engaging presentations and discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe innovative applications of trip and parking generation data through case study applications
  • Understand how a new Web tool (TripsDC) is being used to estimate person trip generation rates for mixed use developments
  • Explain the content of two forthcoming publications: ITE’s Parking Generation, 5th Edition Manual and the National Parking Association’s Shared Parking

Facilitator:
Milton Carrasco, President and CEO, Transoft Solutions, Inc., Richmond, BC, Canada

Speakers:

  • Stories from the Data: Looking at Trip Generation Data for More Than Just Rates
    Stephanie Dock, Research Program Administrator, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC; Jamie Henson, Manager, Systems Planning, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Using Big Data to Solve Special Challenges with VMT Generation Estimates for California’s SB743
    Laura Schewel, CEO, StreetLight Data, San Francisco, CA; Ron Milam, Principal, Fehr and Peers, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Truck Trip Generation at the Zip Code and Establishment Level
    Chris Ryan, Senior Associate, SRF Consulting Group, Minneapolis, MN
  • Updates to Parking Generation Resources
    Lisa Fontana-Tierney, Traffic Engineering Senior Director, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, DC; Kevin Hooper, Principal, Kevin Hooper Associates, Falmouth, ME

 

Wednesday, August 22
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

At the Corner of Safe and Efficient: New Observations on Alternative Intersection Treatments to Reduce Crash Severity (Pathway: Vision Zero)
Minneapolis F
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH(PTOE/PTP)
Sidra SolutionsSponsored by SIDRA Solutions

This session focuses on highlighting existing best practices in the design of roundabout intersections for improved safety and operations, including a recently-completed Federal Highway Administration study to assess the effectiveness of mini-roundabouts at sites around the United States. It will also include information about the effectiveness of a new intersection treatment being implemented in Minnesota to reduce severe head-on and right-angle collisions: the restricted crossing U-turn (RCUT).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify some of the principal safety challenges associated with traditional 4-way intersections
  • Understand the basic elements of a reduced crossing U-turn (RCUT) intersection
  • Describe the impacts associated with the use of mini-roundabouts and RCUT intersections

Facilitator:
Phil Rust, City Traffic Engineer, City of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Speakers:

  • Reduced Conflict Treatments in Minnesota
    James McCarthy, Traffic Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, St. Paul, MN
  • All about Roundabout Safety and Capacity: the Minnesota Experience
    Derek Leuer, Principal Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Roseville, MN; Max Moreland, Director of Operations, Traffic Data, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
  • Operational, Safety, and Observational Assessment of Mini-Roundabout Successful Case Studies
    Ahmed Amer, Transportation Engineer, VHB, Ashburn, VA; Wei Zhang, Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA
  • Application of Safety Design Principles for Safer, Slower Roundabout
    Mark Johnson, Principal Engineer, MTJ Roundabout Engineering, Madison, WI

Mission iMPOssible: Improving Access to Healthy Transportation Alternatives at a Regional Scale (Pathway: Complete Streets)
Minneapolis G
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)
CBBSponsored by CBB Transportation Engineering + Planning

This session focuses on the challenges faced by metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in coordinating biking and walking infrastructure projects across multiple jurisdictions. It will highlight Transportation for America’s recently- released guidebook entitled Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities: How Metro Areas are Building More and Better Bicycling and Walking Projects. It will also include case studies from agencies around the United States and include information on the State Smart Transportation Initiative.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the challenges associated with coordinating biking and walking infrastructure projects at the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) level.
  • Describe the basic elements of "Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities", released by Transportation for America
  • Determine the relevancy of the State Smart Transportation Initiative with respect to your own pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure projects.

Facilitator:
Jennifer Pangborn, Senior Technical Principal, WSP, St Louis, MO

Speakers:

  • Connecting Communities and Measuring What Matters
    Chris McCahill, Associate Researcher, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, WI
  • Improving Health Through Metropolitan Planning Organizations
    Katherine Robb, Senior Program Manager for Environmental Health, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC;
    Dave Vautin
    , Principal Planner/Analyst, Metropolitan Transportation Commission & Association of Bay Area Governments, San Francisco, CA

Tools and Applications for Developing Smart Communities (Pathway: Smart Communities)
Rochester
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)
WSPSponsored by WSP

This session presents a practical approach to developing Smart Communities using readily available tools and examples across a broad spectrum of situations.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how ITS applications can be deployed in communities of all sizes
  • Describe the importance of standards in the deployment of ITS technology
  • Understand how local governments can leverage and manage small cell antenna installations
  • Describe how to develop effective partnerships between TNCs and public transit agencies

Facilitator:
Kris Milster, Director of Government Accounts, Traffic Technology Services, Inc.

Speakers:

  • ITS Pretty Sweet! – How ITS Can Be Used by All Communities
    Jacob Folkeringa, Senior Associate, SRF Consulting Group, Minneapolis, MN
  • Public Transit and TNC Partnerships
    Jo Ann Olsen, Associate, SRF Consulting, Minneapolis, MN; Mark Anderson, Mass Transit Superintendent, City of Mankato, Mankato, MN
  • USDOT Tools for ITS Standards Deployment
    Drennan Hicks, Transportation Systems Engineer, Noblis, Washington D.C.
  • Local Government Management of Small Cell Antenna Applications and Installations Within the Public Right-of-Way
    Joe Laurin, Project Coordinator, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Working Together Across Generations and Disciplines (Pathway: Leadership)
Duluth
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)
VHBSponsored by VHB

Working as a transportation professional today requires working with a variety of perspectives, from different technical disciplines to different generations. Come hear about how appreciation for these perspectives and working together makes us all better.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how planners and engineers can effectively work together, while respecting the unique perspectives of each
  • Understand how workers from different generations can effectively work together
  • Understand the benefits and challenges associated with a results oriented, flexible workplace

Facilitator:
Colleen Hill-Stramsak, Associate – Transportation, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Speakers:

  • Bringing Traffic Engineers and Transit Planners Together
    Donald Samdahl, Principal, Fehr & Peers, Seattle, WA
  • Cats and Dogs Working Together (Planners and Engineers Collaborating While Respecting Their Unique Perspectives)
    Cynthia Peck, Project Manager, DLZ Cleveland, OH; Bradley Strader, Senior Transportation Associate, MKSK, Detroit, MI
  • Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce: Next Up Generation Z
    Lori Troyer, Recruiter, SRF Consulting Group, Minneapolis, MN
  • Case Study - Creating & Managing a Results Oriented Work Environment
    Michael Spack, President, Spack Consulting, Traffic Data Inc./CountingCars.com, Saint Louis Park, MN

You Can Plan for It, But...Lessons Learned from Disaster Response and Event Management (Pathway: TSM&O)
Minneapolis E
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)

Transportation departments are faced with planning and implementing traffic control strategies for special events in coordination with public safety agencies. The scale and scope of these can be relatively predictable, but other times, no amount of planning seems to be enough for a large-scale emergency. Hear perspectives and post event evaluation of successes and opportunities to improve.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe pre-, during, and post event transportation impacts and coordination with emergency response and public safety agencies.
  • Identify pre-planning activities that can lead to successful event management and disaster response
  • Understand common elements and unique factor of the planned events and response scenarios.

Facilitator:
Matthew Hill, Supervising Transportation Engineer, WSP, Detroit, MI

Speakers:

  • A New Playbook for Event Management in Atlanta
    Sean Coleman, Traffic Engineer, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Atlanta, GA
  • Developing a Transportation Plan for “The Daddy of ‘Em All!” – Cheyenne Frontier Days
    John Davis, Manager, Traffic Engineering Services, Ayres Associates, Waukesha, WI; Kenneth Voigt, Senior Traffic Engineer, Ayres Associates, Waukesha, WI
  • August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: A Special Event with Traffic Congestion Coast to Coast
    Jonathan Upchurch, Transportation Engineering Consultant, Ivins, UT
  • Framework for Successful Transportation Management for Special Events in the Nation’s Capital
    Soumya Dey, Associate Director, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC; Richard Retting, Principal, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Arlington, VA
  • Super Bowl LII Event Management, City of Minneapolis
    Steven Mosing, Traffic Engineer, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN; Jon Wertjes, Director, Traffic and Parking Services, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Impact to the Transportation Infrastructure in Puerto Rico Due to the Direct Impact of Hurricane Maria: Lessons Learned
    Benjamin Colucci-Rios, Director, Puerto Rico LTAP, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Implementing Best Practices to Provide Safe Integration of Rail Transport (Pathway: TSM&O)
Duluth
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)
IterisSponsored by Iteris

This session will showcase best practices for developing and integrating safe grade crossing solutions into the transportation network. Topics addressed include shared corridor projects, best practices for traffic signal preemption, and an experimental operational control plan to minimize vehicular intrusions into an existing busway.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate safe multi-modal rail transit corridor strategies to enhance the communities they serve
  • Understand the practical application of grade crossing preemption, which is increasingly critical in management of safety at grade crossings
  • Identify solutions for prioritizing transportation safety and operational investments in multi-modal corridors passing through urban communities

Facilitator:
Brent Ogden, Regional Vice President, Kimley- Horn, Oakland, CA

Speakers:

  • Designing New Features to Control Right Turns on Red
    Na Ree Kim, Senior Transportation Engineer, Iteris, Santa Ana, CA
  • Dan Soler, Project Director, Metro Transit, Crystal, MN
  • Jim Alexander, Project Director, Metro Transit, St. Louis Park, MN
  • Nicole Jackson, AVP-Traffic Systems, CTC, Inc., Fort Worth, TX

Real World Deployment and Testing of Connected and Automated Vehicles (Pathway: Connected and Automated Vehicles)
Minneapolis E
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)
WSPSponsored by WSP

This session presents longer term impacts of connected and automated vehicles from a deployment and research perspective and places connected and automated vehicle deployment within the larger context of Vision Zero.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how connected and autonomous vehicles will help cities achieve Vision Zero objectives
  • Understand the steps that public agencies need to take to be better prepared for connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of operating autonomous vehicles in winter weather conditions

Facilitator:
Jennifer Toth, Transportation Director / County Engineer, Maricopa County, Phoenix, AZ

Speakers:

  • Vision Zero Shapes a Mid-sized City Today for the Cars of Tomorrow
    Sheila Lynn Marquises, Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Fremont, Fremont, CA
  • Preparing for Connected and Automated Vehicles Technologies
    Alexandra Lopez, ITS Engineer, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Miami, FL
  • Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Winter Weather
    Jay Hietpas, State Traffic Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Roseville, MN; Michael Kronzer, ITS Project Manager, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Roseville, MN
  • Automated Vehicles on Sidewalks? San Francisco’s Regulation of Delivery Robots
    Ricardo Olea, City Traffic Engineer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA

Smart Communities Data and Research (Pathway: Smart Communities)
Rochester
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)
EconoliteSponsored by Econolite

This session covers a wide range of practical research within the context of transportation infrastructure in Smart Communities, with a specific focus on big data needs for transportation infrastructure in Smart Communities and risks such as cybersecurity concerns.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how investments in Smart Communities technologies can help build strong communities
  • Understand the cybersecurity issues and challenges brought about by increasing data connectivity
  • Describe how use of Big Data can influence street design

Facilitator:
Carl Andersen, Connected Automation Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA

Speakers:

  • People Really Tie the Smart Community Together
    Jeff Kupko, Assistant Transportation Program Manager, Michael Baker International, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
  • Cybersecurity in the Smart Community: System Assurance for the Intersection, V2X, and People
    Snehasis “Sunny” Chakravarty, Vice President of Engineering, Econolite, Anaheim, CA
  • Smart Street Design: Making the Most of Big Data to Design the Street
    Tamara Lima, Product Manager, Remix, San Francisco, CA
  • The Data Smart Cities Need: Using “Big” Mobile Device Data to Understand O-D Patterns in Oakland
    Teresa Tapia, Senior Solutions Engineer, Streetlight Data, San Francisco, CA; Danielle Dai, Transportation Planner, City of Oakland, Oakland, CA

Speeding Up the Slowdown: Strategies for More Intelligent Speed Management in Urban and Suburban Communities (Pathway: Vision Zero)
Minneapolis F
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)
MTJSponsored by MTJ Roundabout Engineering

This session focuses on new approaches to speed management, and how slower speeds can reduce fatalities and improve community livability. Several projects from medium and large cities around the Midwest will showcase the project development process for previously high-risk corridors, and the session will conclude with a broader discussion on intelligent speed limit setting and how to leverage all available tools and resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how speeding is related to roadway fatalities, and how speed reductions can foster a healthy community environment
  • Assess the feasibility of implementing demonstrated speed management strategies in your own agency and/or project environment
  • Question the current prevailing practices used for speed limit setting in lieu of potentially smarter, more data-driven alternatives

Facilitator:
Andy Kaplan, Assistant Manager – Agency Operations Center, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, NY

Speakers:

  • Removing Barriers, US 18/151-Verona Road in Madison, Wisconsin
    Jeff Held, Senior Associate, Strand Associates, Inc., Madison, WI; Tom Lynch, Senior Associate, Strand Associates, Inc., Madison, WI
  • What Can We Do About the 85th Percentile Approach to Speed Zones
    Rock Miller, Firm Principal, Rock Miller & Associates, Orange, CA; Mark Fayta, Regional Director, Iteris, Chicago, IL
  • Reimagining 4th Street in Downtown Minneapolis
    Donald Pflaum, Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN; Kelsey Fogt, Associate Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
  • Hubbell Avenue Safety Improvements, Des Moines, Iowa
    Molly Long, Lead Civil Engineer, Foth Infrastructure & Environment, Johnston, IA

Taking Care of Business: Complete Streets Implementation Around the U.S. and Canada (Pathway: Complete Streets)
Minneapolis G
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)
VHBSponsored by VHB

This session highlights recently-completed or ongoing Complete Streets projects and other multimodal projects from around the United States and Canada, which touch on a variety of unique contexts. This includes protected bike lanes in mid-sized cities, new complete streets- oriented performance measures and project metrics, and the challenges associated with an enhanced public engagement process on a multimodal infrastructure project in a dense urban environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe, using examples, the current state of Complete Streets project work from around the United States and Canada
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities associated with expanding multimodal infrastructure in a mix of medium and large urban contexts
  • Assess the opportunities to increase public engagement in your own Complete Streets projects

Facilitator:
Emiko Atherton, Director, National Complete Streets Coalition, Smart Growth America, Washington, DC

Speakers:

  • Notes from the Frontier: Pasadena’s Experience with VMT and Complete Streets
    Frederick Dock, Director, Department of Transportation, City of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA
  • Implementation Strategies for Separated Bike Lanes in Mid-Sized Cities
    Zibby Petch, Active Transportation Engineer, IBI Group, Hamilton, ON, Canada; Daryl Bender, Project Manager, Alternative Transportation, City of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, Canada; Eric Saunderson, Project Manager – Design and Construction, Regional Muncipality of Waterloo, Kitchener, ON, Canada
  • I-35W@I-94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
    Aaron Tag, West Area Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation - Roseville, MN, Saint Paul, MN

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Connected and Automated Vehicles: Applications and Research (Pathway: Connected and Automated Vehicles)
Rochester
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)
Sidra SolutionsSponsored by SIDRA Solutions

This session presents the results of connected and automated Vehicle deployments, as well as ongoing connected and automated vehicle research.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the implications of ongoing research on connected and automated vehicles
  • Describe the implications on parking demand and design from transportation network companies and autonomous vehicles
  • Understand how infrastructure changes, including dedicated lanes, will help accelerate deployment and integration of connected and automated vehicles

Facilitator:
Mike Bittner, Transportation Engineer, KLJ, West Fargo, ND

Speakers:

  • Update on TRB’s CV/AV Activities
    Ray Derr, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
  • Parking in the Age of Transportation Network Companies and Fully Autonomous Vehicles
    Brian McGann, Consultant, Walker Consultants, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Strategy of Implementing AV Lanes in Minnesota a Pilot Test on SB I-35W
    Joe DeVore, Traffic Engineer, KLJ Engineering, St. Paul, MN
  • Infrastructure Solutions for Enabling Connected and Automated Vehicles
    Kris Hansen, Lab Manager, 3M Transportation Safety Division, St. Paul, MN

Innovations in Securing Public Support and Funding (Pathway: Leadership)
Duluth
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)

Two of the biggest challenges in implementing a successful project are securing public support and funding. This session covers new tools and innovative techniques to overcome these challenges.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how improved public engagement techniques can help increase support for transportation projects
  • Understand how to better leverage transportation investments from a variety of sources
  • Describe innovative tools to estimate financial and economic benefits of tolling projects and public/private partnerships

Facilitator:
Jason DeGray, New England Regional Director of Engineering, Toole Design Group, Boston, MA

Speakers:

  • Cost-Effective and Innovative Public Engagement Applications
    Matt Pacyna, Principal, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Plymouth, MN; Jennifer Quayle, Communications Specialist, SRF Consuting Group, Inc., Plymouth, MN
  • Leading Innovative Transportation Investment by Taking the Backseat
    Eric Farny, Project Development Director, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN; Hardik Shah, Director of Development, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • A Simplified Tool to Estimate the Financial and Economic Benefits of Tolling and Public-Private Partnerships
    Patrick DeCorla-Souza, Public-Private Partnerships Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
  • Driving Home a Long-Term Funding Solution in Indiana
    Steven Davidson, Executive Vice President - Partner, American Structurepoint, Indianapolis, IN

Signs and Signals - Innovations That Work (Pathway: TSM&O)
Minneapolis E
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)
Sidra SolutionsSponsored by SIDRA Solutions

Session participants learn about several innovative applications of traffic control devices aimed at improving transportation safety and operations for all users. Experimental overhead bicycle signals, gap-out signal timing strategies, state of the art updates for dynamic message signs will be discussed, as well as an overview on how automated vehicle location (AVL) is being used to measure and improve signal performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain several innovative applications of traffic signals and signs to improve transportation safety and operations for users
  • Understand the results of research and practical applications of several innovative traffic signal and signing applications
  • Recognize how automated vehicle location can be used to measure and improve signal performance

Facilitator:
Kyle Othmer, Sales Director, Miovision, Kitchener, ON, Canada

Speakers:

  • Experimental Bicycle Signals on Washington Avenue: A Pilot Project
    Scott Poska, Senior Professional Engineer, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN;
    Nathan Ellingson
    , Project Manager – Design, Hennepin County, Medina, MN
    Mike McCurdy, Senior Traffic Engineer, Alliant Engineering, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
  • Benefits of Allowing Coordinated Phases to “Gap-out”, Our Local Experience
    Jinsong Qi, Traffic Signal Operations Engineer, City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Updating of the MUTCD for State of the Art Dynamic Message Signs
    Ransford McCourt, Principal, DKS Associates, Portland, OR
  • Utilizing Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) Trajectories to Monitor and Improve Signal Performance
    Stephen Remias, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Jonathan Waddell, Student Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Stop Sending Mixed Signals: Effectively Managing Traffic Signal Operations in a Complete Streets Environment (Pathway: Complete Streets)
Minneapolis G
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)/ 1.5 CM (AICP)
VHBSponsored by VHB

This session, jointly developed by ITE’s Complete Streets and Traffic Engineering Councils, addresses the importance of coordination between planning, design, and operations of complete streets, focusing on signalized intersections. Traffic signal operations will be addressed specifically, ensuring awareness of the needs of vehicles, transit, bicyclists, trucks, and pedestrians.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a more holistic understanding of traffic signal operations within the project development process
  • Understand the tradeoffs associated with traffic signal timing decisions for different modes of travel
  • Identify opportunities to enhance existing traffic signal timing to take advantage of shared goals for different modes of travel

Facilitator:
Larry Marcus, Associate, Wallace Montgomery, Vienna, VA

Speakers:

  • Joshua Nicholas, Senior ITS and Traffic Signal Engineer, Arlington County, VA
  • Andy Anton, ITS and Traffic Signal Engineer, Arlington County, VA
  • Wasim Raja, Associate Director, Traffic Engineering and Signals, DC Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Eric Teitelman, Chief, Capital Projects and Traffic Engineering Division of Transportation, Fairfax, VA

The Role of Smart Signals and Infrastructure in Smart Communities (Pathway: Smart Communities)
Minneapolis F
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)
Sidra SolutionsSponsored by SIDRA Solutions

This session highlights the role smart transportation infrastructure plays in enabling Smart Communities, with presentations of deployments from across the United States and internationally.

Facilitator:
Beverly Kuhn, Division Head / Senior Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX

Speakers:

  • Building a Resilient Public Agency Workforce for the Smart City Revolution
    Kelli Raboy, ITS Program Manager, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC; Soumya Dey, Associate Director of Traffic Operations and Safety, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Transforming Traffic Signal Interconnections into Public Broadband Networks
    Andy Swisher, Project Manager, HR Green, Inc. Des Moines, IA;John Merritt, Lead Traffic / ITS Engineer, HR Green, Inc., Denver, CO
  • Signal Performance Measures: Big Upside for Small Communities
    Farhad Pooran, Vice President, Systems Product Management, Econolite, Anaheim, CA
  • AASHTO Perspectives and Ongoing Activities
    Jameelah Hayes, Program Manager for Engineering, AASHTO, Washington, DC

 

Thursday, August 23
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Are We Finally Ready for BRT? (Pathway: Complete Streets)
Duluth
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)
WSPSponsored by WSP

Hear presentations from across the United States highlighting successful deployment of bus rapid transit (BRT) and transit signal priority strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how Bus Rapid Transit projects are being implemented in several cities
  • Understand the critical role that transit signal priority strategies play in improving transit system performance
  • Understand how BRT projects can be successfully integrated into existing transportation infrastructure

Facilitator:
Brian Welch, Senior Manager, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

Speakers:

  • Innovation on the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor
    Sam Morrissey, Vice President, WSP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Downtown, Uptown, Parkland, East End BRT Pittsburgh, PA
    Stephen Goodreau, Principal/Senior Project Manager, CDM Smith, Chicago, IL
  • Transit Signal Priority + Bus Rapid Transit = A Big Picture in Shared Mobility
    Hoki Tse, ITS Engineer, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
  • A Green Light for Buses – Next Generation Transit Signal Priority System

    Emad Makarious, Senior Transportation Engineer, New York City DOT, New York, NY; Marvin Souza, Transportation Engineer, New York City DOT, Long Island City, NY

Enhancing Your Curb Appeal: Meeting the Needs of All Users in a Crowded Environment (Pathway: Complete Streets)
Minneapolis G
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)
VHBSponsored by VHB

This session provides a mix of perspectives on how to best manage limited curb space, particularly in urban environments. Several presentations will demonstrate real-world solutions which focus on enhancing pedestrian and bicyclist safety while also creating a friendly environment for freight and passenger vehicles. There will also be a broader discussion around current and future curb space challenges, especially in the face of growing demand from transportation network companies (TNCs).

Learning Objectives

  • Explain current and potential future issues faced by transportation professionals in the curbside management context
  • Describe the approaches utilized by several public agencies have addressed their own curbside management challenges
  • Connect the importance of proper curbside management with active transportation needs, particularly around pedestrian and bicyclist safety
  • Appraise the value of including transportation network company (TNC) activities in your curbside management plans

Facilitator:
Michael Martinez, Traffic Engineer, HDR Engineering, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

Speakers:

  • Curbside Management: Are We Ready for the Future?
    Ashley Kim, Transportation Engineering Assistant, DKS Associates, Anaheim, CA
  • Fight for the Curb: Where Do the Trucks Go?
    Tom Visee, Freight Planner, HDR, New York, NY
  • Complete Streets “Honky-Tonk Style”
    Robert Murphy, Regional Practice Leader, KCI Technologies, Inc., Nashville, TN
  • Providing a TNC/AV Perspective on Curbside Management
    Ryan Westrom, Transportation Engineer and Planner, Greenfield Labs, Palo Alto, CA

Leading in a Time of Change (Pathway: Leadership)
Minneapolis E
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)
EconoliteSponsored by Econolite

We live in a time of significant technological and institutional change. Leadership in this environment can be difficult. Come hear new and innovative ideas about how to be a better leader in changing times.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of engineering judgement and ethical leadership in today’s transportation world
  • Understand how strategic leadership is critical in a time of rapid technological change
  • Describe how accommodating freight movement in large urban areas can be successfully managed

Facilitator:
Martin Gugel, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Springfield, Springfield, MO

Speakers:

  • Stop Being Such an Engineer! The Revival of Engineering Judgement in a World Full of Data
    Clark Bailey, Traffic Engineering Leader, Volkert, Inc., Birmingham, AL; Tracy Shandor, Kimley-Horn, Atlanta, GA
  • Think Outside the Curb: An Ethical Case for Transportation Leadership
    Daniel Herrig, Engineer III, Freese & Nichols, Dallas, TX
  • The Intersection of Strategic Leadership and Customer Service During Technological Transformations
    Mark Nogaki, Senior Vice President, Econolite, Anaheim, CA
  • FreightNYC – A Vision for Freight in New York City
    Amir Rizavi, Director of Transportation Systems, VHB, New York, NY; Ryan White, Assistant Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation, New York, NY; Craig O’Donnell, Transportation Analyst, VHB, New York, NY

Planning for Connected and Automated Vehicles (Pathway: Connected and Automated Vehicles)
Rochester
SidraSponsored by SIDRA Solutions

This session presents the impact of connected and automated vehicle technologies on transportation planning viewed from both a national and regional perspective.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the issues and challenges being discussed in the ongoing national dialogue on how to better prepare for the deployment of connected and automated vehicles
  • Describe how the driving public perceives and understands the benefits of autonomous vehicles
  • Better understand considerations for integrating the operation of connected and automated vehicles into existing infrastructure

Facilitator:
Jennifer Alford, City Traffic Engineer, City of Westerville, OH

Speakers:

  • Special Considerations for Deploying CAV and Smart Cities
    Steve Johnson, Connected Vehicle Program Manager, HNTB, Odessa, FL; John Meeks, Dean of Vocational and Workforce Development Programs, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
  • Automated Vehicles: Outcomes from the World’s Largest Annual Symposium
    Katherine Kortum, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC; Mark Norman, Director, Development & Strategic Initiatives, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
  • Public Understanding of Autonomous Vehicles Functionality and Perceived Benefits
    Leon Villavicencio, Analyst, AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety, Washington, DC; Tara Kelley-Baker, Data and Information Group Leader; AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington DC
  • Impacts of Dedicated CAV Lanes on I-270 in Maryland
    Raj Paradkar, Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn, Reston, VA; Kavita Boddu, Traffic Engineer, Jacobs, Herndon, VA

The Safety Dance: Celebrating Vision Zero Successes and Expanding to Smaller Communities (Pathway: Vision Zero)
Minneapolis F
Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP)

This session is a compendium of topic areas within Vision Zero, intended to highlight the success of ongoing research and implementation projects from FHWA and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, as well as to highlight approaches being undertaken to expand Vision Zero and highway safety strategies into smaller communities.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe some of the trends supported by recent crash and fatality data
  • Identify Vision Zero resources developed or in development by the Federal Highway Administration and the Texas Transportation Institute
  • Apply proven Vision Zero design and operations strategies to small and medium community environments

Facilitator:
Carissa McQuiston, Non-Motorized Safety Engineering Specialist, Michigan DOT, Lansing, MI

Speakers:

  • Countermeasures and Strategies That Save Lives
    Michael Griffith, Director, Office of Safety Technologies, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
  • The Ups and Downs and Ins and Outs of Traffic Fatalities in the U.S
    Robert Wunderlich, Director, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX
  • Safety Performance Functions for Rural Two-Lane County Road Segments
    Steven Stapleton, Student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Identifying Location-Specific Safety Needs for Local Agencies in Michigan
    Gentjan Heqimi, Graduate Engineer, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Bloomfield Hills, MI

*denotes an invited speaker