Technical Program 2018-03-20T13:30:28+00:00

The 2018 Technical Program is still being finalized, but we have included a rough outline and description of the presentations to be offered.  There are 1.5 PDH credits pending for each technical session, which we will finalize before the meeting.  Below is a list of the technical sessions we have on the schedule thus far:

Session 1A:  Transtortation Equity & Congestion Pricing (1.5 PDH Pending)

An Alternative Approach to Equitable and Pareto-Improving Transportation System

Speaker: Sayeeda Ayaz

Congestion Pricing

Speaker: TBD

Session 2A:  Complete Streets (1.5 PDH Pending)

Improving Quality of Life – What can Complete Streets learn from international approaches?

Speaker: Frank Wefering

A Healthy Road Diet for Every Community

Speakers: Matthew Skelly / Michael Morehouse

Freight and Emergency Vehicle Considerations in Complete Street Design

Speaker: Alison Conway

Session 2B:  Future of Freight (1.5 PDH Pending)

NYS Freight Plan

Speaker: Steve Gayle

Vision for Freight in NYC

Speaker: Amir Rizavi

Session 3A:  Drones and Connected Vehicles

Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program in New York City

Speaker: Samual Sim

Traffic Signal Upgrades for Connected Vehicle Test Bed

Speaker: Sushma Svriivas

Unmanned Aircraft Applications

Speaker: Michael Politikov

Session 3B:  People Places and Data (1.5 PDH Pending)

Plaza 33 – Putting the Plaza in Penn Plaza

Speaker: Aviva Laurenti

Route 9 Corridor Improvement in Lake George

Speaker: Edmund Snyder

Techniques for Leveraging Mobile Data Collection and Web-based GIS

Speaker: Larry Spraker

Session 4A:  ITE Town Hall Meeting

Session 4B:  Student Poster Review Session (1.5 PDH Pending)

Session 5A:  Safer Streets (1.5 PDH Pending)

Connecticut Complete Streets: Merging Safety and Design

Speakers: Natasha Fatu / Ted DeSantos

Implementing Complete Street Measures to Satisfy New York City’s Vision Zero Initiative

Speaker: Chris Mule

Building an Action Plan to Achieve Vision Zero

Speaker: Raymond Hayhurst

Session 5B:  Transit Innovations (1.5 PDH Pending)

Nicolls Road Corridor Parking Analysis – Approach for Parking Siting & Selection

Speaker: Chirantan Kansara

Verrazanno Narrows Bus/HOV Lane

Speaker: Patrick O’Mara

Session 6:  Signs and Signals (1.5 PDH Pending)

Adaptive Traffic Control Systems in Hudson Valley

Speakers: Marissa Tarallo / Maureen Kuinlan

Raising Speed Limits to Promote Safety

Speaker: William Lambert

Application of Vibration Mitigation Device to Reduce Signal Support Structure Size in an Urban Setting

Speaker: Jim Ford

Additionally, there will be a 3-hour technical workshop on Monday before the first session.  This workshop is optional and will require separate registration and $40 fee (see meeting registration form to sign up).  Lunch will be provided for all workshop attendees.

Technical Workshop: Introduction to Performance Based Planning  (3 PDH pending)

Instructor:  Steven Gayle, PTP, Director, RSG

With the passage of MAP-21 in 2012, State DOTs and MPOs were informed that they would be required to adopt a new approach to planning. Performance-based planning and programming would result in greater transparency, as transportation agencies looked at the outcome of their project investments through the eyes of the user. Over the past year, a series of rules have been finalized, identifying 17 performance measures across safety, pavement and bridge infrastructure, and system performance. Timelines have been established for setting targets as a means to measuring progress.

This workshop will provide an introduction to performance-based planning, including a review of the Federal rules, and methods for target setting, performance monitoring, and reporting. The intended audience includes planners, and engineers who will be developing projects to meet performance targets.

Steven Gayle is a certified instructor for the National Highway Institute. He teaches courses on performance-based planning and programming and steps to effective target setting.

Technical Walking Tour:  Lake George Transportation & Recreational Improvements (Up to 2.0 PDH pending)

Facilitator:  Christina Doughney, P.E., PTOE

Over the past 5 years, there have been several transportation and recreational improvement projects in Lake George within the immediate vicinity of Fort William Henry.  From porous pavement and multi-use recreation to parking facilities and storm water management, these projects have transformed this area that acts as a hub of tourism in Lake George.  During this session, we will go on a guided walking tour and hear from project sponsors and designers about the planning, design and construction elements of the projects.

Projects will include:

  • US Route 9 Gateway
  • West Brook Conservation Initiative
    • Charles R. Wood Park
    • Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park
    • South Parcel Storm Water Treatment
  • West Brook Porous Asphalt Parking Lot
  • West Brook Road Sidewalk
  • Million Dollar Beach Reconstruction
  • Beach Road Reconstruction

Topics will include:

  • Project administration and management
  • Funding sources and project development
  • Multi-modal considerations
  • Stormwater management
  • Construction sequencing
  • Maintenance
  • Lessons learned