ITE 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibt - Expanding our Horizons

Workshops

All workshops take place concurrently on Wednesday, August 2 between 1:00–5:00 p.m. There is a separate fee of US$50 to attend a workshop. Prior to the conference, tickets can be purchased online. Once the conference begins, tickets can be purchased at the ITE Registration Desk.

Tools for Better Decision Making: Automated Signal Performance Measures
Dominion South
Professional Development Credits: 3.5 PDH (PTOE)
Developed in collaboration with the TRB Traffic Signal Systems Committee and the Traffic Engineering Council

There is a strong interest in transportation system performance measures in the United States. This workshop focuses on tactical performance measures that can be used to identify opportunities for 1) improving arterial progression and 2) improving split (green time) allocation. These tactical performance measures can be derived from high-resolution controller data. The workshop discusses what high resolution controller data is how these data can be used to develop tactical performance measures, and outcome oriented probe data based performance measures for validating that implemented timing changes are working.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the use of high resolution traffic signal controller data to improve traffic signal operation.
  • Identify and explain outcomes of implementation of automated signal performance measures.
  • Describe tactical actions to improve traffic signal performance in arterial signal systems.
  • Discuss the use of probe data to validate signal timing changes.

Facilitator:

Darcy Bullock, Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Speakers:

  • Peter Koonce, Division Manager, Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland, OR
  • Christopher Day, Senior Research Scientist, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Eddie Curtis, Traffic Management Specialist, Office of Operations, FHWA, Atlanta, GA
  • Steven Lavrenz, Technical Program Specialist, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, DC

 
Allocating Curbspace in a Complete Streets Environment  
City Hall
Professional Development Credits: 3.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP) • CM | 3.5 (AICP)
Developed in collaboration with NACTO and ITE’s Transportation Planning and Complete Streets Councils

With the dramatic change in urban street design initiated by ITE’s recommended practice Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach, NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide, and Transit Street Design Guide as well as enhanced travel options such as TNCs, carsharing, and bikesharing, ITE and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) are partnering to develop a resource on the use of curbspace in a complete streets environment. The workshop will focus on developing methods to 1) prioritize curbspace use via key performance measures; 2) review curbspace use as part of a new transportation project or the site plan review process; and 3) assess safety/minimize conflicts when implementing innovative street treatments.

The workshop will identify necessary baseline curbspace components including sight distance, emergency access, and special needs, as well as core functions such as commercial  and passenger loading, transit transfers, taxi service, and vehicular parking as each relates to land use, street functional classification, and proximity to a mobility hub. Participants will contribute to developing the guidance in each of the areas outlined above. This is an interactive workshop, and participants will be invited to submit a short 2-3 min PowerPoint for a rapid-fire IMPACT presentation at the start of the session.  Come prepared to share your stories and ask your burning questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the core principles of organizing curb space for short –term and long-term uses.
  • Identify workable design solutions to improve safety and minimize conflict points.
  • Discuss the use and prioritization of curb space to meet community goals and objectives.

Facilitators:

  • Larry Marcus, Virginia Office Manager, Wallace Montgomery, Tysons, VA
  • Matthew Roe, Director, Designing Cities Initiative, National Association of City Transportation Officials, New York, NY
  • Dan Nabors, Design Engineer Team Supervisor, Transportation Engineering and Operations, Department of Environmental Services, Arlington County, Arlington, VA
  • Meghan Mitman, Principal, Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, CA

 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting
Wednesday, August 2, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Civic South
Professional Development Credits: 3.5 PDH (PTOE/PTP) • CM | 3.5 (AICP)
Developed in collaboration with the Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina

The needs of pedestrians and bicyclists are often neglected when timing signals and designing roadways in part due to the lack of pedestrian and bicycle count data. Thanks to recent interest in the subject and technology development, many jurisdictions are now filling this data gap. This training discusses how to including pedestrian and bicycle volume counts as part of a comprehensive traffic counting program as well as examples of how to use these data.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate effective pedestrian and bicycle count technologies and where to install them.
  • Learn how to design a bicycle and pedestrian count program that makes the most of limited resources.
  • Identify count data validation strategies.
  • Learn how to estimate annual average daily pedestrian and bicycle traffic at short duration count locations.

Facilitators:

  • Krista Nordback, Senior Research Associate, Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Sirisha Kothuri, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Transportation Research and Education Center, Portland State University, Portland, OR