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Advanced Access Management for the Transportation Planner Web Briefing


Registration Closed

DATE: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
TIME:  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
SITE FEE: $50 ITE Member/$75 Non-member/$25 Student Chapter Member
EARN PDHS:  Each attendee must enroll using their ITE Web account ID to complete an online course evaluation at the end of the Web briefing to receive course credit.   Signup here if you do not already have an ITE Web account. (Do not need to be a member to receive an ID).
CREDIT: 1.5 PDH/.2 IACET CEU/CM Approved Activity

This web briefing provides an advanced look at access management from the perspective of the transportation planner. Topics include: principles that define the practice of access management, typical public concerns and how to convey the benefits of access management to the public, the relationship of access management to sustainability and other planning objectives, and how to develop an access management plan or program, including resources for further information. The instructors will also discuss state DOT, MPO and local government roles in access management, as well as legal and implementation considerations and lessons learned.


At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

1) Recognize typical public concerns and how to convey the benefits of access management to the public and public officials.
2) Articulate the relationship of access management to sustainability and multimodal goals.
3) Discuss how states, MPOs and local governments can advance access management programmatically and in project planning.
4) Discuss experience with applications and lessons learned.
5) Identify available access management resources.


Kristine M. Williams, AICP, Program Director, Planning & Corridor Management, University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL. USA and Philip Demosthenes, Consultant, Denver, CO, USA.

Kristine M. Williams, AICP, is Program Director, Planning and Corridor Management at the University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Access Management Committee. Her research interests include access management, growth management, community design, public involvement and land use and transportation policy. She co-authored the TRB Access Management Manual and has assisted numerous state, regional and local government agencies in developing transportation corridor management plans and policies. Kristine has a Master of Urban Planning Degree from Michigan State University.

Phil Demosthenes is a recognized national authority in the field of access management. He has over 33 years of experience in transportation planning, application of access management strategies, access management plans, traffic operations, design elements and safety. He was with CDOT (28 yrs) where he created the Access Code and then managed the CDOT Access Management Program. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Committee on Access Management, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Outreach and past chairman of the Subcommittees on Research and Legal and Right-of-way Issues. Phil has chaired the quarterly national telephone conference on access management since 1991. He is the co-author of the access management chapters in two recent ITE publications: “Urban Street Geometric Design Handbook” (2008), and the “Traffic Engineering Handbook” (2009). He has provided training and consulting services on access management to over 14 states and 5 countries.

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