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How to Get Thru – Transportation Plans and Performance for Construction and Events

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Various temporary activities impact the safety and operation of roadways including special events, construction and adverse weather. This session presents information on the performance of work zones, stadium transportation plans and analytical methods to assess evacuations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the key elements of a stadium transportation plan.
  • Summarize closure policies for streets and sidewalk in the context of equity and safety.
  • Explain the use of analytical tools and performance measures to support evacuations and construction projects.

Moderator: Melisa Finley, P.E., Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Presentation Titles & Speakers:
  • “The SoFi Stadium Transportation Plan and Its Unique Challenges”, Tyler Krage, P.E., PTOE, Professional Traffic Engineer, Alliant Engineering, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Vanessa Munoz, P.E., PTOE, Director of Engineering, Willdan Engineering, Industry, California
  • “Real-Time Traffic & Performance Management for Large Construction Projects”, Mark Masongsong, CEO & Co-Founder, UrbanLogiq, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • “Work Zone Streets & Sidewalks Closure Policies: Equitable and Safe Use of the Public Right-of-Way”, Shane Binder, P.E., PTOE, RSP1, Transport Engineer, Waimakariri District Council, New Zealand and Michael Koslow, P.E., Senior Engineer, City & County of Denver, Colorado
  • “A Dynamic Evacuation Analysis Tool to Handle Extreme Conditions in the City Planning Process”, Jinghua Xu, Ph.D, P.E., Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers, Irvine, California

Contributors

  • Moderator: Melisa Finley, P.E., Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

  • Tyler Krage, P.E., PTOE, Professional Traffic Engineer, Alliant Engineering, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Tyler Krage is a Professional Traffic Engineer with Alliant Engineering in Minneapolis, MN. His work is largely tied to traffic signal optimization in all contexts and getting traffic signals to reach their full potential for all users. He believes that the public as a whole is a dynamic and complex entity that constantly adapts to conditions, and the systems that we utilize every day should be just as flexible. When he’s not thinking about traffic signals, he loves biking, live music, and exploring both cities and the great outdoors.

  • Mark Masongsong, CEO & Co-Founder, UrbanLogiq, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Mark Masongsong is the CEO and Co-founder of UrbanLogiq, a company that integrates and visualizes data to support public officials with better access to insights. Through UrbanLogiq’s work supporting critical transportation functions within government, Mark has been featured as a speaker on the future of smart cities and analytics at the White House, World Bank, State Department, and Harvard Smart Cities Accelerator. He is also an engaged member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and serves on the ITE Industry Council.

  • Jinghua Xu, Ph.D, P.E., Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers, Irvine, California

    Dr. Jinghua Xu currently is the senior forecasting practice leader with Fehr & Peers. She has more than 15 years of experience in transportation, specialized in travel demand forecasting, transportation planning and modeling. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Civil in California. In her career, Jinghua has been focusing on the development and application of complex regional travel demand models, including both trip-based and activity-based models, and has extensive experience in using travel survey data and other data sources to support travel models. In addition, she is active in applying innovative methodologies in travel demand modeling, including but not limited to, the big data application, active transportation tool, new travel survey method, and automated vehicles in travel demand forecasting, etc.

  • Michael Koslow, P.E., Senior Engineer, City & County of Denver, Colorado

    Michael Koslow is a 1997 civil engineering graduate from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Michael has worked on transportation and mobility design for over 23 years in MI, IL, MO, FL, IN, VA, and CO. Michael was most recently a senior engineer at Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure in the Transportation Design team. Michael hasn't commuted to work by car since 2006 and is an avid urban mobility enthusiast.

  • Shane Binder, P.E., PTOE, RSP1, Transport Engineer, Waimakariri District Council, New Zealand

    Shane Binder, PE PTOE RSP1 CMEng [feel free to remove as appropriate] is a multimodal transportation engineer with global experience and passion for managing delivery of transportation network improvements. Over the last 18 years, he has focused on road safety analyses & targeted improvements, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, self-explaining road design, and traffic signal & street-lighting systems. He relocated at the beginning of the year to take a role as the transport engineer for the Waimakariri District Council on New Zealand's South Island.

  • Vanessa Munoz, P.E., PTOE, Director of Engineering, Willdan Engineering, Industry, California

    Ms. Vanessa Muñoz, P.E., T.E., PTOE, offers over 23 years of traffic design and transportation planning experience and is an accomplished engineer for multi-disciplinary and multi-agency traffic and transportation projects. For 21 years she has been working for Willdan Engineering and is currently the Director of Engineering who oversee all the design for the company whose primarily clients are cities and counties. Here area of expertise includes municipal engineering, traffic engineering design and operations. Since 2014 Ms. Munoz has been assisting the City of Inglewood with their traffic engineering needs, serving temporarily as the City Traffic engineer and currently helping with Project Management for specific project and the development and deployment of the traffic management and operation plan ( TMOP) for Sofi Stadium opening. Her involvement includes traffic management; traffic operations; citywide permit parking; City event day parking rates for parking lots and meters, City event day shuttle service and coordination with local transit providers.

July 20, 2021
Tue 4:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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