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You Can Plan for It, But...Lessons Learned from Disaster Response and Event Management

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