TE-40 Multimodal Transportation Planning and Engineering
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Location: Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown (Los Angeles, CA)
Date and Time
This class begins on 03/08/2016 and ends on 03/10/2016. The class meets Tu, W & Th : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 3 Sessions.
We have a limited sleeping room block on a first come first serve basis. Please call the Sheraton at 213-488-3500 before February 8, 2016 to make your reservtions.
Category Description Amount Course Fee (Basic) CA Public Agency $ 495.00 Course Fee (Alternate) Standard individual $ 990.00
This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.
CreditsThis course grants 2.4 CEUs and 24.0 AICP CMs. (AICP CMs pending approval)
DescriptionMultimodal transportation networks and systems are planned, designed, built, operated, and maintained to provide safe, comfortable, and environmentally sustainable travel for all users of all ages and differing levels of mobility. Ideally these systems should provide for all modes, including walking, bicycling, taking transit, and driving. Transportation facilities must always be functional to allow for emergency response, road maintenance, and overall movement of goods. This course covers the planning and conceptual design of sustainable multimodal transportation facilities; the history of multimodal transportation planning in the US; the policy environment for sustainable, multimodal transportation; how to integrate multimodal transportation into the urban planning process; and how to design streets, intersections, crossings, and interchanges consistent with the sustainable, multimodal approach. While the aforementioned elements span across the nation and maybe worldwide, the course's discussion of the legislative environment is more focused on California. The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic/transportation operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, and surface transit operations to traffic safety and advanced analytical methods. The course is taught by a team of professional engineers and planners who practice in the private and public sectors with a collective experience exceeding 100 years. Key learning concepts to be highlighted throughout the three days of intensive training include: managing conflict between/among modes, striving for a balanced approach to promoting multiple modes along the same right-of-way (ROW) or crossing each other, promoting safety between modes and for each mode, options for separating or prioritizing modes in layered networks, planning for multimodal travel wherever possible, managing multimodal transportation operations efficiently, promoting economic development and livability (in addition to access and mobility), and the best practices in multimodal transportation infrastructure planning and sustainable land development. Click here for a detailed course outline
- The Multimodal Transportation Planning Process and Legal Framework
- Data Collection, Quantitative Analysis, and Travel Forecasts
- Environmental Analysis and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) New Trends - Senate Bill 743 (SB-743)
- Evaluation and Prioritization of Multimodal Transportation Projects
- Public Participation & Involvement, Dealing with Controversy
- Freeway Multimodal Considerations
- The New Transit/Multimodal Role for Arterials and Collectors
- Multimodal Traffic Signals
- Pedestrians and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Accommodations: It's the Law
- Pedestrian Safety and Economic Development
- Residential Streets: Livability and Quality of Life
- Multimodal Auditing Techniques and Walking Tour
- On-Street Bicycling and Ensuring Bicycle Safety
- Bicycle Paths and Their Interface with Other Modes
- Surface Mass Transit Planning Concepts
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) & Light Rail Transit (LRT) Key Design & Operations Issues
What You Will LearnAttendees will gain an understanding of the role multimodal transportation planning plays in the U.S. today and the processes that are used to achieve planning objectives, including how data is collected and used in multimodal transportation analyses. Attendees will gain an understanding of how environmental analyses and public participation fit within the multimodal transportation planning process, including key impacts on existing networks, legal requirements, and how to resolve conflicts of multimodal transportation projects. In addition, attendees will:
Who Should AttendThis course is intended for urban planners, transportation planners, and traffic/transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation and land use consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this course. The course is primarily appropriate for urban and suburban perspectives, but may be relevant to rural areas that are subject to urban growth challenges. This course is cross-listed as PL-14 Transportation Planning Fundamentals for California Streets
Required MaterialsAttendees are required to bring a basic scientific calculator (e.g., featuring logs, square roots) for the problem-solving exercises. An engineer's scale is also recommended.
Suggested Pre-Course Reading AssignmentsWe highly recommend that attendees familiarize themselves with the resources below and review those of particular interest prior to attending class.
- Main Street, California - A Guide for Improving Community and Transportation Vitality California Department of Transportation, 2013 http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LandArch/mainstreet/main_street_3rd_edition.pdf
- Introduction to Multi-Modal Transportation Planning - Principles and Practices Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, 2014 http://www.vtpi.org/multimodal_planning.pdf
- Glossary of Transportation Planning Acronyms and Terms - Metropolitan Transportation Commission http://www.mtc.ca.gov/library/glossary.htm
- A Guide to California Planning, Unraveling the Acronyms - William Fulton, 2005 http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/TTP220/Fulton_on_agencies.pdf
- The Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process: Key Issues A Publication of the Metropolitan Capacity Building Program (FHWA, FTA, AASHTO, APTA, AMPO), 2001 http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/handy/TTP220/MPOBriefingBook86.pdf
- A Guide to Transportation Decisionmaking - U.S. Department of Transportation (FHWA, FTA) http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/publications/transportation_decision_making/decisionmaking.pdf
- Public Involvement Techniques for Transportation Decision - MakingU.S. Department of Transportation http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/public_involvement/publications/techniques/fhwapd96031.pdf
- California Governor's Office of Planning and Research, SB 743 Guidelines (Note: This is current at time of writing; guidelines could change by mid-2015) http://www.opr.ca.gov/s_sb743.php
- INVEST - Sustainability and Highways - Federal Highway Administration https://www.sustainablehighways.org/120/learn.html
- Highway Design Manual, Chapter 300 - Geometric Cross Section California Department of Transportation, 2014 http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/oppd/hdm/pdf/english/chp0300.pdf
- Highway Design Manual, Chapter 1000 - Bicycle Transportation Design California Department of Transportation, 2014 http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/oppd/hdm/pdf/english/chp1000.pdf
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