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Price Managed Lanes and Transportation Capacity
Activity Code: S469
Date: Sunday, April 14
What are priced-managed lanes? And how can communities employ them to improve transportation systems? This session examines how high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, express lanes, and other special-use lanes can improve flow and maximize freeway efficiency. Drawing from projects in Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, and San Diego, it will describe the range of priced managed lane projects currently in use, their success levels, and their ability to alleviate congestion on freeway and toll road corridors.
John C. Kopp, AICP CTP
Phone: (312) 798-0213
Work: Chris Kopp manages the transportation and land use planning practice for HNTB Corporation in Chicago. Chris brings more than 15 years experience managing a wide variety of transit planning studies, most recently helping states and regions develop transit system visions and corridor plans. He has managed GIS software development projects to visualize transit market opportunities, prepared alternatives analyses and federal New Starts documentation, conducted economic and financial analyses of proposed projects and investment programs, and advised transit agencies as they explore strategic issues related to funding, governance and program implementation. Chris understands the role of public transportation in building more sustainable and livable communities knows the issues agencies face when implementing new rail or bus rapid transit projects.
Education: Mr. Kopp has a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University, specializing in transportation system planning and analysis. He also has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.
Other Publications: “History of Mass Transit in Bangkok: A Case Study of Experience with Privately Financed Public Works,” lecture presented to the Civil Engineering Department at Northwestern University, November, 2000. “Adapting Public Works for Private Capital,” Transportation Quarterly, Fall 1998 (Kopp, et al).
Andrew C. Smith
Vice President, HNTB
Phone: (404) 946-5708
Work: Mr. Smith serves Director of Planning and Policy Services in HNTB’s Atlanta office. In this role, he is responsible for managing the transportation planning service line for HNTB’s Georgia Division, and participates in technical advisory or project management roles on key planning projects throughout the United States. Additionally, Mr. Smith serves as a key resource to HNTB’s Southeast Division. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating high speed rail, transportation planning activities throughout the southeast, and participates in technical advisory or project management roles on key planning projects.
Education: MSCE - Transportation - University of Tennessee BSCE - University of Tennessee
Publications: Smith, A.C., Strate, H.E. “The Development of a Transit Sketch Planning Tool for the GRTA’s Regional Transit Action Plan”, ITE Smith, A.C. Dinan, M. “Develop Transportation Models Utilizing Geographic Information Systems, URISA
Jesse Elam, AICP
Senior Planner, CMAP
Charlotte O'Donnell, AICP
Senior Planner, Pace Suburban Bus
Work: Charlotte is an AICP certified, Senior Transportation and Land Use planner in the Strategic Services Department of Pace Suburban Bus headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL. She is responsible for land use evaluation and public transportation planning for Northwest Cook County and Northern Kane County, Illinois. She has worked for Pace since June of 2008 and has experience working with a wide variety of communities in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. Currently, she is in charge of service planning for Pace's River Division located in Elgin, Illinois and Pace's Northwest Division in Des Plaines. Together, both divisions operate 40 routes throughout the region, serving roughly 600,000 passengers per month. Charlotte's current projects involve the expansion of public transportation options along the I-90 corridor in suburban Chicago in conjunction with the Illinois Tollway's reconstruction of the roadway.
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master of Urban Planning Class of 2008 (4+1 Accelerated Program) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning Class of 2007
Past Assignments: Presenter 2011 Illinois APA Conference (Evanston, IL) "Transit Supportive Planning and Design" Presenter 2012 APTA Intermodal Planning and Operations Conference (Baltimore, MD)"Right Sizing Transit: Flexible Transportation Options" Presenter 2012 APA Upper Midwest Planning Conference (Madison, WI)"Youth and Transit: Creating a New Generation of Transit Users"
Matthew Bryan Click, AICP
Vice President, HNTB
Work: Matthew Click, AICP is an Associate Vice President and Division Tolls Director with HNTB and has 17 years of experience in tolling, transportation finance, priced managed lanes, congestion pricing, public-private partnerships (P3) and policy. Matthew’s work is focused on strategic planning and project feasibility. Matthew collaboratively works with HNTB clients to determine and prioritize their needs to evaluate if, when and how toll projects can be feasible.
Education: Matthew holds an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University with a dual concentration in Transportation and Environmental Planning. Matthew also holds a B.S. in Political Science from FSU, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Publications: Matthew's most recent publication was in "Tolltrans" in January of this year where he made the case for the need for more Priced Managed Lanes in America's most congested urban areas. Matthew has also written for "Traffic Technologies International" and is widely quoted in regional and national papers on the subject of tolling and road pricing.
Past Assignments: Some of Matthew's research and speaking assignments include the following organizations: The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association; The Transportation Research Board; The Transportation and Expressway Authorities of Florida; The I-95 Corridor Coalition; The Transportation and Expressway Authorities of Texas; and, The American Planning Association.
William B. Emerson
Senior Transit Planner, SANDAG
Phone: (619) 699-1961
Work: Planning Manager for I-15 Bus Rapid Transit Stations and Service Planning
Education: UCLA Bachelor of Arts Geography/Ecosystems 1977
Past Assignments: 2012 National APTA Bus Conference, Long Beach, CA San Diego's I-15 Managed Lanes, FastTrak, and Bus Rapid (BRT)
Christopher S. Tomlinson
Deputy Executive Director/General Counsel, GA State Road & Tollway Auth.
Work: Christopher Tomlinson serves as the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel for the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). As Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Tomlinson oversees the day-to-day administration of the Authority in the areas of Toll Operations, Strategic Business Development and IT. He also serves as SRTA’s primary liaison for the Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) P3 program. As General Counsel, Chris provides oversight for the Authority’s legal and legislative matters. Prior to joining SRTA, Mr. Tomlinson served as General Counsel for GDOT where he was responsible for the Offices of Legal Services, GDOT’s Legislative Unit, and the Office of Human Resources, including GDOT’s Investigative Unit. Mr. Tomlinson has also served as Director of Legal Services or General Counsel for several other state entities, including the Georgia Technology Authority, the Georgia Building Authority, the State Properties Commission and the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission. He has extensive experience in public procurement law, contract law and employment law.
Education: Mr. Tomlinson is a graduate of Morehouse College and obtained his law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law.
Past Assignments: December 2012 - I-85 Express Lanes Project Update September 2012 - The Marriage of ITS and Toll Technologies July 2012 - Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Toll Violation Collection But Were Afraid To Ask July 2011 - MANAGED LANES ARE HOT BUT WILL POLICY AND FINANCING REALITIES CREATE A CHILL?
Rocco J. Zucchero
Deputy Chief of Engineering for Plng, Illinois Tollway