A Deep Dive into Multimodal Transportation Operations

APA Missouri Chapter

#9161450

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. CDT

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Overview

Transportation planning has traditionally been focused almost entirely on building new and more infrastructure, with lamentably less attention paid to the ongoing operation and management (O&M) of the system. Given the constraints on the provision of significant new capacity, it is increasingly important to operate the existing network to its fullest service potential, especially “taking back” the capacity lost to congestion, incidents, construction, weather, poor signalization, etc. O&M involves participation of multiple disciplines, including planners and designers. The first part of this session will put O&M in a planning context and explore the relationship with land use and urban design.    The second part of this session will also provide an overview of transit agency service planning processes, the role of local communities, and examples of transit operations and scheduling in the Kansas City region. These examples will focus on the relationship of scheduling to broader transportation and land use planning efforts. The desire for new or improved transit service is a common recommendation of many area, corridor, or comprehensive plans. Changing development, demographic, and employment patterns lead to transit being increasingly in demand outside of traditional service areas in core cities. Yet few planners have a significant background in transit operations, scheduling, and costing processes that are required to implement and sustain these services.

Transportation planning has traditionally been focused almost entirely on building new and more infrastructure, with lamentably less attention paid to the ongoing operation and management (O&M) of the system. Given the constraints on the provision of significant new capacity, it is increasingly important to operate the existing network to its fullest service potential, especially “taking back” the capacity lost to congestion, incidents, construction, weather, poor signalization, etc. O&M involves participation of multiple disciplines, including planners and designers. The first part of this session will put O&M in a planning context and explore the relationship with land use and urban design.    The second part of this session will also provide an overview of transit agency service planning processes, the role of local communities, and examples of transit operations and scheduling in the Kansas City region. These examples will focus on the relationship of scheduling to broader transportation and land use planning efforts. The desire for new or improved transit service is a common recommendation of many area, corridor, or comprehensive plans. Changing development, demographic, and employment patterns lead to transit being increasingly in demand outside of traditional service areas in core cities. Yet few planners have a significant background in transit operations, scheduling, and costing processes that are required to implement and sustain these services.

Speakers

Jim Hubbell

Confirmed Speaker

Jim Hubbell, AICP, holds Bachelor's degrees in Spanish and Environmental Studies, and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He is currently a Principal Transportation Planner for the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the metropolitan planning organization for the bi-state Kansas City region. In his role as Performance ... Read More

Mike Goodman

Confirmed Speaker

Mike Goodman Scheduling Analyst, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (RideKC) Kansas City, MO Mike Goodman is the Scheduling Analyst for KCATA. He is a Bay Area native and UMKC AUPD graduate with seven years of experience in paratransit and fixed route scheduling and operations. Read More

Shawn Strate, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Shawn D. Strate, AICP is the Planning Manager for KCATA, leading the agency's long-range transit planning efforts and facilitating other community and service planning activities. Shawn has 11 years of professional experience in land use and transportation planning in the public and private sectors. Read More

Contact Info

Bonnie Johnson, bojojohn@ku.edu