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Transportation and Communities 2018: Academy Edition ● September 13 - 14, 2018 at Portland State University
In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re trying something a little different. Instead of brief sessions that introduce you to a topic– we will be offering fifteen half-day workshops that focus on skill building and providing the tools to apply the latest research to practice. These will be hands-on, immersive learning experiences in a small classroom setting. Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded consortium: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).

⇨CLICK HERE TO REGISTER⇦ This event is a la carte, and pricing is per workshop. You may attend as few as one, or as many as four workshops. Questions? Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu.  Let us know if you’re a student interested in volunteering, and we’ll be in touch later this summer.
  • Half-Day Workshop (general admission): $95
  • Half-Day Workshop (student rate / elected government officials rate): $50
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Friday, September 14 • 9:00am - 12:30pm
Managed Lanes and Congestion Relief: From Planning through Design to Operations

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Contemporary managed lanes began with the development and implementation of High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, which were first deployed in an era when the interstate building program was in full swing.  Four decades later this strategy has evolved to incorporate an array of innovative techniques to get more effective use out of our freeway infrastructure, making managed lanes a more sustainable way of moving people and vehicles.  What began as a way of moving bus passengers more efficiently has mushroomed into a way of managing limited roadway capacity through various combinations of access, eligibility, pricing, and traffic management technologies. Including HOV lanes, $20 billion has been invested in more than 3,000 miles of managed lanes to date.  More than $40 billion will likely be invested in the next decade, as these lanes are increasingly seen as a means of providing long-term sustainability and reliability.

Despite the large level of investment in managed lanes infrastructure, national guidance on the development, deployment, and operation of these facilities are relatively scattered among a few key documents. Furthermore, much of the state of the practice in managed lanes development owes more to the experimental experiences of implementing agencies than to prescriptive guidance.

This workshop will identify best practices as revealed by deployed managed lanes and provide instruction on how to incorporate these best practices throughout the project development process and throughout operations of managed lanes.

  • Understand the fundamental reasons to consider managed lanes, and, local context by which they would likely be successful if deployed
  • Become familiar with the various implementations from a design and operations perspective, including variations available for local consideration
  • Demonstrate understanding of available managed lanes guidance, law, and related resources.
  • Be able to assess the potential for implementing a managed lanes facility
  • Identify future opportunities to cultivate a managed lanes solution
This half-day workshop is eligible for 3.5 hours of professional development credit through AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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David Ungemah

Managed Lanes & Roadways Service Area Director, Vice President, WSP USA
David manages the Managed Lanes & Roadways Service Area, as a part of WSP’s Advisory Services division. David is an internationally recognized expert in congestion pricing, managed lanes, managed freeways, and transportation operations and demand management systems. You will find... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA