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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 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Pasadena’s Experience with VMT as a Transportation Performance Measure

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The workshop will describe Pasadena's hybrid approach to the adoption of sustainable transportation metrics, focusing on Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) for Greenhouse Gas reduction along with the use of conventional auto Level of Service (LOS) for project access management and protection of residential neighborhoods. Pasadena’s metrics, impact analyses process, and impact fee speak directly to the issues facing cities when attempting to create vibrant, sustainable and walkable communities.

You’ll come away with an understanding of the facts and history behind Pasadena’s approach, including specific development project case studies. As a group, we’ll share experiences with transportation impact analyses and discuss the pros and cons of each agency’s approach.

Reviewing project-level cases from other California cities and counties, we’ll cover the analytic tools used in each VMT estimation. Notably, we’ll discuss the four key steps needed for the analysis, as well as sketch-level tools that may reduce or preclude the needs for a traditional travel model.

Lastly, we’ll focus on innovative approaches to community and regional VMT mitigation strategies, and the need for more advances in the state of the practice.

  • Project-level VMT analysis, as is required in California, may have applicability in Oregon and elsewhere.
  • Project-level VMT analysis may be a basis for exactions for sustainable transportation infrastructure.
  • There is a clear need, and there are innovative examples, of community and regional VMT mitigation strategies being offered by the public and private sectors that may be adapted from California to other states. 

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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Mike Bagheri

Transportation Manager, City of Pasadena
Mike Bagheri is a transportation manager with the City of Pasadena, heading the Complete Streets Division of the Department of Transportation. Mike leads the department’s efforts in managing active transportation grant projects, development review process and collaboration with... Read More →
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Robert Liberty

Director, Portland State University Urban Sustainability Accelerator
Robert Liberty, director of the Urban Sustainability Accelerator at Portland State University, has worked in many roles and at all levels of government for more than 30 years to promote livable and sustainable cities and regions. Mr. Liberty was Staff Attorney and then Executive Director... Read More →
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Sam Seskin

Transportation Consultant
Samuel N. Seskin has worked for over 40 years with state and local, national and international organizations on projects and plans that integrate transportation, smart growth and sustainable development. His projects have won awards from the American Planning Association and the US... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA