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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Alternative Performance Measures: The 5 W's

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

ODOT Regional 1, Conference Room A/B
123 NW Flanders
Portland, OR , 97209

Please join WTS and ITE for a joint professional development event about alternative performance measures. A panel of speakers will be discussing why and how alternative performance measures are impacting transportation planning at their agency. Then we will hear from Metro and PSU about the latest ITS advancements that are making different types of data available for evaluating and monitoring system performance.

Susan Wright, PE – Susan is an Associate Engineer at Kittelson & Associates where she has worked for the past 13 years. Susan has managed and participated in a wide variety of transportation planning and traffic operations projects with experience ranging from transportation system plans and interchange area management plans to pedestrian and bicycle plans, transit development plans, signal timing implementation, and downtown parking plans. Susan coordinates Kittelson & Associates’ Portland Planning Group and has served on the Board for the Portland Chapter of WTS for the past seven years. She is currently the Chapter Vice President.

Lidwien Rahman is a Principal Planner at ODOT, where she provides policy guidance regarding the Transportation Planning Rule, Oregon Highway Plan, Regional Transportation Plan, and local Transportation System Plans (TSPs). She managed a research project that developed a menu of potential alternative mobility measures, and is involved in the City of Portland and Washington County Multi Modal Level of Service projects. Lidwien is lead planner for the Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) program in the Portland Metro region.  Lidwien is a Board member and Chair of the Plans and Policy Committee of Oregon Walks, formerly the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (WPC), and has been on the Boards of WTS and the OAPA. Lidwien has a Master's degree in Planning and a Bachelor's in Social Geography from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Peter Koonce, P.E., is Manager for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation's Signals, Streetlighting, & ITS Division. He is currently past president of the Oregon Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and is Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Signal Systems.

Deena Platman is a Principal Transportation Planner with Metro. Since 2007, Deena has managed Metro’s Regional Mobility Program, which oversees the implementation of the Regional Transportation System Management and Operations Plan and the Regional Freight Plan.  Deena holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of California Los Angeles.

Jon Makler is a Program Manager with the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium and the project manager of PORTAL, Portland State University's online transportation data archive. Across 15 years, Jon has worked in public, private and academic settings on transportation topics ranging from air quality to civil rights and operations. He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a Master of Science in Transportation from MIT. He has been a certified planner since 2004.

Steve Kelley has been with Washington County since 2000, and has worked on a wide variety of projects. Among his many roles with the County, Steve has been the program manager for Washington County's Transportation System Development Charge program (including within the Cities). Steve was one of the principle developers of the Transportation Development Tax, which passed Countywide in 2008 via ballot measure, and increased the rates Countywide. Steve's background in travel demand forecasting (the Metro model) gives him insight into the role models can play in performance measures. Steve is currently managing the Washington County Transportation System Plan update.

Larry Conrad is the Senior Transportation Planner and County Project Manager of Clackamas County.  He has been a board member of REACH CDC for the last 16 years. Started in 1982 by community members concerned about poor housing conditions in their Southeast Portland neighborhood, REACH is a private, nonprofit community development corporation serving the Portland metropolitan area. Previously to joining Clackamas County in 2004, Conrad served as a Lead Planner for Parsons Brinckherhoff and was a Senior Policy Planner for the City of Beaverton. Larry earned a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University.

Light refreshments will be served. PE credit is available and ACICP credit is pending.

Cost is: WTS/ITE Members: $10; Non-member: $20; Students: $5

Register at: http://www.wtsevents.org/chapter/Portland/


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