Making Tracks to Rail-Volution 2016

Making Tracks to Rail-Volution 2016

Rail-Volution – Building Livable Communities with Transit

October 9th – 12th, 2016
San Francisco, CA
RAILVOLUTION.ORG

 

DIALOG’s Transit Planning and Design team will be making tracks to Rail~Volution 2016 this October 9th -12th. A few of us are presenting and others are soaking up all the conference has to offer. If you’re planning to be in San Francisco at the same time be sure to check out these DIALOG panel discussions.

 

Is Your Suburb Ready for Premium Transit?    With DIALOG’s Eric Mann

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Many suburbs have growing pains as they evolve into second and third generation communities. Suburban development patterns increase traffic congestion. Suburbs find it difficult to stay competitive while balancing growth and traffic. Could premium transit be the answer to reducing traffic congestion in your suburb? Dive deep into the subject. What does premium transit really mean? What makes some cities more attractive than others for premium transit modes? Learn what public policies need to be in place to attract transit need and funding, including comprehensive plans, land development regulations, zoning and other supportive policies. Look at density requirements and development patterns. Finally, explore mobility, including transportation network requirements, road and intersection spacing and access management. Many questions – even more answers.

Moderator: Daryl Halls, Executive Director, Solano Transportation Authority, Suisun City, California

Chris Wellander, AICP, Senior Transportation Engineering Manager, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Seattle, Washington

Eric Mann, AIA, LEED-AP, Associate, Architect & Urban Designer, DIALOG, Toronto, Ontario

Lora Byala, President, Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, Rockville, Maryland

Neal Payton, PE, Principal, Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc., Los Angeles, California

 

 

Autonomous Vehicles: The Future of Transit and Cities?    With DIALOG’s Antonio Gomez Palacio

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

No one really knows how autonomous vehicles will change cities, but we do know that technology is changing – quickly. Livable community advocates can’t take a wait-and-see approach. Join panelists to explore the future of cities in an autonomous vehicle world. Listen to leading thinkers in this area talk about how cities and transit agencies are already preparing for the future. Drive the conversation with your own ideas and ask questions about how to integrate autonomous technology into livable communities.

Moderator: Catherine Ciarlo, AICP, Senior Project Manager, CH2M, Portland, Oregon

Rachel Wilch, Transportation Planner, Sound Transit, Seattle, Washington

Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Principal, Urban Design & Planning, DIALOG, Toronto, Ontario

Brian O’Looney, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Spring, Maryland

 

 

Transit P3: Do You Have What it Takes?    With DIALOG’s Georg Josi

Wednesday October 12, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

Public–private partnerships (P3) are showing up in transit projects across North America. What does it take to get a transit P3 to the implementation stage? Explore the ingredients that make a P3 a viable, faster alternative delivery method for transit projects in the US. Learn basic legislative and legal requirements for states and transit agencies pursuing P3s. What are the must-haves for both the agency and the contractor? What skillsets are needed? How do you convince stakeholders and agency boards that a P3 is the right route? Explore resources for P3 planning. Countdown the top three agency challenges to reach the solicitation phase, as well as the partnership challenges for getting to contract.

Moderator: Vicky Smith, Transit Engineering Manager, Oregon Region, David Evans and Associates, Inc, Portland, Oregon

Georg Josi, PhD, P.Eng, Associate, Structural Engineer, DIALOG, Edmonton, Alberta

Charles Lattuca, Executive Director for Transit Development and Delivery, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, Maryland

Rich Palmieri, Vice President, AECOM, Atlanta, Georgia

 

These members of DIALOG’s Transit Planning and Design team will be in San Francisco October 9th to 12th for Rail~Volution and would be happy to connect:

 
David CernyWho: David Cerny, Studio Managing Principal
Area of Expertise: Strategic Planning
Project that best demonstrates DIALOG’s commitment to outstanding Transit Planning and Design: Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto
 
DiBattista-Jeff-2015Who: Jeff DiBattista, Practice Principal
Area of Expertise: Structural Engineering
Project that best demonstrates DIALOG’s commitment to outstanding Transit Planning and Design: Valley Line LRT, Edmonton
 
Antonio Gómez PalacioWho: Antonio Gomez Palacio, Principal
Area of Expertise: Urban Planning
Panel Discussion: Autonomous Vehicles: The Future of Transit and Cities?
Project that best demonstrates DIALOG’s commitment to outstanding Transit Planning and Design: Hurontario Main Street Corridor Master Plan, Mississauga
 
harris-vanceWho: Vance Harris, Principal
Area of Expertise: Architecture
Project that best demonstrates DIALOG’s commitment to outstanding Transit Planning and Design: Canada Line, Oakridge 41 Station, Vancouver
Georg Main Site ProfileWho: Georg Josi, Principal
Area of Expertise: Structural Engineering
Panel Discussion: Transit P3: Do You Have What it Takes?
Project that best demonstrates DIALOG’s commitment to outstanding Transit Planning and Design: Valley Line LRT, Edmonton
 
Eric MannWho: Eric Mann, Associate
Area of Expertise: Urban Design
Panel Discussion: Is Your Suburb Ready for Premium Transit?
Project that best demonstrates DIALOG’s commitment to outstanding Transit Planning and Design: Hurontario Main Street Corridor Master Plan, Mississauga
 
Martin NielsenWho: Martin Nielsen, Principal
Area of Expertise: Architecture, Mechanical Engineering
Project that best demonstrates DIALOG’s commitment to outstanding Transit Planning and Design: Valley Line LRT, Edmonton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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