Making Tracks to Rail-Volution 2016
October 9th – 12th, 2016
San Francisco, CA
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.
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
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
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:
|Who: 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|
|Who: 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|
|Who: 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|
|Who: 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|
|Who: 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|
|Who: 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|
|Who: 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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