2011 TRANSPORT CHICAGO CONFERENCE
JUNE 3, 2011 | AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION | 211 E. CHICAGO AVE. CHICAGO, IL
JUNE 3, 2011 | AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION | 211 E. CHICAGO AVE. CHICAGO, IL
8:00—8:45 AM: REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:45—9:45 AM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Robert Prince - Former General Manager, MBTA
10:00—11:00 AM: SESSION 1
• SESSION A: Planning for the Future - Moderator: Charlotte O'Donnell - Pace
This session will explore the close relationship between land use and transportation decisions in various metropolitan settings.
- Transit Oriented Development in Springfield: Locating a Vital Connector for Chicago to St. Louis High Speed Rail (Gloria Simo, Ph.D - University of Illinois at Springfield)
- Implications of Housing Market Segmentation for Sustainable Transportation (Sungsoon Hwang - DePaul University)
- Performance Based Planning in Central Indiana Suburban Land Use (Stephanie Belch - Indianapolis MPO; Joe Guerre - Cambridge Systematics)
• SESSION B: Regionally Speaking - Moderator: Paris Tyler - Chicago Transit Authority
Transport capacity is a scarce resource, and as such, figuring out the most efficient way to use that resource is an ongoing and needed endeavor.
- Quantifying Traveler Diversion and its Impact During a Weekend Full Freeway Closure: Case Study with I-894 (Justin Effinger, EIT, Yue (Troy) Liu, Alan Horowitz, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee)
- Suburban Cook County and Eastern DuPage County Travel Market Analysis using 2007-2008 CMAP Household Travel Tracker Survey Data (Hersh Singh, Janine Farzin, Peter Fahrenwald - Regional Transportation Authority)
- Steps to Implementation for I-55 Bus on Shoulders Demonstration Project (Janine Farzin, William Lenski - Regional Transportation Authority; James Czarnecky - AECOM)
• SESSION C: Ped(al) Power - Moderator: Ylda Capriccioso - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
For walking and biking to be a practical mobility choice for commuters transportation professionals planners need to level the playing field with motorized transportation safety and benefits.
- Glenbard Hazardous Walking Conditions Study (Daniel Miodonski - Sam Schwartz Engineering)
- An Analysis of Bicycle Safety in Chicago (Michael Carney - University of Illinois at Chicago)
- Promoting Alternate Transportation, Health, the Environment, and Morale With Bicycle Commuter Tax Benefit (Gregory T. Smith - Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.; Michael Menelli - University of Illinois at Chicago)
11:15 AM—12:15 PM: SESSION 2
• SESSION A: Other People's Money - Moderator: Jason Saavedra - University of Illinois at Chicago
This session highlights emerging practices in planning, funding, and implementation of transportation projects with a focus on public-private partnerships.
- Transit Value Capture Analysis for the Chicago Region (Ranadip Bose, AICP, Elizabeth Schuh, AICP, LEED Green Associate - SB Friedman; Matthew Maloney - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning)
- Analyzing Private Investment in the Chicago Transit Authority: The Potential for Joint Development (Danielle Yu-Chen Dai - University of Chicago)
- Indy Connect: Visioning and Planning for a Major Expansion of Regional Transit Service in Central Indiana (Philip Roth, AICP - Indianapolis MPO; Chris Kopp, AICP - HNTB; John W. Myers, P.E., AICP - HNTB)
• SESSION B: Logical Logistics - Moderator: Kristen Andersen - Metra
This session explores how effective utilization of freight networks can encourage positive outcomes such as economic growth, brownfield redevelopment, and housing revitalization, both locally and on a regional level.
- Developing Sound Freight Policies to Build the Illinois Economy (Frank Beal, Jim LaBelle, Sheena Frève - Metropolis Strategies; Christopher Lindsey - Northwestern University)
- Evaluating the Economic Impact of Improvements in Freight Infrastructure: An Input-Output Approach (Ethan Halpern-Givens - University of Illinois at Chicago)
- Smart Growth in Older Communities: Sustainable Development in Chicago's South and West Suburbs (David Chandler - Center for Neighborhood Technology)
• SESSION C: Taking it to the Streets - Moderator: Jack Chalabian - Chicago Transit Authority
This session covers parking issues facing suburban downtowns and how cheap parking impacts transit use.
- Transit’s Enemy: Cheap Parking (Jason Schrieber, AICP - Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates)
- Parking Management Strategies in Suburban Downtowns (Lindsay Banks - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning)
12:30 PM—1:00 PM: LUNCH
• Student Paper Awards Presentation
- First Prize: The Taxation of Carsharing: Is Public Policy Consistent with the Public Benefits of Carsharing? (Alice Bieszczat - DePaul University)
- Second Prize: Detour or No Detour? A New Decision Support Tool for Urban Freeway Incident Management (Zhenke Luo, Yue Liu - University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee)
• Sponsorship Acknowledgments
1:00 PM—2:00 PM: LUNCH PLENARY SPEAKER - Cal Marsella - Former General Manager & CEO, Denver Regional Transportation District
2:00 PM—2:30 PM: POSTER, EXHIBITOR AND NETWORKING SESSION
- The Taxation of Carsharing: Is Public Policy Consistent with the Public Benefits of Carsharing? (Alice Bieszczat - DePaul University)
- Electric Power Supply for Commuter Rail: How Are Railroads Keeping Up? (John G. Allen - Regional Transportation Authority; John P. Aurelius - Transportation Consultant; Joseph Black - Lone Star Rail District)
- Private Time on Public Transit: Dimensions of Information and Telecommunication Use of Chicago Transit (Charlotte Frei, Hani S. Mahmassani - Northwestern University)
- Detour or No Detour? A New Decision Support Tool for Urban Freeway Incident Management (Zhenke Luo, Yue Liu - University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee)
- Evaluating the Value-Chain of Freight Trucking: Industry Cluster Analysis and Field of Influence (Cara Bader - University of Illinois at Chicago)
2:45 PM—3:45 PM: SESSION 3
• SESSION A: We the People - Moderator: Ryan Richter
How does planning impact communities and how do their citizens respond?
- Community Engagement - Success at the Interchange? (Frederick W. Schwartz, P.E. - Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.)
- Indy Connect: Best Practices in Central Indiana’s Regional Dialogue on Transportation and Development Priorities (Lori Miser - Indianapolis MPO; Sean White - Caldwell VanRiper)
- Will Expanding 10th Street Corridor Further the Division Between the East Side and West Side of Springfield? (Junfeng Wang, Ph.D - University of Illinois at Springfield)
• SESSION B: Wheels on the Bus - Moderator: David Baumgartner, Cambridge Systematics
An exploration of different levels of planning for bus operations: livability and how it relates to BRT, and an introduction to locally-based transit options.
- Don’t Miss the Bus- The Emerging Concept of Locally Based Transit Options (Patty Mangano, Heather Tabbert - Regional Transportation Authority)
- Integrating Livability Into Transit Planning: An Assessment of BRT Opportunities in Chicago (Josh Ellis, Peter Skosey, Joshua Anderson - Metropolitan Planning Council)
• SESSION C: Innovative Perspectives - Moderator: Jennifer Henry, Natural Resources Defense Council
Safe and efficient transportation systems are of course critical for getting people where they need to go, but putting a larger frame on the issue we can they have the potential to bring about many other additional benefits as well. Learn about several less traditional perspectives on what transportation systems can do.
- Evaluate the Benefit of Urban Consolidation Center (Qin Chen, Jie (Jane) Lin - University of Illinois at Chicago)
- Evacuating Highly Populated Urban Zones During Emergency: A Transit-Based Solution and Optimal Operational Strategies (Mojtaba Heydar, Yue Liu, Matthew Petering - University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee)
- How Green is Transit: A Chicago Region Case Study (Mark Minor - Regional Transportation Authority)
3:45 PM—4:00 PM: RAFFLE
4:00 PM—5:00 PM: WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
Photo (adapted): swanksalot | Flickr