THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2005
8:00 AM-9:00 AM SYMPOSIUM
Straight Talk About New Starts
Converting your vision for a new start project — or even extending an existing line — into reality can be filled with obstacles. Learn directly from other communities about how they have overcome the challenges to bringing rail transit and bus rapid transit to their neighborhoods.
Presented by the New Starts Working Group, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, North American Bus Industries, and METRO Magazine.
2:00 PM-3:30 PM SYMPOSIUM
The High Cost of Free Parking
This no-holds-barred workshop explores the real impacts of free curb parking and off-street parking requirements. Learn how parking benefits districts and market-priced curb parking can generate revenue for neighborhood public improvements, level the playing field for transit, and free up land for housing and other community needs.
Presented by the American Planning Association.
3:30 PM-5:00 PM WORKSHOPS
Developing TOD Around Rail
The rail station is open, so when will the Development happen? Does this development happen on its own, or must there be involvement form other public entities to make it happen? Hear from Denver, Colorado and Arlington, Virginia what it has taken, as well as an analysis of several other new rail systems regarding what it takes to see TOD occur.
Moderator: Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, Texas
Tim Van Meter, Architect/Urban Designer, Van Meter Williams Pollack, Denver, Colorado
Reed Everett-Lee, Senior Project Manager, Carter & Burgess, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Cheri Bush, Planner, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, Texas
View Van Meter PDF (30 pages, 2mb)
View Everett-Lee PDF (12 pages, 0.2mb)
View Bush PDF (32 pages, 2.3mb)
Integrating Stations with Neighborhoods
This presentation focuses on contextual solutions to station design and planning, neighborhood development, and the relationship between stations and their surrounding areas. Learn how to create a strong sense of place, including some new and unusual places that are models of sustainability.
Moderator: Soren Simonsen, Principal Architect/Urban Designer, Cooper Roberts Simonsen Architecture, Salt Lake City, Utah
Bert Gregory, CEO, Mithun Architects+Designers+Planners, Seattle, Washington
Lon LaClaire, Strategic Transportation Planning Engineer, City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
John Eddy, Associate, Ove Arup & Partners, San Francisco, California
View Gregory PDF (54 pages, 2.9mb)
View LaClaire PDF (31 pages, 3.66mb)
View Eddy PDF (26 pages, 1.7mb)
TOD: Essentials for Profit
This session looks at the bottom line for TOD in language directed to a variety of audiences. The session dissects the permitting and development approval process so that developers, cities, transit agencies and citizen activists alike begin to understand the role of incentives, regulations, zoning, proffers and the realities of today”s financial environment.
Moderator: Lisa Nisenson, Policy Analyst, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
David Robbins, Senior Associate, The HOK Planning Group, Atlanta, Georgia
Cali Gorewitz, Program Associate, Reconnecting America, Oakland, California
Property Values and Transit
This session examines how being located near a rail transit station can have a positive effect on property value for housing, rail and business; on office vacancy rates; and on regional growth allocations.
Moderator: Effie Stallsmith, Special Assistant, Office of Planning, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Fred Arnold, Director of Real Estate, Sacramento Regional Transit, Sacramento, California
Brad Barber, Director and Senior Fellow-Center for Environmental Management, Oquirrh Institute/Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Rory Campbell, Partner, Hanson Bridgett, LLP, San Francisco, California
View Stallsmith PDF (8 pages, 0.2mb)
View Arnold PDF (13 pages, 0.6mb)
View Barber PDF (33 pages, 0.7mb)