TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
7:00 AM–8:00 AM NETWORKING EVENT
NAPTA Advocates Meeting
Grab a cup of coffee in the Exhibit Hall and join the National Alliance of Public Transit Advocates (NAPTA) to discuss communications and advocacy strategies that support local, state and federal public transportation activities. Public transportation is a significant component to livable communities. NAPTA works to provide the tools, information and legislative updates that help promote public transportation and support for funding in local communities. This introductory breakfast gathering is targeted toward advocates, first-time Rail~Volution attendees, and Rail~Volution scholarship recipients. For more information, go to www.napta.net.
Facilitator: Thomas R. Shrout, Jr.,Partner, Avvantt Partners, LLC, Former Executive Director, Citizen For Modern Transit, St. Louis, Missouri
8:00 AM–9:30 AM PLENARY
10:00 AM–11:30 AM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Growing Better, Greener and Denser: Suburban to Urban CM 1.5
Market trends point to urban infill and away from suburban sprawl. How does transit enhance and fit into existing neighborhoods? How does it act as the catalyst to create new communities where no neighborhoods exist? Will the town center concept make a comeback in suburban areas? Will long commutes and environmental concerns encourage suburban communities to embrace transit projects and more transit-friendly development patterns? How can we help make this a reality? Explore concept development and designs meant to weave transit facilities right into the fabric of neighborhoods.
Moderator: John McNamara, Principal and Director of Community Planning, AECOM, Phoenix, Arizona
Rebecca Draper, Director of Neighborhood Improvement Projects, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, Los Angeles, California
Robert Hastings, Project Architect, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
Martin Nielsen, Principal, Busby Perkins + Will, Vancouver, British Columbia
View McNamara presentation (13 pages / 1.4mb)
View Draper presentation (19 pages / 0.5mb)
View Hastings presentation (30 pages / 1.3mb)
View Nielsen presentation (9 pages / 1.2mb)
High-Speed Rail and Development Paradigm Shifts CM 1.5
Zoom! High-speed rail (HSR) can reinvent our perception of time and distance by connecting the communities on its route. But can HSR spur truly transformative development? Given the scale and nature of the technology, to do so may require unlearning many conventional notions about transit stations — as seen at three stations in California. How can we harness this generational opportunity of HSR to leverage livable communities? Take a look at HSR in California, including how to fit a station into a community (urban design) and how to leverage that station for livability and economic development.
Moderator: Eric J. Anderson, ASLA, Project Manager, ARTIC Station, PB's Placemaking Group, Denver, Colorado
Robin Blair, Director of Planning, Metro Central Area Team, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, California
Frank Fuller, FAIA, AICP, Principal, Field Paoli Architects, San Francisco, California
James Hencke, ASLA, LEED AP, Supervising Planner, Urban Designer, Landscape Architect, PB's Placemaking Group, Portland, Oregon
View Blair presentation (31 pages / 2.3mb)
View Fuller presentation (56 pages / 4.4mb)
View Hencke presentation (30 pages / 2.0mb)
Charrette Toolbox CM 1.5
Taught at Harvard and around the world, the NCI Charrette System is a proven collaborative integrated design process involving context-sensitive design in a public workshop setting. How do you involve the public without being hijacked? How can you avoid endless meetings? How can you do more with a constrained budget? During this training you will learn 45 tools and techniques that can be customized for any project; learn how and when to use social media for effective public involvement; and practice a hands-on public meeting that promotes participation, not takeover by participants.
Bill Lennertz, AICP, Director, National Charrette Institute, Portland, Oregon
Fresh Starts for New Starts CM 1.5
The New Starts program is seeing significant change. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's decision to rescind the 2005 Dear Colleague Letter and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) decision to greater emphasize land use and economic development in project justification criteria are only the beginning. Earlier this year, the FTA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking input on other major changes to the New Starts program. Hear perspectives and insights from several industry leaders, including the FTA, on the ANPRM as well as future possible changes in the surface transportation authorization bill.
Moderator: Joni Earl, Chief Executive Officer, Sound Transit, Seattle, Washington
David Vozzolo, Senior Vice President, HDR, Alexandria, Virginia
Richard P. Steinmann, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Metro, Los Angeles, California
View Vozzolo presentation (24 pages / 1.6mb)
View Steinmann presentation (27 pages / 0.2mb)
Workforce Housing: The Missing TOD Link CM 1.5
Whatever happened to true workforce housing — market rate, transit-oriented, affordable housing? Historically, high-end mixed-use development has been supported by higher rents and sales prices. Housing subsidies and incentives have helped build low-income housing near transit. The missed opportunity is transit-oriented housing that is attainable for those that do not qualify for affordable housing, yet cannot afford luxury living. New professionals, service workers, singles and young couples are highly mobile and more likely to use transit. What strategies can address this significant gap in TOD housing policy?
Moderator: John Warner, Manager Housing Policy, Planning and Development, Portland Development Commission, Portland, Oregon
Michael Dieden, President, Creative Housing Associates, Los Angeles, California
Reneta C. Simril, Senior Vice President, Development, Forest City Enterprise, Los Angeles, California
View Dieden presentation (66 pages / 10.7mb)
Building Community Support for TOD CM 1.5
How do you engage a community to develop projects that are innovative, transit-oriented and meet community goals? With new rail lines come new opportunities for TOD and the development of livable communities. Learn how to incorporate community expectations into developing new mixed-use centers, while pushing the limits of the status quo.
Moderator: Scott Carlson, Secretary, Board of Directors, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, Texas
Matthew D'Amico, AICP, Principal, Design Collective, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
Jay Crossley, Program Development and Research, Houston Tomorrow, Houston, Texas
Matthew Whalen, Vice President Development, Avalonbay Communities, Inc, Melville, New York
View D'Amico presentation (44 pages / 4.2mb)
View Crossley presentation (63 pages / 5.3mb)
View Whalen presentation (18 pages / 0.9mb)
Right Sizing Parking in Your City CM 1.5
What are the best practices in parking management and livability across the country? Hear from different perspectives — both the local jurisdiction and the developer: How can parking be used as a tool to implement TOD? What lessons have we learned from different innovative approaches in California, Seattle and Washington, DC? Reserve your "spot" in this relevant discussion!
Moderator: Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard, San Francisco, California
Mary Catherine Snyder, Project Manager, Parking Planning and Policy Analysis, City of Seattle, Department of Transportation, Seattle, Washington
Jeff Pace, Chief Operating Officer, Unity Council, Oakland, California
Michael Nilsson, AICP, Mobility Planner, City of Glendale, Glendale, California
View Snyder presentation (11 pages / 0.6mb)
View Pace presentation (33 pages / 2.2mb)
View Nilsson presentation (15 pages / 0.9mb)
Partnerships Big and Small CM 1.5
The days of going it alone are gone. Meaningful partnerships are critical in today's economy. Finding ways to pool resources, leverage assets and coordinate processes is essential, whether you're implementing a marketing program, initiating TOD or seeking federal grants. Innovative partnerships are alive and well in both small communities and across larger regions. Hear how stakeholders have come together to maximize opportunities and advance their projects and programs.
Moderator: John Robert Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, Washington, DC
Neomi Vembu, Owner, create eNVy graphic design, Los Osos, California
Helene Schneider, Mayor, City of Santa Barbara/League of California Cities, Santa Barbara, California
Gregory H. Hughes, Chair, Board of Trustees, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
View Smith presentation (13 pages / 1.0mb)
View Vembu presentation (12 pages / 0.5mb)
View Schneider presentation (26 pages / 1.1mb)
View Hughes presentation (11 pages / 0.5mb)
10:00 AM–12:00 PM RAIL~VOLUTION 101
An Introduction to Building Livable Communities With Transit CM 2
Rev up your knowledge of the critical tenets and fundamental principles of livable communities by engaging in Rail~Volution 101. Hear how Rail~Volution got its start and how transit investments can be a catalyst for community improvements. See how transit agencies have adopted transit-oriented development as part of their mission. Learn how community and business leaders have helped shape the future of their neighborhoods and economies and how the livable communities movement is energizing green technology and sustainable development.
Earl Blumenauer, 3rd District, Oregon
Tim Baldwin, AICP, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, Denver, Colorado
Harriet Tregoning, AICP, Director, Office of Planning, Washington, DC
Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, Texas
Douglas L. Obletz, Principal, Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Portland, Oregon
GB Arrington, Vice President, PB's PlaceMaking Group, Portland, Oregon
Ann Cheng, Senior Planner, TransForm, Oakland, California
View Baldwin presentation (11 pages / 0.5mb)
View Arrington presentation (44 pages / 4.2mb)
12:00 PM–1:30 PM LUNCHTIME NETWORKING EVENTS
SmartTrips CM 1.5
Communities are turning to SmartTrips programs to help reduce drive-alone trips. Outreach programs, customized travel information and events to shift thinking towards transit, bicycle and pedestrian trips are all part of the program. Find out what else it takes to make a SmartTrips program, how partnerships have developed to get them started and what new technologies have evolved to implement them — all while you eat your lunch!
Jessica Roberts, Planner, Alta Planning + Design, Portland, Oregon
Linda Ginenthal, Outreach and Education Manager, Transportation Options, City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation, Portland, Oregon
Brady Clark, Communication and Outreach Specialist, St. Paul Smart Trips, St. Paul, Minnesota
View Roberts presentation (21 pages / 1.5mb)
View Ginenthal presentation (30 pages / 1.2mb)
View Clark presentation (17 pages / 1.3mb)
Streetcar Speed Date
Speed dating for streetcars, their sponsors and advocates. Stand up and give a five-minute update on your streetcar project — whether it's in operation, construction, design, planning or only in your dreams. Don't be shy, but come prepared. (We will have a timer!)
Facilitator: Tim Baldwin, AICP, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, Denver, Colorado
AIA, ASLA, APA — Together at the Center CM 1.5
A roundtable discussion that celebrates collaboration across disciplines: Leaders from three professional organizations at the center of the livability movement — the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Landscape Architects and American Planning Association — will approach the challenges of defining, creating and enlivening livable cities from their organizations' perspectives. Box lunches will be provided in the room.
Moderator: Mariia Zimmerman, AICP, Deputy Director for Sustainable Communities, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
George H. Miller, FAIA, President, American Institute of Architects, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP, New York, New York
Jonathan Mueller, ASLA, President-Elect, American Society of Landscape Architects, Landmark/Architects West, Inc., Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
Bruce Knight, FAICP, President, American Planning Association, City of Champaign Planning Department, Champaign, Illinois
From a Transit Planner: Be on the Way
We give TOD a lot of attention. But most of our urban design is the result of everything else — the 99% of development where transit is not a conscious focus. Too often, this development includes simple mistakes that make good transit impossible. Here are rules and techniques to avoid those mistakes, based on 20 years’ experience in network planning. The simplest: Be on the way!
Jarrett Walker, Author, HumanTransit.org, Principal Consultant, McCormick Rankin Cogney, Sydney, Australia
TOD Managers Forum
Representatives from cities, transit agencies and the private sector will gather to discuss recent projects, innovative approaches, government funding sources, development agreements, public entitlement processes, and the Art of the Deal. In this networking opportunity, participants can talk with their peers from around the country — other TOD managers — about recent accomplishments, challenges and strategies in their communities.
Facilitator: Jeff Ordway, Department Manager, Property Development, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
The New Rail~Volutionaries: Bridging the Generational Gap
A group newly formed this year, the New Rail~Volutionaries has started on the premise of being the forum through which young — or new — professionals in the field can heighten their impact and participation in the movement to create livable communities through transit. Come meet other New Rail~Volutionaries and join a lively discussion about how you can get involved in the next generation of the Rail~Volution.
Facilitators: Art Pearce, Project Manager, Bureau of Transportation, City of Portland, Oregon
Eric Hesse, APTA Climate Change Working Group Chair, TriMet, Portland, Oregon
Equitable TOD: Cities Peer-to-Peer Exchange
A number of regions across the country are working together to address funding, equity and planning challenges for new transit lines and equitable transit-oriented development strategies. The philanthropic community is funding a number of these initiatives. This peer exchange between advocates, elected leaders and planners from selected cities and regions will be the platform to share strategies for permanent housing affordability, gentrification, neighborhood revitalization and commercial redevelopment along proposed transit corridors and TODs.
Facilitators: Marti Reinfeld, Senior Policy Analyst for Transit Operations, Progressive Transportation Services Administration, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Sam Zimbabwe, Technical Assistance Program Director, Reconnecting America, Washington, DC
New Starts Working Group
The New Starts Working Group, a coalition of 60+ transit authorities, local government entities, architectural and engineering firms and railcar manufacturers, invites you to learn more about its work on issues that are shaping federal policy. The group currently is engaging Congress on climate change legislation in a number of areas: policies that link land use and transit, funds for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, authorization of the federal surface transportation bill and policy development and guidance for the New Starts program.
Facilitator: Jeffery Boothe, Partner/Chair, Holland & Knight/New Starts Working Group, Washington, DC
2:00 PM–3:30 PM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Introduction to Station Area Planning CM 1.5
A transit system's influence on the local community extends beyond the boundaries of the passenger station itself. Good station area planning can promote transit ridership, healthy walkable communities, buy-in from local neighborhoods and agencies, and long-term sustainable economic development. Learn the key principles for successfully integrating land use planning into the critical half-mile around transit stations.
Moderator: Ian Druce, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, Vancouver, British Columbia
Bill Byrne, Vice President, Director of Transit Services, David Evans and Associates, Inc., Denver, Colorado
James Hnatiuk, Practice Lead, Transportation Planning, CH2M Hill, Burnaby, British Columbia
Henry Servin, Rail Program Liaison Manager, Transportation Department, City of San Jose, San Jose, California
View Byrne presentation (14 pages / 0.8mb)
View Hnatiuk presentation (22 pages / 1.1mb)
View Servin presentation (32 pages / 3.8mb)
TOD + Transit: How Do You Make It = Great? CM 1.5
Development placed next to transit doesn't necessarily add up to a great place. TOD projects must have certain key characteristics to complement transit and create places of lasting value: density, mixed-use and a pedestrian-friendly design for the entire district surrounding the station. Traditional transit design doesn't deliver greatness, either. In nearly every instance, the earliest decisions about the shape and design of transit systems are among the most important. Attend this toolbox session and learn the secrets to creating viable, effective design for your own great place.
GB Arrington, Vice President, PB's PlaceMaking Group, Portland, Oregon
View Arrington presentation (78 pages / 7.0mb)
The Last Mile: Can You Get There From Here? CM 1.5
So close, but yet so far. Review key principles, programs and research on the crucial last mile. Find new and innovative techniques to ensure transit riders can get where they need to go — conveniently and efficiently. Yes, you can get there from here.
Moderator: Robert Sadowsky, Executive Director, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Portland, Oregon
Lilia Scott, Senior Transportation Planner, VTA/URS, San Jose, California
Susan Shaheen, PhD, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California at Berkeley, Richmond, California
Lucas Cruse, AICP, Senior Planner, Toole Design Group, Hyattsville, Maryland
View Scott presentation (44 pages / 2.0mb)
View Shaheen presentation (19 pages / 0.7mb)
View Cruse presentation (25 pages / 1.0mb)
Bus TOD: Shaping Land Use with High-Quality Bus Service CM 1.5
What is high-quality bus service? Higher frequency bus lines running in mixed traffic? Or buses in bus rapid transit lines with fixed stations, superior rider amenities, enhanced vehicle design, dedicated rights of way, signal preemption and real-time information? Can high-quality bus service really attract and shape development like rail does? What does it take? Hear about local and national examples of high-quality bus transit corridors and what components — travel times, headways, branding, vehicle and station amenities — are the biggest sellers to developers and potential tenants along those corridors.
Moderator: Paul Skoutelas, Market Leader, Transit, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jacob Snow, General Manager, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
Bill Bryant, Transit Program Manager, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle, Washington
Harriet Cherry, Principal, PIVOT Architecture PC, Eugene, Oregon
View Snow presentation (39 pages / 2.8mb)
View Bryant presentation (23 pages / 1.3mb)
View Cherry presentation (31 pages / 3.3mb)
Selling the Transit Lifestyle CM 1.5
Research shows that the market for housing near transit is growing concurrently with the surge of interest in public transportation. How do we capture this new interest and create transit-oriented communities that are sustainable — not just a development fad? What is the right mix of market rate and affordable housing? How do we ensure a diverse population, living and working near transit, enjoying transit mobility and convenient services and community enhancements? Come hear from a designer, a developer, a marketer/real estate broker and residents of these developments on how these trends are becoming reality.
Moderator: Adelee Le Grand, SE Transportation Planning Practice Leader, AECOM, Atlanta, Georgia
Carla Saulter, Blogger, Bus Chick, Seattle, Washington
Eric Rothman, President, HR&A Advisors, Inc., New York, New York
Brian O'Looney, Partner, Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Springs, Maryland
View Rothman presentation (17 pages / 0.2mb)
View O'Looney presentation (32 pages / 3.0mb)
Mega Programs CM 1.5
How are large transit capital investment programs dealing with the current Great Recession? How are these programs driving the livability discussions in their regions? What strategies are they using to avoid significant schedule delays and scope reductions? Hear from transit leaders from Denver, Los Angeles, Dallas and Seattle who are all working on major transit expansion programs with multiple transit corridor investments.
Moderator: Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, Texas
Arthur T. Leahy, CEO, Metro, Los Angeles, California
Phillip A. Washington, General Manager, Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colorado
Joni Earl, Chief Executive Officer, Sound Transit, Seattle, Washington
What the Research Says: Gentrification and Displacement in Transit-Oriented Communities CM 1.5
What's really going on in terms of gentrification and displacement in TOD neighborhoods? Listen to the academic researchers tackling this challenging issue and decide for yourself. What is the most pertinent data and how can we use it to understand the changing demographic dynamics resulting from TOD investments? We encourage you to raise questions and engage in a robust dialogue! This important research can support and inform policy, investments and better data collection at all levels of government.
Moderator: Karen Chapple, Ph.D., Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC-Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Scott Bernstein, President, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, Illinois
Rolf Pendall, Ph.D., AICP, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Boston, Massachusetts
View Bernstein presentation (79 pages / 4.5mb)
View Pendall presentation (4 pages / 0.2mb)
View Pollack presentation (10 pages / 0.3mb)
From Guidance to the Four E's: Tools, Programs and Strategies to Design Sustainable, Walkable Places CM 1.5
Want to create a walkable, transit-friendly community, but you're afraid the traffic engineer will reject your street design? Worried that if you build it, they won't come? This session features presentations by a traffic engineer, an architect and an advocate for walkable communities who will describe some of the latest guidance documents and strategies that have emerged in recent years — including the recently finalized Institute of Transportation Engineers recommended practice on "Walkable Urban Thoroughfares" and the 4 Es Process — to help traffic engineers, planners, designers and developers get back to building walkable, human-scaled streets that meet the needs of all users, including transit.
Moderator: Paul Zykofsky, AICP, Director, Center for Livable Communities, Local Government Commission, Sacramento, California
Stephanie Routh, Director, Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, Portland, Oregon
Ernesto Vasquez, AIA, Partner, McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners, Irvine, California
James M. Daisa, PE, Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn and Associates, San Ramon, California
View Routh presentation (25 pages / 2.0mb)
View Vasquez presentation (34 pages / 2.5mb)
View Daisa presentation (61 pages / 7.6mb)
2:00 PM MOBILE WORKSHOPS
#13 CREATING A SUSTAINABLE SUBURB WITH TRANSIT
The MAX Blue Line was TriMet's first light rail project, connecting suburban Gresham to downtown Portland in 1986. Since then, the City of Gresham, regional planning and transit agencies and private developers have partnered on multiple transit-oriented projects to promote ridership, create civic and recreational spaces and provide opportunities for new economic development. Hop aboard the Blue Line to see recently planned and completed projects that illustrate the new energy that is going into the next generation of planning around light rail in suburban Portland.
#14 BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: VANCOUVER, WASH.
Separated from much of the Portland metropolitan region by a state line and the mighty Columbia River and bisected by an interstate that separates its downtown from its namesake historic fort, Vancouver is a city that faces a variety of unique development challenges. Washington's fourth largest city, Vancouver aims to create a distinct identity while better connecting itself to its metropolitan region to the south. The city will be forever transformed by the proposed Columbia River Crossing bridge, envisioned to bring light rail and improved bicycle/pedestrian access to its downtown. As design decisions are debated, developers take a cautious approach to downtown investment while the city seeks its new destiny. Participants will travel by light rail and bus.
4:00 PM–5:30 PM CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Community Engagement: Sustaining Meaningful Involvement CM 1.5
Explore non-traditional public involvement tools for involving diverse communities. Begin with grassroots ideas, aspirations and plans, then move through construction and beyond. Review key lessons learned during collaborative projects in Atlanta, Portland and Seattle. Each focuses on creating trust in disenfranchised and dissatisfied populations, to successfully build communities.
Moderator: Claudia Steinberg, Community Affairs Manager, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
Judith Mowry, Program Specialist, City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Portland, Oregon
Brooke Belman, Director, Community Outreach, Sound Transit, Seattle, Washington
Brian Leary, President and CEO, Atlanta Beltline Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
New Tools for Championing Quality Mixed-Income Transit CM 1.5
How are champions in the public sector giving people of all incomes the chance to live near quality transit? What new tools can help you plan and implement mixed-income TOD? Where are examples of real-life situations where public sector leaders include affordable housing in TOD planning and implementation at the project, neighborhood, corridor and regional levels? The session will present a new tool — developed through FTA and HUD as part of the Interagency Partnership for Sustainability — to help public sector and TOD practitioners plan and implement successful mixed-income TOD.
Moderator: Ian Carlton, Researcher, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Ismael Guerrero, Executive Director, Denver Housing Authority, Denver, Colorado
Bob Ruzzo, Chief Operating Officer, MassHousing, Boston, Massachusetts
Jillian Detweiler, Senior Planner, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
View Complete Event presentation (73 pages /4.1 mb)
Parking and Livable Communities: Key Elements CM 1.5
"Leave your car at home!" How do you communicate this to workers and residents while still providing the right balance of on- and off-street parking in your livable community? Here's an introduction to parking policies and incentives, including the principles of parking economics and examples of innovative approaches in downtown areas and around rail stations.
Moderator: Henry M. Kay, Deputy Administrator of Planning and Engineering, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, Maryland
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard, San Francisco, California
Michael Nilsson, AICP, Mobility Planner, City of Glendale, Glendale, California
Alan Lehto, Director of Project Planning, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
View Tumlin presentation (17 pages / 0.7mb)
View Nilsson presentation (13 pages / 1.0mb)
View Lehto presentation (21 pages / 1.0mb)
Balancing Development Needs and Transit Development CM 1.5
It's a crucial balance. But weighing the needs of competing interests can provide opportunities, as well as challenges. Diverse parties — transit agencies, community activists, developers — can work together to develop livable communities around transit. Hear private and public perspectives on how to make this work — for everyone involved.
Moderator: Ned Codd, Director of Program Development, MassDOT, Boston, Massachusetts
Judy Munro, Facilities Development Manager, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
Kevin Kellogg, AIA, AICP, Urban Laureate, ASU Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family, Phoenix, Arizona
View Codd presentation (24 pages / 2.4mb)
View Munro presentation (19 pages / 0.9mb)
View Kellogg presentation (22 pages / 0.7mb)
View Munro presentation (19 pages / 0.9mb)
Livable Communities + Commuter Rail: Can we have both?
When we look into the future, we all see the same thing. With every new commuter rail system we paint a picture of what livable communities could be 100 years from now. But opportunity rarely connects with reality. We'll look at new commuter rail systems in Seattle, San Diego and South Florida to see who is realizing the dream. The panelists will explore their experiences, opportunities and challenges in leveraging commuter rail to build livable communities.
Moderator: Jared A. Smith, PE, NW Regional Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Seattle, Washington
Linda Culp, Principal Regional Planner, SANDAG, San Diego, California
Scott Kirkpatrick, Transit-Oriented Development Program Manager, Sound Transit, Seattle, Washington
William Cross, AICP, Manager, Planning and Engineering, SFRTA, Pompano Beach, Florida
View Culp presentation (28 pages / 1.7mb)
View Kirkpatrick presentation (13 pages / 0.5mb)
View Cross presentation (31 pages / 3.0mb)
Taking a New Look at Transportation Agencies and TOD CM 1.5
Today's transit agencies create livable communities, instead of merely serving them. How are these broader perspectives on joint development, parking replacement policies and other issues changing the face of transportation agencies? Our roundtable panelists will address these issues and more.
Moderator: Sharon Pugh, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Budget and Policy, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Steven E. Goldin, Director of Real Estate, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC
Bill Sirois, Manager of Transit-Oriented Development, Regional Transportation District FasTracks Team, Denver, Colorado
Cheryl King, AICP, Assistant General Manager of Planning and Transit System Development, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, Georgia
Jeff Ordway, Department Manager, Property Development, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Green Design, Density and Partnerships to Make Them Happen CM 1.5
Across the country communities are using green design to reduce water runoff, improve water quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy use. Green design and building are keys to creating communities that use resources efficiently and that are sustainable over the long term. But can communities lower the impact of development on the environment and still build at the higher densities that support transit and walkability? Explore some of the cutting-edge green solutions, and how they can be compatible with higher densities and transit-oriented development. Examine new partnerships that are emerging at the national, state, regional and local level to make green design and sustainability happen.
Moderator: Judy Corbett, Executive Director, Local Government Commission, Sacramento, California
Lynn A. Richards, Acting Director, Smart Growth Program, EPA, Washington, DC
Charles Kelley, Architect and Urban Designer, ZGF Architects, Portland, Oregon
Bill LaBorde, Policy Director, Transportation Choices Coalition, Seattle, Washington
View Richards presentation (28 pages / 3.8mb)
View Kelley presentation (71 pages / 4.6mb)
View LaBorde presentation (13 pages / 1.3mb)
Transit's New Paradox: Capital Expansion in a Service Reduction Era CM 1.5
How do you build major new transit projects without a net reduction in transit service levels? Many of us are in the difficult position of managing capital programs and projects in the face of substantial service reductions that directly impact current riders. Service reductions of 20-30 percent are not uncommon — and explanations are not easy. Discussions get spirited when capital projects are threatened with delays. Federal or state limitations on capital funds raise equity, labor and economic concerns. Join the debate over creating new livable communities at the expense of existing transit services or fare increases in existing livable communities.
Moderator: Michael A. Allegra, General Manager, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Neil McFarlane, General Manager, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
James A. Aloisi, Jr., Former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation, AECOM, Boston, Massachusetts
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Metro, Los Angeles
View Allegra presentation (9 pages / 0.8mb)
6:00 PM–8:00 PM NETWORKING EVENT
APA Transportation Division — Business Meeting and Joint Reception with Oregon Chapter and Parametrix
You're invited to the APA Transportation Planning Division (TPD)'s Third Semi-Annual Business Meeting. The American Planning Association's largest division will present its 2010 State of Transportation Planning and its two Summer 2010 webinars: Bus Rapid Transit and Ridesharing (Slugging). In addition, APA's Office of Congressional Affairs will update guests on the current state of legislative affairs and TPD will review its recent bylaws revision, notably its restructured leadership for the fall 2010 elections. TPD provides professional development for its members and assists with development of legislative and policy positions and a research agenda related to transportation planning, as evidenced by its Planners Advisory Council.
Facilitator: Todd Ashby, AICP, Account Manager, State of Iowa, TMS Management Group, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa
6:00 PM–9:00 PM NETWORKING EVENT
Reel. Live. Cities. A New Rail~Volutionaries Reception and Filmfest
Mix and mingle with local transit, bike, pedestrian, housing and community advocates and professionals, as well as the next generation of "Rail~Volutionaries." This livable cities filmfest at the historic Bagdad Theatre and Pub in the heart of Portland's Hawthorne District, is sure to attract a crowd. Enjoy short films and hosted discussion highlighting issues and successes related to multimodal transportation and livable communities — plus the challenges facing new professionals interested in contributing to the Rail~Volution movement. An honest and entertaining look at how we got here, for the people who will take TOD into the future.
Reception: 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Filmfest: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm