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13th International HOV/HOT Systems Conference: Partnerships for Innovation - Conference Proceedings
September 7-9, 2008
Minneapolis, MN

APPENDIX B - CONFERENCE PROGRAM
 

Sunday, September 7
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Conference Registration, Ballroom Foyer

4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Joint Managed Lanes Subcommittee Mid-Year Meeting, Presidents Room

5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

HOV Systems Committee Mid-Year Meeting, Presidents Room

Monday, September 8
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, Ballroom Foyer
Breakfast Partner - AECOM

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Conference Registration, Ballroom Foyer

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.

Opening Session, Ballroom A&B
Katie Turnbull, Texas Transportation Institute and Conference Chair, Presiding

Welcome from the TRB HOV Systems Committee, Ginger Goodin, Texas Transportation Institute and Committee Chair

Innovation and Partnerships at the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Tom Sorel, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation

That Was Then/This Is Now - Changes Since the 1988 HOV Conference in Minneapolis, Katie Turnbull, Texas Transportation Institute

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.

Break, Ballroom Foyer

10:15 a.m. - 11:40 p.m.

General Session - Innovative Transportation Partnerships-Minnesota Style, Ballroom A&B
Arlene McCarthy, Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities, Presiding

Innovation Partnerships to Improve Transportation in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area, Bernie Arseneau, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Innovative Partnerships to Improve Public Transportation, Brian Lamb, Metro Transit

The MnPASS Partnership and Experience on I-394, Ken Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Luncheon - Recognizing Innovative Partnerships in Minnesota, Ballroom B&C
Katie Turnbull, Texas Transportation Institute, Presiding

Speaker - Peter Bell, Chairman, Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities

Luncheon Partner - SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Tour of I-394, MnPASS Project and I-35W Bridge

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Break, Ballroom Foyer

3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

What’s the HOV/HOT News Across North America?, Ballroom A
John Doán, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Presiding

  • I-95 HOT Lanes in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Debora Rivera, Florida Department of Transportation
  • HOT Activities in Los Angeles, Darren Henderson, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Stephanie Wiggins, Los Angeles Metro
  • Freeway HOV Lanes in the Toronto Area: A Case Study in Successful Planning and Operation, Stephen Schijns and Mick Oliveria, McCormick Rankin Corporation
  • MnPASS Users - Who Are They?, Lee Munnich, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Minnesota’s Urban Partnership Agreement - HOT, Priced Dynamic Shoulder Lanes, Transit, Telecommuting, and More, Ballroom B
Connie Kozlak, Metropolitan Council, Presiding

  • Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement, I-35W HOV to HOT Conversion and Priced Dynamic Shoulders, Nick Thompson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement: The Transit “T,” Craig Lamothe, Metro Council/Metro Transit
  • Minnesota Urban Partnership Agreement: Telecommuting, Adeel Lari, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Reception, A.I. Johnson Room, University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center (next to the Radisson)

Reception Partner - Barrier Systems

Dinner on Own

Tuesday, September 9
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, Ballroom Foyer

Breakfast Partner - Fehr & Peers

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Continental Registration, Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

HOV/HOT Supporting Elements and BRT, Ballroom A
Bill Finger, Presiding

  • Park-and-Ride, Transit, and ITS for HOV Lanes, William R. Loudon, DKS Associates and Leslie Miller and William Ridder, San Joaquin Council of Governments
  • Evolution of the Puget Sound Region HOV Direct Access Ramps, Chris Wellander and Liz Young, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • National Update on BRT Projects, Alasdair Cain, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida
  • 46th Street BRT Station: A Public Involvement Story, Jill Hentges, Metro Transit

What’s Next for HOT Projects?, Ballroom B
Greg Jones, Federal Highway Administration, Presiding

  • Optimizing Optional Toll Lane Performance in Minnesota: I-394 MnPASS Phase II Planning, Ken Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • SR 167 HOT Lanes in Seattle, Mark Bandy, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Update on I-25 HOT Lanes in Denver, Jack Tone, Parsons Brinckerhoff

HOV/HOT Planning, Design, and Operation, Faculty Room
Janelle Anderson, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Presiding

  • I-5 HOV Lanes in the Portland/Vancouver Region: One Worked, One Didn’t, So What Happened?, Chuck Green, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Overview of Curb/Pylon Separation Systems in Dallas, Scott Cooner and Stephen Ranft, Texas Transportation Institute
  • Direct Access HOV Performance - Retrospective, James Edwards, Sound Transit and Jeanne Acutanza, CH2M Hill
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Break, Ballroom Foyer

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

What’s Underway in HOV/HOT Facilities?, Ballroom A
Robert Benz, Texas Transportation Institute, Presiding

  • Charlotte Regional Fast Lanes Study, Lynn Purnell, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Tim Gibbs, Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • HOV Lanes in the Dallas Area, Koorosh Olyai, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Capital Beltway HOT Lanes, Declan McManus, KPMG
  • Update on HOV, HOT, and TOT Lanes in Atlanta, Jonathan Reid, Parsons Brinckerhoff and John Orr, Atlanta Regional Commission

HOVs, HOTs, and Other User Groups, Ballroom B
Scott Cooner, Texas Transportation Institute, Presiding

  • What’s Happening to the HOV Lanes: A National Examination of Changes in Operating Policies, Chuck Fuhs and George Walton, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Carpool Preferences in New Managed Lanes: Addressing the Question “HOT or Not?”, Ginger Goodin, Texas Transportation Institute, Matthew MacGregor, Texas Department of Transportation, and Casey Dusza, Texas Transportation Institute
  • HOT and HOTTER Lanes, Don Samdahl, Fehr & Peers/Mirai
  • Geographical Representation of Hybrid Vehicle Impacts on HOV Lane and Managed Lane Facilities, Myron Swisher, AECOM and David Ungemah, Texas Transportation Institute

Urban Partnership Agreements and the Congestion-Reduction Demonstration Program, Faculty Room
Jessie Yung, Federal Highway Administration, Presiding

  • Overview of the Urban Partnership Agreements, Jessie Yung, Federal Highway Administration
  • The Miami UPA, Debora Rivera, Florida Department of Transportation
  • The Minnesota UPA, Nick Thompson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • The Seattle-Lake Washington Corridor UPA, Mark Bandy, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • The Los Angeles CRD, Stephanie Wiggins, Los Angeles Metro
  • The National UPA Evaluation, Katie Turnbull, Texas Transportation Institute

Speakers will highlight the organizational approaches and major projects of the different UPA sites, as well as the overall UPA program and the national evaluation. Time will be available for open discussion and questions/answers.

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon - Excellence in Innovation and Transportation, Ballroom C&D
Lee Munnich, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Presiding

Speaker - State Senator Scott Dibble, Minnesota Senate

HOV Systems Committee Awards, Ginger Goodin, Texas Transportation Institute

Luncheon Partner - Parsons Brinckerhoff

2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

FHWA HOT Lane Workshop, Presidents Room

Wednesday, September 10
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

FHWA HOT Lane Workshop, Presidents Room

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