Effective Transportation Planning: Growth Management, New Campaign Strategies and Assessing Climate Vulnerabilities

Transportation planning enhances tourist and workforce mobility, improves air quality, reduces traffic con-gestion and fosters economic development in specific areas. These leading experts discuss award-winning program that incorporated mobility fees, incentives, smart growth planning for large county, campaign and stakeholder engagement strategies for new transit starts, and transportation infrastructure vulnerability assessments in New Jersey and Florida. Click on a specific presentation or click here to see the entire Transportation Planning Presentation album.

May 1, 9:30 to 10:30 Linking Transportation Financing to Economic Development and Smart Growth

Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano, Chief Assistant County Attorney David A. Goldstein, and Growth Management Administrator Richard Gerhing. Pasco County’s new program utilizes innovative strategies to help fund multiple modes of travel and encourage urban development, economic development, and transit oriented and traditional neighborhood development. The presentation focuses on the planning, financial and legal strategies used to develop this program.

May 3, 9:00-10:00 am Exploring Smart Growth: Using Local Policy and Incentive Tools to Stimulate Environmental and Economic Health

Steve Tindale, CEO of Tindale Oliver & Associates and Nick Casalanguida, Growth Management Administrator for Collier County, Florida discuss how land use, mobility, economic policies and incentives can be used to enhance community health and the environment, reduce public infrastructure costs, and stimulate the tax base for local governments. Several Florida case studies will be examined, including recommendations being considered in Collier County as part of its Master Mobility Plan.

May 1, 11:00 to 12:30 New Transit Funding and Campaign Strategies for Municipalities

Moderator: David Singer, Holland & Knight, Panelists Alan Wulkan, Managing Partner, InfraConsult LLC and Jeffrey Boothe, Partner, Holland & Knight Washington, D.C., discuss strategies and best practices drawn from successful new transit start ups and define issues impacting planning, financing and effective community engagement.

3:30 to 4:30 Keys to Success: Implementing Effective Stakeholder Strategies

Alan Wulkan, InfraConsult LLC, reviews principles, approaches for creating effective strategies and campaigns to gain the support of business stakeholders and community leaders and achieve successful transit referendums.

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND CLIMATE

May 1, 1:30 to 2:15 Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of New Jersey Transportation Infrastructure: Coastal Impact Scenarios

Chris Lynn, Manager, Office of Environmental Planning, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Josh DeFlorio AICP, LEED AP, Cambridge Systematics, and Russel Jones,Stratus Consulting

May 1, 2:15 to 3:00  Florida’s Transportation Modes and Infrastructure: Assessment and Mitigation of Sea Level Rise Impacts

Dr. Len Berry, Director, Florida Atlantic University Center for Environmental Solutions and Nicole Hammer, FAU CES present research from the new Florida Department of Transportation funded report.

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