Business Conference

Schedule of Events

March 23


Opening Plenary Session

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Opening Plenary Session with Keynote Speaker Ryan Russo, Director, City of Oakland (CA) Department of Transportation

Concurrent Sessions

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

  • Keeping up with Speed Management

State and national policies are trending towards greater flexibility in speed limit setting, which requires new strategies for setting appropriate speed limits. 

This session brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss new guidance, best practices, and equity considerations in managing speeds. It includes a case study of how systemic approaches to speed limit setting can succeed.

  • Innovations in Transportation Impacts Analysis

Over the past 30 years, Traffic Impact Analyses have been an integral and primary tool in evaluating future traffic impacts to local road networks generated by new land development. The primary function on these studies are to assess future traffic conditions to determine the best engineering solutions to offset impacts from a land development project. This session discusses the importance of assessing safety and future conflicts in the review of traffic impact analysis for land use development and real-world applications of big-data platforms in performing transportation studies, which are particularly helpful with atypical traffic conditions such as those experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Concurrent Sessions

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Alternative Intersection Treatments

This session will review several alternatives to traditional intersections, including continuous-flow intersections, diverging diamond interchanges, protected intersections, and roundabouts.  The roundabout presentation will be given from an Australian and New Zealand perspective, where roundabouts have been a common intersection treatment since the 1970s, and it will focus on how roundabouts have developed over the decades, as well as techniques that may be used to address roundabouts with long delays.

  • Adopting to New Challenges: How to Transition a City’s Parking Division to a Progressive Curbside Management Program

With the evolution of shared mobility, commercial docking, and pending connected and automated vehicle (CAV) demands competing with traditional parking at the curb, many cities have started to redefine their curbside management practices. This session will guide participants on how to assess their jurisdiction’s ability to manage this change, mapping a path forward towards a successful curbside management program.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to use a tool to self-assess their jurisdiction’s parking / curbside management program.