Thursday, September 22

Plenary Session 1 (9:30 – 11:30 am)

Ignite Your Mind with Innovative Intersection Designs and Methods!

Opening comments by Brian Shewski, Kimley-Horn

What innovative things have our members been implementing in the area of alternative intersection and interchange designs? Come and hear ten quick presentations on these alternative innovations. Ignite us! (enlighten us, but make it quick!).

  • Evaluation of Multiple Innovative Design Alternatives for the Main/Legacy Intersection
    Brian Moen, City of Frisco
  • Evaluating the Benefits of Diverging Diamond Intersections
    Tom Hartmann, Kimley-Horn
  • Operation of a Continuous Flow Interchange along IH 35 – Lessons Learned
    Sabas Avila, City of San Marcos
  • Compact and Mini Roundabouts – Low Cost/High Benefits of AWSC Intersections
    Mark Lenters, GHD
  • Plano’s First Single Point Urban Interchange – Lessons Learned
    Matt Tilke, City of Plano
  • Super Street Basics and the Need for Such Facilities
    Derek Mueller, Pape-Dawson
  • US 290 Corridor CFIs and Median U–Turn Intersections
    Victor Vargas, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Performance of the IH 35/RM 1431 Round Rock Diverging Diamond Interchange
    Rashed Islam, HDR
  • When Citizens Reject Your Innovative Ideas – Lessons Learned
    Niko Mozaffar, I.S. Engineers
  • Managing Citizen Reaction to Innovative Transportation Designs
    Lloyd Neal, City of Plano

Plenary Session 2 (1:30 – 3:00 pm)

Designing for Quality of Life in Texas

Moderated by Gabriela Tassin, Cobb Fendley

  • Fort Worth Complete Streets and Master Thoroughfare Plan
    Julia Ryan, City of Fort Worth
  • Mobility Planning
    Amar Mohite, City of Houston
  • Fort Worth Blue Zones Project
    Brandy O'Quinn, Healthways
  • Planning for Complete Streets and Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure
    Kevin Kokes, North Central Texas COG

Student Poster Session (3:00 – 3:30 pm)

  • Evaluation of Asphalt Binder Fatigue Cracking Resistance Using Strength, Stiffness, and Ductility Criteria
    Ramez Hajj and Rachel Hure, University of Texas at Austin
  • Integrating High Speed Rail Systems into Urban Environments: A Comprehensive Evaluation
    Kevin Savage, University of Texas at Austin
  • Optimal Dynamic Pricing for Managed Lanes with Multiple Entrances and Exits
    Venktesh Pandey, University of Texas at Austin
  • Planning and Design of Underground Freight Transportation System
    Sirwan Shahooei, University of Texas at Arlington
  • MATISSE: A Large-Scale Multi-agent Based Traffic Simulation System
    Behnam Torabi and Hafez Eslami Manoochehri, University of Texas at Dallas
  • More presenters to be announced.

Concurrent Sessions 3A and 3B (3:30 – 5:00 pm)

New Technologies in Transportation

Moderated by Linc Wright, Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • CS V2I with Less I
    David Etherington, Connected Signals
  • Low Cost Managed Lanes Using Quick-Movable Concrete Barrier Technology
    Jon McGill, Lindsay Transportation Solutions/Barrier Systems
  • The Urban Revolution
    Roman Prikhodko, Miovision

Innovative Planning for Multiple Modes

Moderated by Kerri Collins, WSP | Parsons-Brinckerhoff

  • Vision Zero Action Plan in the City of Austin: Implementation Update
    Upal Barua, City of Austin
  • Innovative Design for Complete Streets in Texas
    Brice Maryman, MIG Inc.
  • South Main Redevelopment Complete Street Project
    Adam Brewster, Dunaway Associates
  • Designing for Multiple Modes — The Dallas Bikeway System
    Jared White, City of Dallas

Friday, September 23

Concurrent Sessions 4A and 4B (8:30 – 10:00 am)

Moving More People!

Moderated by Kevin St. Jacques, Freese and Nichols

  • Moooving Herds
    Dan Lamers, North Central Texas COG
  • Commuter Rail Extension
    Jim Cline, Denton County Transit Authority
  • DART’s Multimodal Transit Services
    Chad Edwards, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Transit Master Plan and the Future of Transit in Tarrant County
    Curvie Hawkins, Fort Worth Transit Authority
  • Federal Transit Programs and Support of Local Initiatives
    Gail Lyssy, Federal Transit Administration

Traffic Impact Challenges for Cities

Moderated by John Denholm, Lee Engineering

  • Managing the Influx of Charter Schools in the City of Austin
    Anna Martin and Donna Galati, City of Austin
  • Charter School TIA Findings
    Kelly Parma, Lee Engineering
  • Queuing Challenges at Charter Schools
    Elizabeth Crowe, Walter P. Moore
  • Impacts of Charter Schools in San Antonio and Lessons Learned
    Christina De La Cruz, City of San Antonio

Student Poster Session (10:00 – 10:30 am)

  • See session above for student presenters.

Concurrent Sessions 5A and 5B (10:30 am – 12:00 pm)

Roundabouts: Can You See Me Now?

Moderated by Norman Hogue, Dunaway Associates

  • Using Tactical Urbanism Concepts to Implement Roundabouts
    Gary Schatz, Consultant
  • Weatherford’s First Modern Roundabout
    Caleb Milligan, Dunaway Associates and Manny Palacios, City of Weatherford
  • Constructability, Geometric Constraints
    Todd Estes and Alonzo Liñán, City of Fort Worth
  • Roundabouts at Interchanges and High Speed Examples
    Jay VonAhsen, GHD

Managing Special Events and Weather Events

Moderated by John Habermann, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

  • Downtown Event Traffic Management System
    Mike Frisbie, City of San Antonio
  • The Perfect Traffic Storm: SXSW and the President’s Visit to Austin
    Lee Austin, City of Austin
  • Applying ITS during Special Events and Weather Events
    Theresa Poer, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Traffic Impacts During the Pope Visitation
    Sushant Sharma and David Galicia, Texas A&M Transportation Institute