Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton
6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568
Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman
Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto users. It also provides information on the evolving changes in CEQA (SB 743- Steinberg) that requires determining the vehicle miles of travel (VMT) generated by a project, and the determination of what constitutes a significant impact under the new law (including safety impacts).
This course emphasizes the use of the latest 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010), the Institute of Transportation Engineer's (ITE) new Trip Generation Handbook 3rd edition, and other methods.
This course focuses on urban/suburban streets (non-freeways), with equal emphasis on responsibilities normally under Caltrans' control or local agency control. Applications of analyses include improving transportation project design, preparation of defensible environmental impact reports and project mitigation, and prioritizing facilities for improvement. This course combines instructor presentations with eight interactive engagements to apply the techniques in the real-world, with case studies and applications of the material.
Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i