FHWA Web Seminar

The Division of Traffic Engineering and Kentucky Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (KYSITE) will co-sponsor a 3-part series for the dates of June 19, June 26 and July 10 to be presented in the Phoenix Center Conference Room, 3rd floor of the Phoenix Center — LFUCG Division of Traffic Engineering. All webinar presentations are from 12:30 to 2:00 each day. The actual presentation is 90 minutes and there is 60 minutes allotted for questions and comments. The webinars are FREE to all attendees. KYSITE will provide refreshments and certificates for attendees.  Each webinar will count for 1.5 PDH. You can attend one, two, or all three and earn up to 4.5 PDH.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The June 19th webinar is Part 1 of the series. The webinar examines not only road pricing, but a variety of financial incentives and disincentives to affect travel choices. Three European examples of cordon pricing, examples from U.S of financial incentives and some key issues regarding the implementation and acceptance of pricing will be discussed during the pricing section of the webinar. The institutional section of the webinar examines the means to implement and coordinate strategies among a diverse set of stakeholders. The webinar will discuss new public/private partnerships to manage demand; the field of travel planning, or trip reduction programs; mechanisms for coordinating demand management strategies; and finally will look to some national policies to facilitate the more efficient management of the transport system.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The June 26th webinar is part 2 of the series. In additional to talking about the more familiar operational strategies, such as ramp metering, the webinar will focus on two sets of strategies, one called Active Traffic Management, and the other traveler information to manage demand with examples and discussion of impacts from Europe. From operations to physical improvements, the infrastructure strategies focus on improvements that support demand management policies, including: auto restricted zones, special facilities for alternative modes, special use of lanes, and improved transit facilities and services.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The July 10th webinar is part 3 of the series. The webinar series has discussed variety of different strategies to manage demand, but they are just that, different strategies. The real key to better embracing a demand-side approach is the integration of demand management into both planning, projects and operations. This webinar will discuss the need for that integration and provide some examples.

Cost: FREE

Agenda:  12:15 PM – Arrive
              12:30 PM – Webinar Begins
              2:00 PM – Wrap-up (Note: the June 19th webinar will conclude at 1:45 PM due to a room conflict)
           
RSVP:  kysite@kysite.com or Lindsay Walker (859-245-3869)

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