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2013 Transportation Engineering Conference
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The 2013 Transportation Engineering Conference presented by the ODOT Traffic-Roadway Section was held on September 24, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Portland South located in Wilsonville, OR.  The full day conference included a mix of General and Breakout Sessions. 
 
The conference provides technical training to ODOT staff on traffic and roadway engineering policies, procedures, standards, and technology transfer initiatives.  The conference is invaluable to staff who frequently work on traffic and roadway engineering elements found in many ODOT projects or perform investigations and reports as part of the project development process.

  

 
Agenda

 Click on links below to open a PDF copy of conference presentations

​7:00 AM ​​Breakfast
​8:00 AM ​​Opening remarks from the State Traffic-Roadway Engineer
Bob Pappe, State Traffic-Roadway Engineer
​8:15 AM ​Highway Division—State of the Union
Paul Mather, Highway Division Administrator
​8:45 AM ​​Enhance/Fix-It Process—Overview & discussion on how the new process is working for the 2015-2018 STIP
Jerri Bohard, Transportation Development Division Administrator ​
​9:25 AM ​​Morning Break—Reconfigure facility into 4 Breakout Rooms for Breakout Sessions ​ ​ ​
Breakout
Sessions

Candlewood Room

Roadway Engineering, Roundabouts, & GIS sessions

Redwood
Room

Standards, Specifications, Policy, & Research sessions

Cottonwood
Room


Traffic Operations, ITS, & Tort Liability sessions

Dogwood
Room

Highway Safety & Traffic Investigations sessions

​9:45 AM
Session 1A:
Applying GIS tools to your everyday work at ODOT
Moderated by Tom Wallace, Region 5 Traffic-Roadway Manager

Presenter:
Chris Wright, Senior Geographic Information Services Analyst

​Session 1B:
1R Paving Projects
Moderated by Rich Crossler-Laird, Senior Urban Design Engineer

Updates to 1R Program
Christopher Henson, Senior Roadway Engineer

ADA Ramp Inventory
Rodger Gutierrez, Bike/Ped Facility Specialist

Session 1C:
Tort liability - ODOT staff share recent experiences serving as expert witnesses in traffic litigation
Moderated by Mike Kimlinger, Traffic Standards Engineer

Panel members:
Scott McCanna, Traffic Control Plans Engineer;
Dennis Mitchell, Region 1 ITS/Traffic Engineer;
Kate Freitag, Region 1 ITS/Signal Engineer

​Session 1D:
ODOT Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Plan
Moderated by Kevin Haas, Traffic Investigations Engineer

Overview
Doug Bish, Traffic Services Engineer;

Plan development
Casey Bergh, Kittelson & Associates

​10:45 AM ​​Break for transition to Breakout Sessions 2A—2D ​ ​ ​
​11:00 AM ​Session 2A: Applying GIS tools to your everydy work at ODOT
Moderated by Tom Wallace, Region 5 Traffic-Roadway Manager

Presenter:
Chris Wright, Senior Geographic Information Services Analyst
Session 2B:
​FHWA, NCHRP, & ODOT research project updates
Moderated by Rich Crossler-Laird, Senior Urban Design Engineer

Roadway Engineering
Kent Belleque, Senior Interchange Engineer


Traffic Standards
Mike Kimlinger, Traffic Standards Engineer

Access Management
Tracy White, Access Management Planner

​​Session 2C:
ODOT ITS projects—Overview of recently completed projects & future direction Moderated by Galen McGill, ITS Manager
 
Automating Multimodal Arterial Performance Measures - Results from Portland Metro Jim Peters, DKS Associates
 
OR 217 Active Traffic Management Project
Dennis Mitchell, Region 1 ITS/Traffic Engineer
 
Oregon Applications for the Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) Doug Spencer, ITS Standards Engineer

​​Session 2D:
HSM implementation at ODOT
Moderated by Kevin Haas, Traffic Investigations Engineer

Safety Analysis Methods for Planning and Project Development
Doug Norval, Transportation Analyst Engineer

Applications of the HSM in Region 1
Kate Freitag, Region 1 ITS/Signal Engineer

​12:00 PM ​Lunch ​ ​ ​
​1:00 PM

​​Session 3A:
Roundabouts--Update on ODOT projects & Highway Division Directive

Roundabout Update
Rich Crossler-Laird, Senior Urban Design Engineer

US 20/Barclay Intersection Improvement
Joel McCarroll, Region 4 Traffic Manager;
Scott Beaird, Kittelson & Associates

Session 3B:
​​Plans, Specs, Consistency and Construction Claims
Moderated by Allen Hart, Region 4 Spec Writer

Presenter:
Steve Cooley, Contract Administration Engineer

Session 3C:
​Variable speed limits: Update on ODOT VSL projects
Moderated by Doug Bish, Traffic Services Engineer

OR 217 Variable Advisory Speed Project
Dennis Mitchell, Region 1 ITS/Traffic Engineer

ODOT Statewide Variable Speed Guidelines
Jim Peters, DKS Associates

​​Session 3D:
Intermodal highway safety treatments implemented on ODOT projects
Moderated by Kevin Haas, Traffic Investigations Engineer

Airport Way Interchange Project
Matt Freitag, Region 1 Consultant Project Manager

Fern Valley Interchange Project
Chris Zelmer, Region 3 Lead Highway Engineer
​2:00 PM ​Break for transition to Breakout Sessions 4A—4D ​ ​ ​
​2:15 PM Session 4A:
​​3D Roadway Design Initiative at ODOT
Moderated by Allen Hart, Region 4 Spec Writer

Presenter:
Della Mosier, Region 4 Roadway Unit Manager

Session 4B:
​Overview of updates to HDM, AASHTO Green Book, Roadside Design Guide
Moderated by Taundra Mortensen, Region 2 Senior Designer

AASHTO Green Book
Kent Belleque, Senior Interchange Engineer

AASHTO Roadside Design Guide
Tracy Harris, Value Engineer/Senior Roadway Design Engineer

ODOT Highway Design Manual
Dave Polly, Senior Standards Engineer
 

Session 4C:
​​Traffic Operations—Innovative solutions implemented at the Region level
Moderated by Tiffany Slauter. Region 1 Traffic Signal Manager - West

Adaptive Ramp Metering on Randy Pape Beltline 
Julie Infante, Region 2 Signal Operations Engineer

​​Session 4D:
Law enforcement & judicial perspective on traffic control devices
Moderated by Kevin Haas, Traffic Investigations Engineer

Presenters:
Judge Steve Todd, Multnomah County;
Sergeant Mark Davie, Oregon State Police

​3:15 PM ​​Afternoon Break with Refreshments—Reconfigure facility for Closing General Session​
​3:45 PM ​​FHWA MAP-21 Performance Measures—Anticipating implementation strategies for ODOT
Travis Brouwer, Senior Federal Affairs Advisor
​4:30 PM ​​Conference adjourns ​ ​ ​


2011 Traffic Engineering Conference
 


The 2011 Traffic Engineering Conference was held June 7-8, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Portland South located in Wilsonville, OR. The links below contain available copies of presentations presented during the 2011 conference: 
Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan 
Impacts of adopting the 2009 MUTCD on ODOT signing practices 
Adaptive Signal Timing, Redmond Operations and Performance Measures 
Accommodating pedestrians at signalized intersections 
CRC PS Project Exhibit 
Safety Applications including the Highway Safety Manual 
2011 Legislative Update 
Looking Forward: Projected Funding and Impacts on Highway Conditions 
OR 126 (Main Street) Pedestrian Safety Study 
A long-term, comprehensive solution 
Portland Red Light Camera Program 
Oregon’s Safety Corridor Program 
Senate Bill 264 New Legislative Direction for Access Management
Modern Roundabouts: A Safer Choice 
ODOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Program 
99W Active Corridor Management 
Traffic Responsive Coordinated System 
Transportation Safety Division 
Bend Parkway at Reed Lane and Badger Pedestrian Safety Audit 
Implementing Variable Speed Limits on Portland Area Freeways