Roundabout and Safety Performance Training

Jorge Aguilar, PE of Wallace Group will highlight the changing tools and methods that support planning and implementation of public works facilities and how these tools were used in recent projects. Brian Ray and Matt Braughton from Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) will be conducting training sessions covering the following three areas of transportation design:

Intersection Control Evaluations (ICE) – KAI worked with Caltrans Headquarters and District 5 staff to implement this Caltrans’ 2013 Traffic Operations Policy Directive. A number of local communities have successfully applied ICE activities to objectively consider the fullest range of intersection control strategies. Specifically KAI and Wallace Group completed a streamlined ICE for the Holman Highway Interchange and recently completed more extensive ICE products for TAMC. Objectively determining the appropriate intersection control can be useful for many of our local roadway corridors. ICE considers account future traffic volumes, multimodal quality of service, construction costs, maintenance costs, and safety.

Roundabouts 101 – During the training, Kittelson will be providing basic rules of thumb for laying out single and multilane roundabouts that is based on roundabout size, location, and approach configuration. KAI literally wrote the book on roundabouts – NCHRP Report 672: Roundabouts: An Informational Guide.

Safety Analysis – Many of our local roads are rural two lane roadways. KAI will present an overview the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) a will provide practical examples on how to use HSM to develop a tool box of options for improving safety and traffic on our rural roadways.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Brian L. Ray at 503-535-7437 or bray@kittelson.com

Sponsored by: TAMC, City of Watsonville, APWA Monterey Bay Chapter, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. and Wallace Group.

$45 (includes coffee and lunch) with a portion of proceeds donated to benefit the APWA Monterey Bay Chapter's Student Internship/Scholarship Program.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Brian Ray, PE Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates

Brian offers nearly 30 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning, traffic engineering, and contextual roadway design. He has performed long range transportation planning studies and conceptual engineering evaluations for a variety of communities, counties, and planning organizations across the US. He specializes in applying a systems approach in developing multi-modal transportation solutions. Brian's arterial experience includes roadway network, segment and intersection evaluations. His experience also includes developing and evaluating implementable conceptual alternatives for freeway, highway, and arterial street network systems. His experience in performance-based analysis allows him to inform the widest range of transportation solutions.

Brian routinely conducts training courses on Roadway Geometric Design, Modern Roundabouts, Alternative Intersections, Highway Safety Manual, and Context Sensitive Solutions. He’s been a trusted advisor for over 15 years helping Caltrans implement roundabouts on the State System including providing input on the Highway Design Manual and providing support in implementing Caltrans’ Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) policy.

Matt Braughton Planner, Kittelson & Associates

Matt enjoys working with cities and regions to create safer and more livable cities. Matt specializes in multimodal transportation planning, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and GIS analysis and mapping. He has expertise in ArcGIS and experience working with the Highway Safety Manual (HSM). He has provided GIS analysis, transportation planning analysis, and safety analysis for numerous city-wide and regional studies, including the City of Santa Rosa's crosswalk study; San Luis Obispo Council of Governments’ US 101 Mobility Study; and University of California, Berkeley’s Pedestrian Safety Assessments for cities throughout California.

Matt is leading Clark County Washington’s Transportation Safety Management Plan. The plan will result in a data-driven safety management program using the HSM Part B methods and tools. The final report will provide Clark County with a repeatable, object method for identifying and selecting projects to reduce the frequency of crashes and severity of crashes within the County as well as an initial list of prioritized projects.

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