The Latest on Corridor Planning and Application of Roundabouts

Bart Rudolph will be presenting on corridor studies addressing their relevance and importance to an ever changing transportation system. Bart will provide an overview of how corridor management integrates various elements of competing demands to help provide a common vision for an entire transportation system. Topics will include the following:

  1. Corridor studies 101 – The who, what, when, where and why of corridor planning
  2. Corridor planning case studies in Alaska and elsewhere
  3. Evaluating the practicality and effectiveness of corridor planning in Alaska

Lee Rodegerdts will be presenting some of his recent work with roundabouts. Lee will provide an overview of recent national research on the applications of corridors of roundabouts, defined as three or more roundabouts in series. Topics will include the following:

  1. Examples of the variety of roundabout corridor applications throughout the United States
  2. Lessons learned by corridor operators during their projects’ development and implementation
  3. Project development and evaluation tools developed and presented in the NCHRP Report 772, including:
    1. Travel time estimation through a series of roundabouts, and
    2. A corridor comparison framework for evaluating new potential corridors.

About the Presenters:

Bart Rudolph Senior Planner, Kittelson & Associates

Bart is a Senior Transportation Planner who joined Kittelson after working at the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF). Bart managed the aviation planning program for Central Region (DOT&PF-CR) where he was responsible for the comprehensive, multimodal planning efforts to meet the long-range needs of over 100 Alaska communities. Bart also served as the DOT&PF-CR’s primary liaison to the Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions (AMATS). In that role, he worked to advance the urban transportation system in Alaska’s largest city by providing the link between the DOT&PF and other agency- and community-based stakeholders. Bart helped to manage the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), provided oversight and coordination for the development of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), assisted in the development of the 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and fiscal constraint analysis, and executed project scope and funding agreements with the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). Bart participated in the development of the Anchorage Bicycle Plan, Eagle River Central Business District Study, AMATS 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and the 2014 Anchorage Official Streets and Highway Plan.

Lee Rodegerdts, PE Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates

Lee has over 22 years of broad experience in traffic operations, traffic design, transportation planning, and transportation research and education. He has been involved in all aspects of roundabout consulting, research, and guide development since 1997. Lee has led or is leading major national research projects on roundabouts, including Principal Investigator for NCHRP Report 672, Roundabouts: An Informational Guide, Second Edition; NCHRP Report 572, Roundabouts in the United States; NCHRP Report 772, Evaluating the Performance of Corridors with Roundabouts, NCHRP Project 03-110, Estimating the Life-Cycle Costs of Intersection Designs (ongoing), and FHWA TOPR 34, Accelerating the Implementation of Roundabouts (ongoing). He regularly presents at annual meetings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers and has taught over 50 short courses on roundabouts throughout North America and overseas. He serves on TRB’s Committee on Roundabouts and the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices’ roundabout task force. He previously served as a member of the TRB Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service and chair of its Unsignalized Intersections Subcommittee.

****************************************************** This TES workshop is equal to 3.0 PDH.

There is no cost to attend this workshop and snacks/refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Robyn Austin at (208) 338-2683 or raustin@kittelson.com .

We look forward to seeing you there!