Access Management: Agency, Developer, and Consultant Perspectives

Participants will earn a total of 1.5 professional development hours (PDH).

About the Workshop

Join us for this informative presentation focusing on access management principles; agency, developer, and consultant perspectives; and implementation successes and challenges. The workshop will introduce and illustrate best practices in the application of access management, ongoing research, and the obstacles that had to be overcome and the solutions that worked for implementing access management on intersection, corridor, and development projects.

The goal is to help identify and tailor practices that will further strengthen the region’s development and implementation of access management.

The panel will consist of Marc Butorac, PE, PTOE, Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates (Portland, Oregon); John Ringert, PE, Principal Engineer (Boise, Idaho); Jeff Hess, COO/CLO, Hawkins Companies; Terry Little, PE, PTOE, Traffic Services Manager, Ada County Highway District; and Bryan Huey, Business/Neighborhood Relations Coordinator, Ada County Highway District.

About the Presenters

Terry Little, PE, PTOE Traffic Services Manager, Ada County Highway District

Terry Little has been Manager of the Traffic Services Department of the Ada County Highway District since 1991.

Terry is a native of Lewiston, and earned a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Idaho, and a Masters of Public Administration from National University in Sacramento. Prior to coming to ACHD, he spent four years with the Federal Highway Administration and fourteen years with the Sacramento County Transportation Division. In Sacramento, his traffic engineering responsibility was primarily for the urban street system for the county.

As Manager of Traffic Services at ACHD, Mr. Little oversees the work of about 50 people and three divisions: Traffic Engineering which includes traffic design, engineering, and traffic studies; Traffic Operations: signs, striping of streets, construction and maintenance of signals; Congestion Management: planning, design and operation of ITS systems and oversight of all signals and signal systems in Ada County.

Bryan Huey Business and Neighborhood Relations Coordinator, Ada County Highway District

Bryan was born in Baker City, Oregon and moved to Boise when he was in the fifth grade. At that time Boise was only about the size of Meridian today.

Bryan graduated from Capitol High School and attended Boise State University. He worked for a small engineering firm for seven years in Boise before starting his career with the Ada County Highway District 29 years ago on a survey crew.

For the past six years Bryan has been working in the Communication Department for ACHD and is currently their Business and Neighborhood Relations Coordinator.

Jeffery Hess, Esq. COO/CLO, Howkins Companies, LLC.

Jeff is COO/CLO for Hawkins Companies LLC . He oversees all development operations from site selection to turn over to Hawkins retail tenants. Jeff is an Advisory Board Faculty Member for the Georgetown University Law School Commercial Leasing Institute and a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He has taught numerous continuing legal education seminars for the Idaho State Bar as well as for the International Council of Shopping Centers. He has been published in the Idaho State Bar Journal and the Idaho Law Review. He is chairman of the ACHD Developer’s advisory committee and a member of ITD’s access management committee. He has overseen traffic issues and studies in numerous states from California, Oregon, Washington to Texas. Prior to his employment with HCO, Jeff worked for about 15 years as a licensed general contractor in California and as a construction supervisor for Georgia Pacific Corporation. He has also been a city planning commissioner, lobbyist and advisor to the governor and legislature of California on economic development issues. Jeff also spent four years in the finance industry as a branch manager.

Jeff graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a BS in Political Science and received his JD from the University of Idaho College of Law. Following graduation from the College of Law, Jeff was a clerk-intern for Judge Thomas Nelson of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and law clerk for Justice Cathy Silak of the Idaho Supreme Court. Hawkins hired Jeff in 1993 as its first general counsel.

John Ringert, PE Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

John brings over 20 years of specialized experience in transportation planning, engineering, and design. John’s focus areas are corridor traffic operations, traffic signal design, and multi-modal sub-area planning. John has conducted a wide range of sub-area and regional plans including multi-modal, design standards, and parking elements. These studies have identified future pedestrian, bicycle, transit and roadway improvements, as well as policy and design recommendations.

John is currently serving as the consultant project manager for the ongoing ACHD Northwest Foothills Transportation Study update and served as the senior project principal on the State Street Transit and Traffic Operational Plan, the Southwest Boise Transportation Study, the Downtown Boise Two-Way Conversation Study, the Fairbanks Metropolitan Transportation Plan, and project manager for the traffic design elements of the I-84/Eagle Road WB Ramp Design and the Eagle Road ATMS System Design and 36th Street/Hill Road/Catalpa Drive Roundabout Concept Design.

In addition, he has conducted over 150 traffic impact and intersection studies and is well versed in working with public agencies and private developers and business owners to develop feasible and effective access management, implementation plans, and traffic impact studies.

Marc Butorac, PE, PTOE Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Marc has provided project oversight and management on transportation engineering/planning projects across the United States ranging from: transportation system plans, campus master plans, highway corridor plans, traffic signal designs, freeway management projects, transportation research projects, rail crossing closure studies, transportation impact analyses for proposed commercial and residential developments, campus-wide/neighborhood master plans, and traffic calming plans.

Additionally, Marc is well-regarded for his abilities to communicate effectively through design charettes, public meetings, one-on-one stakeholder meetings, court cases, and public hearings. Marc currently serves as a the Manual Sub-Committee Chairman for the Transportation Research Board’s Access Management Committee (ADA70) Vice President of the Oregon American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Board, and as co-Chief Operating Officer for Kittelson & Associates, Inc

Registration & networking begins at 7:30am. Presentation will begin promptly at 8:00am and run until 10:00am.

This TES workshop is equal to 1.5 PDHs.

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.

We look forward to seeing you there!