WEBINAR: PERFORMANCE MEASURES IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING 

With performance measures, practitioners and the community can establish goals and objectives in the transportation planning design process, they can monitor and create reporting methods to evaluate its efficiency. This webinar has been designed to provide participants with various resources and tools so that practitioners and the community can establish goals and objectives in the transportation planning design process, including monitoring and creating reporting and evaluation methods.  Jody McCullough of FHWA will be presenting on the agency's Guidebook for incorporating performance-based planning into the development of along-range transportation plan.  Leigh Lane from NCSU will be presenting on her efforts, based off her STRIDE-funded project, to assist local entities in developing performance measures for use in a comprehensive transportation planning process, and Doug McLeod of FDOT will provide an overview of Florida's mobility program on performance measures.


REGISTER for FREE Webinar [here]

When: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, EST

Via: Adobe Connect©

PROGRAM:

Dr. Lily Elefteriadou, Professor & Director, University of Florida Transportation Institute/STRIDE Center

Welcome and Introduction

Jody McCullough, Planning Office,
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Model Long Range Transportation Plans:  A Guide for Incorporating Performance-Based Planning
This Guidebook informs State departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and regional transportation planning organizations (RTPOs), as well as their planning partners such as transit agencies, local governments, and Federal agencies, about effective practices for incorporating performance-based planning into the development of a long range transportation plan. A performance-based plan sets the foundation of goals, objectives, performance measures, and targets that support decisions for long-range investments and policies, and guides programming, as well as shorter-range decisions that move toward achievement of desired system performance outcomes. This document identifies key components present in a "model" transportation plan, as well as process elements that are necessary to reflect the priorities of the community and support attainment of desired performance outcomes for the multimodal transportation system. Examples and case studies illustrate the Guide's key points. About Jody McCullough: Ms. McCullough is a community planner with the FHWA Office of Planning.  She has over twenty years’ experience working in transportation planning and has been with the Federal Highway Administration since 1999.   Jody also has experience working at a State DOT and MPO.   She has works on a variety of topics including metropolitan planning, performance based planning and programming, public involvement, environmental justice, multijurisdictional planning, and planning and environmental linkages.  


Leigh Blackmon Lane, Senior Research Associate, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Selecting Performance Measures as Part of the Transportation Plan Visioning Process: Lessons Learned from Five Workshops
This presentation will include lessons learned from a technology transfer project funded by the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education (STRIDE) Center at the University of Florida.  North Carolina State University and Georgia Institute of Technology conducted five workshops in the southeastern United States to assist localities in developing performance measures to be used in transportation and comprehensive planning processes. The workshop leveraged the newly released Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Community Vision Metrics tool to identify performance measures as part of a visioning workshops. The presentation will provide an overview of the workshop methodologies, results, and lessons learned such that other transportation agencies and institutions can apply these to their own planning processes. About Ms. Blackmon Lane: Ms. Blackmon Lane is a Senior Research Associate with the Institute of Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University and brings over 28 years of experience in transportation planning, project development, research, education and policy development.  She has worked in both the public and private sectors before joining NCSU.  She has led and completed numerous research projects for both the National Cooperative Research Program and Strategic Highway Research Program as well as for the Federal Highway Administration.  Leigh has a prominent role within the transportation research community as the Transportation Research Board’s Social, Economic and Cultural Section Chair which oversees the work of five committees including the Transportation and Economic Development Committee. 


Doug McLeod, Mobility Performance Measures Manager, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
Florida’s Mobility Performance Measures Program
Mr. McLeod will present Florida’s Mobility Performance Measures Program with an emphasis on the meaning and dimensions of mobility, MAP-21 mobility requirements and the additional desire to address more than just highway measures, Florida’s emphasis on building a consensus approach by the Florida DOT and the state’s MPOs and Outreach.

For more information about the webinar, contact Ines Aviles-Spadoni at iaviles@ce.ufl.edu or at 352-392-9537, Ext. 1409.