November 2020 Planning Webinar Series

Join us for our planning-themed webinar series in November. One PDH will be offered for each meeting. These events are FREE for ASHE Members and Students. There is a $5.00 registration fee for non-members. 

Session 1: Thursday, November 19, 12-1pm

MDOT MTA Resiliency Program

Transit agencies in cities around the world are increasingly responding to disruptions in service and damage to sensitive locations and assets associated with gradual changes in climate and extreme weather events. In the face of these events, public transit and transportation agencies are taking initiative to adapt their systems to make them more resilient to changing climate conditions. In the last few years, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has been developing its Resiliency Program in order to prevent and/or minimize the damages caused to its infrastructure and services by the increasing occurrence of extreme weather events. Join us to learn more about MDOT MTA’s Resiliency Program.

Presented by
Paola Ariza from MDOT MTA
Lauren Molesworth from MDOT MTA

Session 1 Registration is Closed

Session 2: Tuesday, November 24, 12-1pm

BC DOT Bike Prioritization Project

Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation (BCDOT) retained a team of local consulting firms led by WSP to provide support for the City’s bike program in the areas of public engagement, bike prioritization, grant coordination and design. WSP worked with the City to develop a data driven bicycle prioritization database using quantitative analysis and an innovative prioritization screening method focused on four primary pillars: Safety, Mobility, Equity and Demand. The performance based ranking criteria assessed proposed projects based on their ability to accommodate the key pillars, while also developing a bicycle network that provides the highest level of access to all ages and abilities.

Presented by
Wesley Mitchell, P.E. from WSP

Session 2 Registration is Closed

Session 3: Thursday, December 17, 12-1pm

MDOT MTA Transit Priority Initiative

Building upon the infrastructure improvements associated with the launch of BaltimoreLink, MDOT MTA is working with local jurisdictions to increase bus reliability, speed and passenger safety throughout the BaltimoreLink system. MDOT MTA has pursued a data-driven approach to identify opportunities in the system, focusing on reliability, bus speeds, and travel delays at bus stops. Potential targeted investments to the roadway that prioritize transit riders include curb-extensions at bus stops, transit signal priority, dedicated bus lanes, queue jumps, and more. Under the Transit Priority Initiative brand MDOT MTA currently has two ongoing corridor studies and is working on additional efforts as part of the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan (RTP).

Presented by
Jamie Richardson, Whitman, Requardt & Associates

Session 3 Registration is Closed