Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Technology: Planning for an Uncertain Future

APA Minnesota Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. CDT

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As a future with self-driving cars, smart infrastructure, and mobility platforms becomes more apparent, the task for planners is shifting from just wondering to taking action. This session will provide examples and offer advice for planning and ultimately, making investment decisions in the face of this exciting but uncertain future. 

The session will address the following learning objectives:

·         Autonomous Vehicle and Related Technologies (including autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, shared mobility platforms)  – Describe and explain these rapidly emerging technologies, benefits, risks and uncertainties, potential timelines for implementation, regulatory issues

·         Planning Implications of Autonomous Vehicles – Specifically explore how the potential changes in transportation and mobility influence a wide range of transportation, land use and urban planning topics (comp planning, roads and streets, parking, etc.)

·         Scenario Planning (specific tool) – Describe what scenario planning is, how it can be applied to autonomous vehicles and transportation technologies, and example applications


Phillip Schaffner

Philip Schaffner, Policy Planning Director, MnDOT, leads a team of planners coordinating state and regional planning efforts. His current work focuses on climate change, complete streets, economic analysis, and automated vehicles. Prior to joining MnDOT in 2009, he held positions with the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, MA ... Read More

Tim Burkhardt

Tim Burkhardt, Senior Planner, HDR, is a project manager and multimodal planner with 25 years of experience, including more than a decade in Portland Oregon. He has experience planning transit, roadway, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities and has developed numerous plans that integrate transportation, land use, economic development, and community issues ... Read More

Daniel Pena

Daniel Peña is transportation planner with over three years of experience in transit and regional transportation planning. He has worked in both the public and private sector on studies and planning documents at the city, county and regional level. Experience includes preparing comprehensive system analyses for transit agencies throughout the ... Read More

Andy Hingeveld

Andy Hingeveld, AICP, is a Senior Transportation Planner with over twelve years of experience covering land use, parks and trails, and transportation planning in both the public and private sector. Andy has been involved in studies and system plans at the regional, county, and city level. Experience includes preparing transportation ... Read More

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