Transportation and Transit Asset Management

Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations


Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT

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The Role of MPOs in Asset Management Implementation

Participants will hear from FHWA and FTA regarding current rules and ongoing activities as it relates to asset management. Asset management practitioners from MPO, transit, and highway agencies will discuss their experiences with asset management implementation including: challenges, opportunities, and best practices for MPOS to apply asset management principles to their planning practices, and support implementation of asset management by their member agencies. Following the presentations, participants will complete an exercise to apply asset management principals to a realistic MPO scenario. The workshop will conclude with participants identifying research, guidance, tools or other products that could be developed to support MPOs in their efforts to implement asset management in their own processes, and those of their member agencies. The results will be used to support a workshop at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting (January, 2018) to identify research needs in support of MPOs adoption of asset management.



Ronald Chicka, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Ron Chicka, AICP Duluth-Superior MPO Director 221 W First Duluth, MN 55802 218-529-7506 Ron has been with the MIC since 1995. The full range of the MIC’s transportation activities–from pedestrians and bike travel to train, truck and air travel to roadway planning ... Read More

Jeffrey Neal

Confirmed Speaker


Christopher Evilia, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Evilia has serves as the director of the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization, a position he has held since 2003. Prior to being director, Mr. Evilia served as the Assistant Director of the Waco MPO and the West Alabama Regional Council (Tuscaloosa Alabama MPO) as the GIS Coordinator and Transportation ... Read More

Nastaran Saadatmand

Confirmed Speaker

Nastaran Saadatmand is an Asset Management Program Manager with the Federal Highway Administration. Read More

Grace Gallucci

Confirmed Speaker

Grace Gallucci is the Executive Director for the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, which is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for greater Cleveland. She is responsible for transportation planning and resource allocation in the five county region. Ms. Gallucci has nearly 30 years of finance and planning experience in the ... Read More

Dwayne Weeks

Confirmed Speaker


Shayna Pollock

Confirmed Speaker

Shayna Pollock is a Senior Transportation Planner at the Atlanta Regional Commission. Prior to joining the Atlanta Regional Commission, Shayna worked as transportation and sustainability project manager for a community improvement district. Shayna holds a joint master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Radboud University and Cardiff University. Read More

Todd Lang, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Todd Lang Director of Transportation Planning Baltimore Metropolitan Council Baltimore, MD Todd Lang is the Director of Transportation Planning at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council which serves as staff to the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization representing the 2.6 million residents of the Baltimore Region. As Director, Mr. Lang oversees ... Read More

Brad Allen, P.E.

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Allen is a Senior Engineer at Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. (APTech) with 22 years of engineering experience in the areas of asset management, pavement materials, pavement treatment strategies, highway maintenance, and information technology (IT) management-systems. He has a proven track record of facilitating improvements at the New York State ... Read More

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