OMS: Florida Department of Transportation - Quarterly Transit Workshop
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT
Orlando, FL, United States
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The Florida Department of Transportation’s Modal Development office will be hosting its next Quarterly Transit Workshop on March 16th at FDOT’s Urban Office. This forum is intended to facilitate interaction between agencies and organizations in transit-oriented topics through education and information sharing, with the ultimate objective of implementing regional multimodal solutions. In this workshop in, we’ll be focused on the user of the system, their challenges, and how we can better meet their needs. Our audience typically includes various FDOT disciplines, our transit agencies, the cities, counties, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and young professional organizations.
Presentation 1 – Transit Oriented Development by Private Developer (either Creative Village or Baldwin Park): how private developers respond to market demand for transit oriented development, and how governmental agencies can develop policies to ensure the success of this type of development. Following the presentation, the audience will have a better understanding of Transit Oriented Development from a developers perspective.
Segue 1 – Feature various transit apps available for users (Votran, Brevard, LYNX, as well as DART and their partnership with Uber, Lyft and Zipcar) as well as gamification, similar to STRAVA and WAZE: all help our users to use alternative modes of transportation easier, and all also great for data collection too. App developers are responding to market demand, and so are land developers.
Presentation 2 – HART and Last Mile Connectivity by Gregory Brakin. Votran has implemented an app to solve the “first and last mile” problem facing the local transit users. The extra time and hassle commuters face when they’re going from home to a transit station and then from the station at the other end of the trip to a final destination. Integrating with trip planner technology, the app will determine which bus route they need to connect with and route their journey for them, anywhere in the area. This presentation will focus on communicating best practices and process of implementation to the audience.
Segue 2 – Data we have available from our users purchased by FDOT and/or other partner agencies: STRAVA, WAZE, and how this reflects on the trends for active transportation, and a more health conscience society, the health impacts of active transportation, etc.
Presentation 3 – State Road 50 Health Impact Assessment by Gary Huttmann, MetroPlan Orlando: HIA conducted on SR 50 to bring together scientific data, health expertise and public input to identify the potential - and often overlooked - health effects of proposed laws, regulations, projects and programs. HIAs can give decision makers better information to advance smarter policies.
Segue 3 – CUTR before and after study to measure mode shift of FDOT commuter assistance program reThink, for lasting behavior change, the ultimate objective of this transportation demand management program.
Presentation 4 – Social Marketing and Behavior Change by Craig Lefebvre: How to segment our customers, and then how to better understand the job they have to do, in order to create meaningful programs for them that result in behavior modification.
Segue 4 – Boots on the ground ways to better understand our users, things we are doing – our visually impaired field experience, the upcoming Cycling Savvy training coming up.
Presentation 5 – Two pre-determined members of our community will share their experience with the group on the modes of transportation they tried, such as bikeshare, carshare, uber/lyft, transit, rail, etc. This presentation will allow the audience to understand the type of challenges users face when commuting.
Q&A – Panel-style Q&A with all our presenters
Through this presentaiton, planners will be inspired by the opportunities and resources availabile to them that will facilite a better understanding of our transportation users (customers) and how to meet their mobility needs.
Craig Lefebvre, PhD
Jane Lim-Yap, AICP, LEED AP