2017 AEP Institute



Friday, August 4, 2017
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Senate Bill (SB) 743 was signed in 2013, requiring a move away from vehicle delay and level of service (LOS) for transportation analysis pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). It also requires the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to identify new metrics for identifying and mitigating transportation impacts. OPR identified Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) per capita and VMT per employee as the new metrics for transportation analysis.

This unique one-day symposium to be held at Metro Headquarters in Los Angeles on Friday, August 4th will bring together experts, representing diverse stakeholders, in a facilitated dialogue about:

  • Integration of SB 743 into the CEQA Guidelines
  • Regional, County, and Local Perspectives on Implementing SB 743
  • Evaluation of Alternative Methods for Transportation Analysis
  • Desired Outcomes

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Ping Chang

Ping is the principal author of the award-winning State of the Region Report for Southern California. Project Manager of the Special Report on "Climate Change and the Future of Southern California". Conducted assessment of sustainable communities strategy implementation including transit-oriented development, economic development, active transportation and public health. Managed the ... Read More

Connell Dunning

Connell manages a team of four environmental protection specialists focused on reducing environmental impacts from the transportation sector. Transportation projects include highways, airports, ferries, transit, rail, and California High Speed Rail. Her areas of focus are: 1) Reducing near roadway health impacts of transportation projects; 2) Identifying advanced mitigation strategies ... Read More

Chris Ganson

Chris Ganson is a Senior Planner with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, working on issues at the intersection of transportation and land use planning. Chris’ recent efforts have included crafting the parameters of CEQA streamlining for infill and developing transportation greenhouse gas emissions quantification methodologies. Currently, he ... Read More

Ron Milam

Ron Milam, AICP, PTP is a Principal and the Director of Technical Development with Fehr & Peers. Ron has an extensive background in travel demand model development and applications, traffic operations analysis, micro-simulation modeling, and transportation impact studies involving NEPA and CEQA. He has been actively involved in SB 375 implementation ... Read More

Jacob Lieb

Jacob Lieb is currently the Sustainability Policy Manager for LA Metro where he leads the agency’s efforts to incorporate sustainability into planning and project implementation. Jacob oversees the implementation of Metro’s Sustainability Planning Policy and First Mile/Last Mile Strategic Plan, among other efforts. Jacob comes to Metro ... Read More

Erik Ruehr

Erik Ruehr, Director of Traffic Engineering with VRPA Technologies, Inc., has over thirty years of experience in traffic engineering and transportation planning. Prior to joining VRPA, Mr. Ruehr worked with JHK & Associates, BRW, and the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments. Mr. Ruehr’s experience covers a broad range of ... Read More

Kevin Fang

Dr. Kevin Fang has been teaching in the Department of Urban Regional Planning since 2015. He is also a Staff Research Associate at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies and a lecturer for the UC Davis Department of Environmental Science and Policy. His academic and research interests center on ... Read More

Ken Alex

Ken is the Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and serves as Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown and the Chair of the Strategic Growth Council. As the longest tenured OPR Director, Ken has led a broad effort to modernize land use planning through greater ... Read More

Mike Woodman

Mike is a Transportation Planner with the Nevada County Transportation Commission. Read More

Mark Yamarone

Mark is a Transportation Administrator for the City of Pasadena’s Department of Transportation. Read More

Andrew Martin

Andrew is a Senior Regional Planner at SANDAG. He has over 11 years of experience and a strong background in planning and environmental compliance for local agencies in California, with a particular emphasis on CEQA, regional planning, and climate change. Read More

Matt Klopfenstein

Matt Klopfenstein is the Legislative and Legal Advisor at Gonzalez, Quintana, Hunter & Cruz, LLC. As a registered lobbyist, he assists the GQHC team on issues regarding energy, water, transportation, high-tech, and local government. He actively tracks legislation and regulatory proceedings and advocates on behalf of GQHC's clients. Before joining ... Read More

Adam Gromis

Adam is the Public Policy Manager for Sustainability and the Environment at Uber. Read More

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Lynne Bynder, lbynder@meetingsxceptional.com