MultiModal Level-of-Service: Expectations and Standards
You'll learn about:
How to establish a baseline understanding of traditional level-of-service metrics and standards as applied in cities and counties
Matching LOS metrics to mode and LOS standards to context
Identifying and implementing projects to meet LOS standards
Many jurisdictions long ago established level-of-service (LOS) metrics and standards for vehicles. Such guidance ensures that vehicle delay or the volume-to-capacity ratio at intersections is the single most important factor in identifying and prioritizing transportation capital investments, preparing conditions of private-sector development approval, and establishing a basis for transportation impact fees. Now there's a new approach to LOS, one that considers metrics and standards for all modes of travel. This multimodal level-of-service (MMLOS) approach acknowledges the mobility needs as well as the safety, comfort, and access expectations of all people who use the transportation system. MMLOS tailors standards to be achieved and informs the design of projects to match the context of the corridor and the neighborhood.
Learn about national MMLOS best practices and the community and mobility benefits of a multimodal approach. Panelists will dive deeply into the innovative approaches that Bellevue, Wash., Montgomery County, Md., and Aspen, Colo. are taking to devise and implement MMLOS strategies for their communities.
Confirmed SpeakerEric Graye, AICP, PTP, is a transportation planner with more than 30 years of experience working with the Montgomery County Planning Department in Montgomery County, Maryland. While there, he has focused on travel monitoring activities and the application of long-range travel demand forecasting tools in support of Countywide growth management studies and the evaluation of master/sector plans. Eric holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and Master's degree in Urban Systems Engineering from Howard University.
, Fehr & Peers
Confirmed SpeakerChris Breiland is a Principal with Fehr & Peers in Seattle. Chris has more than 13 years of transportation planning and engineering experience ranging from multimodal corridor plans to regional transportation plans. Chris specializes in transportation planning projects that benefit from a quantitative approach to answering complex questions. Chris has a BS in Environmental and Transportation Planning from UC Davis and a MS in Civil and Transportation Engineering from UC Irvine.
, City of Aspen
Confirmed SpeakerJessica Garrow is the City of Aspen’s Community Development Director, specializing in policy planning, public participation, and land use development. Prior to becoming the director she served as Aspen’s Long Range Planner for 8 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University and has over ten years of experience in the planning field. Prior to joining the City of Aspen she worked for the MPO in Columbus, Ohio. Jessica currently serves as Chair of APA’s Small Town and Rural Division, and is a member of APA's Education Committee. She has served on the nominating committees for the Colorado Chapter and the Planning & Women Division. Jessica has presented at state and national planning conferences on affordable housing regulations, the sharing economy, comprehensive planning, and transportation mitigation.
, City of Bellevue
Confirmed SpeakerKevin McDonald is a Principal Transportation Planner for the city of Bellevue, WA. In this role for the past 16 years, Kevin has managed a wide range of projects to benefit mobility for people in the city, ranging from comprehensive plan policy, transportation corridor studies, and multimodal subarea plans. In addition to managing projects that develop plans, Kevin also manages a Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Improvement Program and a Downtown Transportation Plan Implementation Program that fund smaller-scale projects that make a big difference to mobility. Prior to joining the Transportation Department in Bellevue, Kevin worked on environmental and land use policy and projects. A career in Forest Management preceded his evolution toward urban planning. Kevin has a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and also a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Management, both from the University of Washington.