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Orlando Chapter Meeting - October Topic: Transportation Planning

  • Date:
    Oct 20, 2016 - 05:45 PM - 08:00 PM
    ET
  • Address: 3039 Technology Parkway
  • Location: Orlando, FL USA
  • Venue:
    Partnership III, Room 233
Agenda:
Dinner & Networking: 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Chapter Business: 6:000 PM - 6:15 PM
Presentation: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/incose-orlando-chapter-oct-2016-meeting-registration-27069591878

The meeting is open to all; you do not need to be an INCOSE member to attend. If you are not a member, we invite you to become a member of the Orlando Chapter of INCOSE at http://www.incose.org/about/Membership/Join

About the Presentation:
“As the avenues and streets of a city are nothing less than its arteries and veins, we may well ask what doctor would venture to promise bodily health if he knew that the blood circulation was steadily growing more congested!” ? Hugh Ferriss, The Metropolis of Tomorrow
 
Transportation Planning is a continuing process. It is a tool for communities to help define future goals, policies and investments to prepare for the needs to move people and goods. Effective transportation planning is collaborative and involves all the stakeholders of a community, from private citizens to government agencies. Over the last few decades, the model for transportation planning has evolved and changed at different rates around the country. It can be argued that transportation planning started with the introduction of the automobile, but it really picked up in the mid-1950s with the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System. Construction of automobile-centric roads continued into the 1980s where the mentality was to continue to build longer and wider roads to offset congestion, especially in smaller urban, suburban and rural settings. People were spreading out more (urban sprawl) as it became easier to get from Point A to Point B.
 
As communities look at how they want to grow, many realize those previous ways of thinking are not sustainable, and today, transportation planners and urban designers are looking at innovative ways to address existing and future needs of all modes of travel and designing communities that address transportation in a context-sensitive manner.

Speaker:

Kok Wan Mah, P.E., PTOE

About the Speaker:
Kok Wan has 20 years of experience in countless aspects of transportation planning and engineering. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (1996). He was selected as the Young Engineer of the year by the Central Florida chapter of the Florida Engineering Society in 2005. His proficiencies include the preparation of traffic impact studies, corridor operations analysis, parking management/feasibility studies, safety audits, access management, traffic impact fee updates, pavement marking, roadway lighting, and signalization. Kok Wan also has extensive knowledge of Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) and Florida Department of Transportation standards. He is familiar in a wide range of transportation tools and software, including Synchro, SimTraffic, SIDRA, and Cube Voyager.