Fehr & Peers at the

CA APA Conference 2018

I HAVE A DEGREE IN PLANNING – WHAT’S NEXT?

Sunday, October 7
10am-11:15am

We invite students to join Katy Cole from our San Diego office to hear about what it’s like to improve communities through a career in transportation planning. Come learn about the types of projects you could work on in our various regions and see what different career tracks look like at Fehr & Peers.

STOP BY OUR BOOTH

Monday, October 8 &
Tuesday, October 9

7:00am-8:00pm

What are your thoughts about future trends in transportation? Stop by Booth #14 to chat with us about our latest R&D-inspired initiatives that enhance our understanding of how disruptive forces in technology, demographics, and socioeconomics may affect transportation planning decisions.

JOIN  US AT THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS

Monday, October 8

Using Big Data to Solve Special Challenges with VMT Generation Estimates for California’s SB 743

9:45am-11:15am
Grand Ballroom B

Speaker: Katy Cole, Principal, Fehr & Peers

New research shows that using “Big Data” from mobile devices for Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) estimation under SB 743 may deliver more cost-effective, efficient, and accurate results than traditional one-size-fits-all approaches. Join this session to learn how to use this new methodology and gain insights into its strengths, weaknesses, and best practices.

Click here for more insights and resources about SB 743.

Shaping Your Community to Promote Bicycling as a Primary Travel Mode

9:45am-11:15am
Nautilus 1

Speaker: Nathan Schmidt, Associate, Fehr & Peers

To promote bicycling as primary travel mode in communities throughout California, planners need to address issues related to safety concerns on the ground, densification challenges, modifying travel mode choices, offering competitive travel time, shifting demographics, and generational lifestyle choices, among many others. This session focuses on both challenges and opportunities.

Making Sense of Urban Ridesharing and Ridehailing Markets

3:15pm-4:45pm
Nautilus 1

Moderator: Andy Kosinski, PE, Associate, Fehr & Peers
Speaker: Nate Conable, AICP, Principal, Fehr & Peers

This session will investigate the ways in which ridehailing and microtransit are reshaping urban travel and threatening the viability of traditional transit. Methods for assessing travel markets will be presented, providing insights on the potential for these modes and revealing what cities can do to best position themselves.

Tuesday, October 9

Implementing Vision Zero: Getting from Policy to Practice

8:00am-9:30am
Spinaker 1 & 2

Moderator: Emily Finkel, Engineer/Planner, Fehr & Peers

While it is encouraging to see safety at the forefront of conversations, we will not save lives until we make physical changes to our roadways. This session showcases four California cities taking the necessary steps to execute change, and provides tools for participants to do the same in their cities.

Click here to learn more about our approach to Vision Zero.

Learning from the Blue Line First/Last Mile Plan: Lessons from a New Model for Community Engagement and Partnership

8:00am-9:30am
Seabreeze 1 & 2

Moderator: Chelsea Richer, Senior Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers
Speaker: Miguel Nunez, Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers

The LA Metro Blue Line First/Last Mile Plan set out to incorporate meaningful community outreach by implementing a model where community-based organizations led the engagement tasks with the overarching goal of addressing safety, access, and comfort for the oldest rail line in the system. Hopes and expectations were high, and not always aligned. It was clear that team communication and trust would be essential to executing an outreach strategy that every team member supported, and that worked toward more genuine community involvement. Everyone expected it to be a challenge, but no one fully anticipated the nature of the challenges or the moments that would require closer examination of the project approach. This interactive session will be guided by representatives from Community Based Organizations, Metro, and Fehr & Peers. The panel will first discuss the goals of the outreach, unexpected challenges along the way, and how the project team worked through them. Next, panelists will lead small group discussions to hear about session participants’ experiences, concluding with a guided responsive discussion that reflects the themes raised in the small groups. Panelists and participants alike will come away from this session more prepared to incorporate meaningful community engagement into their planning work.

Connect With our Staff Throughout the Conference

Andy Kosinski

Andy Kosinski

Associate

Chelsea Richer

Chelsea Richer

Senior Transportation Planner

Emily Finkel

Emily Finkel

Engineer/Planner

Jason Pack

Jason Pack

Principal

John Gard

John Gard

Principal

Katy Cole

Katy Cole

Principal

Nate Conable

Nate Conable

Principal

Nathan Schmidt

Nathan Schmidt

Associate

Sohrab Rashid

Sohrab Rashid

Principal

Stephanie Cheng

Stephanie Cheng

Associate

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