TLC Regional Peer Exchange Network Kickoff Forum
Friday, September 16, 2011
The National Capital Planning Commission filmed the Regional Peer Exchange Network Kickoff Forum. Links to videos of the presentations posted on You Tube may be found below.
TPB staff presented information about the TLC Program and the purpose of the Regional Peer Exchange Network. This presentation was built around the speaker presentations below. Please view the introduction on You Tube.
Project Showcase: Previous TLC Technical Assistance Recipients and Consultants
The TLC Regional Peer Exchange Network Kickoff Forum featured seven presentations on past TLC technical assistance projects. Please review the products and presentations below.
Waldorf Urban Transportation Plan
Jason Groth, Charles County Planning & Growth Management
Jason oversees the Division of Resource & Infrastructure Management for the Charles County Department of Planning & Growth Management to ensure the adequacy of public infrastructure. His team is responsible for the planning and management of transportation facilities, water and sewer infrastructure, the allocation of school capacity to new development, and GIS Mapping Services for Charles County, Maryland. Jason has 15 years experience in the environmental, land use, and public infrastructure planning field from both the public and private sectors. He received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Land Use Planning from Frostburg State University.
Purple Line Bicycle Access/Bicycle Hub Location Study
Carol Kachadoorian, Toole Design Group
Carol has nearly 30 yearsí experience in local government, policy development, government relations, and multi-modal transportation planning. She was the lead contributor to information on pedestrian and bicyclist access for a Transportation Cooperative Research Program project to develop a guidebook for various access modes to high capacity transit stations. Carol holds graduate degrees in East Asian Studies and Urban Management/Planning and is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicyclists Professionals, and the Washington Area Bicycle Association.
NoMa Gateway Transportation Enhancement Project
Presentation (3.5 MB)
Jamie Brätt, NoMa Business Improvement District
Jamie is responsible for myriad projects relating to NoMaís public realm enhancement, its economic vitality and its transit accessibility. She advocates for public sector infrastructural investments and guides design and policy recommendations from consultants. Jamie completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity College in Hartford. She is currently completing her masterís degree in urban and regional planning at Virginia Techís satellite campus in Alexandria, Virginia.
Pedestrian Facility Standards for Mixed-Use Development Centers
Rick Canizales, Prince William County
Rick is chief of Transportation Planning with the Prince William County Department of Transportation. He has served nine years with Prince William County, two years with VDOT-Planning, and two years with the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission. Rick received a BS in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a Masters in Transportation Planning and Engineering from VCU.
Wiehle Avenue Station Multimodal Mobility Needs Analysis
Stephanie Denis, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
Stephanie has worked as a transit and pedestrian planner at Nelson\Nygaard in New York City since 2006. Her work has taken her to some far off places -- designing streets in China, removing highways in Abu Dhabi -- as well as all over the Washington Metro region, including a Great Streets plan for Minnesota Avenue in the District, Route 1 corridor planning in College Park, and station access analysis at East Falls Church Metro.
Van Ness - UDC: Commercial Corridor Enhancement Study
Presentation (5.5 MB)
Elliot Rhodeside, Rhodeside & Harwell
Elliot is a founding partner of Rhodeside & Harwell. His expertise includes landscape planning and design, environmental planning, urban design, and historic preservation. Elliot studied landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.
South Washington Street Corridor Planning
Wendy Block Sanford, City of Falls Church
Wendy is the Transportation Program Manager and a Principal Planner with the City of Falls Church. She has worked for the City for over seven years managing the City's pedestrian and bicycle planning, traffic calming, long range planning, and transportation-related capital improvements. Wendy has her Masterís in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
Forum Discussion: Looking Towards the Future of TLC
Following the Project Showcase, the audience participated in a forum discussion about the future of the TLC Program. The discussion raised a number of other issues in our region that could be addressed through future TLC projects. A summary of this discussion will be posted soon.
Please contact Sarah Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the TLC Regional Peer Exchange Network.