Conference Program

Concurrent Technical Sessions (13-18)
Monday, June 7, 2010 - 3pm - 4:15pm

13. Advanced Data Collection Methods and Technology for Air Quality/Transportation Models
Moderator: Chris Klaus, North Central Texas Council of Governments

This session will discuss advanced data collection methods for transportation air quality models including using travel demand and behavior data from the National Household Travel Survey.

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14. Legislative Updates: Energy, Climate, and Fuel Policies (123KB)
Moderator: Craig Raborn, Climate Change Policy Partnership, Duke University

This panel will provide updates on pending climate and energy legislation and how they stand to impact transportation.  Representing stakeholder groups and policy makers, the panel will discuss issues that are guiding the development of these policies and the challenges they may face when enacted.

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15. Addressing Unique Issues in Process with Mega Projects
Moderator: Martin Palmer, Washington State Department of Transportation

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16. Methods to Integrate Policies for Sustainable Results - Part II
Moderator: June Carlson, CHM2 Hill

The second session will describe specific examples of transportation agencies that are successfully implementing more integrated policies

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17. Use and Misuse of Social Media: Getting it Done Right
Moderator: Kathleen McKinney, PRR, Inc.

This session goes beyond theory or the basics of social media to explore the real experiences of transportation agencies using social media – both successes and lessons learned – through real-world applications.

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18. Managing Consulting Parties in the Section 106 Process (39KB)
Moderator: Tony Opperman, Virginia Department of Transportation

Involving "consulting parties" in the Section 106 process can be a challenging effort, especially non-governmental parties with interests in historic preservation. Participants in this session will have a better sense of what is required by federal regulation and have an opportunity to participate in open discussion about those requirements and practices with the panelists, including a representative of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Participants also will contribute to identifying specific needs for guidance and best-practice document.

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