2011 CUTC Annual Meeting <br />June 13‐15<br />Portland State University <br />Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, Room...
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2011 CUTC Annual Meeting Agenda

  1. 1. 2011 CUTC Annual Meeting <br />June 13‐15<br />Portland State University <br />Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, Room 355 <br />1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201 <br />Monday, June 13th (Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, room 355) <br />8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast <br />8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening (Jennifer Dill, OTREC; Steve Albert, WTI/MSU; Wim Wiewel, President of Portland State University) <br />8:45 a.m. Status of Transportation Workforce Development Initiative(s) <br />This session will highlight National Summit progress and meeting workforce development needs at local, regional and national levels.<br />Diana Long (Marshall University) –CUTC 2010 Summer meeting survey results <br />John Collura (University of Massachusetts) ‐ Objectives and expected results of the National Workforce Summit <br />Lydia Mercado (RITA) ‐ National Transportation Strategic Framework <br />Teresa Adams (University of Wisconsin‐Madison) – Next Steps <br />10:00 a.m. Break <br />10:15 a.m. General Membership Meeting <br />11:30 a.m. Lunch <br />1:00 p.m. RITA Managers Overview, Part 1<br />Amy Stearns: UTC Program Update <br />Robin Kline: Spotlight Conference Update <br />Denise Dunn: RITA Transportation Innovation Series <br />Dawn Tucker‐Thomas: MSI Initiatives <br />2:30 p.m. Break <br />2:45 p.m. RITA Managers Overview, Part 2<br />Lydia Mercado: UTC Performance Measures Update <br />Santiago Navarro: T2 Event Update <br />Barb Post: RiP and TRID Update <br />Alasdair Cain: RITA Knowledge Management System <br />4:00 p.m. Session with Peter Appel, RITA Administrator<br />4:30 p.m. Adjourn <br />5:00‐7:00 p.m. Portland Art Museum Reception<br />Tuesday, June 14th (Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, room 355) <br />8:00 a.m. Breakfast <br />8:45 a.m. Panel discussion on Assessment and Impact of New UTC Program <br />A panel of UTC Directors will provide reactions to the proposed Program <br />10:45 a.m. Break<br />11:00 a.m. UTC Information Sharing, and Partnership Development by USDOT Priority Areas <br />CUTC members will have the opportunity to learn more about their partners (and competition) through break‐out groups. Areas will be set‐up by USDOT Priority Areas and allow for round‐table discussion on what your Center has to offer others.<br />12:15 p.m. Lunch <br />1:30 p.m. The Oregon Model: Integration of Transportation and Land Use for Livable Communities. <br />Oregon has a rich history of considering land use in transportation decisions and vice versa. The panelists will set the stage for discussion by providing the history of transportation and land use in Oregon, sharing the results of land use decisions on transportation and communities, planning for future growth, and sharing similarities of Oregon to other communities. Moderator: Rex Burkholder (Metro Councilor)<br />Panel: <br />Andy Cotugno (Metro) – History and results of transportation and land use policies <br />Bob Hastings (TriMet) – Transit’s role in livable communities <br />Lidwien Rahman (ODOT) ‐ Integration of land use and transportation at the state level <br />Q&A <br />2:30 p.m. The role of research and the UTC. <br />Research is an integral part of the Oregon model from helping to inform policy decisions to using data and information to better understand the role and impacts of certain decisions. Panelists will discuss how their research has helped to shape and inform transportation and livable communities. Moderator: Jennifer Dill, OTREC<br />Panel: <br />Jennifer Dill (Portland State University) – Transit operations, safety and performance <br />Starr McMullen (Oregon State University) – Vehicle miles traveled: it’s impact on the economy and livability <br />Robert Liberty (University of Oregon) ‐The role of public involvement and experiential learning in creating sustainable communities <br />3:00 p.m. Transferability of the Oregon Model. <br />Though Oregon may seem unique, many regions are creating livable communities. The panelists will discuss now the components of the Oregon model are being applied in other communities nationally, and the shift towards adopting a multimodal view of transportation. Moderator: Rich Margerum, University of Oregon‐ Regional transportation and land use decision making: a multistate analysis<br />Panel: <br />Jill Hough (North Dakota State University) ‐ Perspectives from Other UTCs <br />Jarrett Stoltzfus/Mike Baltes (FTA) – National Perspective <br />Q&A<br />4:15 p.m. Session wrap up. Jennifer Dill will reflect on the thoughts shared within the session. <br />4:30 p.m. Adjourn<br />There are four Tuesday Evening planned tours (optional) that will begin between 5 and 5:30. Early registrants have had a lot of questions about the Tuesday evening tour options. Here are some details/explanations:<br />4T Trail (Train, Trail, Tram and Trolley): This is a really unique way to get to know Portland: we will ride the light rail up to the Zoo, hike for four miles (unpaved, 500' net elevation gain), ride down to the river on the aerial tram, and then return on the streetcar (aka, "trolley"). There are several dinner options close to the streetcar route. This is a physically rigorous outing; the hike is moderate and sneakers and comfortable clothing is recommended. Free! <br />Bike Tour: Portland is renowned for its bicycle infrastructure, culture and economy. This guided tour will introduce you to how we've earned this reputation, from bike signals, bike boulevards and bike corrals. The pace will be light and the route overwhelmingly flat. A small fee covers the rental of a bike and helmet. <br />Food and beer tour: Aside from bikes, Portland is also well known for excellent food and beer. This guided tour will lead you past (and sometimes into) some of our favorite watering holes and places to eat between the university district at the south end of downtown and the trendy pearl district at the north end (a distance of less than 3 miles. We will travel on foot and on the light rail or streetcar (free) to cover this distance. If you want to experience some local flavor, this is a great way to do it! <br />Architecture Walking Tour: If you love to explore a city by staring up at the buildings then this tour is for you. Enjoy a guided walking tour of some of Portland's interesting downtown sites, including numerous parks and fountains as well as notable structures, both historic and modern. Among other things, you'll meet Portlandia, the second largest Copper Repousse statue in the US (after the Statue of Liberty)! <br />Wednesday, June 15th: UTC Administrative Managers Meeting or National Workforce Summit Planning Meeting <br />UTC Administrative Managers Meeting ‐ Room 238. Half‐day to discuss the nuts and bolts of running a UTC. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided.<br />8:00 a.m. Introductions (10 minutes) <br />8:10 a.m. Briefing on the Topics Covered Last Year (10 minutes) <br />8:20 a.m. Databases and Knowledge Management<br /><ul><li>TRB’s RiP (60 minutes)
  2. 2. Barbara Post (TRB) overview of RiP functionality and UTCs’ participation
  3. 3. Audience Q&A
  4. 4. Knowledge Management (40 minutes)
  5. 5. Alasdair Cain (RITA) on US DOT’s new Knowledge Management System (KMS)
  6. 6. Audience Q&A
  7. 7. Leni Oman (Washington DOT) on CUTC‐RAC collaboration (5 min)
  8. 8. Rita Evans (UC‐Berkeley) on transportation libraries (5 Min) </li></ul>10:10 a.m. Break <br />10:25 a.m. Different Kinds of Reporting (20 minutes)<br />Robin Kline (RITA) and Jason Bittner (U Wisconsin): Best ways to promote UTC research and activities – what else can we do? <br />10:45 a.m. UTC Grant Budgeting and Finance<br />State DOT overhead practices (10 minutes) <br />AASHTO‐RAC Guidelines for state research programs Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (10 minutes) <br />Leveraging: when to quantify (10 minutes) <br />Jason Bittner on peer review/advisory boards: who from the Feds is allowed to do this (20 minutes) <br />Amy Stearns (RITA) on planning for grant close‐out (20 minutes) <br />11:55 a.m. Ideas for Next Meeting (5 minutes) <br />12:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking (60 minutes)<br />National Workforce Summit Planning Meeting ‐ Room 236. Half‐day planning meeting to finalize national summit agenda and expected products/outcomes. No advance registration required. Please contact Jason Bittner for more information.<br />