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ASCE OC Luncheon - Sustainability in Transportation Part 2

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On July 19 2018, American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Branch and Sustainability Committee sponsored a presentation with topic in sustainability in transportation. This presentation had speakers from Orange County Transportation Agency, Caltrans, and Transportation Corridor Agency.

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ASCE OC Luncheon - Sustainability in Transportation Part 2

  1. 1. ASCE Orange County Branch Sustainability in Transportation Juliet Su, P.E. Corridor Manager - Design July 19, 2018
  2. 2. 2 Innovation  TCA was formed 30+ years ago to address Orange County’s: o Exploding population o Worsening traffic congestion o Shrinking government transportation funds  Different solution for planning, financing, constructing and operating transportation improvements A partnership with county and city officials took innovative governmental techniques and fashioned them into a unique transportation model
  3. 3. 3 Background  1986 State Legislature authorized the creation of the TCA  TCA Boards of Directors comprised of Orange County local elected officials – 18 Cities – 3 Supervisor county districts  Authority to collect tolls obtained from State legislature in 1987
  4. 4. 4 The Toll Roads  51 miles open  20 percent of OC freeway system  300,000+ transactions per day  $358M annual toll revenue  1.2M customer accounts  Built parallel to OC’s congested I-5, I-405 and SR-55 freeways  Provides a transportation system of redundancy, safety & reliability
  5. 5. 5 Sustainable Roadways  Environmental impacts  Engineering design  Maintenance and operations
  6. 6. 6 Planning Regionally  South OC master planned community  County, local agencies and TCA  NCCP/HCP – 38,000 acre habitat reserve – 38 species – Wildlife linkages – $6.6M of $10M funded by TCA
  7. 7. 7 Creating Mitigation Sites
  8. 8. 8 Cultivating Self Sustainability Coyote Canyon Landfill – 1994 (before) Coyote Canyon Landfill – 2014 (after) Salt Water Marsh – 2014 (after) Salt Water Marsh – 1996 (before) San Joaquin Hills Slopes – 1995 (before) San Joaquin Hills Slopes – 2014 (after) Lower Bonita Creek – 1996 (before) Lower Bonita Creek – 2014 (after)
  9. 9. 9 Protecting in Perpetuity Upper Chiquita Canyon Conservation Area
  10. 10. 10 Designing for Mobility and the Future  Mobility  Future expansion  Context Sensitive Design / Solutions
  11. 11. 11 Designing for the Environment  Wildlife Crossings
  12. 12. 12 Maintaining Safety and Operations
  13. 13. 13 Continuing Awareness of Sustainability  Restoring and preserving Orange County’s open spaces and natural habitats  Accommodating future expansion and mobility  Integrating roadways with the surrounding environment
  14. 14. 14 Future Contracting Opportunities Projects PA/ED PS&E CEM CONST FiscalYear 2019 Oso Parkway Bridge Under Construction Jeffrey Road Interchange Study TBD Signage Enhancements  Future 241/91 Express Connector  South County Traffic Relief Effort    Future Toll Booth Removal Phases    Future Widening Projects    
  15. 15. Juliet Su (949) 754-3430 jsu@thetollroads.com
  16. 16. Promoting Active Transportation ASCE-OC Luncheon, July 19, 2018
  17. 17. 5 E’s Approach Engineering Education Encouragement Enforcement Evaluation 18
  18. 18. ENGINEERING 19
  19. 19. Regional Bikeways Network Backbone System • 41 regional corridors • 500 miles in length • 40 percent built • $400-$500 million to complete Funded by OCCOG & OCTA Sources 20 OCTA – Orange County Transportation Authority
  20. 20. OC Loop 21 Recent Completions • City of Brea (Segment C) • County of Orange (Segment F) • City of Huntington Beach (Segment K) Ongoing Efforts • City of La Habra (Segments A) and City of Brea (Segment B) • County of Orange (Segment D) • County of Orange (Segment H) • County of Orange (Segments O, P, and Q)
  21. 21. OC Active Project Status • Community Engagement: • Surveys • Outreach Events • Working Group Meetings • Technical Analysis • Inventory Bike Plans • Evaluate Pedestrian Network Funded with ATP Cycle 2 Grant 22
  22. 22. OC Active Pedestrian Modeling - County 23 DRAFT
  23. 23. OC Active Pedestrian Modeling - City 24 DRAFT
  24. 24. Systemic Safety Plan Bike/Ped Crash Analysis • Identify Systemic Trends • Prepare Template Engineering Solutions (Cut Sheets) • Recommend Non-Infrastructure Solutions (Education & Enforcement) • How-To Guide for HSIP Pursuits Funded with SSARP (HSIP) Grant 25
  25. 25. EDUCATION 26
  26. 26. Education Office of Traffic Safety Funding: • 2017: Safety Videos • 2018 & 2019: Bicycle Skills Training and Safety Materials Funded With OTS Grants ($200k over 3 years!) 27
  27. 27. 28 Ads that don’t get skipped 28
  28. 28. Ads that don’t get skipped 29
  29. 29. ENCOURAGEMENT 30
  30. 30. Go Human Events 31 Source: City of Garden Grove Prior/Future Events • Experience Hoover (Westminster) • Re: Imagine Garden Grove • Experience the Tracks at Brea • Connect the Loop (OC Parks) • Cinco de Mayo (Santa Ana) • Hazard Avenue (OCPW) • Explore Merrimac (Costa Mesa) • Go Human, Go Beach (Coming 2019)
  31. 31. 32 Experience Hoover - Before
  32. 32. 33 Hoover Project Renamed: Mendez Historic Trail Awarded: $2.3M! Experience Hoover - After
  33. 33. 34 Mendez Historic Trail - Future
  34. 34. ENFORCEMENT 35
  35. 35. Partnerships With Police Training Program for Officers: • Top 5 for Officers: Identify Top Behaviors Leading to Bike/Ped Crashes • Recap Bike/Ped Laws and Regulations Funded by Southern California Association of Governments Grant 36
  36. 36. EVALUATION 37
  37. 37. Active Transportation Counts Framework Framing Data Collection • Outline potential approach to collecting bicycle & pedestrian data • What, When, Where, & How • Determine Costs & Data Management • Roles and Responsibilities Funded by Caltrans Grant 38
  38. 38. Thank You! 39 Paul Martin Active Transportation Coordinator (714) 560-5386 pmartin@octa.net www.octa.net/bike
  39. 39. Community Outreach Update OC Active: Stakeholders Working Group Meeting #2 02.01.2018 40
  40. 40. Orchard Hills Middle SchoolDonald S. Jordan Intermediate School Jeffrey Trail Middle School Middle School Entries 41
  41. 41. High School Entries Beckman High School Century High School Valley High School USC College Prep 42

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