The Eighth biennial national conference on Access Management will be held in Baltimore, MD from July 13-16, 2008. The conference will draw together engineers, planners, consultants, land developers and academia from across the all fields of highway planning, design, and engineering.
Who should attend?
Transportation and Land Use Planners, Elected Officials, traffic and highway engineers, right-of-way acquisition agents, access permitting officers, development reviewers, developers, students and anyone with an interest in proper management of highway access.
The conference will feature many opportunities for networking and interaction. What new and interesting lessons have you learned? What are the best attributes of your program or corridor application you want to share?
Sustainable Solutions for Transportation
The theme of the Conference will be "Sustainable Solutions for Transportation". With fewer new arterial roadways being built, the need for effective systems management strategies is greater than ever before. Access management is particularly attractive as it offers a variety of benefits to a broad range of stakeholders. By managing roadway access, government agencies can increase public safety, extend the life of major roadways, reduce traffic congestion, support alternative transportation modes, and even improve the appearance and quality of the built environment.
Presentations will range from basic issues of access management to advanced practices and case studies as well as new ideas in program operation, legal controls and corridor application. Specific topics include:
- Permitting Processes
- GIS, Data Retrieval and Storage
- State DOT Access Management Programs
- Stakeholder Involvement / Outreach
- Safety Impacts
- Intersection Control
- Corridor Planning
- Economic / Business Impacts
- Urban / MPO Planning
- Rural Applications
- Local Government / State DOT Coordination
- Policy / Guidelines / Regulations
- Land Use and Access Management
- Prioritization / Implementation
On-line registration is now open and accessible via TRB’s Access Management Committee’s website.
For more information please contact the conference chair at 410-545-5674, toll-free at 1-888-204-4828 or via e-mail at [email protected]