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Kick-off Workshop March 8, 2005. Sacramento Area Council of Governments. Introductions. Agenda. Welcome Introductions Agenda Review/Meeting Objectives Project Overview Technology Concepts and Examples Project Objectives and Stakeholder Input Opportunities. Agenda (cont’d.).

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Kick-off Workshop

March 8, 2005

Sacramento Area

Council of Governments

agenda
Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Introductions
  • Agenda Review/Meeting Objectives
  • Project Overview
    • Technology Concepts and Examples
    • Project Objectives and Stakeholder Input Opportunities
agenda cont d
Agenda (cont’d.)
  • Breakout discussion: Land Use Plans, Transportation Plans, and Technology
    • Focus on agency or region
    • Small group reporting
  • Where will this plan lead us?
agenda cont d5
Agenda (cont’d.)
  • Lunch (working lunch)
  • Overview of SDP development
    • Update of ITS Vision
    • Current Systems in the Region
    • Identification of New Systems to meet regional needs
general overview
General Overview
  • Introduce the project – why it is important for addressing mobility and why are planners involved
  • Clarify terminology
  • Exposure to technology examples
  • Explain why this project is unique
  • Begin a dialog between ITS/operations staff, planners and land use planners
technology concepts
Technology Concepts
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) refers to the use of computer, communication, and roadway technology to improve:
    • Traffic flow
    • Transit operations
    • Incident management
    • Emergency response
    • Pedestrian and bicycle movement
    • Dissemination of travel information (511)
examples of technologies

Traffic Management Center

Video Detection

Examples of Technologies
  • City of Sacramento
    • Traffic Signal System
    • Arden Way Smart Corridor
examples of technologies9
Examples of Technologies
  • Sacramento County
    • Traffic Management Center
    • Watt Avenue Smart Corridor

CCTV Camera on Watt Avenue

County TMC

examples of technologies10
Examples of Technologies
  • Caltrans Regional Transportation Management Center
examples of technologies11

Queue Jumper Lane

Examples of Technologies
  • Stockton Boulevard – Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) with Queue Jumper Lane

Queue Jumper Signal Heads

other technologies in sacramento
Other Technologies in Sacramento

Train Arrival Information

Pedestrian Crossing Detection

Sacramento 511

Pedestrian Countdown Timer

additional advanced technology opportunities
Additional Advanced Technology Opportunities

BRT (Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles)

In-pavement Crosswalk Illumination

Rapid Bus with Transit Priority (Oakland)

Bicycle Video Detection (Oakland)

additional advanced technology opportunities14
Additional Advanced Technology Opportunities

Pan-Tilt-Zoom CCTV Camera (Sacramento)

Pedestrian Radar Detection

Animated Pedestrian Heads

Transit Vehicle Arrival Times

additional advanced technology opportunities15

Ramp Metering

Changeable Message Sign

Additional Advanced Technology Opportunities

Parking Guidance Signs

Road Weather Information System

its planning concept
ITS Planning Concept
  • Strategic Deployment Plan (SDP) refers to a listing of project concepts with a sequence of implementation
relationship of its to land use and transportation planning
Relationship of ITS to Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • Land Use Plan defines where and how development of land will take place in the region
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Parks
    • Densities
relationship of its to land use and transportation planning19
Relationship of ITS to Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • Transportation Plan defines how the transportation system is to be built to support the land use plan
    • Street classifications
    • Transit facilities
    • Air quality conformity
relationship of its to land use and transportation planning20
Relationship of ITS to Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • ITS Plan defines how technologies can optimize the operation of the transportation system
typical its plan components
Typical ITS Plan Components
  • Arterial Management System
    • Reduce vehicle delay by 25%

(76 corridors in California)

    • Reduce fuel usage by 2% to 12%

(Phoenix, AZ and Richmond, VA)

  • Freeway Management System
    • Reduce vehicle delay by up to 22% (Detroit)*
    • Reduce crashes by 21% (Minneapolis)

* Results taken from “Intelligent Transportation System Benefits and Costs – 2003 Update”

http://www.itsdocs.fhwa.dot.gov/jpodocs/repts_te/13772.html

typical its plan components22
Typical ITS Plan Components
  • Incident Management System
    • Reduce incident duration by up to 57% (Maryland)
    • Reduce crashes by 2.8% (San Antonio)
  • Regional Transit Management
    • Decrease passenger late arrivals by 21% (Denver)
    • Shared rides increased from 38% to 55% of all rides

(San Jose)

typical its plan components23
Typical ITS Plan Components
  • Traveler Information Systems
      • 511 telephone number
      • www.sacregion511.org
      • 45% of travelers receiving traveler information will adjust their travel plans (San Francisco)
relationship of its to land use and transportation planning24
Relationship of ITS to Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • Technology can help improve traffic flow by providing real-time modal information at multimodal centers; and can utilize technologies to improve mobility for non-motorized transportation

Automated Kiosk

Multimodal Transit Station

relationship of its to land use and transportation planning25
Relationship of ITS to Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • Technology can enable Bus Rapid Transit by providing queue jumpers or early/extended green time for transit vehicles to keep them on schedule – improving transit reliability

Queue Jumper Signal Heads

Queue Jumper Lane

relationship of its to land use and transportation planning26
Relationship of ITS to Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • Technology can help improve pedestrian and bicycle circulation and safety by utilizing bike/pedestrian detection and countdown timers to provide guidance through an intersection

Bicycle Detection

Pedestrian Countdown Timer

relationship of its to land use and transportation planning27
Relationship of ITS to Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • Technology enables information for 511 by providing real-time information on incident locations, travel times, congested corridors, and transit vehicle information

Sacramento 511

project objectives
Project Objectives
  • Meet Federal Highway Administration Requirements for federal funding
    • Strategic Deployment Plan depicts a regional approach to deploying advanced technologies
    • Ensures future consideration for grant funding
    • Positions the region to use federal funding for deployment of ITS
project objectives29
Project Objectives
  • Identify planning goals and objectives and where ITS will help achieve those objectives
    • Examples include:
      • Corridor traffic signal coordination (synchronization)
      • Bus Signal Priority
      • Real-time traveler information at multimodal transit centers
project objectives30
Project Objectives
  • Provide an ITS plan that easily integrates technologies with land use and transportation plans
    • Recommended projects follow the concepts and goals of local and regional planning initiatives
    • Supports the direction of land use and transportation planning rather than guiding the direction
    • Enhances the benefits derived through land use and transportation planning growth concepts
project objectives31
Project Objectives
  • Create a project list and priorities that will be incorporated into the MTP and support the Blueprint Preferred Alternative and other initiatives
    • Examples include:
      • Smart Corridors to monitor and manage traffic flow along regionally significant corridors
      • Wide Area Network of communications (STARNET) between Transportation Operation Centers, Police and Fire Dispatch, and Transit Operations
      • Bicycle and pedestrian automated detection systems to expedite street crossings
project objectives32
Project Objectives
  • Engage a broad range of stakeholders
    • ITS Partnership Committee
    • Regional Planning Partnership
    • Sacramento Transportation and Air Quality Collaborative
    • Community Organizations
    • Land use planners and air quality planners
    • Transportation planners
    • SACOG Blueprint Project participants
stakeholder input opportunities
Stakeholder Input Opportunities
  • Kickoff Workshop – March 8
  • Board of Directors – March 17
  • Stakeholder Workshop No. 1 – March 30
  • Stakeholder Workshop No. 2 – May 10
breakout discussion
Breakout Discussion

How can ITS help achieve the objectives of Land Use Plans, General Plans, and Transportation Plans?

1 quality of life
1. Quality of Life
  • Proposed Objectives:
    • Improve resident’s perception of multi-modal transportation system
    • Reduce time residents spend in congestion
    • Provide current traffic conditions via 511
    • Improve traffic signal coordination
  • Potential Project Initiatives:
    • Develop a multi-modal transit facility
    • Implement Transit Signal Priority
    • Improve Traffic Signal Coordination
    • Traveler information website and kiosks
    • Real-time transit vehicle arrival information system
2 access and mobility
2. Access and Mobility
  • Proposed Objectives:
    • Improve traffic signal timing across jurisdictional boundaries
    • Provide more predictable travel times
    • Improve reliability of alternate modes
    • Implement transit signal priority
    • Improve coordination among traffic, public safety and transit agencies
  • Potential Project Initiatives:
    • Complete STARNET
3 air quality
3. Air Quality
  • Proposed Objectives:
    • Improve travel time along corridors
    • Promote increased use of alternate modes
    • Streamline goods movement processes
    • Reduce congestion
    • Improve traffic signal coordination
    • Increase ridership on transit vehicles by improving reliability
  • Potential Project Initiatives:
    • Improve electronic credentialing to facilitate goods movement and logistics through the region
4 travel choices
4. Travel Choices
  • Proposed Objectives:
    • Improve bicycle and pedestrian safety
    • Provide priority for transit vehicles
    • Provide advantageous transit service
  • Potential Project Initiatives:
    • Develop a multi-modal transit facility
    • Deploy bicycle detection system
    • Implement Transit Signal Priority
5 economic vitality
5. Economic Vitality
  • Proposed Objectives:
    • Improve access into and out of economic centers
    • Expedite commercial vehicle deliveries
    • Improve accessibility to parking
  • Potential Project Initiatives:
    • Develop Smart Corridors to job centers
    • Traveler information website and kiosks
    • Improve emergency response
    • Improve port services (i.e., truck route guidance, port security)
    • Implement smart parking
6 equity
6. Equity
  • Proposed Objectives:
    • Develop programs that have a regional focus
    • Develop uniform ITS deployment initiatives across region
    • Improve mobility for alternate modes
    • Provide traveler information in accessible formats (i.e., large print, Braille, 711, audio)
  • Potential Project Initiatives:
    • Deploy rapid bus, BRT, and queue jumper programs
    • Install bicycle detection
7 transportation and land use
7. Transportation and Land Use
  • Proposed Objectives:
    • Consider alternate mode mobility in every development
    • Improve transit service to jobs, services and housing
  • Potential Project Initiatives:
    • Develop Transit Villages
8 funding and revenue
8. Funding and Revenue
  • Proposed Objectives:
    • Obtain ITS specific funding sources
    • Obtain non-ITS funding sources
    • Obtain Homeland Security funding
  • Potential Project Initiatives:
    • Homeland Security
    • FTA
    • Bicycle Transportation Account
9 health and safety
9. Health and Safety
  • Proposed Objectives:
    • Encourage use of alternate modes (i.e., bicycle, pedestrian) for mobility
    • Provide safer transit service
    • Improve emergency response
    • Reduce vehicle crashes
  • Potential Project Initiatives:
    • Safe Routes to Transit
    • Bicycle detection
10 environmental sustainability
10. Environmental Sustainability
  • Proposed Objectives:
    • Maintain a balance of environmentally friendly growth and the use of advanced technology
    • Provide real-time traveler information for ride-sharing and trip planning
  • Potential Project Initiatives:
    • Encourage develop of real-time traveler information for ride-sharing and trip planning
    • Develop Transit Villages
review of its inventory
Review of ITS Inventory
  • City of Sacramento Traffic Signal System
  • Sacramento County Traffic Signal System
  • Citrus Heights Traffic Signal System
  • Roseville Traffic Signal System
  • Caltrans Traffic Operations System
review of its inventory48
Review of ITS Inventory
  • Stockton Boulevard enhanced bus system
  • Watt Avenue Smart Corridor
  • Arden Way Smart Corridor
  • Sacramento airport traffic management center
existing conditions summary report
Existing Conditions Summary Report

http://www.sacog.org/websites/kimley-horn/index.cfm

identify its applications needed to meet the needs of region
Identify ITS applications needed to meet the needs of region
  • Completion of STARNET Wide Area Network
  • Additional transit priority systems for Bus Rapid Transit corridors
  • Folsom Traffic Operations Center
identify its applications needed to meet the needs of region52
Identify ITS applications needed to meet the needs of region
  • Transit automatic vehicle locator/geographical positioning system
  • Automatic next-stop annunciators for transit
  • Electronic fare collection for transit
identify its applications needed to meet the needs of region53
Identify ITS applications needed to meet the needs of region
  • Centralized dial-a-ride call-taking
  • Electronic messages at transit centers advising of current bus location
  • Information kiosks at transit centers