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2018 MTPA Conference

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 thru Friday, July 27, 2018

Detroit, MI

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2017 MTPA Conference

Registration is open for the 2017 MTPA Conference!


July 25-28, 2017

Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center

Grand Rapids, MI

Presentations from the 2017 MTPA Conference Are available!


Tuesday, July 26th

Environmental Consultation in Transportation Planning Workshop – Jim Thorne and Larry Anderson

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Wednesday, July 27th

Keynote – Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities: From Pilots to Policy – Mark Fenton

Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Counting, and the Cloud – What do they have in Common? – Brian Pawlik and Ed Potter

Planning Tools – Andy Pickard

I Can’t Fit All of That in the Right of Way! – Andrew Kilpatrick, Brad Strader, and Bill Rieske

Main Street: Transportation and Revitalization of Benton Harbor – Jason Latham and Denise Smith

A Need for Real 21st Century Infrastructure

Keynote – Bus Rapid Transit in Michigan and Beyond – Michael Bulthuis

Dreaming the Impossible – Lake Michigan Drive Tunnel – Scott Conners and Jason Washler

Rural Task Force Program Guidelines Update – Jim Sturdevant and Steve Redmond

I-96 @ Cascade Road – Diverging Diamond Interchange in Grand Rapids Charter Township – Michael DeVries and Nathan Van Drunen

Using Big Data to Enhance the Michigan Statewide Model

Thursday, July 28th

Keynote – Planning for Tomorrow’s Mobility – Paul Lippens, Mark de La Vergne, Gary Sands, Chade Saghir

PEL in Kalamazoo – Steve Stepek, Jason Latham, and Sarah Binkowski

Transit Asset Management – Kim Johnson

Federal Fund Exchange Program – Steve Warren and Mark Christensen

Every Street is Vital – Chris Zull, Lilly Shoup, and Oliver Kiley

What’s Bus Got to Do with It? – Elizabeth Hude

Asset Management Plans: From Core Elements to Implementing Processes – Roger Belknap

Keynote – Grand River Revitalization and Rapids Restoration – Matt Chapman and Wendy Ogilvie

Partnerships in Transit – Kathy Schultz

Bridge Performance Measures – Kelly Travelbee and Dave Juntunen

Friday, July 29th 

Setting Safety Targets: Looking to the Past to Predict the Future – Steve Shaughnessy

Moving Freight Forward: Michigan’s First Freight Plan Update – Elisha DeFrain and Dennis Kent

Accessibility and Mobility: A Discussion in Transportation Planning – Dave Bulkowski and Adelyn VanTol-Wooden



Conference Sponsors:

Michigan Transportation Planning Association

American Planning Association- Michigan Chapter

American Planning Association-Certification Maintenance

Grand Valley Metro Council

The Rapid



McKenna Associates



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