Transportation Bonanza Agenda

February 21, 2019 | Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:00 - 8:30 am | Registration

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8:30 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks & Opening Session
Andrea Brown, AICP, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Planning
Katie Johnson, Director of Safe Routes to School
Tony Kratofil, MDOT Chief Operations Officer/Chief Engineer

9:00 - 9:30 am | Opening Keynote: Economic Development Considerations in Transportation Decisions

Gary Toth, Project for Public Spaces  As a transportation engineer, Gary possesses extensive knowledge of street and network design principles and he is one of the leading U.S. experts on utilizing flexible design and design standards to create great streets and communities. Since joining PPS in 2007, Gary has worked with dozens of communities to help them plan and create more sustainable streets and transportation networks with sound engineering principles and community engagement sessions.

9:45 - 10:45 am | Breakout Sessions

11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Breakout Sessions

12:30 - 1:45 pm | Keynote Luncheon: Transportation, Health, Equity, and Sustainability: Then and Now

Presentation by Tina Yuen, ChangeLab Solutions

Tina Yuen, MPH, MCPAs a senior planner at ChangeLab Solutions, Tina Yuen primarily works on active transportation and supporting cross-sector collaboration and systems change aimed at fostering healthy, sustainable, and just communities. Prior to joining ChangeLab Solutions, she was a planner at Raimi + Associates working at the nexus of planning and public health. In this capacity, she worked on a range of topics related to community planning, equity, climate change and sustainability, health indicators and metrics, evaluation, and Health in All Policies. Tina also worked at the National Association of County and City Health Officials on their healthy community design and environmental health programs. In addition, she served as an environmental public health fellow at the US Environmental Protection Agency, where she focused her research on environmental justice and community engagement in scientific research. Tina earned her masters of public health and city planning degrees from UC Berkeley.

2:00 - 3:15/3:30 pm | Breakout Sessions

3:45 - 4:30 pm | An Interactive Conversation
Our closing session brings together many of the days' presenters for a high level conversation about the biggest and stickiest transportation issues facing Michigan. We'll cover what we learned throughout the day, introduce topics not discussed, and take the opportunity to learn even more from our speakers and one another.


Katie Alexander, M.U.P., Safe Routes to School
Pickard, Andy, PE, Federal Highway Administration
Bradley P. Peterson, L.L.A. MDOT
Anita Richardson, MDOT
Steve Stepek, AICP, Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study
Facilitator Bradley Strader, AICP, PTP, MKSK