The Turn Calming program is a citywide effort to reduce left and right turn speeds and enforce safe turning behavior. This program is part of the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic ...
The Turn Calming program is a citywide effort to reduce left and right turn speeds and enforce safe turning behavior. This program is part of the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities and reduce severe injuries. NYC DOT began the program as part of the Left Turn Study Action Plan to address failure to yield crashes caused by left turning vehicles. NYC DOT’s Office of Research, Implementation and Safety manages the program which includes 792 intersections with turn calming treatments citywide (as of December 31 2022). NYC DOT chooses locations for Turn Calming treatments by reviewing several criteria including crash injuries, lane configuration and effect on vehicles’ turning movements. In New York City intersections, where Turn Calming treatments have been implemented, pedestrian injuries have declined faster than nearby comparable locations. Moreover, Turn Calming treatments have led to considerable reduction in turning speeds.
In supporting key decisions to be made by multiple agencies such as NYSDOT, MTA B&T, PANYNJ, NYCDOT, and FHWA, work zone analyses will evolve over time as the construction program moves forw...
In supporting key decisions to be made by multiple agencies such as NYSDOT, MTA B&T, PANYNJ, NYCDOT, and FHWA, work zone analyses will evolve over time as the construction program moves forward. As such, the use of a transportation modeling approach and associated tools will evolve based on key decisions to be made in various stages of the regional construction program.
To help support and coordinate numerous planned construction projects in the New York City, NYSDOT is developing a multi-level tiered transportation systems analysis approach that will include a high-level data-driven screening analysis followed by a detailed analysis to address both immediate and long-term impacts for all agencies in the region. This will further the region’s Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSM&O) plans by engaging all of the major transportation agencies – NYSDOT, MTA B&T, PANYNJ, and NYCDOT .
The public in general and even many in the environmental consulting profession know little about the nuances, strategy and timing requirements for the coordination of project that involve fr...
The public in general and even many in the environmental consulting profession know little about the nuances, strategy and timing requirements for the coordination of project that involve freshwater mussels. Understanding the needs for advanced planning and early communication are essential elements to maintain project milestones. These projects have unique requirements that play into the project planning and coordination which have direct impacts on permitting and project execution timelines.
Mr. Snavely will present to the group a general life history, population range of mussels in our region, including the ecological function they fill, the regulations that govern them, and a more in depth look into the permitting, planning and coordination process and considerations for survey relocation needs.
This presentation will focus on the progression of the modern All-Electronic Tolling System and how it has evolved into an integrated system that both satisfies the revenue collection goals ...
This presentation will focus on the progression of the modern All-Electronic Tolling System and how it has evolved into an integrated system that both satisfies the revenue collection goals of tolling agencies and has improved the safety of the tolling operations for all stakeholders including Agency personal and its contractors, public safety personnel and the travelling public.
In the aftermath of the super storm Sandy, New York City launched a process to assess climate change vulnerabilities and began advancing an ambitious portfolio of long-term coastal protectio...
In the aftermath of the super storm Sandy, New York City launched a process to assess climate change vulnerabilities and began advancing an ambitious portfolio of long-term coastal protection projects that will prevent flooding while increasing the vibrancy and accessibility of public waterfront spaces. The Coastal Resiliency projects in Lower Manhattan emerged from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Rebuild by Design competition, which sought to develop innovative design solutions to increase the resiliency of Sandy-impacted communities.
East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR), spanning from Montgomery Street to East 25th Street, is located within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 100-year floodplain and includes a large and diverse residential community of more than 110,000 New Yorkers, including approximately 28,000 NYCHA residents. An integrated flood protection system is being constructed across the 2.4-mile span, which includes a combination of raised parkland, floodwalls, floodgates and infrastructure improvements, will be integrated into the urban design fabric and will enhance access to the waterfront while providing long-term flood protection. ESCR is the first step in the City's plan for a larger coastal protection system in Lower Manhattan. In the Two Bridges neighborhood, NYCDDC started construction on the Brooklyn Bridge – Montgomery Coastal Resilience (BMCR) Project, which will extend along the waterfront from the Brooklyn Bridge to Montgomery Street, earlier this year. A combination of flood walls and deployable flip-up barriers will be constructed to protect the neighborhood from a 100-year storm, while also maintaining access and visibility to the waterfront. The location of the flood walls and posts have been designed to minimize conflict with subsurface infrastructure and to maximize integration of public space amenities such as open-air seating, fitness equipment, and athletic courts.
The New York City Coastal Resiliency Program is a suite of one-of-a-kind, forward-thinking resiliency projects being constructed in a dense urban environment with complex below and above-ground infrastructure. The projects will reduce flooding risk – from both sea level rise and storm surge – for thousands of residents, while continuing to preserve views and access to the waterfront, building physical, social, and economic resiliency, strengthening the City's coastline while improving waterfront open space and accessibility.
Windels Marx is a full-service multi-state law firm, and its Transportation Practice Group provides legal and consulting services to public and private clients, with an emphasis on promoting...
Windels Marx is a full-service multi-state law firm, and its Transportation Practice Group provides legal and consulting services to public and private clients, with an emphasis on promoting multi-modal integration, technology innovation, safety, sustainability, accessibility and equity.
As the Executive Program Director, Tariq Bashir is currently overseeing $2.4B Program for NYC Costal Resiliency. This includes leading the PM/CM teams responsible for schedule, budget, environmental and federal funding compliance, permitting, value engineering, community outreach, interagency coordination, change conditions and site safety. Mr Bashir came to this position with over thirty (30) years of hands-on experience in delivering complex infrastructure projects. As the Regional Structures Engineer at NYSDOT, he oversaw a $2B capital program, providing technical and managerial guidance on several priority projects to ensure schedule, budget and quality of deliverables for Design-Build (DB) as well as Design-Bid-Build (DBB) projects.
Mr. Bashir is a Licensed professional engineer in both New York and New Jersey, holds master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He served as the President of the Municipal Engineers of the City of New York (MENY). Bashir has authored several technical papers and has been a public speaker at various technical forums.
Luigi Casinelli, PE, PTOE is a Senior Professional Associate, and the Planning, Traffic & Advanced Technologies lead in HDR’s New York and New Jersey area. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of NY, NJ, and CT. He is a board-certified Professional Transportation Operations Engineer with over 24 years of experience specializing in managing and developing traffic and transportation engineering studies for various public agencies locally and throughout the United States, Canada, and the Middle East. His recent experience includes managing all Port Authority of New York and New Jersey traffic signals, NYCDOT ITS Contracts, NYSDOT Interagency Construction Coordination Project, and NJDOT Safety Resource Center Support Staff. Mr. Casinelli holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Concordia University.
Currently serves as Transportation Technology Chair at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Transportation Research Center of The City College of New York, where he conducts research, and continues to be extensively published as an expert on ground transportation regulation and technology. As a CUNY Distinguished Lecturer from 2010-2018, he taught courses on transportation history, policy, sustainability, for-hire regulation and technology. Mr. Daus also continues to serve, since 2009, as President of the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR), a non-profit educational peer group of government transportation regulators from around the world promoting best regulatory and innovative practices. Mr. Daus is the longest serving Commissioner/Chair/CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), where he served from 2001-2010. Prior to his tenure as Commissioner, Mr. Daus served in many other executive and counsel positions in NYC government for almost 20 years, including: General Counsel to the TLC and the NYC Community Development Agency; Special Counsel to the TLC and NYC Trade Waste Commission; NYC Human Rights Prosecutor; and Commissioner of the NYC Civil Service Commission. Mr. Daus is a partner at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, where he founded and chairs the Transportation Practice Group since 2010.
Adam S. Levine, P.E., AICP is the Director of Traffic Safety and Mobility for the New York City region of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). In this capacity, Adam and his team work to improve safety and reduce congestion on the city’s highways. He has served with NYSDOT for 32 years, with previous positions in the Hudson Valley and Long Island regions. Adam has diverse experience in traffic operations, highway design, major projects, and public and governmental affairs. Recent prior positions include director of the Traffic Safety and Mobility office in the Hudson Valley, manager of the Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center and public information officer for the New York City office. Prior to his time as PIO, Adam served on the Route 9A Project team that rebuilt West Street adjacent to the World Trade Center following September 11, 2001. Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Princeton University and a Master’s degree in transportation planning and engineering from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
Principal Aquatic Ecologist at Normandeau Associated Inc.
Mr. Joseph Snavely is a Principal Scientist with Normandeau Associates, Inc., based in Pennsylvania. He has nearly 25 years of experience coordinating assessments and solutions for aquatic community evaluations. He is an expert aquatic ecologist and a New York State and multi-region US Fish and Wildlife Service qualified freshwater malacologist. Mr. Snavely is approved to survey threatened and endangered mussels throughout New England, the Mid-Atlantic, Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions, encompassing seventeen states including New York Statewide. Mr. Snavely has guided numerous projects through the Section 7 and Section 10 consultation process. He is familiar with the recent changes and expectations of NYSDEC for the mussel consultation process including timing and strategy to maintain project permitting and construction schedules.
Dan Toohey is Senior Vice President for Sales and Business Development for Kapsch TrafficCom North America. He provides leadership and management of Kapsch’s sales, proposal and pricing teams. Additionally, Dan manages Kapsch’s North American Manufacturing Operations which produces the E-ZPass Readers and transponders deployed in 19 states. Kapsch TrafficCom Kapsch is a global supplier, integrator and maintainer of superior intelligent transportation systems (ITS) , electronic toll collection (ETC) systems and Connected Vehicle solutions. Dan has over thirty five years of experience as a transportation professional and senior level executive with extensive industry knowledge in the domestic and international tolling, intelligent transportation system and Connected Vehicle markets.
Prior to joining Kapsch in 2014, Dan’s 35 year resume also includes experience with Delcan Corporation (now Parsons), Transtoll (Macquarie Infrastructure Group), Parsons Brinkerhoff, TransCore, ITS America and the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Arban Vigani is a Senior Program Manager at Research, Implementation & Safety unit of NYC DOT since 2014. Primarily involved in managing Turn Calming Program which is a Mayoral Initiative that aims at reducing injuries caused to pedestrians and cyclists by left and right turns. Responsible for the selection, outreach, design and implementation of at least 200 such treatments on a yearly basis. About 800 treatments installed to date since 2016. Also manage Speed Cushions Program which aims at slowing vehicular speeds at bus and truck routes throughout the City. Responsible for selection, outreach, design and implementation of 20-30 such treatments a year. Recently assigned to manage SIRTA Program which investigates, analyzes and reports on all fatal and severe injury crashes, reviews street design, infrastructure and driver behavior at each crash location, and makes recommendations for safety maximizing changes to street design or infrastructure.