Prioritizing Alternative Mode Investments

Prioritizing Alternative Mode Investments

Various regions throughout the state are creating, updating, and modifying alternative mode transportation plans. In some cases, there is a process which endeavors to prioritize investment decisions; in others this is not the case. This session will review various prioritization metrics and facilitate a discussion about the current state of this practice. This includes a discussion on both qualitative and quantitative metrics.

 

 

Monisha Khurana bioMonisha Khurana, AICP is a Senior Associate at The Goodman Corporation. She serves as a project manager and technical lead on a variety of projects, including mobility strategies and performance-based plans. She is a responsible for managing transportation projects to ensure that quality products are delivered to the client, both on-schedule and on-budget. Her multimodal transportation planning experience includes statewide plans and travel demand model development, regional and MPO projects, corridor studies, transit projects, freight plans and environmental assessments. Monisha is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Ms. Khurana was given the 2019 Member of the Year award by the Houston Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). She also is a member of the Standing Committee on Transportation Programming and Investment Decision-Making of the Transportation Research Board. Her multimodal transportation planning experience includes statewide plans and travel demand model development, regional and MPO projects, corridor studies, transit projects, freight plans and environmental assessments. In her free time, Monisha enjoys her bike, exploring Houston and watching baseball.

Mariana Raschke bioMariana Raschke, AICP, is a Senior Associate at The Goodman Corporation. She is responsible for managing active transportation planning projects to ensure that a quality product is delivered to the client, both on-schedule and on-budget. She is knowledgeable of active transportation planning best practices and has refined bike demand methodologies for TGC client projects. Mariana’s active transportation plans have result in new hike-and-bike trails throughout the Houston region. Mariana a Certified Planner with the American Planning Association. Mr. Raschke has worked for the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods, where she contributed to the City’s Open Data Initiative by collecting data on the availability of community services in Houston. She is a subject matter expert in active transportation planning and has refined bike demand methodologies for TGC client projects. In her free time, Mariana spends time exploring the Houston area with her husband and daughter.

Robert McHaneyRobert McHaney, AICP, CTP, is the Chief Project Officer for The Goodman Corporation. He supports the executive team to develop and achieve the company’s strategic goals and objectives, including management of staff resources to ensure projects are within the scope of work, and meet cost and schedule goals. Mr. McHaney seeks to think outside of the traditional planning framework by bringing a comprehensive purpose and needs assessment and robust benefit analysis to all planning efforts. He is an advocate for the transportation planning field and has presented several studies and projects at local, state and national conferences. Mr. McHaney is one of about 100 American Planning Associations (APA) advanced Certified Transportation Planners and serves as one of seven Texas delegates to the APA Policy delegation. He also is the Texas representative for the APA Transportation Division and teaches American Certified preparation courses. Mr. McHaney seeks to think outside of the traditional planning framework by providing a comprehensive purpose and needs assessment and robust benefit analysis for mobility projects. He is an advocate for the transportation planning field and has presented several studies and projects at local, state and national conferences. Robert enjoys volunteering in his community and spending time with his family.

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