Sunday, April 15, 2018 to Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The conference hotel is the DoubleTree Center City Hotel. To book a room, CLICK HERE for the special conference block of rooms at a discount rate. For questions related to hotel accommodations please contact B.J. Song, 302-468-4884.
Room Rate: $189/night before tax, rate available until 3/15.
$12/day (cash only)
$30/overnight (charged to room)
$44/valet overnight (charged to room).
Current conference schedule with room/location assignments which is subject to change:
Jim Kenney, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia
A lifelong city resident, Mayor Jim Kenney grew up the oldest of four children in a South Philadelphia rowhome. His father, a firefighter, and his mother, a homemaker, both worked second jobs to help their children pursue their education and, in 1980, Jim became the first in his family to graduate from college. Just a decade later, Philadelphians elected him to serve as a City Councilman At-Large and, over the next twenty years, Jim stood up for Philadelphia’s working families and progressive policies —fighting for a real living wage, broader protections for LGBTQ Philadelphians, marijuana decriminalization, and a more sensible immigration policy.
On January 4, 2016, Jim was sworn in as the 99th Mayor of Philadelphia. In his first budget, the Mayor worked closely with City Council to fund bold anti-poverty initiatives - including expansion of quality pre-k, the creation of 25 community schools and $500M investment in parks, rec centers and libraries – by making Philadelphia the first major city to pass a tax on sweetened beverages. In his first year, the Mayor also increased efforts to spur economic growth in the city’s commercial corridors, launching a capital consortium for small businesses, creating a small business coach program, and expanding supports, including financial grants and loans, to small and immigrant businesses. Philadelphia also shined on the national stage in 2016, successfully hosting the Democratic National Convention and safely monitoring peaceful protests, without a single arrest. At the same time, the City finished 2016 with the lowest crime rate in nearly 40 years.
Under the Trump administration, the Mayor has also stepped up to defend the values of the City of Brotherly Love. When the Department of Justice threatened to take away funding for Philadelphia police officers unless they acted as an extension of ICE, the City sued and won. The Mayor also kept Philadelphia’s commitment to the Paris Accord, and he created a World-Style Soccer Tournament called the “Unity Cup” to celebrate the city’s diversity and bring different neighborhoods together. Even though the federal government hasn’t provided additional resources to combat the opioid epidemic, the City still stepped up its commitment, cleaning up a heroin encampment and engaging 1,400 former residents for direct services, including housing and drug treatment. In his second year as Mayor, Philadelphia made significant strides in both criminal justice reform and education. The City reduced its prison population by nearly 20 percent as part of the MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge, and the number of pedestrian stops were cut in half.
Building on his administration’s early commitment to education, the Mayor recently launched an effort to return the School District to local control and to provide adequate financial funding resources for our teachers and students, so that every Philadelphian has a quality school in their neighborhood.
Jeffrey D. Knueppel, General Manager at SEPTA
Jeffrey D. Knueppel is the tenth General Manager to serve the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Over the course of his almost 30 year career at SEPTA, he has concentrated on improving the reliability, attractiveness, and efficiency of transit services by transforming design, construction, and maintenance processes, and enhancing operations.
As GM he is committed to concentrating on customer satisfaction, employee development, safety, investment in infrastructure and vehicles, and business innovation to focus SEPTA on Building the Future – one that is strong for the region, riders, and employees. Jeff holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, and he is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Combining his educational background and professional experience, Jeff excels in the strategic management of capital resources. He also has a steadfast commitment to safety. Under his leadership the Authority now has two strong outreach programs – Make the Safe Choice – for customers and Never Too Busy for Safety – for employees; and completed the work to install Positive Train Control (PTC) across its Regional Rail network before the federal mandate deadline.
He sits on the Board of Directors of APTA, the Transportation Learning Center, and the Advisory Board of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program at the University of Delaware, and he is a member of ASCE, AREMA, COMTO, and WTS. Jeff is the recipient of the 2015 WTS Philadelphia Award recipient and he was honored by the ASCE Philadelphia with the 2015 Civil Engineer of the Year Award.
Instilled with a strong belief in the importance of service to the community, for more than a decade, Jeff has worked with the Philadelphia March of Dimes Transportation Building & Construction Awards Luncheon serving as Chair and Honorary Chair for this event. He is also now contributing his service to address the challenges of homelessness in Philadelphia and the region and was instrumental in establishing the partnership between SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia, and Project Home to construct a new Hub of Hope homeless engagement center.
Sunday Afternoon Technical Workshop
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
DoubleTree Center City Hotel, Aria Room (3rd Floor)
|Instructors:||Larry Marcus, Vice Chair ITE Complete Streets Council|
|Matthew Roe, Director of the Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO|
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) in conjunction with National Association of City
Transportation Officials (NACTO) will host a workshop on complete streets guidance and activities in the Mid-Colonial District.
The workshop will include the following topics:
|1.||NACTO’s street design guidebooks (Matthew Roe, NACTO)|
|ITE’s partnership with NACTO to provide engineering / implementation supporting guidance (Larry Marcus, Chair of the ITE Complete Streets Council)|
|3.||Case studies from NACTO member cities in the Mid-Colonial District (TBA)|
|4.||Complete streets hot topics (interactive discussion)|
|5.||Application of interim design strategies (interactive discussion)|
|6.||Complete streets design challenge, breakout groups (participants)|
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
|Understand the application of core principles of the NACTO design guidebooks, including short-term and long-term strategies.|
|Gain lessons learned from implementing the concepts detailed in the NACTO design guidebooks.|
|Identify workable design solutions to enhance multimodal safety and mobility, and create a vibrant public realm.|
|Understand approaches that convey operational priorities into a functional complete street network, including removing parking for protected bike lanes, parklets, and transit.|
Sunday Night Welcome Reception
The Sunday Night Welcome reception will be held at McGillin’s Olde Ale House. Please join us for food and beverages in the upstairs room at Philadelphia's oldest continuously operating tavern. The evening will feature a game of Quizzo, as well as a game of Minnesota: Lake Name or Fake Name for a chance to win free registration to attend the 2018 ITE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis! The reception starts at 6:30 PM and will conclude around 9:00 PM. Full registration for the 2018 ITE Mid-Colonial District Annual Conference includes food and drinks for the evening. One day and Speaker registrants wishing to attend should register under ͞"Optional Conference Activities".
McGillan's Olde Ale House:
1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Monday Evening Social & Collegiate Traffic Bowl
The Monday evening social will be held at the Tavern on Broad, which is located one block away
from the Doubletree Center City Hotel. The social will include appetizers and drinks as attendees watch the Collegiate Traffic Bowl teams battle it out to become the Mid-Colonial District representative. Come wearing your school items to show support for your alma mater or your favorite team. The reception will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Monday evening social is included with full registration. One-day and speaker registrants wishing to attend should register under ͞"Optional Conference Activities."
Tavern on Broad:
200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tuesday Technical Tour
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TBD (details coming soon)
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