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July 2016 ASCE San Luis Obispo Branch Meeting - Traffic Engineering Handbook, 7th Edition Update

As the transportation profession continues to broaden in scope as issues emerge and technologies advance, the Institute of Transportation Engineers has sought to keep pace through the evolution of the Traffic Engineering Handbook (TEH). Beyond the standard updates to reflect evolving changes in practice (i.e., content from newer versions of the publications including the Greenbook, HCM, among others), the 7th edition of the Handbook reflects an effort to reduce traditional modal stove-piping and promote a more inclusive functionally driven multimodal approach to the planning, design, and operation of transportation systems. The goal of this shift is to serve the needs of all users, and design context-sensitive transportation facilities, all with an eye toward developing more integrated, sustainable, and resilient solutions to address modern problems and needs. The organization the Handbook is reflective of the complexity inherent in that goal. Dr. Anurag Pande jointly edited the 7th edition of the Handbook with Dr. Brian Wolshon of LSU. He will be talking about the reorganization of the Handbook and how the end users of the handbook can benefit from the new edition of the Handbook.

Dr. Anurag Pande is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Cal Poly State University and has been an Engineering Educator for more than 10 years. He is the Editor of the 7th Edition of the Traffic Engineering Handbook for ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers). The current edition of the handbook, for the first time, goes beyond the traditional automobile-centric solutions and provide the professionals with the tools to integrate complete street infrastructure addressing the needs of all modes into the urban and suburban environments.

One of his recent publications, part of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Proceedings, addressed severity of bicyclist-motorist crashes. More recently, he has utilized video-based survey approach to measure performance of Two-way STOP-controlled (TWSC) Intersections from a bicyclist perspective. He is member of the TRB committee on Safety Data Analysis and Evaluation (ANB20) and Emergency Evacuation (ABR30). At Cal Poly he also holds the position of Faculty Liaison for Service Learning facilitating the partnership between faculty and community partners for integrating community based projects into the Cal Poly curriculum.

Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Date & Time:
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:00-1:00 PM

Option 1: Thyme and Basil Chicken
Option 2: Roast Sirloin
Option 3: Three-Cheese Tortellini

Members and Guests $25
Students $10

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