While jobs and employment growth continue to challenge the transportation network, local agencies are working to grow multi-modal options. City and County staff are responding to community demands and policy mandates by securing funding and implementing design treatments. As the regional transportation planning agency, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) works to provide strategic support, technical expertise, and funding support. The presentation will discuss local efforts and solutions to improve quality of life for communities, better serving vulnerable users throughout the county.
Planners attending this program will learn how:
GIS-based modeling can guide investment in the pedestrian realm.
Evaluating crash history can develop grant-ready engineering solutions to common crash types.
Leveraging regional planning efforts will empower cities to secure statewide funding.
Paul Martin, PE, TE, LCI
Paul Martin, PE, TE, LCI, is the Active Transportation Coordinator for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). Paul has built upon his civil and traffic engineering experience to improve safe active transportation travel through education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation efforts. He has secured over 1 million dollars in grants using a 10-percent match to address funding gaps and advance regional planning programs. Paul is managing OC Active, the first countywide active transportation plan, a collaborative study with law enforcement staff, and a comprehensive bicycle & pedestrian crash analysis.
Marlon Regisford is a Senior Transportation Planner at Caltrans District 12. Marlon specializes in CEQA environmental analyses, transportation demand management, grant administration, bicycle and pedestrian planning, freight planning, as well as land use planning. He has considerable experience in the preparation and review of transportation corridor plans, project study reports, general and specific plans and environmental impact reports. Marlon’s background is a combination of urban design and transportation planning with a multimodal focus and is a proponent of environmental justice and sustainable communities.
Cory Wilkerson | Active Transportation Coordinator
Possibly the most unprofessional-professional in the field, Cory is a transportation planner with a true passion for getting things done! His primary responsibility is the planning and implementation of Santa Ana’s active transportation program. In the four-years since he started with the City, he has managed a progressive Vision Zero Plan through Council adoption, completed two Complete Streets Plans (Downtown Santa Ana and Central Santa Ana), quadrupled the miles of on street bicycle infrastructure, and successfully pursued $60-million in grant funds. Despite the progress that has been made, he will tell you there is a lot more work to do.