MMM Group Limited (MMM) is a silver sponsor and participant at the 2015 Investing in our Transportation Evolution (ITE) QUAD Conference, taking place May 1 – 2 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, in Vancouver.
An annual event the QUAD Conference provides a forum for transportation professionals to network, exchange ideas, discuss best practices, share research, and showcase recent projects. This year’s conference will focus on the trends that are reshaping the transportation industry‘s landscape, such as social media, autonomous vehicles, and the shift towards active transportation.
MMM will be presenting in the following sessions:
Traffic Operations and Design – YVR Micro Simulation Study
Mark Merlo, Senior Project Manager, Transportation; Steven Wong, Project Engineer, Transportation
Building new infrastructure to improve the road network is a costly investment. To receive the greatest return on the investment without fully understanding where the issues lie, could prove difficult. With a Micro Simulation Study, one can identify where the problems in the network lie and test multiple improvement options to identify those that provide the greatest performance at reasonable cost. MMM was retained by YVR to perform a Micro Simulation Study to simulate the network performance for 2031 and to identify potential improvements to increase network performance. This session will focus on the challenges and outcomes of the study.
Traffic Safety 2 – Canada’s New Grade Crossing Regulations: What Do They Mean to You?
Author: Floris van Weelderen, Manager, Transportation Planning; Co-Author: Becky Lai, Analyst, Transportation
Transport Canada has developed new grade crossings regulations that establish safety standards for federally regulated grade crossings. In order to meet the proposed Regulations within the required time frame, road authorities and railway companies must know whether the grade crossings under their shared ownership are safe. If elements of the crossing don’t comply, they will be required to program, fund and construct those features. For a road authority this could mean a significant capital investment, sometimes in the millions of dollars. In this session, MMM addresses results of conducting grade crossing safety assessments, and developing implementation plans for road authorities that summarize the necessary remediation, associated Class D cost estimates, and recommended priority.
For more information on the conference click here.