The Modern Mobility Podcast
Ep 15: 9 Steps to Planning for Parking in a Changing transportation Ecosystem

Ep 15: 9 Steps to Planning for Parking in a Changing transportation Ecosystem

April 18, 2022

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp, and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to plan for parking in a changing transportation ecosystem. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 15:

  • Effects of advent of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) on parking needs.
  • Components that affect parking demand.
  • Potential implications of digitization and increase use of CAVs on general public.
  • Role of transportation planners around parking in the changing ecosystem.
  • Parking count standards and calculating parking demand.
  • Shared parking strategies and effect of transit availability.
  • Zoning and land use regulations for parking requirements.
  • Design and configuration of parking lots and decks.
  • Use of technology and sustainability in parking uses.

Links:

  • The future of parking – Can providers find a space in the new mobility ecosystem? – Deloitte Consulting LLP, 2018

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/focus/future-of-mobility/future-of-parking-new-mobility-ecosystem.html

  • Searching for Parking Costs Americans $73 Billion a Year - INRIX, 2017

https://inrix.com/press-releases/parking-pain-us/

  • A Space for Parking in the Future of Mobility – Firas Suqi, 2020

https://www.citytech.org/a-space-for-parking-in-the-future-of-mobility

  • Parking’s Role in the New Transportation Ecosystem – Brett Wood, IPMI, 2018

https://www.parking-mobility.org/2019/04/05/parkings-role-in-the-new-transportation-ecosystem/

  • How self-driving cars could shrink parking lots – University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, 2018

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180328182441.htm#:~:text=shrink%20parking%20lots-,Researchers%20find%20that%20optimizing%20for%20autonomous%20vehicles%20could%20increase%20the,lot%20by%2062%20per%20cent&text=Summary%3A,urban%20space%20dedicated%20to%20parking.

  • How Self-Driving Cars Might Transform City Parking – Charles Choi, IEEE Spectrum, 2019

https://spectrum.ieee.org/autonomous-parking

  • Driverless cars could spell the end for downtown parking – and cities need to plan ahead – Corey Harper, City Monitor, 2019

https://citymonitor.ai/transport/driverless-cars-could-spell-end-downtown-parking-and-cities-need-plan-ahead-4767

  • Autonomous Vehicles: Where We Are, Where We’re Going, And What It Means For Parking - IMPARK

https://www.impark.com/parking-insight/autonomous-vehicles-parking/

  • Further Reading:

    • From Chaos to Order: A Brief Cultural History of the Parking Lot – Eran Ben-Joseph, The MIT Press Reader, 2020

https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/brief-cultural-history-of-the-parking-lot/

  • The Trouble With Minimum Parking Requirements – Donald Shoup, Transportation Research Part A Vol. 33 (1999)

https://www.vtpi.org/shoup.pdf

  • What are Parking Requirements? - Planetizen

https://www.planetizen.com/definition/parking-requirements

  • How Parking Destroys Cities, Michael Manville, The Atlantic, 2021

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/05/parking-drives-housing-prices/618910/

  • People Over Parking – Jeffrey Spivak, Planetizen, 2018

https://www.planning.org/planning/2018/oct/peopleoverparking/

  • Future-Proofing Parking – Jake Blumgart, Planetizen, 2018

https://www.planning.org/planning/2018/mar/futureproofparking/

 

Co-Hosts:

  • Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP has almost 25 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in in early 2018 with Jennifer Zhan. Keli holds a M.S. degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.
  • Kirsten Mote, AICP has over 13 years of experience in transportation planning and most recently got certified by MIT’s Media Lab in their Beyond Smart Cities program. Kirsten holds a M.S. in City Planning from Georgia Tech.

Guest Speaker:

  • Chirag Date, AICP Candidate, LEED GA, has over 6 years of experience in working on master plans, corridor revitalization plans, mixed-use and multi-acre developments, land use planning, and urban design projects. Chirag is a licensed architect in India and holds a M.S in City Planning from Georgia Tech.

Modern Mobility Partners is an Atlanta-based women and minority-owned transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm.  Service areas include transportation planning, travel demand modeling, traffic and revenue forecasting, traffic engineering, project prioritization and performance measures, funding strategies and grant applications, all looking through a lens of new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about Modern Mobility Partners, please visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.  If you are interested in becoming a guest on our podcast, please email podcast@modernmobilitypartners.com.

Ep 14: 9 Steps to Planning the Curb of the Future

Ep 14: 9 Steps to Planning the Curb of the Future

April 11, 2022

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp, and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to design the curb of the future. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 14:

  • What is a curb space and what alternative uses does it have?
  • What factors can affect or have affected the curb space in the past?
  • How has curb space been managed in various cities (local and outside the US)?
  • Potential implications of adjusting the curb use on general public.
  • Role of transportation planners in managing and design efficient curb space.
  • Steps to design the curb of the future.

Links:

  • Curbs of the Future – Fehr & Peers

https://www.fehrandpeers.com/curbs-of-the-future/

  • The Future of the Curb – Boston Region MPO

https://www.ctps.org/data/calendar/pdfs/2019/013020_Future_of_the_Curb_Blog_Flyer_Jan_2020.pdf

  • Curb Appeal: Curbside Management Strategies for Improving Transit Reliability - NACTO

https://nacto.org/tsdg/curb-appeal-whitepaper/

  • Original Whitepaper – NACTO Transit Leadership, 2017

https://nacto.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/NACTO-Curb-Appeal-Curbside-Management.pdf

  • How to improve the final 50 feet – Barbara Ivanov, Director, Urban Freight Lab, 2018

https://policy.transportation.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2018/09/Growth-of-E-Commerce-and-Ride-Hailing-Services-Urban-Freight-Lab.pdf

  • Steps to prioritize and implement sidewalks – Dan Gelinne, Program Manager, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, Georgia Municipal Association, 2019

https://www.gacities.com/News/Viewpoints/Steps-to-Prioritize-and-Implement-Sidewalks.aspx

  • Further Reading:

    • Active Design Shaping the Sidewalk Experience: Tools and Resources – Active Design Guidelines, NYC, 2013

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/planning/download/pdf/plans-studies/active-design-sidewalk/tools_resources.pdf

Co-Hosts:

  • Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP has almost 25 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in in early 2018 with Jennifer Zhan. Keli holds a M.S. degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.
  • Kirsten Mote, AICP has over 13 years of experience in transportation planning and most recently got certified by MIT’s Media Lab in their Beyond Smart Cities program. Kirsten holds a M.S. in City Planning from Georgia Tech.

Guest Speaker:

  • Chirag Date, AICP Candidate, LEED GA, has over 6 years of experience in working on master plans, corridor revitalization plans, mixed-use and multi-acre developments, land use planning, and urban design projects. Chirag is a licensed architect in India and holds a M.S in City Planning from Georgia Tech.

Modern Mobility Partners is an Atlanta-based women and minority-owned transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm.  Service areas include transportation planning, travel demand modeling, traffic and revenue forecasting, traffic engineering, project prioritization and performance measures, funding strategies and grant applications, all looking through a lens of new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about Modern Mobility Partners, please visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.  If you are interested in becoming a guest on our podcast, please email podcast@modernmobilitypartners.com.

Ep 13: 5 Steps the Public Sector can Take to Facilitate Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

Ep 13: 5 Steps the Public Sector can Take to Facilitate Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

April 1, 2022

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about how the public sector can plan for Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Listeners will learn the following in this episode:

  • Definition of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • How MaaS differs from Mobility on Demand (MoD)
  • How to begin to plan for MaaS in your organization
  • The importance of open data for MaaS

Links:

 

Co-Hosts:

  • Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP has almost 25 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in in early 2018 with Jennifer Zhan. Keli holds a M.S. degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.
  • Kirsten Mote, AICP has over 13 years of experience in transportation planning and most recently got certified by MIT’s Media Lab in their Beyond Smart Cities program. Kirsten holds a M.S. in City Planning from Georgia Tech.

Guest Speaker:

  • Candace Foster is a transportation planner with Modern Mobility Partners. Candace holds a M.S. in City Planning from Georgia Tech.

Modern Mobility Partners is an Atlanta-based women and minority-owned transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm.  Service areas include transportation planning, travel demand modeling, traffic and revenue forecasting, traffic engineering, project prioritization and performance measures, funding strategies and grant applications, all looking through a lens of new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about Modern Mobility Partners, please visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.  If you are interested in becoming a guest on our podcast, please email podcast@modernmobilitypartners.com.

Ep 12: 9 Steps to Planning the Transit System of the Future

Ep 12: 9 Steps to Planning the Transit System of the Future

March 28, 2022

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp, Kirsten Mote, and Sherri Dawson with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to plan for transit systems of the future. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 12:

  • Planning the Transit System of the Future

    • Understand the existing transit network
    • Take a whole-network approach to transit planning
    • Redesign street space to incorporate transit infrastructure
    • Improve the transit-user experience
    • Invest in transit now
    • Shift to Electric Vehicles
    • Integrate Autonomous vehicles for last-mile solutions
    • Give transit systems a branding makeover
    • Use new technologies and applications

Links:

 

Co-Hosts:

  • Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP has almost 25 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in in early 2018 with Jennifer Zhan. Keli holds a M.S. degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.
  • Kirsten Mote, AICP has over 13 years of experience in transportation planning and most recently got certified by MIT’s Media Lab in their Beyond Smart Cities program. Kirsten holds a M.S. in City Planning from Georgia Tech.

Guest Speaker:

  • Sherri L. Dawson, AICP has almost 10 years of experience in transportation planning, more specifically in transit service and operations planning and community engagement. Sherri holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Rutgers University.

Modern Mobility Partners is an Atlanta-based women and minority-owned transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm.  Service areas include transportation planning, travel demand modeling, traffic and revenue forecasting, traffic engineering, project prioritization and performance measures, funding strategies and grant applications, all looking through a lens of new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about Modern Mobility Partners, please visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.  If you are interested in becoming a guest on our podcast, please email podcast@modernmobilitypartners.com.

Ep 11: 5 Steps to Planning for Potentially Sustained Increases in Teleworking after COVID-19

Ep 11: 5 Steps to Planning for Potentially Sustained Increases in Teleworking after COVID-19

March 16, 2022

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Ryan Sager, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to plan for increased teleworking.  Listeners will learn the following in this episode:

  • Implications of increased teleworking on transportation infrastructure
  • Steps transportation planners can take to plan for increased teleworking, including:
    • Develop trend analyses and mode shift dashboards
    • Survey and Engage Employers on Their Plans for the Future
    • Focus on Equity When Considering Transportation Investments
    • Increase Transportation Demand Management Efforts
    • Develop alternative scenarios

Links:

 

Co-Hosts:

  • Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP has almost 25 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in in early 2018 with Jennifer Zhan. Keli holds a M.S. degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.
  • Kirsten Mote, AICP has over 13 years of experience in transportation planning and most recently got certified by MIT’s Media Lab in their Beyond Smart Cities program. Kirsten holds a M.S. in City Planning from Georgia Tech and is the Director of Smart Mobility Planning at Modern Mobility Partners.

Guest Speaker:

  • Ryan Sager, AICP has over 8 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering and most recently got certified in Data Science by Emory University’s continuing education program. Ryan holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering and City Planning from Georgia Tech and is a Senior Transportation Engineer at Modern Mobility Partners.

Modern Mobility Partners is an Atlanta-based women and minority-owned transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm.  Service areas include transportation planning, travel demand modeling, traffic and revenue forecasting, traffic engineering, project prioritization and performance measures, funding strategies and grant applications, all looking through a lens of new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about Modern Mobility Partners, please visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.  If you are interested in becoming a guest on our podcast, please email podcast@modernmobilitypartners.com

Ep 10: 7 Steps to Demonstrating the Economic Benefits of Transportation Projects

Ep 10: 7 Steps to Demonstrating the Economic Benefits of Transportation Projects

March 11, 2022

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, along with guest speaker Jennifer Zhan, all with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to demonstrate the economic benefits of investing in a specific transportation project.  Listeners will learn the following in this episode:

  • Selecting a project or program
  • Researching similar projects and programs for proven benefits
  • Looking at USDOT Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) guidelines
  • Researching additional benefits
  • Evaluating all potential qualitative benefits
  • Capturing all project costs
  • Overview of how to complete a BCA

Links:

https://www.transportation.gov/office-policy/transportation-policy/benefit-cost-analysis-guidance-discretionary-grant-programs-0

 

Co-Hosts:

  • Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP has almost 25 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in in early 2018 with Jennifer Zhan. Keli holds a M.S. degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.
  • Kirsten Mote, AICP has over 13 years of experience in transportation planning and most recently got certified by MIT’s Media Lab in their Beyond Smart Cities program. Kirsten holds a M.S. in City Planning from Georgia Tech and is the Director of Smart Mobility Planning at Modern Mobility Partners.

Guest Speaker:

  • Jennifer Zhan, AICP, PTP has over 20 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in the early 2018 with Keli Kemp. Jennifer holds a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.

Modern Mobility Partners is an Atlanta-based women and minority-owned transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm.  Service areas include transportation planning, travel demand modeling, traffic and revenue forecasting, traffic engineering, project prioritization and performance measures, funding strategies and grant applications, all looking through a lens of new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about Modern Mobility Partners, please visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.  If you are interested in becoming a guest on our podcast, please email podcast@modernmobilitypartners.com.

Ep 9: 7 Steps to Planning Resilient Transportation Systems

Ep 9: 7 Steps to Planning Resilient Transportation Systems

March 6, 2022

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to plan for resilient transportation systems. Listeners will learn the following in this episode:

  • Definitions of transportation resilience
  • How to incorporate resilience into the transportation planning process
  • How to identify hazards to transportation resilience
  • Data available to aid the identification of hazards
  • Types of resilience metrics

Links:

 

Co-Hosts:

  • Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP has almost 25 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in in early 2018 with Jennifer Zhan. Keli holds a M.S. degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.
  • Kirsten Mote, AICP has over 13 years of experience in transportation planning and most recently got certified by MIT’s Media Lab in their Beyond Smart Cities program. Kirsten holds a M.S. in City Planning from Georgia Tech.

Guest Speaker:

  • Candace Foster is a transportation planner with Modern Mobility Partners. Candace holds a M.S. in City Planning from Georgia Tech.

Modern Mobility Partners is an Atlanta-based women and minority-owned transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm.  Service areas include transportation planning, travel demand modeling, traffic and revenue forecasting, traffic engineering, project prioritization and performance measures, funding strategies and grant applications, all looking through a lens of new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about Modern Mobility Partners, please visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.  If you are interested in becoming a guest on our podcast, please email podcast@modernmobilitypartners.com.

 

Ep 8: 10 Steps to Completing a USDOT Grant Application

Ep 8: 10 Steps to Completing a USDOT Grant Application

February 28, 2022

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp, Kirsten Mote and Ryan Sager, all with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to compete for a USDOT Grant.  Listeners will learn the following in this episode:

  • Lessons learned and 10 steps to completing a USDOT grant application

    • Review a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
    • Select a project
    • Register on grants.gov
    • Create a project schedule
    • Draft support letter templates
    • Properly identify and collect required data
    • Calculate the funding request amount
    • Complete a Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA)
    • Draft a project narrative
    • Compile and submit the grant

Links:

https://tradecorridors.org/

Co-Hosts:

  • Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP has almost 25 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in in early 2018 with Jennifer Zhan. Keli holds a M.S. degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.
  • Kirsten Mote, AICP has over 13 years of experience in transportation planning and most recently got certified by MIT’s Media Lab in their Beyond Smart Cities program. Kirsten holds a M.S. in City Planning from Georgia Tech and is the Director of Smart Mobility Planning at Modern Mobility Partners.

Guest Speaker:

  • Ryan Sager, AICP has over 8 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering and most recently got certified in Data Science by Emory University’s continuing education program. Ryan holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering and City Planning from Georgia Tech and is a Senior Transportation Engineer at Modern Mobility Partners.

Modern Mobility Partners is an Atlanta-based women and minority-owned transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm.  Service areas include transportation planning, travel demand modeling, traffic and revenue forecasting, traffic engineering, project prioritization and performance measures, funding strategies and grant applications, all looking through a lens of new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about Modern Mobility Partners, please visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.  If you are interested in becoming a guest on our podcast, please email podcast@modernmobilitypartners.com

Ep. 7: 7 Steps to Planning for a Proactive Grant Strategy

Ep. 7: 7 Steps to Planning for a Proactive Grant Strategy

February 21, 2022

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, and guest Jennifer Zhan, all with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to develop a proactive grant strategy.  Listeners will learn the following in Episode 7:

  • Background on Federal discretionary transportation grants – what they are, how they are advertised, and their recent history
  • How grants play an important role for everyone and how they can benefit the public
  • How grants are focusing on equity, sustainability, resilience, and climate change and what that means for the types of projects that are being selected for funding
  • How innovation and technology is playing a role in discretionary grants
  • 7 steps to planning a proactive grant strategy

Links:

https://www.transportation.gov/equity-Justice40

  • RAISE Grants

https://www.transportation.gov/RAISEgrants

 

Co-Hosts:

  • Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP has almost 25 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in in early 2018 with Jennifer Zhan. Keli holds a M.S. degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.
  • Kirsten Mote, AICP has over 13 years of experience in transportation planning and most recently got certified by MIT’s Media Lab in their Beyond Smart Cities program. Kirsten holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech.

Guest Speaker:

  • Jennifer Zhan, AICP, PTP has over 20 years of experience in planning and engineering and is co-founder of Modern Mobility Partners. Jen holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, as well as an M.S. in Human Geography/GIS and a B.S. in Urban / Regional Planning from Nanjing University in China.

Modern Mobility Partners is an Atlanta-based women and minority-owned transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm.  Service areas include transportation planning, travel demand modeling, traffic and revenue forecasting, traffic engineering, project prioritization and performance measures, funding strategies and grant applications, all looking through a lens of new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about Modern Mobility Partners, please visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.  If you are interested in becoming a guest on our podcast, please email podcast@modernmobilitypartners.com.

Ep. 6: Takeaways for Transportation Planners from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Ep. 6: Takeaways for Transportation Planners from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

February 11, 2022

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp, Kirsten Mote, and guest Amber Berg, all with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what transportation planners need to know about the new programs and program requirements from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  Listeners will learn the following in Episode 6:

  • Changes to existing formula and discretionary Federal transportation funding programs due to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
  • An understanding of new Federal transportation funding programs
  • Key considerations for making grant applications for transportation projects more competitive under the current Administration
  • Programs that fund innovative technologies and studies to make transportation projects stronger

Links:

Co-Hosts:

  • Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP has almost 25 years of experience in transportation planning and consulting and co-founded Modern Mobility Partners in in early 2018 with Jennifer Zhan. Keli holds a M.S. degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University.
  • Kirsten Mote, AICP has over 13 years of experience in transportation planning and most recently got certified by MIT’s Media Lab in their Beyond Smart Cities program. Kirsten holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech.

Guest Speaker:

  • Amber Berg, AICP is a transportation planner with Modern Mobility Partners, specializing in visual communication and active transportation. She has a master’s degree in Regional and Community Planning from Kansas State University.

Modern Mobility Partners is an Atlanta-based women and minority-owned transportation planning and traffic engineering consulting firm.  Service areas include transportation planning, travel demand modeling, traffic and revenue forecasting, traffic engineering, project prioritization and performance measures, funding strategies and grant applications, all looking through a lens of new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about Modern Mobility Partners, please visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.  If you are interested in becoming a guest on our podcast, please email podcast@modernmobilitypartners.com.

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