Updating Access Management Standards - Towards Consistency in Practice - John Karachepone
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The Values We Used To Craft A Successful Review Process
Process should be consistent
Need to involve a multi-disciplinary management level team in each district
Communication between all parties is critical throughout the process
Florida DOT staff will use creativity and flexibility to resolve issues
Some Closing Thoughts
Look for solutions within your organization
We found a model process in one of our districts.
Traffic Operational Analyses (TOA)
A TOA will be required for all development projects that are expected to generate 200 or more vehicle trips per day and for which a Traffic Impact Study (TIS) was not completed.
A TOA will be required for any development project for which changes in land use are intended after the completion of a TIS or TOA, if enough additional vehicle trips are being generated beyond those accounted for in the TIS or TOA, as determined by the County Coordinator.
Proposed Changes & Improvements
Use the county assessed value as the baseline value for calculating the difference vs. going through a costly and time consuming appraisal process.
Charge only a percentage of the determined value for changes to residential (less than 10 dwellings) and farm access.
Charge full amount of determined value for commercial, retail, etc
Charge an administrative fee for processing requests.
- Functional Classification System
- Land Use Controls
- Corridor Planning
- Project Design
Where do we go next
- Complete Streets training,
- Expanding adoption to private developers getting permits,
- Training for municipalities
- Benefits of Multimodal system to AM
- Implement Guidelines
- Performance Measures
Access Management Regulations Roadway Classification Access Management Standards Permitting Retrofit Projects Cost is borne by the public Benefits accrue to the public Conclusions B/C criteria are applicable to retrofit projects Warrants for permitting should be lower than for retrofit
We know that highways are the most dangerous facilities s on the face of the earth. AND we know that access related crashes represent over 55 percent of all reported accidents. We need to become more focused on Highway safety improvements In the last 10 years, over 430,000 dead. Guides and manuals are not enforceable – its actually the agencies engineering authority, usually through the chief engineer. It’s the opinion of the chief engineer, using guides and manuals as references, as compared to the wishes of the property owner.