Friday, December 7, 2012
Room 315 of the Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science on the Portland State University campus. 12pm-1pm.
Speaker: Jack Klodzinski, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise/URS Corporation
Topic: Managed Lanes in Orlando, FL
Abstract: Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise has completed a planning study to forecast the revenue earning potential of tolled special use lanes along Interstate 4 (I-4) in Orlando, Florida. The tolled special use lanes or “Managed Lanes” will be contained within the interior of the I-4 corridor. The Managed Lanes concept has been incorporated into the larger I-4 widening project in Central Florida, which is under development by the Florida Department of Transportation. In addition to Managed Lanes, the larger project will also upgrade the I-4 corridor with improved toll-free lanes and interchanges. These improvements include a complete reconstruction of the I-4 corridor from west of Kirkman Road in South Orlando to east of S.R. 434 in Seminole County. The presentation will focus on the approach and methodology for estimating traffic and revenue for Express Toll Lanes in an existing limited access corridor. The core content is the required data, traffic modeling efforts, and how the results are used by the Finance Department to estimate potential revenues.
Speaker Bio: Jack Klodzinski received his Bachelors’, Master’s and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida where his focus was on toll road operations. He is now the Travel Forecast Manager at Florida’s Turnpike for the URS Corporation where his main focus is on traffic forecasting for toll facilities. He works with a team of modelers to produce toll traffic forecasts used in roadway design, operations, or future revenue estimates. Jack also stays active with UCF as a Graduate Faculty Scholar for the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering. He is a member of the graduate student’s advisory committee. In addition, he actively participates in research and review activities through groups such as TRB technical committees.