June 2, 2011 – Smart Transportation, Mark Bowers

Speaker:
Mark Bowers, associate capital program analyst with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)

Description:
Bowers, will discuss key issues related to the connection between land use and transportation, including the ideas of sustainability, smart growth, and context sensitive solutions.  He will focus on the role of transportation with respect to three key issues; the economy, the environment, and equity (people’s access to transportation) and discuss the 10 most commonly identified smart growth principles and the methodology behind the smart code.

PowerPoint:
“Smart Transportation” (N/A)

Location:
Binghamton University Downtown Center

Present:
Presenter - Mark D. Bowers  (New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
Attendees - Peggy Benz (Potential Investor), Scott Bowen (Binghamton University), Robin Eccleston (Stafkings),Nathan Gismot (Binghamton University), John Gutenberger (Cornell University), Matthew Hoffman (Binghamton University), Lois Kang (Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Zach McKenna (NYSDOT), Kristy O’Connell  (Binghamton University), Roni O’Geen (Empire State College), Sarah Roche (Binghamton University), Chris Veney (Binghamton University), Dennis Whitman, Ross Youmans (Binghamton University)

Reports/Discussions

  • T. Kowalik welcomed members and participants and provided an overview about SUNY BEST. He reminded members this meeting was to be the last of the 2010-11 program-year. Following the summer hiatus, he announced plans to begin meeting again with the first Thursday in September.
  • Mark Bowers gave a passionate presentation titled “Smart Transportation.” He covered a number of key issues with respect the connection between Land Use and Transportation. This included the ideas of Sustainability, Smart Growth, and Context Sensitive Solutions. The presentation explored the role of transportation with respect to three key issues; the economy, the environment, and equity (people’s access to transportation).  He also introduced the 10 most commonly identified Smart Growth principles, and briefly reviewed the methodology behind the Smart Code.

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:00 pm, Binghamton University Downtown Center, Room 220, Binghamton, NY