2019 Arlington County Technical Meeting Recap

Christine Sherman Baker (Arlington County) discusses the Rosslyn transportation study.

The Technical Meeting at Arlington County took place at the Mobility Lab in Rosslyn with a well-attended crowd, including staff from several public agencies. Several speakers from Arlington County introduced the latest County initiatives, including the vision and plan to improve the street network in Rosslyn, innovation in multimodal traffic impact analyses and guidelines, and ITS and technology update. The meeting fostered good dialogs among the participants.

Rob Gibson (Arlington County) presents on innovation in traffic impact assessment.

A few takeaways from the meeting are summarized as follow:

  • Balancing the competing needs from different stakeholders presents challenge, but is key to the success of creating a plan to improve the Rosslyn street network for all road users; Providing connected and protected bicycle facilities in Rosslyn is another highlight of the project; 
  • County has advanced Multimodal Transportation Assessment (MMTA) for development projects from traditional TIA in response to the mode shift to active transportation modes and transit.
  • Building upon a strong signal and ITS infrastructure, County has adopted a phased future plan to look ahead to device integration, connected vehicle deployment, system security, expanding fiber communication network, and ultimately Smart Cities applications.
Amit Sidhaye and Josh Nicholas (Arlington County) present on County ITS initiatives.