Transportation Bonanza

9th Annual Transportation Bonanza

February 8, 2018 | Lansing Center |  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thank you for those who attended and participated in the event!   Agenda   Planning Your Way To MDOT Success Kari Martin, Michigan Department of Transportation   Transportation Futures   and Can We Talk Gabe Klein, CityFi   

Innovations for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety And Transportation

Carissa McQuiston, PE, MDOT
Josh DeBruyn, AICP, MDOT


Partnering for Transit Growth

Edgar Benning, Flint Mass Transportation Authority

Nick Monoyios, The Rapid

Susan Pollay, Ann Arbor DDA

Phil Santer, Ann Arbor SPARK
Facilitator, Jeromie Winsor, AICP, AECOM


Keynote Luncheon: Design for All Roadway users  

Matthew Dyrdahl, AICP, LCI, City of Minneapolis 
Timothy J. Gates, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE, Michigan State University

Kristin Saunders, RA, City of Pittsburgh

Facilitated by Tricia DeMarco, PE, AICP, LEED AP, Giffels Webster


Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light… Go!

Jill Holden, Gud Marketing
Layla Aslani, City of Grand Rapids 
Kate Snyder, APR, Piper & Gold Public Relations
Facilitator:Josh DeBruyn, AICP, MDOT


Safe Routes to Success  

Tracey Beadle­, City of Harrison 
Connie Houk, PE, Prein & Newhof
Cade Surface, Crim Fitness Foundation 
Facilitator and Panelist: Katie Alexander, Michigan Safe Routes to School


General Session: Techhnology in Motion:  What Planners and Engineers Must Know to Thrive in an Ever-changing World 

Josh Naramore, City of Grand Rapids 
Jessica Robinson, Ford Smart Mobility’s City Solutions

Matthew Smith, Michael Baker Engineering
Facilitator and Panelist, Bradley Strader, AICP, PTP, MKSK




Presented in partnership with the Michigan Safe Routes to School Program and the Michigan Department of Transportation


The Michigan Association of Planning, in partnership with the Michigan Safe Routes to School Program, has designed this annual event to bring together professionals from the fields of land use planning, education, transportation, health, engineering, natural resource and environmental protection, architecture, landscape architecture, and others to connect around the topic of community building for health and accessibility.


Thank you to our Sponsors!



Giffels Webster


Michigan Economic Development Corporation 




Getting There


Directions to the Lansing Center 

Parking Information

CATA Schedule and Route MAP