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2018 VAMPO/VAPDC Training Conference
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When: Friday, June 8, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Fredericksburg Country Club
11031 Tidewater Trail
Fredericksburg, Virginia  22408
United States

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Annual Training Conference

Fredericksburg Country Club
Friday, June 8, 2018
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Conference Photos via Flickr



The Hampton Inn & Suites, Fredericksburg South
4800 Market Street
Fredericksburg, VA  22408
Phone: 540-898-5000, Fax:  540-898-7250

The last day to reserve a room is May 22, 2018. Check in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is 12 p.m. The Hotel cannot guarantee early check in or late check outs.

The group is blocked in the reservations system as Virginia Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations or Group Code “CHXVAM”. This group name and/or Group Code must be mentioned by the guest when making a room reservation in order to be assured of accommodations at the agreed upon rate of $93 per room per night.  Reservations will be made by Individual Call in no later than May 22, 2018.  Room and Tax will be paid by Guest on Own.


8:30  9 AM
Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00  9:45 AM
VAMPO Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers

10:00  12:00 PM
Title VI Training Session (Combined session for VAMPO & VAPDC)

  •  Mohamed Dumbuya, Civil Rights Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch with Federal and State Transportation Updates

  • Federal Transportation Update
    • Levon Boyagian, AMPO

  • State Transportation Updates
    • Nick Britton, DRPT
    • Jitender Ramchandani, OIPI
    • Margie Ray, OIPI
    • Marsha Fiol, VDOT
    • Wendy Thomas, VDOT

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Break-out Sessions

1:00 – 1:50 PM
What’s New in Active Transportation Planning and Implementation
Hear about innovative planning for bicycling and walking from across the Commonwealth.

Moderated By: John Madera, Principal Planner, Winchester-Frederick County MPO


  • Ann Cundy, AICP, Transportation Program Manager, Harrisonburg-Rockingham MPO
    For over 10 years, Central Shenandoah PDC has run the Bike the Valley bicycle tourism marketing program and website. In 2017 it embarked upon a rebranding for the program, which includes a new logo, rack card, print ad and popup banner for the program, and a new WordPress website. Ann will share their process for the rebranding, as well as where the program will expand in the next 10 years.
  • Nicholas Quint, Principal Planner, Fredericksburg Area MPO
    Nick will talk about bicycle demand and level of traffic stress analyses recently completed as part of FAMPO’s bicycle and pedestrian plan, and the MPO’s bicycle and pedestrian count program
  • Phil Riggan, Transportation Planner, Richmond Regional TPO
    Phil will describe work toward a regional Complete Streets policy for the TPO’s nine localities.
  • Steve Lambert, Transportation Planner II, Hampton Roads TPO
    Following the success of the Virginia Capital Trail, the newly adopted Birthplace of America Trail study, and the development of the South Hampton Roads Trail, the Hampton Roads region is moving forward with active transportation projects.  Steve will describe Linking Hampton Roads, the region’s first collaborative active transportation plan

VAPDC: Broadband, Ballroom, Main Level
Learn about the current state of play for Broadband in the state including funding opportunities for local governments/regions interested in expanding broadband access in their region.

  • Courtney Dozier, Chief Deputy, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

1:50 – 2:00 PM

2:00 – 2:50 PM
VAMPO: Smart Scale

  • Paul Agnello, Administrator, Fredericksburg Area MPO
  • John Mihaly, Senior Transportation Planner, Hampton Roads TPO
  • Jonathan Howard, Transportation Planner, Central Shenandoah PDC
  • Chad Tucker, Smart Scale Manager, Office of Intermodal Planning & Investment

VAPDC: Virginia Housing Development Authority
VHDA will provide an overview of grant and partnership opportunities available to PDCs which advance housing, as well as economic development opportunities linked to housing, on a local and regional level.

  • Mike Hawkins, Managing Director of Community Outreach, Virginia Housing Development Authority & Chris Thompson, Virginia Housing Development Authority

3:00 PM