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Location:
El Paso, Texas
Date:
June 4, 2008
Workshop Host Agencies:
El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization
Federal Highway Administration, Texas Division
Worksho Participants:
CDM
CH2MHill
City of El Paso
City of Socorro
CSA Engineers
Doña Ana County
El Paso County
Federal Highway Administration
Fort Worth South, Inc.
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Instituto Municipal de Investigación y Planeacíon
New Mexico State University
Office of Senator Eliot Shapleigh
San Diego Association of Governments
Texas Department of Transportation
Town of Horizon
University of Texas, El Paso
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc
Wilbur Smith Associates

Summary

The following report summarizes a Peer Workshop on tools and effective practices for scenario planning in El Paso, Texas, organized jointly by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). On the first day of the two-day event, presenters from the FHWA provided participants with an overview of the scenario planning process and described available resources and tools to assist with scenario planning analysis. Local presenters from the El Paso MPO and the Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Instituto Municipal de Investigación y Planeacíon (IMIP) provided the group with an overview of local issues. Sun Metro, the El Paso area transit agency, is preparing for a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system; scenario planning is of interest to the regional planning agencies.

Presenters from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), Fort Worth South, Inc., the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, New Mexico State University, and the Federal Highway Administration provided the group with information on implementing scenario planning in a variety of community contexts. On the second day, Dr. Czneriak of New Mexico State University led the group in a scenario planning exercise, the Community Land Use Game.

Presenter at the El Paso Scenario Planning Conference Buildings that are part of the University of ElPaso Participants at the El Paso Scenario Planning Conference

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