2012 TxDOT Transportation Planning Conference & the TRB Access Management Conference

July 17-20, 2012

Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207

We are pleased to invite you to attend and participate in the 10th National Conference on Access Management and 2012 Texas Department of Transportation Planning Conference in Dallas, Texas, hosted by the Transportation Planning and Programming Division of the Texas Department of Transportation and TRB National Conference on Access Management. The conference program is being developed to meet your professional needs through the dissemination of the latest information by noted professionals in the transportation field. We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

Special thanks to the following organizations for assisting in the planning of the 2012 conference:

  • Association of Texas Metropolitan Planning Organizations
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Federal Transit Administration
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments - NCTCOG
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit - DART
  • TxDOT, Environmental Affairs Division Staff
  • TxDOT, Dallas District
  • TxDOT, Public Transportation Division Staff
  • TxDOT, Transportation Planning and Programming Division Staff
  • TRB Access Management Committee

Peggy Thurin
Conference Co-Chair

Lori Morel
Conference Co-chair

Bill Frawley
TRB Access Management Committee Secretary
ph. 817-462-0533


Managing the Travel Model Development Process for Small-and Medium-Sized MPOs in Texas – We need your input!

Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The workshop is targeted toward MPO directors and others that are directly involved in the development of the Texas Package Travel Demand Model. This session will provide a preview of a workshop designed for MPOs to help address the challenges associated with the travel demand model development process. This is not a training workshop: the modules and learning objectives will be presented in an abbreviated format to get feedback on the topics and to ensure the workshop addresses the needs of Texas MPOs.

Registration Fees and Payment Information

Pre-registration is recommended and will help us in planning and preparing a better conference. If you pre-register, your name tag and program packet will be ready when you arrive at the hotel.

Participant Type Early Regular Late/On-site
By May 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) By June 19, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) June 20 – July 20, 2012
TxDOT, FHWA, FTA $200 $250 $300
Other $395 $445 $495

Payment must be received by 5:00 p.m. (CST), June 19, 2012 in order to avoid the late fee. TTI Event Management & Planning (EM&P) cannot invoice; therefore, payment of the conference registration fee must be received prior to admission to the conference.

For payment processing purposes, the vendor identification number for TTI EM&P is 37277277275000. The federal identification number is 74-2270624.

Please make checks or money orders payable to TTI-TPP12. EM&P also accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards.

Online Registration

To register for this conference, use our online registration form.


Friday, June 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (CST).

Registration/Information Desk

The registration/information desk will be open during the following times:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 20, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Only cancellations received in writing by EM&P by 5:00 pm (CST) Tuesday, June 5, 2012 will be refunded, less a $50 handling fee. No refunds will be made after June 5, 2012.

Speaker Information

We extend our appreciation for your acceptance to speak at the 2012 Transportation Planning Conference. If for some reason you cannot attend we would hope that you could send another person in your place. The moderator assigned to your session will mail you a letter as the event gets closer detailing the specific date and time of your presentation. Also included in the letter will be a request for your biographical information, which will assist the moderator in introducing you at the beginning of the session.

Speakers will be responsible for producing their own PowerPoint presentations. The moderator for your session will be contacting you regarding your presentations prior to the beginning of the conference and will be responsible for loading them onto a laptop. A laptop computer and LCD projector will be provided for presentations. If you have other needs, please let us know in advance.

Speakers are required to register according to the registration rate guidelines.

If you have need of further information, please contact Peggy Thurin at (512) 486-5036 or Lori Morel at (512) 486-5033.

Hotel Reservations

The Hyatt Regency Dallas is holding a block of rooms for our use at the prevailing state rate. We encourage everyone needing a room to call immediately since we anticipate the rooms will be booked quickly. Reservations should be made by Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. After this date, rooms are subject to availability and may be at a higher rate. The Hyatt Regency Dallas currently utilizes Passkey web-based reservations. Reservations may be made, modified or canceled by individuals online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/TxDOTTP2012.

Individuals will also be able to make reservations by calling (888) 421-1442, referring to the meeting name: 2012 Texas Department of Transportation Planning Conference.

For more details about the Hyatt Regency Dallas, visit their website.

Please note:

  • Any attendee not identifying his/her affiliation with the group and not requesting the conference rate prior to check-in cannot be extended the conference rate at a later date or during or after the meeting.


The Hyatt Regency Dallas has valet and self parking available for a fee. Please visit their website for additional information.

For More Information

Program Contents

Peggy Thurin
Transportation Planning and Programming Division
Texas Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 149217
Austin, TX 78714-9217
ph. (512) 486-5036 · fax (512) 486-5040
Lori Morel
Transportation Planning and Programming Division
Texas Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 149217
Austin, TX 78714-9217
ph. (512) 486-5033 · fax (512) 486-5040


Event Management & Planning
Texas Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 862-1219 · toll-free (888) 550-5577