Major roadways must be designed and managed so they can safely and efficiently accommodate all roadway users. To achieve this goal, those involved with access permitting, local comprehensive planning, and development review and permitting need a clear understanding of the principles and techniques for managing roadway access. State and local agency personnel also benefit from insight into how best to coordinate on accomplishing access management objectives. This course will identify applicable regulations, guidelines and procedures pertaining to access management and how local government agencies can effectively regulate and manage access through the planning and development process. Typical regulatory requirements for access management at the state and local government level will be discussed. Best practices and resources will be identified, as well as the latest national research.

The target audience for this workshop is local, state and private sector personnel with responsibility for transportation and land use planning, development review, access permitting, and obtaining access permit approval. These include planners, development services personnel, engineers, consultants, public works directors, managers, and transportation agency personnel.

Instructor Bios:

Kristine M. Williams, AICP is Program Director of Planning and Corridor Management research at CUTR. She has 28 years of experience in transportation planning and access management at the state and local government level. Her research interests include thoroughfare planning, multimodal planning, transportation equity, and sustainable transportation. Ms. Williams is lead author of the Transportation Research Board Access Management Manual and past Chair and Emeritus Member of the TRB Access Management Committee. Her work includes model access management regulations for local governments in Florida, a recent national study on incorporating roadway access management into local ordinances, and NCHRP 25-47: How to Measure and Communicate the Value of Access Management. Ms. Williams is former Chair and current Emeritus member of the TRB AM Committee and a 2008 Fulbright Senior Specialist in roadway access management. She has a Master of Urban Planning degree from Michigan State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Gary Sokolow led FDOT’s Access Management Program for many years, and currently works as a consultant with Gannett Fleming and the Center for Urban Transportation Research. He has 37 years of experience in the field of transportation planning. He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University. Areas of work experience include: access management – both on the planning/design level, as well as involved with the rules and procedures involving maintenance and permitting; handbooks, training, and technical assistance; site impact analysis/growth management; and trip generation – research and technical support for Florida Department of Transportation District offices and smaller local governments. 


To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please fill out the web form at the link below to request your certificate. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks.

Each individual webinar session will award 1.5 PDHs. Up to 4.5 PDHs can be earned for fully viewing and completing all three sessions.

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Part 1 of 3 – The Basis for Access Management

This session will review the planning and engineering principles and concepts that form the basis for access management practices.

Click here to view the recording for Part 1 of the Access Management – The Basics and More series



    Part 2 of 3 – Land Development and Access Management Techniques

    This session will review land development and access management techniques and strategies for state and local coordination in access management.

    Click here to view the recording for Part 2 of the Access Management – The Basics and More series


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    Part 3 of 3 – National Access Management Research and Resources

    This session will update participants on the latest national research on access management, including a new Access Management Communications Toolkit to be released this summer.

    Click here to view the recording for Part 3 of the Access Management – The Basics and More series


    The short video below is a preview of what will be discussed in this recorded webinar.