Measuring Accessibility: Advances in Project Evaluation

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET

Duration: 60 minutes

California and Minnesota share their latest work leveraging new analytical tools to evaluate projects by their impact on access to opportunities and applying an equity lens.

In the second of a multi-part series, SSTI talks with MnDOT and Caltrans about addressing equity with accessibility metrics, their latest tool advancements, and takeaways from their recent interactive TRB workshop.  

A recording of the webinar can be viewed below:

Our session speakers:

Henry McKay, Sustainable Transportation Analyst, Caltrans

Henry McKay is a Sustainable Transportation Analyst working on the SB 743 implementation team in the Director’s Office of Equity, Sustainability & Tribal Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning and a minor in Statistics from from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. Henry has two years of experience working at the intersection of transportation planning, data analysis, and policy. His current work involves the development and implementation of multimodal access to destinations project performance metrics and equity-focused spatial analysis tools. Prior to that, he worked on travel demand forecasting and network integration and planning projects for rail and transit projects in California.

Ally de Alcuaz, Senior Planner, MnDOT

Ally de Alcuaz is a senior planner working in the Office of Transportation System Management at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Ally graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning. Since joining MnDOT in 2020, Ally applies her interest in GIS and data-driven planning to her work through performance measurement and multimodal access analysis.