Using Scenario Planning to Drive Change

December 6, 2022 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Session Description

TRB’s recent 2nd Scenario Planning in Transportation Conference identified several important strategies that can equip all transportation agencies with the ability to respond successfully to change. These themes include: 1) a deeper understanding of the users of our systems and why they need the transportation system; 2) a renewed focus on why which requires a bias toward action; and 3) an understanding of the long-term and emerging trends which impact the need for and use of the transportation system. This session will discuss the need and ways to consider the why more successfully in decision-making in a world of constant disruptions.

Presentation Slides


Zoom recordings capture presentation slides and the speaker moving through them. Supplementary iOS recordings capture an audience perspective mainly for panel discussions, question and answer segments, and interactive fishbowl exercises.

Panelists and Speakers

Julie Lorenz

Secretary, Kansas DOT

Stephen Woelfel

Deputy Executive Director of Planning, Massachusetts DOT

Carrie Lavallee

Deputy Administrator and Chief Engineer, Massachusetts DOT

Alyssa Ryan

Assistant Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics, University of Arizona

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Kerri Woehler

Multimodal Planning Division Director, Washington State DOT