ITE 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibt - Expanding our Horizons


Tools for Better Decision-Making: Automated Signal Performance Measures
Wednesday, August 2, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Professional Development Credits: 3.5-4.0 PDH

There is strong interest in transportation system performance measures in the United States. This workshop focuses on tactical performance measures that can be used to identify opportunities for 1) improving arterial progression and 2) improving split (green time) allocation. These tactical performance measures can be derived from high-resolution controller data. This workshop discusses what high resolution data is, how this data can be used to develop tactical performance measures, and outcome oriented probe data based on performance measures for validating that implemented timing changes are working.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the use of high resolution traffic signal controller data to improve traffic signal operation.
  • Identify and explain outcomes of implementation of automated signal performance measures.
  • Describe tactical actions to improve traffic signal performance in arterial signal systems.
  • Discuss the use of probe data to validate signal timing changes.

Darcy Bullock, Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Peter Koonce, Division Manager, Signals, Street Lighting and ITS, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland, OR
Christopher Day, Senior Research Scientist, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Eddie Curtis, Traffic Management Specialist, Office of Operations, FHWA, Atlanta, GA
Steven Lavrenz, Technical Program Specialist, ITE, Washington, DC


Allocating Curbspace in a Complete Streets Environment
Wednesday, August 2, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Professional Development Credits: 3.5-4.0 PDH

With the dramatic change in urban street design initiated by ITE’s recommended practice Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach, NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide, and Transit Street Design Guide as well as enhanced travel options such as TNCs, carsharing, and bikesharing, ITE and NACTO are partnering to develop a resource on the use of curbspace in a complete streets environment. The workshop will focus on developing methods to 1) prioritize curbspace use via key performance measures; 2) review curbspace use as part of a new transportation project or the site plan review process; and 3) assess safety/minimize conflicts when implementing innovative street treatments.

The workshop identifies necessary baseline curbspace components including sight distance, emergency access, and special needs as well as core functions such as commercial and passenger loading, transit transfers, taxi service, and vehicular parking as each relates to land use, street functional classification, and proximity to a mobility hub. Participants will contribute to developing the guidance in each of the areas outline above.

This will be an interactive workshop, and participants will be invited to submit a short 2-3 min PowerPoint for a rapid-fire IMPACT presentation at the start of the session.  Come prepared to share your stories and ask your burning questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the core principles of organizing curbspace for short-term and long-term uses.
  • Identify workable design solutions to improve safety and minimize conflict points.
  • Discuss the use and prioritization of curbspace to meeting community goals and objectives.

Larry Marcus, Virginia Office Manager, Wallace Montgomery, Tysons, VA
Meghan Mitman, Principal, Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, CA
Matthew Roe, Director, Designing Cities Initiative, National Association of City Transportation Officials, New York, NY

Dan Nabors, Design Engineer Team Supervisor, Transportation Engineering and Operations, Department of Environmental Services, Arlington County, Arlington, VA