ITE 2018 Annual Meeting and Exhibt

Technical Sessions

August 21
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Advancing the State of the Practice: FHWA Traffic Analysis Tools (Pathway: TSM&O)
Rodel RoundaboutSponsored by Rodel Roundabout
The Federal Highway Administration is developing several new traffic analysis tools to advance the state of the practice in traffic analysis. This panel session provides an overview of several of these new state-of-the-art tools. The session summarizes the lessons learned from the developer of these tools and includes a user perspective on their application and potential value to practitioners.
James Sturrock, Resource Center Operations Team, Federal Highway Administration, Matteson, IL
David Hale, Senior Transportation Project Manager, Leidos, Washington, DC
James McCarthy, Traffic Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, St. Paul, MN
Sanhita Lahiri, System Analysis Program Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond, VA

ITE Town Hall (Pathway: Leadership)
This session provides members with an update from the Executive Director on the operations of the Institute, including a report on its finances, membership, and initiatives. The ITE Executive Committee – President, Vice President, Past President, and Vice-President Elect –provide an overview of the strategic direction of the Institute and answer questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the Institute’s policies and programs.

Equity 101 (Pathway: Leadership)
Transportation equity ensures that transportation infrastructure, services, and policies meet the needs of all users, including those who have been historically underserved. This session helps transportation professionals better understand how to incorporate equity into their work.
Jesse Cohn, Transportation Planner, Fehr and Peers, Washington, DC
Veronica O. Davis, Principal Planning Manager, Nspiregreen, Washington, DC
Paula Flores, Durham, NC

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Multimodal Planning, Operations, Enforcement and Design for Optimized Curb Resources (Pathway: Complete Streets)
An ITE Complete Streets Council-National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) joint effort is developing a handbook for local jurisdictions on how to inventory, assess, enhance, and prioritize curb spaces to meet the multi-modal demands in a safe and efficient way. The guide will consider regulatory, operations, and technology strategies to optimize curb access and usage, and feature case studies and reference material. This session showcases the lessons learned throughout the effort, and introduce the new handbook.
Meghan Mitman, Principal, Fehr and Peers, Walnut Creek, CA
Matthew Roe, Director, Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO, Washington, DC
Larry Marcus, Associate, Wallace Montgomery, Vienna, VA

Systemic Operations: How Do We Make It Indispensable in a Transportation Organization (Pathway: TSM&O)
WSPSponsored by WSP
The discussion of mainstreaming transportation system management and operations into transportation departments of all sizes has been going on for years. This session explores different successful approaches to making this function a core element of agency service delivery.
Tracy Scriba, Team Leader, Planning and Organizing for Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
Todd Szymkowski, TSMO Manager, Gannett Fleming, Inc. Madison, WI
Beverly Kuhn, Division Head/Sr. Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX

2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Cycle-ology 201: New Strategies for Increasing Bicycle Usage and Mobility (Pathway: Complete Streets)
SidraSponsored by SIDRA Solutions
This session will focus on design and policy strategies intended to expand the attractiveness of cycling to additional demographics. Projects from around the United States and internationally will emphasize the concept of low-stress cycling and how it relates to safety and mobility, and will also touch on some of the opportunities to increase cycling activity by linking with other modes, such as transit
Peter Lipar, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia;
Darja Semrov
, Ph.D, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Joseph Totten, Student, Portland State University, Portland, OR;
David Soto, Student Researcher, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Hans Larsen, Public Works Director, City of Fremont, Fremont, CA
KC Atkins, Associate, Senior Engineer, Toole Design Group, Minneapolis, MN

Local Leaders Perspective on the Future of Transportation (Pathway: Leadership)
This session provides a forum for local, county, and state level transportation leaders to discuss their vision on the future of transportation to meet the variety of existing and emerging needs with an international audience of leading transportation professionals. They will share their vision for the near and long-term future of their agencies’ programs, the successes, challenges, and opportunities for putting new ideas into practice, and discuss the implications of innovation and new technologies to their services, programs, and policies.
*Wayne Sandberg, Deputy Director/County Engineer, Washington County, Stillwater, MN
Carla Stueve, Director of Transportation Project Delivery, Hennepin County, Medina, MN
Jon Wertjes, Director of Traffic and Parking Services, City of Minneapolis, MN
Scott McBride, Metro District Engineer, Minnesota DOT, Roseville, MN

New Tactics for Vision Zero: Tactical Urbanism and Quick Build Strategies (Pathway: Vision Zero)
To ensure that street improvements and safety remains an active element of their transportation programs, many cities have looked to tactical urbanism, or quick build, projects to pilot innovative designs efficiently, using materials that can easily be modified and adapted. This session will showcase examples of quick build installations from across North America, including a detailed look at the Tactical Urbanism program championed by Arlington County, Virginia. It will also be the unveiling of the Complete Streets Council's Quick Build Practitioners Case Study Database.
Ryan McClain, Principal, Fehr and Peers, Walnut Creek, CA
Mike Tassano, Traffic Engineer, City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton, CA
Dara Soum, Design Engineer, Arlington County, Arlington, VA
Sergio Viricochea, Design Engineer, Arlington County, Arlington, VA

What's New in Trip and Parking Generation (Pathway: Trip Generation)
This session highlights several innovative applications of trip generation data and provides an update on two of the industry’s most important parking resources, through engaging presentations and discussion.
Stephanie Dock, Research Program Administrator, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC;
Jamie Henson
, Manager, Systems Planning, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Laura Schewel, CEO, StreetLight Data, San Francisco, CA;
Ron Milam, Principal, Fehr and Peers, Walnut Creek, CA
Chris Ryan, Senior Associate, SRF Consulting Group, Minneapolis, MN
Lisa Fontana-Tierney, Traffic Engineering Senior Director, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, DC;
Kevin Hooper, Principal, Kevin Hooper Associates, Falmouth, ME


Wednesday, August 22
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

At the Corner of Safe and Efficient: New Observations on Alternative Intersection Treatments to Reduce Crash Severity (Pathway: Vision Zero)
Sidra SolutionsSponsored by SIDRA Solutions
This session focuses on highlighting existing best practices in the design of roundabout intersections for improved safety and operations, including a recently-completed Federal Highway Administration study to assess the effectiveness of mini-roundabouts at sites around the United States. It will also include information about the effectiveness of a new intersection treatment being implemented in Minnesota to reduce severe head-on and right-angle collisions: the restricted crossing U-turn (RCUT).
Will Stein, Safety and Design Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, St. Paul, MN;
James McCarthy
, Traffic Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, St. Paul, MN
Derek Leuer, Principal Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Roseville, MN;
Max Moreland
, Director of Operations, Traffic Data, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Ahmed Amer, Transportation Engineer, VHB, Ashburn, VA;
Wei Zhang
, Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA
Mark Johnson, Principal Engineer, MTJ Roundabout Engineering, Madison, WI

Mission iMPOssible: Improving Access to Healthy Transportation Alternatives at a Regional Scale (Pathway: Complete Streets)
CBBSponsored by CBB Transportation Engineering + Planning
This session focuses on the challenges faced by metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in coordinating biking and walking infrastructure projects across multiple jurisdictions. It will highlight Transportation for America's recently-released guidebook entitled "Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities: How Metro Areas are Building More and Better Bicycling and Walking Projects". It will also include case studies from agencies around the United States, and include information on the State Smart Transportation Initiative.
Chris McCahill, Associate Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Katherine Robb, Senior Program Manager for Environmental Health, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC
Dave Yautin, Principal Planner/Analyst, Metropolitan Transportation Commission & Association of Bay Area Governments, San Francisco, CA
Kimberly Scrivner, Senior Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council, Seattle, WA

Tools and Applications for Developing Smart Communities (Pathway: Smart Communities)
WSPSponsored by WSP
This session presents a practical approach to developing Smart Communities using readily available tools and examples across a broad spectrum of situations.
Jacob Folkeringa, Senior Associate, SRF Consulting Group, Minneapolis, MN
Jo Ann Olsen, Associate, SRF Consulting, Minneapolis, MN
Mark Anderson
, Mass Transit Superintendent, City of Mankato, Mankato, MN
Drennan Hicks, Transportation Systems Engineer, Noblis, Washington D.C.
Joe Laurin, Project Coordinator, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Working Together Across Generations and Disciplines (Pathway: Leadership)
VHBSponsored by VHB
Working as a transportation professional today requires working with a variety of perspectives, from different technical disciplines to different generations. Come hear about how appreciation for these perspectives and working together makes us all better.
Donald Samdahl, Principal, Fehr & Peers, Seattle, WA
Cynthia Peck, Project Manager, DLZ Cleveland, OH
Bradley Strader, Senior Transportation Associate, MKSK, Detroit, MI
Lori Troyer, Recruiter, SRF Consulting Group, Minneapolis, MN
Michael Spack, President, Spack Consulting, Traffic Data Inc./, Saint Louis Park, MN

You Can Plan for It, But...Lessons Learned from Disaster Response and Event Management (Pathway: TSM&O)
Transportation departments are faced with planning and implementing traffic control strategies for special events in coordination with public safety agencies. The scale and scope of these can be relatively predictable, but other times, no amount of planning seems to be enough for a large scale emergency. Hear perspectives and post event evaluation of successes and opportunities to improve.
Sean Coleman, Traffic Engineer, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Atlanta, GA
John Davis, Manager, Traffic Engineering Services, Ayres Associates, Waukesha, WI
Kenneth Voigt
, Senior Traffic Engineer, Ayres Associates, Waukesha, WI
Jonathan Upchurch, Transportation Engineering Consultant, Ivins, UT
Soumya Dey, Associate Director, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Richard Retting
, Principal, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Arlington, VA
Steven Mosing, Traffic Engineer, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Jon Wertjes
, Director, Traffic and Parking Services, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Benjamin Colucci-Rios, Director, Puerto Rico LTAP, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Implementing Best Practices to Provide Safe Integration of Rail Transport (Pathway: TSM&O)
IterisSponsored by Iteris
This session will showcase best practices for developing and integrating safe grade crossing solutions into the transportation network. Topics addressed include shared corridor projects, best practices for traffic signal preemption, and an experimental operational control plan to minimize vehicular intrusions into an existing busway.
Na Ree Kim, Senior Transportation Engineer, Iteris, Santa Ana, CA; Sam Morrissey, Associate Vice President, Iteris, Los Angeles, CA
*Jim Alexander, Project Director, Metro Transit, St. Louis Park, MN
Nicole Jackson, AVP-Traffic Systems, CTC, Inc., Fort Worth, TX

Real World Deployment and Testing of Connected and Automated Vehicles (Pathway: Connected and Automated Vehicles)
WSPSponsored by WSP
This session presents longer term impacts of connected and automated vehicles from a deployment and research perspective and places connected and automated vehicle deployment within the larger context of Vision Zero.
Sheila Lynn Marquises, Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Fremont, Fremont, CA
Alexandra Lopez, ITS Engineer, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Miami, FL
Jay Hietpas, State Traffic Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Roseville, MN; Michael Kronzer, ITS Project Manager, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Roseville, MN
Ricardo Olea, City Traffic Engineer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA

Smart Communities Data and Research (Pathway: Smart Communities)
EconoliteSponsored by Econolite
This session covers a wide range of practical research within the context of transportation infrastructure in Smart Communities, with a specific focus on big data needs for transportation infrastructure in Smart Communities and risks such as cybersecurity concerns.
Jeff Kupko, Assistant Transportation Program Manager, Michael Baker International, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
Eric Raamot, Chief Technology Officer, Econolite, Colorado Springs, CO
Paul Supawanich, Transportation Planner, Remix, San Francisco, CA
Teresa Tapia, Senior Solutions Engineer, Streetlight Data, San Francisco, CA
Danielle Dai, Transportation Planner, City of Oakland, Oakland, CA

Speeding Up the Slowdown: Strategies for More Intelligent Speed Management in Urban and Suburban Communities (Pathway: Vision Zero)
MTJSponsored by MTJ Roundabout Engineering
This session focuses on new approaches to speed management, and how slower speeds can reduce fatalities and improve community livability. Several projects from medium and large cities around the Midwest will showcase the project development process for previously high-risk corridors, and the session will conclude with a broader discussion on intelligent speed limit setting and how to leverage all available tools and resources.
Jeff Held, Senior Associate, Strand Associates, Inc., Madison, WI
Tom Lynch
, Senior Associate, Strand Associates, Inc., Madison, WI
Rock Miller, Senior Principal, Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering, Stantec, Irvine, CA
John Lower
, Vice President, Iteris, Santa Ana, CA
Donald Pflaum, Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Kelsey Fogt, Associate Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Molly Long, Lead Civil Engineer, Foth Infrastructure & Environment, Johnston, IA

Taking Care of Business: Complete Streets Implementation Around the U.S. and Canada (Pathway: Complete Streets)
VHBSponsored by VHB
This session highlights recently-completed or ongoing Complete Streets projects and other multimodal projects from around the United States and Canada, which touch on a variety of unique contexts. This includes protected bike lanes in mid-sized cities, new complete streets-oriented performance measures and project metrics, and the challenges associated with an enhanced public engagement process on a multimodal infrastructure project in a dense urban environment.
Frederick Dock, Director, Department of Transportation, City of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA
Zibby Petch, IBI Group, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Daryl Bender, Project Manager, Alternative Transportation, City of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Eric Saunderson, Project Manager – Design and Construction, Regional Muncipality of Waterloo, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Aaron Tag, West Area Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation - Roseville, MN, Saint Paul, MN

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Connected and Automated Vehicles: Applications and Research (Pathway: Connected and Automated Vehicles)
Sidra SolutionsSponsored by SIDRA Solutions
This session presents the results of connected and automated Vehicle deployments, as well as ongoing connected and automated vehicle research.
Ray Derr, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
Brian McGann, Consultant, Walker Consultants, Indianapolis, IN
Joe DeVore, Traffic Engineer, KLJ Engineering, St. Paul, MN
Kris Hansen, Lab Manager, 3M Transportation Safety Division, St. Paul, MN

Innovations in Securing Public Support and Funding (Pathway: Leadership)
Two of the biggest challenges in implementing a successful project are securing public support and funding. This session covers new tools and innovative techniques to overcome these challenges.
Matt Pacyna, Principal, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Plymouth, MN
Jennifer Quayle, Communications Specialist, SRF Consuting Group, Inc., Plymouth, MN
Mike McBride, Vice President, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Hardik Shah, Director of Development, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Patrick DeCorla-Souza, Public-Private Partnerships Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
*Ed Soliday, Representative, Indiana House of Representatives, Indianapolis, IN

Signs and Signals - Innovations That Work (Pathway: TSM&O)
Sidra SolutionsSponsored by SIDRA Solutions
Session participants learn about several innovative applications of traffic control devices aimed at improving transportation safety and operations for all users. Experimental overhead bicycle signals, gap-out signal timing strategies, state of the art updates for dynamic message signs will be discussed, as well as an overview on how automated vehicle location (AVL) is being used to measure and improve signal performance.
Scott Poska, Senior Professional Engineer, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN; Nathan Ellingson, Project Manager – Design, Hennepin County, Medina, MN
Jinsong Qi, Traffic Signal Operations Engineer, City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Ransford McCourt, Principal, DKS Associates, Portland, OR
Stephen Remias, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Jonathan Waddell, Student Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Stop Sending Mixed Signals: Effectively Managing Traffic Signal Operations in a Complete Streets Environment (Pathway: Complete Streets)
VHBSponsored by VHB
This session, jointly sponsored by ITE's Complete Streets and Traffic Engineering Councils, addresses the importance of coordination between planning, design, and operations of complete streets, focusing on signalized intersections. Traffic signal operations will be addressed specifically, ensuring awareness of the needs of vehicles, transit, bicyclists, trucks, and pedestrians.
*Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
*Peter Koonce, Principal Engineer, City of Portland, Portland, OR
*Wassim Raja, Associate Director, Traffic Engineering and Signals, DC Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Eric Teitelman, Chief, Capital Projects and Traffic Engineering Division of Transportation, Fairfax, VA

The Role of Smart Signals and Infrastructure in Smart Communities (Pathway: Smart Communities)
Sidra SolutionsSponsored by SIDRA Solutions
This session highlights the role smart transportation infrastructure plays in enabling Smart Communities, with presentations of deployments from across the United States and internationally.
Kelli Raboy, ITS Program Manager, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC; Soumya Dey, Associate Director of Traffic Operations ans Safety, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Andy Swisher, Project Manager, HR Green, Inc. Des Moines, IA; Dave Zelenok, Business Development Manager, HR Green, Inc., Denver, CO
Farhad Poorhen, Vice President, Systems Product Management, Econolite, Anaheim, CA
Gummada Murthy, Associate Director, Operations Programs, AASHTO, Washington, DC


Thursday, August 23
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Are We Finally Ready for BRT? (Pathway: Complete Streets)
WSPSponsored by WSP
Hear presentations from across the United States highlighting successful deployment of bus rapid transit (BRT) and transit signal priority strategies.
Sam Morrissey, Vice President, WSP, Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Sherman, Principal, CDM Smith, Providence, RI
Stephen Goodreau, Principal/Senior Project Manager, CDM Smith, Chicago, IL
Hoki Tse, ITS Engineer, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
Ernest Athanailos, Director of Signals and Street Lighting, New York City DOT, Long Island City, NY
Emad Makarious, Senior Transportation Engineer, New York City DOT, New York, NY

Enhancing Your Curb Appeal: Meeting the Needs of All Users in a Crowded Environment (Pathway: Complete Streets)
VHBSponsored by VHB
This session provides a mix of perspectives on how to best manage limited curb space, particularly in urban environments. Several presentations will demonstrate real-world solutions which focus on enhancing pedestrian and bicyclist safety while also creating a friendly environment for freight and passenger vehicles. There will also be a broader discussion around current and future curb space challenges, especially in the face of growing demand from transportation network companies (TNCs).
Ashley Kim, Transportation Engineering Assistant, DKS Associates, Anaheim, CA
Tom Visee, Freight Planner, HDR, New York, NY
Robert Murphy, Regional Practice Leader, KCI Technologies, Inc., Nashville, TN
Ryan Westrom, Transportation Engineer and Planner, Greenfield Labs, Palo Alto, CA

Leading in a Time of Change (Pathway: Leadership)
EconoliteSponsored by Econolite
We live in a time of significant technological and institutional change. Leadership in this environment can be difficult. Come hear new and innovative ideas about how to be a better leader in changing times.
Clark Bailey, Traffic Engineering Leader, Volkert, Inc., Birmingham, AL
Tracy Shandor, Chief Modeler, Kimley-Horn, Atlanta, GA
Daniel Herrig, Engineer III, Freese & Nichols, Dallas, TX
Abbas Mohaddes, President and COO, Econolite, Anaheim, CA
Amir Rizavi, Director of Transportation Systems, VHB, New York, NY
Ryan White, Assistant Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation, New York, NY
Craig O’Donnell, Transportation Analyst, VHB, New York, NY

Planning for Connected and Automated Vehicles (Pathway: Connected and Automated Vehicles)
SidraSponsored by SIDRA Solutions
This session presents the impact of connected and automated vehicle technologies on transportation planning viewed from both a national and regional perspective.
Steve Johnson, Connected Vehicle Program Manager, HNTB Corporation, Odessa, FL
John Meeks, Dean of Vocational and Workforce Development Programs, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
Katherine Kortum, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
Mark Norman, Director, Development & Strategic Initiatives, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
Leon Villavicencio, Analyst, AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety, Washington, DC
Tara Kelley-Baker, Data and Information Group Leader; AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington DC
Raj Paradkar, Regional Transportation Engineer/Project Manager, Jacobs, Herndon, VA
Kavita Boddu, Traffic Engineer, Jacobs, Herndon, VA

The Safety Dance: Celebrating Vision Zero Successes and Expanding to Smaller Communities (Pathway: Vision Zero)
This session is a compendium of topic areas within Vision Zero, intended to highlight the success of ongoing research and implementation projects from FHWA and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, as well as to highlight approaches being undertaken to expand Vision Zero and highway safety strategies into smaller communities.
Michael Griffith, Director, Office of Safety Technologies, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
Robert Wunderlich, Director, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX
Steven Stapleton, Student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Gentjan Heqimi, Graduate Engineer, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Bloomfield Hills, MI

*denotes an invited speaker