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Innovative Intersection Design Webinar



DATE: Wednesday, April 23 2014
TIME:  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
SITE FEE: $75 ITE Individual Member/ $100 Non-member Individual Fee (Per person rate)
$125 ITE Member Group/$150 Non-member Group Fee (Per site fee for training of 4 or more people at one site)

After registering you will receive a confirmation email. An email containing information about joining the webinar will be sent 2 business days prior to the event.
EARNING COURSE CREDIT: The site registration includes one complimentary evaluation for site registrant.  Web briefing attendees may register online using their ITE ID after the briefing to get access to the free post-webinar evaluation for course credit. The registration and the evaluation is name specific and non-transferable. Further instructions will be sent after the Webinar to the site registrant to distribute to their site attendees. If you do not have an ITE login and password, get one now.

This web briefing will have case studies of innovative intersection designs from Georgia and North Carolina.


Overview of Innovative Intersection Design
Instructor: Jonathan D. Reid

Design and Construction of the First Diverging Diamond in Georgia
Instructor: William M. Ruhsam

Early Findings on the Operational Impacts of Double Crossover Diamond Interchanges
Instructor: Bastian J. Schroeder


At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

1) Learn the pros and cons of innovative intersection design with case study implementation experiences.


Bastian J. Schroeder, Assistant Director, Highway Systems, Institute of Transportation Research and Education, Raleigh, NC, USA

Dr. Bastian J. Schroeder, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Associate in the Highway Systems Group at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) in Raleigh, NC. He specializes in operational analysis of transportation systems, applications of traffic analysis tools and custom traffic engineering studies. Dr. Schroeder is actively involved in transportation research at the state and federal levels and has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers. He recently served as the chief editor for the ITE Manual of Transportation Studies – 2nd Edition and significantly contributed to the freeway operational chapters in the HCM2010. He holds a B.S., Masters, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from N.C. State University. He is a member of ITE.

Jonathan D. Reid, South Region Traffic Engineering Manager, Parson Brinckerhoff, Atlanta, GA, USA

Jonathan Reid is a Professional Engineer, Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and Principal Professional Associate with Parsons Brinkerhoff where he has worked for the past 16 years and currently manages the company’s southeast region traffic engineering group.

Jonathan is published in several transportation engineering journals for his research on Unconventional Intersection Designs including an ITE journal publication in 2000 on Quadrant Roadway’s, two NCHRP publications and several ITE and TRB international conference presentations. As finalist for the William Barclay Parsons Fellowship, he published a monograph that overviews current unconventional intersection design and operations practices, which is the subject of today’s presentation.

William M. Ruhsam, Jr., Traffic Services Manager, Michael Baker Jr., Inc, Norcross, GA

Bill Ruhsam is a Traffic Services Manager for Michael Baker, Jr, living in Cobb County, Georgia. He was the project manager on Georgia's first diverging diamond interchange and continues to look for creative ways to solve ongoing problems.


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