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Workshops

Individuals can register for these workshops without registering for the entire Joint ITE International and Texas District Annual Meeting and Exhibit. Some workshops require a separate fee to register and this fee is indicated.

National Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) Strategy: Road Map to Implementation Workshop, Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Room 406

Professional Development Credits: 3.0 PDHs/CMs

Zero. Some say we can’t get there. But as traffic safety professionals, we know even one fatality on our roadway system is one too many. Learn what it takes to develop or advance a zero-fatality program, how to use tools to institutionalize your strategy, and best practices for engaging traditional and non-traditional partners in your effort. Through panel discussions, case studies, and networking with other practitioners, you’ll be armed with strategies and tactics you can implement in your community, region, or state. Together we can make zero an attainable goal! 

While there is no fee to attend this workshop, you must still register. 

Register for this workshop

Speed Management Noteworthy Practices Roundtable Workshop, Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Room 410

Professional Development Credits: 3.0 PDHs/CMs

This workshop has reached maximum capacity and is no longer accepting registrations

This round-table workshop includes both presentations of noteworthy speed management examples and provides a chance for a conversation and sharing of local experiences. These round-table conversations will support the Federal Highway Administration’s efforts to identify, develop, and promote speed management noteworthy practices carried out by state/local governments to reduce speeding related fatalities. Registration for this workshop is limited to the first 50 registrants.

Workshop learning objectives include:

  • Participants will learn and discuss approaches to speed management;
  • Noteworthy speed management practices will be presented from agency policy, to setting speed limits, implementing countermeasures, enforcement and outreach; and
  • Participants will have an opportunity to share their own speed management positive and negative experiences in an interactive forum.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Shauna Hallmark, Professor and Director, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Neal Hawkins,  Associate Director, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Maximum number of participants: 50 This workshop has reached maximum capacity

Ethics and Social Justice in a Transformative Time Workshop*, Sunday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Room 412

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

The focus of this workshop is on understanding the ethical issues that arise as transportation is transformed by the application of new/emerging technologies. The speakers in this session will talk specifically about how to maintain focus on upholding our ethical obligations to plan for the health, safety, and welfare of the public while embracing these changes.

Hand-in-hand with these ethical issues are issues of social justice, as the space between those that can afford to use the new technologies and live in communities with adequate infrastructure and those that cannot continue to grow.  Certificates will be provided for those attending this workshop for use in satisfying annual ethics training requirements

Presenters:

  • Jeremy Chapman, Senior Traffic Engineer, American Structurepoint, Inc., Terre Haute, IN
  • Bill Schultheiss, Director of Sustainable Safety, Toole Design, Silver Spring, MD

Registration Fee: $25

 

Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian Workshop*, Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Room 402/400

Professional Development Credits: 2.5 PDHs/CMs

Jointly sponsored by ITE and FHWA

This workshop will introduce participants to the FHWA Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program that is promoting countermeasures proven to reduce pedestrian crash risk. The workshop will highlight the importance of pedestrian crossings to a complete transportation network, and attendees will learn how to apply the FHWA Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations to local plans, projects, and safety programs. The workshop includes interactive sessions and features case studies where the countermeasures have been implemented with successful safety outcomes. Peter Eun, with the FHWA Resource Center, will present and facilitate the STEP workshop.

During the first part of this workshop, participants will be joined by participants from the Targeted Efforts to Improve Rural Road Safety Workshop for an overview by Michael Griffith, FHWA Office of Safety of all the FHWA Every Day Counts program safety innovations since 2009 including: Safety Edge, High Friction Surface Treatments, Innovative Intersection and Interchange Designs, Road Diets, and Data-Driven Safety Analysis Tools. Opportunities still exist to get wider scale deployment, so come learn how to overcome challenges and obtain the resources you need to advance implementation of these practical safety solutions. Following this overview, each workshop will continue in separate rooms. (Note: this was originally listed as the Every Day Counts: Saving Lives for a Decade Workshop. To register online, please look for the Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian Workshop; if using the form from the registration brochure, please register for the Every Day Counts: Saving Lives for a Decade Workshop.)

Registration Fee: $10

 

Targeted Efforts to Improve Rural Road Safety Workshop*, Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m

Room 404

Professional Development Credits: 2.5 PDHs/CMs

Jointly sponsored by ITE and FHWA

This workshop will focus on the steps necessary to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatal crashes on rural roads by helping participants identify rural roadway safety issues and risks, as well as proven safety countermeasures to address those risks. Attendees will also learn how to develop roadway safety plans that use systemic analysis and implementation of proven solutions to improve the safety performance of their rural roads. Hillary Isebrands, with the FHWA Resource Center, will present and facilitate this workshop.

During the first part of this workshop, participants will be joined by participants from the Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian  Workshop for an overview by Michael Griffith, FHWA Office of Safety of all the FHWA Every Day Counts program safety innovations since 2009 including: Safety Edge, High Friction Surface Treatments, Innovative Intersection and Interchange Designs, Road Diets, and Data-Driven Safety Analysis Tools. Opportunities still exist to get wider scale deployment, so come learn how to overcome challenges and obtain the resources you need to advance implementation of these practical safety solutions. Following this overview, each workshop will continue in separate rooms. (Note: this was originally listed as the Every Day Counts: Saving Lives for a Decade Workshop. To register online, please look for the Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian Workshop; if using the form from the registration brochure, please register for the Every Day Counts: Saving Lives for a Decade Workshop.)

Registration Fee: $10

 

Attaining Objectives and Performance Based Management of Traffic Signal Programs with Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures Workshop*, Wednesday, July 24,1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. 

Room 408

Professional Development Credits: 2.5 PDHs/CMs

Jointly sponsored by ITE and FHWA

The workshop will explore how Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs) are being used to address safety, mobility, and reliability goals through improved signal timing. It will include a brief overview of ATSPMs, along with several DOTs sharing their experiences with ATSPM applications, and an open discussion with participants on some of the challenges that persist to ATSPM adoption.

A particular effort will be made to include agency experiences with ATSPM applications in the areas of safety and infrastructure management, in addition to the more common operations use cases. ATSPM technology, and the operational strategies they validate, allow agencies to maintain a proactive and customer-oriented signalized intersection management program, saving significant time and financial resources.

As part of the FHWA Every Day Counts 4 Technology Initiative, the implementation of ATSPMs has been accelerated significantly and has become a core part of signal management and operations in more than 30 states. ATSPM technology has already transformed agency business processes, and will be key to evaluating the effectiveness of connected vehicle applications, as well as future strategies aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of travel for all types of roadway users.

Registration Fee: $10

State of the Art in Traffic Calming Workshop*Wednesday, July 24,
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Room 412

Professional Development Credits: 2.5 PDHs/CMs

As the need to protect residential areas from effects of traffic continues to increase, the traffic calming practice has evolved. Some traditional traffic calming measures remain, new ones have been engineered, while others have changed in their design, application, and/or effects. In 2017, ITE and FHWA developed the Traffic Calming ePrimer to serve as a resource for the public and profession to understand the toolbox of individual traffic calming measures and their effects.

The ePrimer can help to choose which measure(s) would be best to solve specific neighborhood traffic problems and have acceptable benefits and negative impacts. Based on the information contained in the ePrimer, the ITE Traffic Engineering Council recently revised the Traffic Calming Fact Sheets on the ITE website. These sheets have long been a popular staple on the ITE website. This workshop presents the current state of the traffic calming practice and presents the updated and new Fact Sheets on the individual traffic calming measures.

Registration Fee: $50

 

Use of Crowdsourcing to Advance Operations Workshop*, Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.*

Room 410

Professional Development Credits: 2.5 PDHs/CMs

Jointly sponsored by ITE and FHWA

The goals of this workshop are three-fold. First, this session strives to bring awareness of crowdsourced applications to transportation leadership, operations and ITS managers, and technical leads within agencies responsible for traffic management and operations. Second, this session strives to initiate dialogue that prompts agencies to consider using crowdsourced data. Third, this session aims to inform agencies of the FHWA Every Day Counts, Round 5 (EDC-5) Innovation, “Use of Crowdsourcing to Advance Operations,” and the suite of resources available to help state and local agencies accelerate the implementation of crowdsourced data for operations.

During this session, participants will hear from three practitioners about their experiences using crowdsourced data from cellular-based sources, smartphone apps, and social media in urban and rural regions. Participants will learn how these practitioners improved situational awareness, improved traveler information, and improved the management of signal systems, road weather response, incidents, work zones and more. After hearing from practitioners, participants will take part in multiple break-out sessions for deeper conversation with practitioners and experts on data and applications that are of greatest interest to your organization. Within each break-out session, you will collaborate with a smaller group of peers to delve into (1) whether a specific data source or application is right for your agency, (2) whether crowdsourced data you already collect can be applied to benefit other programs within your agency, and (3) how to navigate around barriers that might otherwise hinder your agency’s effective use of crowdsourcing.

Registration Fee: $10

 

Emerging Technologies for Micro-mobility: What Do We Know, What Do We Not Know, and What Do We Do?, Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.*

Room 406

Professional Development Credits: 3.0 PDHs./CMs

Beginning in 2017, a proliferation of start-ups and new firms distributed electric scooters for use in shared mobility systems (SMS) in cities across the United States, generating millions of trips per year. According to some reports, the adoption rate of e-scooter sharing systems is one of the highest among emerging mobility service providers, projected to outpace even Uber and Lyft, indicating that these technologies hold the potential to be truly transformative to the way in which people travel in the future.

While the potential health, environmental, and congestion relief benefits of these emerging transportation systems—designed to provide “micro-mobility” and an affordable, low emissions alternative to driving—is promising, safety and planning concerns abound. City planners and engineers are on the front lines of designing safe systems—through roadway design and regulatory approaches—to accommodate emerging technologies and harness the transformative benefits these systems may offer, while mitigating safety concerns for all road users.

This workshop will explore what we know and don’t know about these emerging technologies (including operating characteristics and usage trends), and how cities can improve the ways in which they plan and design for emerging forms of low-speed travel via light electric vehicles (such as e-scooters) and coordinate with industry partners.

The workshop will highlight the latest research and findings from a scan of agency practices regarding e-scooters in SMS and will discuss the extent to which national bicycle infrastructure design standards accommodate the needs of existing and emerging light vehicle travel modes. The workshop will also showcase lessons from local perspectives, including the City of Austin, who have active e-scooter mobility services. The workshop will include a tour of local micro-mobility infrastructure and the opportunity to try out an e-scooter.

Registration Fee: $10

 

Technical Sessions

Monday, July 22, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Poster Session 1Traffic Engineering / TSMO / Speed Management / Workforce

Grand Ballroom Foyer, 6th Floor

  • Transportation Transformed with Resiliency as a Vital Component: The Case of Puerto Rico's Surface Transportation System-Two Years after the Passage of Category 4 Hurricane MariaBenjamin Colucci-Rios, Director PR LTAP, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Impacts of Detector Configuration on Performance Measurement and Signal OperationChristopher Day, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Developing and Marketing Transporation System Management & Operations in a Multimodal EnvironmentZuxuan Deng, Senior Transportation Specialist, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC and Kelli Raboy, ITS Program Manager, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Dynamic Flashing Yellow Arrow SystemNicholas Erpelding, Senior Associate, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
  • Next Generation Traffic Management for City of Tampa, Dean Gustafson, National ITS Practice Lead, HW Lochner, Inc., Mechanicsville, VA and Vic Bhide, Smart Mobility Manager, City of Tampa, Tampa, FL
  • An Investigation of Demographics and Mode Choice Trends of For-Hire Vehicle Trips, Bryce Hallmark, Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Low Cost Applications of Innovative Signal Timing Techniques: A Case Study of Traffic Responsive Signal Timing in Austin, TX, Tom Hartmann, Project Manager, Kimley-Horn, Dallas, TX and Jared Wall, Traffic Signal Engineer, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Work Zone Traffic Management and Analysis - Tools and Materials, Anita Johari, Lead, Traffic Engineering, Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions, Phoenix, AZ
  • Public Sector Employment: Does It Live Up to the Expectations?, Ravali Kosaraju, Senior Engineer, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Speed Studies and Safety Recommendations, Dhruva Lahon, Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Dallas, TX
  • Managing Big Events in Small Towns: Texas A&M University Fooltball - Technology, People Advances, and Real-Time Communication, Madison Metsker-Galarza, Assistant Transportation Researcher, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX and Tim Lomax, TTI Research Fellow and Regents Fellow, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX
  • Why is an ICE is Nice, Devin Moore, Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Reno, NV
  • Introduction of Alternative Road Pricing Concept: Vehicle Usage Time, Isha Narsaria, Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX and Vivek Gupta, Graduate Student, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Arterial Speed Management – A Case StudyWillie Roman, Senior Project Manager, Lee Engineering, Las Cruces, NM
  • Your Signal Does What? ... The Hybrid Pedestrian Interval, Andrew Luna, Associate Engineer, Albert Grover & Associates, Fullerton, CA and David Roseman, City Traffic Engineer, Albert Grover & Associates, Fullerton, CA
  • A Tool for Automatic Determination of Roundabouts' Gap-Acceptance Parameters using Computer Vision Techniques, Evarist Ruhazwe, Student, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Emergency Vehicle Pre-Emption: A Smart City Solution, Ryan Saville, Associate Vice President, TransCore, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Crash Trends on Multilane Roundabouts in a Mature Community, Hardik Shah, Director of Development, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN and Mike McBride, Vice President, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Using ICE to Advance Innovative Intersections, Hillary Isebrands, Roadway Safety and Design Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Denver, CO
  • Round is the New Resilience, Ken Sides, Senior Transportation Engineer, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Tampa, FL
  • An Evaluation of the Impacts of Road Tube Count Error on Capacity Analysis, Paul O'Shea, Account Executive, Miovision, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • When Traffic Responsive is the Best Solution, Allison Palumbo, Senior Engineer, Iteris, Inc., Santa Ana, CA
  • Taking TSMO on the Road - ITS Heartland's Journey, Tom Hein, WICHway Traffic Management Center Manager, Kansas DOT, Wichita, KS and Mike FlobergDirector of Innovative Technologies, Topeka, KS and Slade Engstrom, Consultant, TranSystems, Wichita, KS

Monday, July 22, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

ITE Town Hall Meeting

Room 408

This session will provide members the opportunity to have a dialogue with the ITE Executive Committee – CEO, President, Past President and Vice President.  ITE leadership will provide an overview of the strategic direction of ITE and answer questions from members.  Three issues to be explored include the ITE name and brand, attracting more planners to ITE and ITE’s global engagement. 

TSMO Breakthroughs for Cities, Counties, and MPOs

Room 410

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

Sponsored by 

This panel will explore breakthrough approaches to TSMO including the regional and local traffic incident management programs, enhancing TSMO solutions across jurisdictional boundaries, and city/state partnerships to improve situational awareness and response times for incidents along diversion routes.

Moderator:

  • Patrick Son, Managing Director, National Operations Center of Excellence, Washington, DC

Presenters:

  • Eric Hill, Director of Transportation Systems Management & Operations, MetroPlan Orlando, Orlando, FL
  • Jim Fox, Director - Transportation Operations Division, City and County of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Nicolaas Swart, Division Manager, Maricopa County DOT, Phoenix, AZ

Best Practices in Speed Management

Room 412

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

This session explores a variety of techniques that demonstrate how successful speed management practices can be used to minimize fatalities and injuries, increase mobility, and make communities more livable.

Moderator:

  • Kris Milster, Director of Government Accounts, Traffic Technology Services, Inc., Tampa, FL

Presenters:

  • A Fresh Look at an Old Problem: Why (& How) Austin is Moving Towards Integrated Strategies in Speed Management, Amica Bose, Engineering Supervisor, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX and Sam Higgins, Project Manager, AECOM, Austin, TX
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Using Part-Time Shoulder Lanes along HOT Lanes, Raj Paradkar, Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn, Ashburn, VA and Patrick Johnson, Traffic Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Reston, VA
  • Shauna Hallmark, Professor and Director, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Measuring Pedestrian Behavior in the Wild 

Room 406

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

How do you measure pedestrian behaviors to ensure installation of the best pedestrian crossing solutions? Learn best practices from industry experts for bicycle and pedestrian count programs, how driver yielding increases pedestrian crossing safety, and using pedestrian crossing to connect people and places.

Moderator:

  • Jeff Riegner, Vice President, Whitman, Requardt & Associates, Wilmington, DE

Presenters:

  • Effects of Pedestrian Crossing Facilities on Driver Yielding Propensity, Carolina Baumanis, Research Engineering/Scientist Associate, Center for Transportation Research - University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX and Joel Meyer, Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Programs: Best Practice, Krista Nordback, Senior Research Associate, University of North Carolina, Boulder, NC and Sarah O’Brien, Senior Research Associate, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Improving Compliance at Enhanced Pedestrian Crossings - Solutions that Work, Grant Schultz, Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) - Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Room 400/402

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

This session showcases practical examples of Mobility as a Service deployments and their wide ranging impacts to transportation systems today.

Moderator:

  • Ryan Martinson, Transportation Engineer, Stantec, Calgary, AB, Canada

Presenters:

  • Dockless Mobility: The Challenges of On-street Management, A. Lee Austin, Traffic Engineer, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX and Jacob Culberson, Division Manager, Mobilty Services, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Beyond Transit Deserts: Using Public Data to Inform Dockless Vehicle Allocation and Reduce the Access Barrier, Jackson Archer, Transportation Planner, Big Red Dog Engineering, Austin, TX
  • Leaning into Disruptive Technologies as They Transform Our Community, Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director – Smart Mobility, City of Austin, Austin, TX

Rural ITS Town Hall Meeting

Room 404

What are the current "hot topics" and emerging issues in rural intelligent transportation systems (ITS)? Hear technical, policy, and funding updates from national leaders; ask questions about trends and recent advancements; and join the conversation by helping to identify and prioritize additional issues. This discussion will kick the Rural ITS Pathway that will take place July 22-23 during the meeting.

Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Local Leader Perspectives on the Future of Transportation

Room 408

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

This session provides a forum for local transportation leaders to discuss their vision of the future of transportation to meet the variety of existing and emerging needs of their citizens. They will share both the successes, challenges, and opportunities for putting new ideas into practice and discuss the implications of innovation and new technologies. 

Moderator:

  • Dale Picha, Traffic Operations Manager, Texas DOT, San Antonio, TX

Presenters:

  • Michael Morris. Director of Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington, TX
  • Shane Harbinson, Assistant Director – Airport Planning and Development, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director – Smart Mobility, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Dottie Watkins, Vice President, Operations, CapMetro, Austin, TX
  • Darran Anderson, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Texas DOT, Austin, TX
  • C. Michael Walton, Professor, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Cheaper by the Dozen - Practical Low Cost Roundabouts 

Room 410

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

Sponsored by  

This session will focus on unique applications of low-cost roundabouts such as right-sizing and the use of practical design principles to demonstrate cost effectiveness, safety, and congestion relief benefits.

Moderator:

  • Lindsey Van Parys, Project Manager, GHD, Roseville, CA

Presenters:

  • Brian Walsh, State Traffic Design and Operations Engineer, Washington State DOT, Olympia, WA
  • Jay VonAhsen, Team Leader, MSA Professional Services, Dallas, TX
  • Rightsizing Modern Day Roundabouts, Michael Mastaglio, Practice Leader, Urban Engineers, Philadelphia, PA

Enhancing Public Safety Through Advances in Responder Technology

Room 404

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

This session focuses on the current work of the Transportation Safety Advancement Group (TSAG) in the areas of connected responder, advanced automatic crash notification (AACN), infrastructure to responder (I2R) technologies, and incident critical communications to promote life-saving technology advancements in public safety. 

Moderator:

  • Elina Zlotchenko, Program Manager, U.S. DOT ITS Joint Program Office, Washington, DC

Presenters:

  • Pat Noyes, Principal, Pat Noyes & Associates, Boulder, CO
  • The Connected Responder, Thomas West, Director, UC Berkeley, Richmond, CA and Skip Yeakel, Principal Engineer, Volvo Group North America, Greensboro, NC
  • Brent Williams, Senior EMS Advisor, FirstNet, Washington, DC

Methods and Practices for Setting Speed Limit

Room 406

Professional Development Credit: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

This session explores options for proposed changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) procedures for setting speed limits based on local agency practitioner experience and recent research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and other national transportation organizations.

Moderator:

  • Richard Retting, National Practice Leader for Safety & Research, Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, Washington, DC

Presenters:

  • William Lambert, Traffic Engineer/Administrator, New Hampshire DOT, Concord, NH
  • Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association, Washington, DC
  • James Le, Senior Civil Engineer, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
  • Should We Consider Different Approaches to Setting Posted Speed Limits?, Kay Fitzpatrick, Senior Research Engineer/Program Manager/Regents Fellow, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) - TNC and Automated Vehicle Insights 

Room 400/402

Professional Development Credit: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

Sponsored by 

This session presents the interplay of technology, data, and shared mobility in a MaaS ecosystem, including the potential impacts of autonomous vehicles.

Moderator:

  • Brian Welch, Senior Manager, Planning Technical Services, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

Presenters:

  • TNCs, Transit and Traffic: What Big Data Reveals, Laura Schewel, CEO, StreetLight Data, San Francisco, CA
  • Shared Autonomous Vehicles (SAVs) Will Not Rival or Replace or Reshape (RRR) Public Transit Systems, Kousay Mohamad, University of Washington, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility: Answering the BIG Questions, Mark Norman, Resident Scholar, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC and Katherine Kortum, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
  • Transportation Planners and Traffic Engineers to Align Traffic, Transit and TNC, Arjan Van Andel, Director of Customer Success, PTV Group, Arlington, VA 

How Can We Collaborate to Reduce Fatalities on Our Transportation System?  

Room 412

Professional Development Credit: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

This session focuses on the perspectives of a variety of stakeholder groups and how each group is working to reduce fatalities on the transportation system, as well as how they view successes and shortcomings in collaboration that could bring about greater impacts.

Moderator:

  • Michael Griffith, Director, Office of Safety Technologies, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC

Presenters:

  • Tara Kelley-Baker, Data and Informational Group, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington DC
  • Michael Lee, Director of Engineering and Safety Operations, Texas DOT, Austin, TX
  • Marcia Faschingbauer, CEO, Excargo and Texas State Vice President, American Trucking Associations, Houston, TX
  • Adam Vanek, CEO, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Irving, TX
  • Justin Chrane, Major, Texas Highway Patrol, Austin, TX

Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Rural Traffic and Safety Management

Room 404

Professional Development Credit: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

Roadways in rural areas and small communities present a different set of safety management issues than their urban and suburban counterparts. This session presents a cross section of traffic and safety management techniques for rural areas such as the use of drones, dilemma zone protections, and signal timing.

Moderator:

  • Daniel Beaty, Chief Transportation Planners, HNTB Corporation, Tallahassee, FL

Presenters:

  • Evolving from Traditional Signal Timing to ATSPM for Safety, Mobility, and Small Communities, Paul Barricklow, Principal, Lee Engineering, Albuquerque, NM
  • Performance-Based Safety Evaluation on a Systemic Level: The Wisconsin Story, Lee Gibbs, Senior Traffic Engineer, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Madison, WI and Rebecca Szymkowski, Traffic Supervisor, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Madison, WI
  • Safety Evaluation of Dilemma Zone Protection System on High Speed Rural Intersections in Maryland, Sung Yoon Park, Transportation Engineer, Maryland DOT State Highway Administration, Hanover, MD
  • Using Drones to Collect Speed Data: A Novel Approach, Alyssa Ryan, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Waddington, NY

Curbs and Hubs: Who Manages the New Frontier?

Room 408

Professional Development Credit: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

This session is a Socratic discussion built around a series of provocative questions. The panel will explore outcomes of active and passive planning related to the urgent topics of mobility hubs and curbside management.

Moderator:

  • Andy Boenau, Director of Mobility Strategy, The Gotcha Group, Richmond, VA

Presenters

  • Andy Boenau, Director of Mobility Strategy, The Gotcha Group, Richmond, VA
  • Jim Gough, Department Manager, Transportation Planning, WSP, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
  • Jason Redfern, Parking Enterprise Manager, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Colin Roche, CEO, Swiftmile, San Mateo, CA

National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) Transportation Technology Tournament 

Room 406

This competition features students who have worked closely with state and local DOTs to solve real-world transportation problems using ITS and TSMO solutions.

Held by NOCoE and the U.S. Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Professional Capacity Building Program (ITS JPO PCB) program, nine student teams will have spent six months working with industry and academic advisors to learn about potential ITS and TSMO solutions via online training programs. Working as a team, the students use their experience, education, and new coursework to develop a solution or suite of solutions to directly address the originally-defined challenge problem.

During this session, each finalist team will give a 10-minute presentation in front of a panel of judges, where they’ll face questions and be expected to speak to the technical aspects of their solution. A team will then be selected as the 2019 Transportation Technology Tournament Winner and announced at the Power Plenary on Tuesday, July 23 from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Bringing V2X to the Lone Star State: Landmark Deployments and Initiatives in Texas 

Room 410

Professional Development Credit: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

Sponsored by 

This session showcases ongoing and planned V2X deployments in Texas, including both urban and rural applications.    

Moderator:

  • Marcus Welz, President, Intelligent Traffic Systems, Siemens Mobility, Inc., Austin, TX

Presenters:

  • Jorge Riveros, Smart Mobility Program Manager, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX
  • Kristie Chin, Director of Civic Innovation, Texas Innovation Alliance, UT Austin Center for Transportation Research, Austin, TX
  • Jianming Ma, Engineer, Texas DOT, Austin, TX
  • Nader Ayoub, Regional Vice President, Iteris, West Lake Hills, TX

Generation Z – The Fortnite Evolution

Room 400/402

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

This fun and interactive session will explore the desires of Generation Z and how transportation professionals today should consider those desires. Panelists include transportation industry leaders and future system users, ages 10–14. This session is part of the ITE STEM Activity Day.

Moderator: 

  • Eric Rensel, Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Harrisburg, PA

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Toth, Transportation Director/County Engineer, Maricopa County Department of Transportation, Phoenix, AZ
  • Cassie Jordan, Director, IT Strategy and Portfolio Management, Texas DOT, Austin, TX
  • Roger Cohen, Senior Policy Advisor, Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation, Harrisburg, PA

The Future of Bike Signals and Pedestrian Detection Systems

Room 412

Professional Development Credit: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

This session will address the challenges of detecting people walking and cycling at traffic signals and using these data to improve multimodal performance. In addition, case studies will be presented showing installation/implementation lessons learned from the perspective of a municipality and a designer. 

Moderator:

  • Amir Rizavi, Director of Transportation Systems, VHB, New York, NY

Presenters:

  • William DeSantis, Chair, NCUTCD Bicycle Technical Committee, VHB, Providence, RI
  • Peter Koonce, Principal Engineer, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland, OR
  • Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
  • Joshil Bhatapuria, Graduate Engineer, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX

Tuesday, July 23, 10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Poster Session 2 - Smart Communities / Big Data / Connected and Automated Vehicles / Mobility as a Service

Grand Ballroom Foyer, 6th Floor

Sponsored by 

  • Macomb County Michigan - Ready for Connected Vehicles, John Abraham, Director, Macomb County Department of Roads, Mount Clemens, MI
  • Virginia Statewide Integrated Mobiliity, Tyler Beduhn, Civil Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Reston, VA
  • Nationwide Case Studies in Deploying Live Connected Vehicle Traffic Signals, Barbara Catlin, Marketing & Communications, Cubic (Trafficware), Sugar Land, TX and Marshall Cheek, Trafficware Director, Business Development, Cubic (Trafficware), Sugar Land, TX
  • Dynamically Priced Toll and Transit Lanes for Surface Arterial Roadways, Dennis Eyler, Principal, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Plymouth, MN
  • Transportation Networks Role in Enabling Connected/Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities, James Gilbert, Director of Operations, GBA Systems Integrators, LLC, Lenexa, KS
  • Innovative Route-Based Signal Control Priority System, Terry Gortney, Senior Signal Systems Engineer, Charlotte Department of Transportation, Charlotte, NC and Jon Ringler, Vice President, Econolite, Alpharetta, GA
  • State and Local DOTs' Contribution to the Disruption of Human Trafficking, John Habermann, Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Waco, TX and Javonda Williams, Associate Dean, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Application of Conencted Vehicle Technology to Mitigate Secondary Crashes, Armana Huq, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • Mobility Hubs - The Equitable Congregation of Transportation,Jeffrey Kupko, Project Manager – Traffic, Michael Baker International, Columbus, OH
  • Uses and Challenges of Collecing LiDAR Data from a Growing Autonomous Vehicle Fleet, Michelle Mekker, Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Logan, UT and Ashikur Rahman, Graduate Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • Cloud-Based Technology for Optimizing Signal Timing and Breakthrough Real-Time Adaptive Signal Control, Farhad Pooran, Vice President, Systems Product Management, Econolite Group, Inc., Anaheim, CA
  • Practical Approaches to Leveraging Data for TSMO Applications - An Urban Perspective, Kelli Raboy, ITS Program Manager, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • A Safety and Mobility Assessment of Coordinated Signals Using Crowd Sources Vehicle Trajectory Data,Stephen Remias, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and Jonathan Waddell, Graduate Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Using Simulation Tools to Evaluate the Impact of Connected and Automated Vehicles, Adam Groves, Regional Manager, PTV Group, Arlington, VA
  • Context Sensitive Parking Structures, Alexander VanHout, Transportation Planner, Arup, New York, NY and Eric Swenson, Senior Engineer, Arup, New York, NY
  • The Popularity of Navigation Apps and Impact on Traffic Operations,Scott Poska, Senior Traffic Engineer, Alliant Engineering, Minneapolis, MN
  • Big Data for Micro Analysis: Understanding Interchange Movements in Florida, Jim Hubbell, Solution Engineer, South Central Territory, StreetLight Data, Kansas City, MO

Tuesday, July 23, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Complete Streets Boulevards

Room 406

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

Come see on-the-ground projects that have transformed car-centric boulevards into complete streets. This session will feature four completed complete street projects across the country and will include a roundtable discussion on common strategies that create a successful complete street boulevard.

Moderator:

  • Larry Marcus, Associate, Wallace Montgomery, Vienna, VA

Presenters:

  • Channelside Drive Transformed, Paula Flores, Transportation Planning Practice Leader, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI), Tampa, FL
  • Transforming Minneapolis-It Starts with Hennepin Avenue, Allan Klugman, Principal, Professional Engineer, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN and Becca Hughes, Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
  • Creating a Vibrant Community in Rosslyn through Performance-Based Multimodal Planning and Implementation of Streets Reconfiguration, Tyler Beduhn, Civil Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Reston, VA and Erin Murphy, Transportation Planner, Kimley-Horn, Reston, VA 
  • Alamo Street - Downtown San Antonio's First Multway Boulevard, Kerri Collins, Vice President, Transportation Planning/Engineering, WSP USA, San Antonio, TX and Mukul Mulhotra, Principal Director of Urban Design, MIG, Inc., San Antonio, TX

Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies on Transportation Engineering and Planning

Room 408

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

Sponsored by 

Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicle technologies are discussed in this session in a practical manner to enable planners and engineers to begin to take the lessons learned to everyday practice. 

Moderator:

  • Matt Smith, Associate Vice President, Michael Baker International, Brighton, MI

Presenters:

  • Realizing Connected Vehicle Benefits - Now!, Alan Clelland, Vice President West, Applied Information, Pasadena, CA
  • Agnostic Technology for Future-Proof Cities, Michael Serra, Pre-Sales Solution Engineers, Global Traffic Technologies, Oakdale, MN 
  • Automated Vehicle Symposium Roundup, Katherine Kortum, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC and Mark Norman, Resident Scholar, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
  • A Framework for Planning, Modeling, and Communicating CAV Impacts: NCHRP 20-102(09),Thomas Williams, Transportation Planning Practice Leader, DKS Associates, Driftwood, TX

Rural Incident Management and Performance Data

Room 410

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

This session presents information on data driven approaches and benefit-cost information to demonstrate the value of rural incident management as well as the use of performance data to support agencies’ TSMO programs.

Moderator:

  • Valerie Briggs, Director, Office of Transportation Management, FHWA, Washington, DC

Presenters:

  • Leveraging Big Data to Advance Traffic Incident Management in a Rural State, Andrew Brewer, Assistant Division Engineer, Arkansas Department of Transportation, Little Rock, AR
  • Use of On-Road Travel Time Information for Arterial Route Selection during Construction, Kent Collins, Director of Public Works, City of Coppell, Coppell, TX and Robert Brydia, Program Manager/Senior Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX
  • Analyzing the Benefits of Incident Management Programs in Utah, Mitchell Hadfield, Graduate Research Assistant, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Analytics and Dashboards for Effective Roadside Sensor Network Management, Keith Vertin, Director, Digital Traffic Systems, Inc., Parker, CO and David St. John, Program Director, Digital Traffic Systems, Inc., Ashland, VA

Successful Signal Timing Strategies

Room 412

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

Sponsored by 

This session demonstrates how signal timing strategies can be used to successfully reduce congestion and improve transportation safety, quality, and reliability.

Moderator:

  • Lynn LaMunyon, Discipline Leader - Transportation, Maser Consulting, Hamilton, NJ

Presenters:

  • Implementation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System in the City of Ottawa, Canada, Chris Brinkmann, Manager, Traffic Operations, City of Ottawa, Ontario, Transportation Services Department, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Using Data to Prioritize Traffic Signal Retiming Operations and Inform Decision Making, Jared Wall, Traffic Engineer, City of Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX and Christine Cheng, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, Merritt Island, FL
  • New York City Bus Rapid Transit Program, Emad Makarious, Administrative Engineer, New York City DOT, Long Island City, NY and Lihua Zhang, Senior Transportation Engineer, TransCore ITS, Long Island City, NY
  • Utilizing Real-Time GPS Origin-Desitination Data in Signal Operation and Timing Optimization, Mehdi Mohades, Associate Engineer, Iteris, Austin, TX and Venkatesh Jadhav, Senior Engineer, Iteris, Inc., Austin, TX

What's New in Trip and Parking Generation

Room 410

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

This session introduces the audience to two of the industry’s most widely used parking resources (Parking Generation Manual, 5th Edition and Shared Parking) and provides a practitioner’s experience with new strategies for estimating person trip generation rates and innovative techniques for managing parking demand.

Moderator:

  • Milton Carrasco, President and CEO, Transoft Solutions, Richmond, BC, Canada

Presenters:

  • Kevin Hooper, Principal, Kevin Hooper Associates, Falmouth, ME
  • Mary Smith, Senior Vice President, Walker Consultants, Indianapolis, IN
  • Decision Support Methodologies for Parking Management on University Campuses, Okan Gurbuz, Ph.D. Student Research Assistant, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
  • Trip Generation: Beyond Vehicle Trip Totals, Dan Hennessey, Vice President, Director of Transportation, Big Red Dog Engineering, Austin, TX

Implementing Vision Zero in Texas

Room 400/402

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

This session will cover the successes and challenges in implementing Vision Zero in Texas over the past several years, with a focus on lessons learned in developing action plans, examples of successful countermeasure implementations, evaluation of results and progress, working with advocates and the public, and FHWA resources that can help anyone who is trying to implement Vision Zero.

Moderator:

  • Robert Wunderlich, Director, Center for Transportation Safety, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX

Presenters:

  • Stephen Ratke, Safety and Traffic Operations Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Austin, TX
  • Jay Blazek Crossley, Executive Director, Farm and City, Austin, TX
  • Gregory Reininger, Principal Transportation Planner, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Lewis Leff, Transportation Safety Officer, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX

Tuesday, July 23, 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Poster Session 3 - Complete Streets / Vision Zero / Transportation and Health

Grand Ballroom Foyer, 6th Floor

  • #kindergarten4cars - Public Perception of a Controversial Road Diet in a Vibrant College Town, Matthew Buckley, Vice President, Whitman, Requardt, and Associates, LLP, Wilmington, DE
  • How Transportation Choices Impact Health & Wellness, Dyan Damron, Traffic Engineering & Planning Manager, Volkert, Inc., Franklin, TN
  • Temporary Installations for Complete Streets - Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned, Lydia LaPoint, Civil Engineer, IBI Group, Irvine, CA
  • Lane County Oregon Toward Zero Deaths,Steve Gallup, Transportation Engineering Services Supervisor, Lane County Dept. of Public Works, Eugene, OR
  • Where Do I Belong? Redefining Space in an Age of New Mobility, Daniel Herrig, Transportation Engineer, City of Richardson, Richardson, TX
  • Midtown Atlanta Case Study - New Data Collection Techniques in Automated Pedestrian Safety Analysis, Julie Levy, Project Delivery Manager, Brisk Synergies, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Monon Boulevard - A Look at Trail Oriented Economic Development, Jeremy Kashman, Director of Engineering, City of Carmel, Carmel, IN
  • Interactive Crash Data Analysis Dashboards,Yung Koprowski, Principal, Y2K Engineering, LLC, Mesa, AZ
  • Bike Safety Trails No More: An Analysis of Sidepath Crashes in Michigan for Design and Operational Issues,Steven Lavrenz, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • GRTC Pulst BRT: Driving Community Advancement, Ashley Lickliter, Vice President, Kimley-Horn, Richmond, VA 
  • Accessibility Analysis of Labor & Delivery Services in Alabama, Margaret McNamara, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Innovative Intersections and Mid-Block Facilities for 'Problem' Sites, Andrew O'Brien, Chairman, O'Brien Traffic, Hawthorn East, Victoria, Australia
  • Oregon's Statewide Transit Network Study: Vision for a Better Oregon, Krista Purser, Engineering Associate, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR
  • A Complete Transformation, Mark Rinnan, Principal Planner, Jacobs Engineering, Chicago, IL and Roberto Rodriguez, Consultant Program Manager, Knight Engineers & Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Understanding the Impact of Pedestrian Safety Measures through the Automated Analysis of Data from Traffic Monitoring Cameras, Joel Meyer, Pedestrian Coordinator, Austin Department of Transportation, Austin, TX
  • Examining Driver Distraction and Crash Risk Using Naturalistic Driving Data, Peter Savolainen, MSU Foundation Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • High Resolution Intersection Pedestrian Performance Measures Using AI Video Detection, Padraig Landy, Account Executive, Miovision Technologies, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Innovation and Creativity  for Evolving Bicycling Infrastructure: An Engineer's Obeservations from the Seat of a Bicycle, Brooke Struve, Safety and Geometric Design Engineer, FHWA, Strasburg, CO
  • Roadway Repurposing through Roundabouts - A Case Study, Lindsey Van Parys, Project Manager, GHD, Lynnwood, WA
  • Transportation Planning at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan: Accommodating Growth in a Multimodal Environment,Sara Clark, Office Director, TranSystems Corporation, Kansas City, MO
  • Better Pedestrian Infrastructure for Better Sustainable Mobility, Peter Lipar, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Guidance for Comprehensive Transportation Review in the District of Columbia, Aaron Zimmerman, Senior Transportation Planner, District of Columbia Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
  • Operating Austin's Traffic Management Center (TMC) for a Growing Community, Kent Kacir, Vice President, Kimley-Horn, Dallas, TX and Brian Craig, Consulting Engineer, City of Austin, Austin, TX

Tuesday, July 23, 3:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Creative Management of Data Driven Work Zones

Room 400/402

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

Work zones create challenging driving environments from a safety and operational perspective. Data integration into work zone management supports active TSMO of the network of roadways impacted by construction. Presentations in this session highlight data applications for alternate route and detours, freeway lane closures, and incidents in work zones.

Moderator:

  • Egan Smith, Managing Director, ITS Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

Presenters:

  • Real-TIme, Asychronous Data in Incident Detection and Work Zone Management, Paul Avery, Technology Solutions Manager, AECOM, Austin, TX
  • Operating a Smarter Detour through Collaboration, Planning, and Technology, Tom Hartmann, Traffic Engineer, Kimley-Horn, Dallas, TX and David Halloin, Traffic Engineer/Project Manager, Kimley-Horn, Carrollton, TX
  • Using High-Tech to Offer Alternate Route Choices, Luke Holman, Project Manager, Strand Associates, Inc., Madison, WI
  • Benefits and Challenges of Combining Sensor and Probe-Based Data to Quantify the Impacts of Freeway Lane Closures: A Practical Application in Texas, John Nevares, Austin District Traffic Engineer, Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, TX and Natalia Ruiz Juri, Director, Network Modeling Center, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 

Improving Mobility and Safety Through Alternative Intersection Design

Room 406

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

Sponsored by  

This session explores several innovative intersection and interchange treatments that demonstrate improved safety and congestion relief through reduced conflict points, lower operating speeds, and efficient flow of traffic.

Moderator:

  • Gordon Meth, Transportation Expert, Robson Forensic, Cedar Knolls, NJ

Presenters:

  • Evaluating the Performance and Safety of TxDOT's First Roundabouts and Diverging Diamond Interchange in El Paso, Randy Johnson, Senior Transportation Engineer, DKS Associates, Portland, OR and Aaron Berger, Transportation Engineer, DKS Associates, Portland, OR
  • Method for Analyzing Alternaive Geometrics at Unsignalized Intersections, Michael Schrader, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
  • Analysis of an Alternative Design, Unique Continuous Turbo Intersections, Peter Yu, Student, Pullman, WA
  • Modular Mini-Roundaabout from Recycled Plastics - Alternative Approach of Construction, Wei Zhang, Highway Research Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA and Chenhui Liu, Postdoctorate Fellow, National Research Council, McLean, VA

Lessons from Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployment Projects

Room 404

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

sponsored by 

Connected and automated vehicle deployments across the nation have had to overcome challenges. This session presents a few of the unique lessons learned from overcoming those challenges today and some of the challenges that may face autonomous vehicle deployments in the future.

Moderator:

  • Anthony Castellone, Transportation Division Manager, Pennoni Associates, Philadelphia, PA

Presenters:

  • Transportation Cybersecurity, Joseph Gregory, Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
  • First Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Carrying Passengers on Public Roads in Texas, Brian Moen, Assistant Director of Engineering Services, City of Frisco, Frisco, TX and Kerin Smith, Traffic Engineer, City of Frisco, Frisco, TX
  • Challenges and Solutions for New York City Connected Vehicle Deployment,Robert Rausch, Vice President, TransCore, Harrisburg, PA
  • An AV/CV Test Bed to Improve Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Safety, Srinivasa Sunkari, Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX

Measures and Guides for Linking Transportation and Health

Room 408

Professional Development Credits: 1.5

This session will cover trends, projects, and practices related to linking transportation and health for practitioners. From the evolution of the Safe Routes to School program to daily physical activity monitoring, speakers will discuss public health as it relates to transportation professionals. There will be a focus on mobility, first and last mile solutions, and tools for creating community connections.

Moderator:

  • Shawn Leight, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, CBB Transportation Engineers + Planners, St. Louis, MO

Presenters:

  • Monitoring Daily Activities and Linking Physical Activity Levels Attributed to Transportation Mobility Choices, Sina Famili, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX and Shirin Kamali Rad, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • Tools for Creating Community Connections, Daniel Hardy, Principal, Renaissance Planning Group, Arlington, VA
  • Health Impact in 5 Years with Mass Transit and Safe Routes to School, Wendy Heaps, Senior Policy Analyst, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
  • Measuring the Public Health Impact of First/Last Mile Solutions, Saeedreza Ramezanpournargesi, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX and Sheida Khademi, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

Vision Zero Program Implementation

Room 410

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

This session will highlight four projects that are working to reduce serious injuries and fatalities in cities across the United States. Hear from state and city transportation officials on data-informed projects that increase safety for all road users. This session will include projects on pedestrian studies, pedestrian signals, and road safety improvements.

Moderator:

  • David Yang, Executive Director, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington, DC

Presenters:

  • Data Driven Practical Solutions for Pedestrian Safety - East Lancaster Pedestrian Study, Koushik Arunachalam, Associate Vice President, Arcadis US Inc., Houston, TX
  • Safety Improvement Projects in Austin, TX: A Success Story, Upal Barua, Engineering Supervisor, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX and Boniface Njoroge, Senior Design Engineer, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, TX
  • Vision Zero - New York City Department of Transportation's Accessible Pedestrian Signals Program, Ernest Athanailos, Director of Signals and Street Lighting, New York City DOT, Long Island City, NY and James Celentano, Civil Engineer, New York City DOT, Long Island City, NY
  • Saving Lives with Oregon's All Roads Transportation Safety Program,Scott Mansur, Principal Engineer, DKS Associates, Salem, OR and Brian Chandler, Director of Transportation Safety, DKS Associates, Seattle, WA

Managing Liability While Improving Safety Outcomes

Room 412

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDHs/CMs

Four members of the Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Council will present on recent litigation trends, with special focus on vulnerable users, Vision Zero goals, and relevant personal/professional experiences. 

Moderator:

  • Kirsten Tynch, Managing Director, VHB Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Presenters:

  • Gary Thomas, Principal Engineer, Kittelson LLC, College Station, TX
  • Rock Miller, Principal, Rock E. Miller and Associates, Orange, CA
  • Robert Seyfried, RK Seyfried and Associates, Evanston, IL
  • Gary Norris, Senior Engineer, DN Traffic Consultants, Preston, WA

Wednesday, July 24, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Effective Transportation Systems Management and Operations Using Big Data

Room 412

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

sponsored by 

This session demonstrates how agencies can move into next generation Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) by understanding and using big data. Several practical leading- edge implementations of traffic control and management systems that used big data are presented as case studies.   

Moderator:

  • Jason Crawford, Division Head, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Arlington, TX

Presenters:

  • How Big Data is Transforming the Way We Maintain Traffic Signals - TxDOT Houston's Pilot Deployment of Traffic Signal Performance Measures along FM 1464, Samit Deo, Traffic/ITS Task Manager, Arcadis, Inc., Houston, TX and Kialee Gbosi, Project Manager, Texas Department of Transportation, Houston, TX
  • Better Perspectives Enabled by Big Data - How Smart Sensors and Big Data Transform Operations Management, Xuewen Le, Senior Project Manager, Jacobs, Johns Creek, GA
  • Providing Real-Time Connected Vehicle Data Over the Internet, Dennis Mitchell, Regional Traffic Engineer, DKS Associates, Portland, OR
  • Developments in Signal Performance Measures: Increasing Efficiency & Usability, Lucy Richardson, Analyst, Kimley-Horn, Dallas, TX

Pedestrian/Bicycle Networks That Work!

Room 406

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

This session will feature various projects that make a designated network and protected routes for pedestrians and bicyclists. From across North America, this session will cover planning connections for pedestrians and bicycles that make necessary connections in our cities and improve multimodal first and last mile connections.

Moderator:

  • Alex Rixey, Associate, Fehr and Peers, Washington, DC

Presenters:

  • Network Study of Calgary's Downtown Sky-walk System, Irini Akhnoukh, Senior Transportation Engineer, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • University of Minnesota Protected Bikeways: Implementing a Vital Low-Stress Network, Chris Bower, Midwest Engineering Director, Toole Design, Minneapolis, MN and Simon Blenski, Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
  • Rapid Ride: Building a Bike Network in One Year in Silicon Valley, Peter Bennett, Transportation Specialist, City of San José, San José, CA and Jessica Zenk, Deputy Director, City of San José, San José, CA
  • Highway Safety Manual Predictive Analysis to Prioritize Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Projects, Zahidul Siddique, Principal Engineer, infraTECH Engineers & Innovators, LLC, Houston, TX
  • Pedestrian Trees: A Case Study in How to Pick Low-Hanging Fruit for Improving Multi-Modal LAst Mile Connections to Transit, Joshua Smith, Project Manager, Lee Engineering, Dallas, TX and Kevin Kokes, Program Manager, Active Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington, TX

Railroad Grade Crossings  –  Safe as They Can Be?

Room 404

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

sponsored by  

This session discusses new ITE and USDOT resources that contain state of the practice information and current research on rail grade crossing design, operation, and safety; it also provides specific practitioner experience with methods for accommodating pedestrians and bicyclists at or near grade crossings.

Moderator:

  • Kelly Morton, Transportation Specialist, FHWA, Phoenix, AZ

Presenters:

  • Automated Warning Announcements for Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossings for At Grade Light Rail, Darryl Puckett, Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Houston, TX and Michael Vickich, Senior Systems Analyst, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Houston, TX
  • Why is the Pedestrian Indication Dark? Accommodating Pedestrians at Traffic Signals near Railroad Grade Crossings,James Robertson, Project Manager/Office Manager, Lee Engineering, LLC, San Antonio, TX and Troy Rother, City Traffic Engineer, City of College Station, College Station, TX
  • Brent Ogden, Regional Vice President – Transit, Kimley-Horn, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tom Lancaster, Founding Principal, Lancaster Engineering, Portland, OR

TSMO Workforce: Recruitment, Retention, and Career Development

Room 410

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

This panel discussion will touch on challenges facing transportation agencies such as advancing needs for technology knowledge, intergenerational management, matching skills to needs through existing public sector hiring practices, evolving recruiting practices to attract top talent in fields which transportation agencies traditionally have not hired, and providing competitive wages and benefits.

Moderator:

  • Carlton Urban, Vice President of Engineering Services, Lucent Group, Tampa, FL

Presenters: 

  • Alexandra Lopez, ITS Engineer, Gannett Fleming, Miami, FL
  • Raj Ponnaluri, Traffic Systems Studies Engineer, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL
  • Stephanie Ivey, Associate Dean for Research/Professor, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • Generation X - How to Understand and Connect with Your Gen Y and Gen Z Staff, Bill Delo, Managing Principal, IBI Group, Irvine, CA

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Linking Research and Practice

Room 408

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

Sponsored by 

This session serves as a bridge between leading-edge practice in connected and automated vehicle technologies and research that is ready for implementation. It will also provide a perspective in better understanding connected and automated vehicle technologies from both the IEEE and ITE member point of view.

Moderator:

  • Carlos Ortiz, Chief Operating Officer, Advantec, Irvine, CA

Presenters:

  • Realization of "A Connected Community": Developing of Needs, Applications, and Solutions, John Dorado, Senior Project Manager, Advantec Consulting Engineers, Santa Ana, CA
  • Steve Kuciemba, National ITS Practice Leader, WSP, Baltimore, MD
  • Wei-Bin Zhang, Advisor, Intelligent Transportation Systems, UC-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Matthew Barth, Director, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, UC-Riverside, Riverside, CA

Vision Zero and the Safe Systems Approach

Room 402/400

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

This conversation circle session will introduce the Vision Zero Core Elements and then present on case studies from jurisdictions that have been authentically adopting them through a focus on Safe Systems. Vision Zero requires a shift in how communities approach decisions, actions, and attitudes.  A fundamental part of this shift is moving from a traditional approach to a Safe Systems approach.

Moderator:

  • David Petrucci, Senior Safety Engineer, FHWA, Baltimore, MD

Presenters:

  • Meghan Mitman, Principal, Fehr and Peers, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Leah Shahum, Founder and Director, Vision Zero Network, San Francisco, CA
  • Hillary Isebrands, Roadway Safety and Design Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Denver, CO
  • Zuxuan Deng, Senior Transportation Specialist, Transportation Operations and Safety, DC Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

Plenary Sessions

Opening Business and Plenary Session, Monday, July 22,
8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Governor's Ballroom, 4th Floor

Sponsored by the Industry Council

Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Texas Department of Transportation Deputy Executive Director Marc Willliams will share their perspectives on transportation at the statewide and local level in the Lone Star State, including current priorities and issues, as well as future direction. The session will include ample opportunity to pose questions to our speakers about the issues that are of most concern to you and your community. 

 Power Plenary, Tuesday, July 23, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Governor's Ballroom, 4th Floor

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

Sponsored by 

This session includes a panel of experts who will explore the issues surrounding Mobility as a Service, how it is being implemented in cities, what challenges and opportunities exist, and what the future holds. 

Moderator:

  • Johanna Zmud, Director – Washington, DC Office, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Washington, DC

Panelists:

  • Roger Millar, Secretary of Transportation, Washington State DOT, Seattle, WA
  • Karina Ricks, Director, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Gabriel Scheer, Lime's Senior Director of Strategic Development & Special Projects, Lime
  • Kathleen Baireuther, Markets & Operations, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC

Closing Plenary, Wednesday, July 24, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Governor's Ballroom, 4th Floor

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

This year’s closing plenary will be a TED talk-style format with special guest Dr. David Harkey, President of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). Dr. Harkey came to IIHS-HLDI in January 2018 after serving as Director of the North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center for 12 years. With a long and distinguished career in the transportation safety field, Dr. Harkey will share his insights on Vision Zero and the roles that both infrastructure changes and new technology can play in driving down the number of fatalities and serious injuries on the transportation system.

Technical Tours

For all technical tours, registrants should meet at the 5th Street entrance of the Hilton Austin

MoboTrex Facility Tour*, Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

MoboTrex is a leading manufacturer of traffic control cabinets and signals with a 130,000 square foot factory in Austin, TX. This tour will showcase the manufacturing process required to take a cabinet from raw sheet metal to a finished and tested product, ready for installation at an intersection. Join us to see the amazing variety of different cabinet solutions required by agencies throughout the United States, and see first-hand the American workers that build these essential building blocks of transportation infrastructure.

*Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of the content in a private manufacturing facility, competitors will not be able to attend this tour.

Maximum number of participants: 55
Registration Fee: $25

ADA/Bicycle Facility Walking Tour*, Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

This technical tour has reached maximum capacity and is no longer accepting registrations

This walking tour will include a visit to City of Austin’s 3rd St. corridor in the downtown area to highlight an eight block section that includes curb separated one-way bikes lanes on both sides of 3rd St. adjacent to a buffered pedestrian sidewalk. This model corridor will focus on context sensitive design elements, pavement markings, technical aspects of operating dedicated bike signal heads, and other construction challenges with retrofitting existing facilities.

Maximum number of participants: 20 This technical tour has reached maximum capacity
 

City of Austin TMC/Traffic Signal Lab Tour*, Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

This technical tour has reached maximum capacity and is no longer accepting registrations

The City of Austin Advanced Traffic Management System includes 1,024 traffic signals, 78 Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons, 526 CCTV Cameras, 571 School Zone Beacons, and 20 Dynamic Message Signs.

The City of Austin Transportation Management Center (TMC) is the headquarters for monitoring and managing traffic throughout the City. The TMC is staffed seven days a week through peak travel times, and may be staffed continuously through large events. From the TMC, engineers and technicians monitor traffic patterns and adjust signal timing in response to traffic needs. Crews may be dispatched from the TMC as needed to respond to downed or malfunctioning traffic signals. The tour will include an overview of the TMC configuration and operations, and a tour of the Traffic Signal Training Area. This will be followed by a lightning talk by several agencies with TMCs, focusing on recommended practices based on lessons learned.

Maximum number of participants: 40 This technical tour has reached maximum capacity
 

Capital Metro North Operations Facility Tour*, Tuesday, July 23, 1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 

Professional Development Credits: 2.0 PDH/CMs

Capital Metro’s North Operations facility is the nervecenter of Austin’s public transportation system. Home to the agency’s MetroRail, MetroRapid bus rapid transit, and local bus fleet, this facility is used for maintenance, operations, and dispatch 24-hours a day. As Austin grows, this facility is expanding. In the coming year, it will be the first electric bus charging center in Central Texas. North Operations is also houses Capital Metro’s brand new Operations Control Center, where security, rail, bus, and paratransit operations are coordinated.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Registration Fee: $25

Austin’s Rainey Street Historic District: Just Enought Space (with the Correct Priorities)*, Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 p.m.––5:00 p.m.

The Rainey Neighborhood area has undergone a change in character in the last decade; what was once a quiet, residential street is now a bar and restaurant corridor surrounded by high-rise apartments, condominiums, and hotels. With more change coming after the area was re-zoned as Central Business District (CBD), the neighborhood’s transportation network has needed to change as well.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Registration Fee: $25

Pathway Overview

CAV (Connected and Automated Vehicles)

Complete Streets

Family

Leadership

Mobility as a Service

New Events

  • Women in ITE Forum, Sunday, July 21, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Governor's Ballroom, 4th Floor (pre-register using registration form)
  • Exhibit Hall Tours, Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Younger Member Activity, Monday, July 22, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Cedar Door (301 Brazos St)
  • ITE STEM Activity Day, Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Room 402/400

Rural ITS

Smart Communities

Student

Traditional TexITE Activity

TSMO

Vision Zero

ITE Council and Committee Meeting Schedule

PDF Overview of All ITE Council and Committee Meetings

  • ITE Coordinating Council Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Room 412
  • Vision Zero Steering Committee Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Room 400
  • TSMO Council Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Room 404
  • Sustainability Standing Commitee Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Room 408
  • Transportation Consultants Council Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Room 400
  • Transportation Planning Council Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Room 402
  • Smart Communities Task Force Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Room 404
  • Transportation and Health Task Force Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Room 408
  • MaaS Steering Committee Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m., Room 400
  • Public Agency Council Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m., Room 402
  • Parking Committee Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m., Room 404
  • Ethics Committee Meeting, Monday, July 22, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Room 615A
  • Roundabout Committee Meeting, Monday, July 22, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Room 615B
  • Traffic Engineering Council Meeting, Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m., Room 615A
  • Advocacy Committee Meeting, Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m., Room 615B
  • Joint Meeting: Complete Streets Council/Ped&Bike Committee/Transit Committee/Lane Width Task Force, Monday, July 22, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m., Room 615A
  • CAV Steering Committee Meeting, Monday, July 22, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m., Room 615B
  • Joint Railgrade Crossing Committee Meeting, Monday, July 22, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m., Room 616
  • Transportation Safety Council Meeting, Monday, July 22, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Room 619
  • Transportation Forensics & Risk Management Council Meeting, Tuesday, July 23, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m., Room 615
  • ITE Industry Council Meeting, Tuesday, July 23, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Room 616
  • Transportation Education Council Meeting, Tuesday, July 23, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Room 415
  • CAV Outreach Working Group, Tuesday, July 23, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Room 616

Learn More about ITE Councils and Committee - Schedule

Stop by the ITE Member Services Lounge to speak with representatives from ITE's Councils and Committees to find out what they are working on and how you can be involved.

  • Transportation Education Council, Sunday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
  • Diversion and Inclusion Committee, Sunday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee, Sunday, July 21, 3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
  • Young Members Committee, Sunday, July 21, 3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
  • Transit Standing Committee, Sunday, July 21, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • ONEITE Task Force, Sunday, July 21, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
  • Transportation Planning Council, Monday, July 22, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
  • Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Council, Monday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
  • Ethics Standing Committee, Monday, July 22, 3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
  • Family Program Subcommittee, Monday, July 22, 3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
  • Transportation Safety Council, Tuesday, July 23, 8:45 a.m.9:45 a.m.
  • Smart Communities Task Force, Tuesday, July 23, 9:45 a.m.10:45 a.m. 
  • TSMO Council, Tuesday, July 23, 1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
  • STEM Subcommittee, Tuesday, July 23, 1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
  • Transportation Consultants Council, Tuesday, July 23, 2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
  • Advocacy Standing Committee, Tuesday, July 23, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Public Agency Council, Tuesday, July 23, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Membership Standing Committee, Tuesday, July 23, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Complete Streets Council, Wednesday, July 24, 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

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