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ITS ePrimer: Application of ITS in TSMO and ITS in Emergencies and Disasters

When: Thursday, May 20, 2021 -- 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

This webinar was sponsored by ITS Professional Capacity Building Program, ITS Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation

Webinar Description:

Supported by U.S. DOT, the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) ePrimer provides transportation professionals with fundamental concepts and practices related to ITS technologies. Since its initial release in 2013, this resource has been widely used by public and private agencies and educational institutions. In 2020, the USDOT initiated an update to several ITS ePrimer modules to keep up with the significant technological advances that occurred in the ITS world. This free webinar includes presentations on the new Module 3: Application of ITS in Transportation Systems Management Operations (TSMO) and the new Module 14: ITS in Emergencies and Disasters.

Module 3-Application of ITS in TSMO describes a broad overview of ITS technology, tools, and workforce skills used to manage transportation strategies, systems, and networks to maximize mobility, reliability, safety, and system efficiency.

Module 14-ITS in Emergencies and Disasters describes basic information on operational resilience, emergency transportation operations (ETO), and traffic incident management (TIM) as it relates to intelligent transportation systems (ITS). The presentation will identify strategies to improve ITS infrastructure in emergencies and disasters. The presentation will also highlight examples being used by agencies around the country.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees of this webinar will be able to:

  • Understand how ITS enables an organization to achieve its TSMO goals and objectives
  • Understand the fundamental ITS building blocks that collectively provide real-time and historical information to help maximize existing transportation network capacity while maximizing safety
  • Learn how organizations need to evolve their workforce to meet emerging needs
  • Provide a basic introduction to ETO and TIM practices as they relate to ITS
  • Identify how to make ITS infrastructure and related systems resilient to natural and human caused events
  • Identify how to use ITS for a reliable transportation system in nonrecurring events (e.g., incidents, emergencies, and disasters) and use ITS to detect and respond to the impacts of these events


  • Egan Smith, P.E. PTOE PTP, Managing Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office | U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Todd Szymkowski, Senior Project Manager, Advanced Mobility Group | Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Christopher Poe, Director, Product and User Experience | Mixon-Hill
  • Lee Mixon, President | Mixon-Hill

Moderator: Pat Noyes, Principal | Pat Noyes & Associates


Free to Register
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This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.5/CM PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.


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