Events / Meetings

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Plenary Sessions

Opening Session (Tuesday, August 4, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 a.m.)

Sponsored by ITE Consultants Council

The future of transportation will not happen in a vacuum. While it will have an influence on a variety of business sectors, the transportation industry will also be impacted by these same sectors. This session features Garry Golden, an academically trained Futurist who speaks on issues shaping the business and society in the 21st century. He also has experience in the transportation industry, working across a wide range of transportation organizations, including AASHTO, ACEC-Oregon, AAA Public Affairs, ITS Texas, Goodyear Tire, ODOT, KDOT, UC-Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center, and Texas Transportation Institute.

Power Plenary: Transportation and Equity (Thursday, August 6, 1:30–3:00 p.m.) 

Join us for a thoughtful and provocative discussion on the challenging and complex topic of transportation and equity. We are privileged to have four thought leaders who are here to help us understand more about the factors that we need to consider and how to achieve equity in transportation.

Moderator: Alyssa Rodriguez, ITE International Vice President

Speakers:

  • Tamika Butler, Esq., Principal, Tamika L. Butler Consulting, LLC
  • Emiko Atherton, Director, National Complete Streets Coalition
  • Shirley Gonzales, Councilwoman, City of San Antonio, Texas
  • Meghna Khanna, AICP, Senior Director, Countywide Planning and Development Mobility Corridors, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Technical Sessions

Tuesday, August 4, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Multilane Mythbusting for Roundabout Mavericks

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With the rising popularity of roundabouts, more communities are proposing this alternative intersection as a tool to increase the mobility and safety of roadway users. Proposals for the implementation of multilane roundabouts sometimes brings concerns and skepticism from the affected public. The goal of this session is to identify and counter common myths associated with multilane roundabouts such as (1) having more lanes is better (2) two-lane roundabouts are not good for bikes and pedestrians (3) roundabouts need two or more lanes for trucks; and (4) multilane roundabouts have too many crashes.

  • Mark Johnson, P.E., Principal Engineer, MTJ Roundabout Engineering
  • Brian Walsh, State Traffic Design and Operations Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Jay VonAhsen, Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn

COVID-19, Part 1 Impacts on Transportations System and Services

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COVID-19 has had profound impacts on the demand for transportation facilities and services, the performance of the transportation system, transportation services provided, and the organizations that provide them.  This two-part session will explore these impacts, how transportation organizations are adjusting and what the future might hold (Part 2 will be held on Thursday, August 13 at 3:30 pm).

Moderator: Jeffrey Lindley, Deputy Executive Director / Chief Technical Officer, Institute of Transportation Engineers

Speakers

  • Traffic Impacts, Rick Schuman, Vice President, Public Sector Americas, INRIX
  • Safety Impacts, Robert Ritter, Director, Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection, National Highway Traffic Administration
  • Transit Impacts, Arjan van Andel, Director of Business Development and Marketing, PTV Group America
  • Shared Mobility Impacts, Susan Shaheen, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkele 

Micromobility Design Competition: Presentations and Judging

Cities are being challenged by a growing number of micromobility options that are changing the way we need to look at mobility within our downtowns. Demand on curb space is increasing. Traditional uses such as parking, package delivery, and pick-up/drop-off is now competing with the desire to incorporate bike lanes, shared bike and e-scooter storage as well as non-transportation uses as sidewalks cafes, rain gardens, and parklets.  Moreover, new micromobility options (e.g., scooter, e-bikes) are bringing a new set of challenges. Due to the limited right-of-way, cities must face with accommodating all users.

The goal of the ITE Micromobility Sandbox Design Competition, held earlier this year, is to identify innovative solutions where current and future micromobility can co-exist with both faster and slower moving options.

This session will include finalist presentations from both student and consultant-led teams, which will be judged and winners announced at the Power Plenary Session.

Tuesday, August 4, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Innovative Signal Timing and Signal Data Strategies

This session will present innovations in traffic signal timing including transit signal priority and preemption strategies.  The session will also explore the use of high resolution signal data to proactively address safety issues and to streamline communication and prioritize signal needs across a jurisdiction. Lessons learned through the implementation of these innovative signal practices will be shared for use in other jurisdictions.

  • Super Bowl LIII Traffic Operations and the Power of Preemption, Lance Ballard, P.E., MMC Manager - Mobility Management Center - City of Austin, Kimley-Horn
  • Statewide Traffic Signal Operations in Georgia, Katherine Shearin, P.E., PTOE, Metro Atlanta Signal Operations Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation

  • Linking High Resolution Signal Data and Surrogate Measures of Safety, Steven Lavrenz, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
  • Transit Signal Priority and Requesting Thresholds – Is There a Connection?, Grant Schultz, Ph.D, P.E., PTOE, Professor, Brigham Young University

Innovative Infrastructure for Person-Sized Transportation

This session will focus on several innovative solutions to addressing pedestrian and bicycle mobility using non-traditional applications. This session will feature information from the new FHWA Bikeways Selection Guide, discuss how Safe System concepts can be applied to protect vulnerable road users, and how local jurisdictions are making design and operation decisions for person-sized transportation.

  • A Safe System Approach to Planning and Design in the United States, R.J. Porter, Ph.D, P.E., Highway Safety Engineer, VHB and Jeff Shaw, P.E., PTOE, PTOE, RSP1,  Intersections Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration
  • Considerations for Making Informed Trade-Off Decisions Related to the Selection of Bikeway Types, Brooke Struve, P.E., Safety and Design Engineer, Federal Highway Administration
  • Fremont, California’s Coordination with CA School for the Blind on Roadway Design, Noe Veloso, Assistant City Engineer, City of Fremont

National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) Transportation Technology Tournament

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

Held by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) and the U.S. DOT ITS JPO PCB program, six 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 utilize 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 2020 Transportation Technology Tournament Winner and announced at the Tuesday Power Plenary session.

Wednesday, August 5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Improving Safety at Rail Grade Crossings

This session will highlight current initiatives to improve rail grade crossing safety. The panel will highlight on-going grade crossing programs, complexities and challenges of traffic signal railroad preemption, combination low- and high-technology treatments for at grade crossings, and emerging technologies for alternative means of train detection. Solutions will be presented for both mainline (freight) rail, commuter rail, and light rail by rail owners and operators.

  • The Language of Railroad Preemption, Alejandro Chock. E.I., Transportation Engineer, Mott MacDonald and Sam Bobko, P.E., PTOE, Senior Project Manager, Mott McDonald
  • Union Pacific Railroad Grade Crossing Program, Paul Rathgeber, Director, Industry& Public Projects, Union Pacific Railroad

  • Automated Safety and Performance Evaluation of the Region of Waterloo Light Rail Train (LRT) Intersections Using Computer Vision Technology, Sajad Shiravi, Senior Traffic Consultant, Miovision Technologies and Egerton Heath, Supervisor, Traffic Systems Management, Region of Waterloo, Canada and Mark Liddel, Traffic Systems Analyst, Region of Waterloo

  • Using Advanced Traveler Information Systems to Address Safety and Congestion at Rail Crossings, Garreth Rempel, Ph.D, P.Eng, TRAINFO

Transportation and Health Planning: Community-Wide and Around the World!

This session will highlight how transportation professionals can take proactive steps to reduce health risks through the transportation project development process. This session will outline the role of transportation in improving health outcomes, often times through small changes, that can lead to more livable, accessible, sustainable and healthy communities.

  • “Bridging” the Gap: Richmond – San Rafael Bridge Bike-Ped Path and Community Connectivity, Smita Sharma, Applications Engineer, Lindsay Transportation Solutions, LLC
  • Equitable Mobility Hubs, Jeffrey Kupko, P.E., PTOE, Assistant Program Manager, Michael Baker International
  • Don’t Forget About Us: Planning for the Original Form of Transportation, Heidi Simon, Senior Program Manager, Road to Zero Coalition, National Safety Council
  • Measuring Access to Services by Multiple Modes: A Case Study of Milwaukee, Margaret McNamara, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Marquette University

Best Practices in Special Events and Extreme Weather Event Management

The safety and reliability of the transportation system is affected by a variety of impacts from weather, tourism and special events. Many of these issues affect rural and small communities where the roadway networks are limited or may be compromised, and a mix of ITS applications can improve conditions for the traveling public.

  • Hans Larsen, Director of Public Works, City of Fremont, CA
  • Real-Time Traffic Operations Solutions for Inclement Weather, John Abraham, Director, Macomb County Department of Roads - Traffic Operations Center
  • Ben Lemke, Regional Traffic Operations Supervisor, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Alex Appel, Headquarters Emergency Coordinator, U.S. Department of Transportation / Federal Highway Administration

Wednesday, August 5,1:30–3:00 p.m.

Alternative Intersection Treatments

This session will explore emerging trends in the design of alternative intersections.  The design challenges faced, alternatives considered, and pros and cons of the emerging treatments will be highlighted. Case studies that successfully document successful implementation of innovative intersection treatments will also be presented.

  • There’s a Signal in My Roundabout! – Roundabout Metering, LisaRene Schilperoort, P.E., South Central Region Traffic Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Delivering Comprehensive Intersection Safety Improvements in Austin: Effectiveness of Countermeasures, Benefit/Costs, and, Lessons Learned, Amica Bose, P.E., Senior Engineer, Austin Transportation Department and Boniface Njoroge, M.S., P.E., Senior Engineer, Austin Transportation Department
  • What Do You Mean I Can’t Turn Left There?  Rerouting Left Turns to Improve Safety and Efficiency, Alex Wiseman, P.E., Traffic Engineer, STV Engineers, Inc.
  • I-35 & Route 152 – A New Application of Displaced Left-Turns at an Interchange, Michael Wahlstedt, P.E., PTOE, Vice President, TranSystems and Ryan Hale, P.E., Senior Highway Designer, Missouri Department of Transportation

Complete Streets: How to Allocate Right-of-Way Space Based on Modal Prioritization in the Real World

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This session will addresses challenges in implementing complete street in a variety of environments and at various scales. This session will include methods to implement multimodal streets designs within limited rights-of-way, challenges and solutions for converting urban streets to be safer and more accessible for all road users, and identify how complete streets help achieve Vision Zero.

  • Bicycles and Pedestrian And Roundabouts, Oh My!, Lindsey Van Parys, P.E., Associate, GHD
  • Hey, I’m Walking Here! Matching Right-of-Way Allocations to Modal Splits, Heidi Wolf, Deputy Director, Pedestrian Unit, New York City Department of Transportation
  • Allan Klugman, P.E., PTOE, Principal Professional Engineer, City of Minneapolis, MN and Becca Hughes, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis, MN

Enhancing Safety of First Responders Through Technology

This session focuses on the current work of the Transportation Safety Advancement Group (TSAG) in the areas of real time information sharing and interoperability, the linkage between connected and automated vehicles and emergency response as well as the use of cloud-based virtual coordination to manage incidents.

  • New Technology Requirements for Emergency Response in the Connected Vehicle and Smart City Future, Jon Ringler, Vice President, Econolite
  • Seattle Area Partnership Aims to Deploy a Cloud-based Virtual Coordination Center to Better Manage Congestion Caused by Major Incidents, Travis Phelps, Near-Term Mobility Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Pat Noyes, Principal, Pat Noyes & Associates

Wednesday, August 5, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Expanding Vision Zero to Small and Medium-Sized Communities

This session will highlight how to expand Vision Zero to small and medium-sized communities, including fostering leadership and implementation at a state, regional, and county level. This session will outline how to collect and measure Vision Zero data and scale Vision Zero action plans, programs, and funding for small and medium-sized communities.

  • Leveraging Crash Data for Improved Transportation Operations and Safety: City of San Jose Case Study, Mark Masongsong, CEO & Co-Founder, UrbanLogiq
  • Charlie Alexander, P.E., AICP, Principal, Denver Office Leader, Fehr & Peers
  • Matt Kelly, Senior Transportation Planner, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
  • Sarah Caper, AICP, Principal Planner, Forward Pinellas

Increasing the Use of Multimodal Performance Measures in Decision-Making

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This session will outline how performance measures for multiple modes of transportation are being used in decision-making processes. This session will highlight performance measures for safety, economics, equity, and mobility for conditions like pedestrian and bicycle network and intersection conflict decision-making.

  • Peter Koonce, P.E., Signals and Street Lighting Division Manager, City of Portland, OR
  • Dan Gelinne, Senior Research Associate, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Laura Bryan, Director, Mayor’s Office of Transportation, City of New Orleans, LA

Innovative Concepts for Managing Trips in Rural and Small Communities

This session covers a variety of concepts to improve trip making in rural communities including planning concepts, transit and traffic system design in low density areas, as well as rail grade crossing gate condition information when alternate routes are miles away.

  • Designing for Traffic and Transit in Low Density Urban Areas, Arjan Van Andel, Lead MaaS, PTV America and Ramond Robinson, Head of Transportation, Anne Arundel County, MD
  • Transportation's Role in Rural Communities: Valuing the Past, Planning for the Future, Steven Gayle, PTP, Director, RSG, Inc
  • Adapting for Tourism: Real-Time Traffic Optimization for Commercial Development, Marissa Tarallo, P.E., PTOE, Senior Technical Director - Traffic and Transportation, AKRF, Inc.
  • Initiating the Systems Engineering Process for Rural Connected Vehicle Corridors, Barbara Staples, CSEP, PMP, Principal, Noblis, Inc.

Thursday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Speed Management Action Plans

This session will outline how speed management action plans and speed limit setting procedures are evolving and how speed management is being considered as a safety tool. This session will feature national reports and local examples of how and why speed management is being used and evaluated to reduce serious injuries and fatalities.

  • Fremont, California’s Vision Zero Speed Management Program, Matthew Bomberg, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Fremont, CA
  • Noteworthy Practices in Speed Management, Shauna Hallmark, Director, InTrans, Iowa State University and Neal Hawkins, Associate Director, InTrans, Iowa State University
  • A Fresh Look at Managing Speeds through Traffic Calming and Design: Why (& How) The City of Austin Moved Toward Integrated Strategies in Speed Management, Eric Bollich, P.E., PTOE, Acting Assistant Director, Austin Transportation Department and Lewis Leff, Transportation Safety Officer, City of Austin, TX
  • The Future Will Not Be Like the Past - Hillsborough MPO Speed Management Action Plan, Paula Flores, FITE, Transportation Planning Practice Leader, Greenman-Pedersen and Gena Torres, Executive Planner, Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • How Slow Should You Go? Guidance for Setting Speed Limits in Urban Areas, Jenny O'Connell, Program Manager, NACTO

Emerging Approaches to Pedestrian Safety: An Interdisciplinary Effort to Achieve Zero Fatalities

This session will provide case studies of emerging safety approaches, such as systemic pedestrian safety, in cities, counties, and states in the United States. Understanding that this issue is an interdisciplinary effort and new technologies that will help prevent pedestrian crashes in the future. This session will also outline identifying, prioritizing, and selecting appropriate countermeasures for locations with high pedestrian crash risks before crashes occur.

  • Julio Fuentes, Senior Traffic Engineer, City of San Diego, CA
  • Peter Eun, Transportation Safety Engineer, Federal Highway Administration
  • Priscilla Tobias, P.E., RSP1, RSP2I, RSP2B, Manager, Illinois Operations, Arora & Associates, PC
  • Meghan Mitman, AICP, San Francisco Bay Area Regional Principal in Charge, Fehr & Peers
  • Paul Ryus, P.E., Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates

Creative Management of Work Zones

Work zones are a necessary part of roadway maintenance and construction.  However, simply setting up a work zone isn’t enough – a plan to actively manage operations and safety in the work zone is also needed. This session covers a range of topics to stimulate out of the box thinking on planning for work zones.

  • You're Closing the Highway!!!?? Trans Canada Highway - Kicking Horse Canyon, Mariya Otten-Andrew, P.Eng, PTOE, MIEAust, CPEng, Manager - Transportation Planning Alberta, WSP Canada
  • Automated Speed Enforcement in Pennsylvania Work Zones. Mahmood Shehata, P.E., Manager - Transportation (Traffic and ITS), RK&K and Daniel Farley, P.E., Chief, TSMO Operations and Performance Section, Pennsylvania DOT
  • NextGen Work Zone Database/iCone Pilot Project – From Planning the Work to Working the Plan with Real-time Communications, Anton (Tony) Leingang, State Incident Management and Operations Administrator, Washington State Dept of Transportation

Thursday, August 6, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Beginning to Apply Safe System Thinking in the United States

This session will outline a Safe System approach to making roads as safe as possible for all users. The session will highlight the Safe Systems principles of such as shared responsibility for safety and  forgiving system design so that when crashes happen, they won’t result in death or serious injury. This session will highlight on-the-ground examples of how anticipating human error and accommodating human injury tolerances are being applied outside the U.S. and how the U.S. is beginning to adopt similar strategies.

  • Safe Systems: Avoiding the Pitfalls, Robert Morgan, P.E., Traffic and Road Safety Engineer, Melbourne, Australia
  • Evaluating Road Projects in Victoria, Australia Using Safe System Assessment, David Williamson, B.Eng (Hons), MITE, MACRS, MAITPM, Safer Roads Engineering Specialist, Road Safety Victoria
  • Overview of Federal Highway Administration's Safe System Approach Projects, Michael Griffith, RSP1, RSP2I, Director, Office of Safety Technologies, Federal Highway Administration

Innovations in Creating Multimodal Corridors

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This session will feature how several cities have all transformed central corridors from car only to multimodal focuses. This session will highlight tools cities used to effectively implement multimodal corridors, from innovating project delivery to managing growth.

  • Low-Stress, Connected, Rapid: How to Get More New Orleanians Moving by Bike, Trung Vo, P.E., AICP, Senior Engineer and Planner, Toole Design and Louis Haywood, Construction Project Manager, City of New Orleans Department of Public Works
  • Belleair Road Multimodal Portfolio Project: Efficiently Creating Sustainable Livability, Danielle Joyce, Traffic Section Manager, HNTB Corporation and Ken Jacobs, Transportation Division Director, Pinellas County, FL
  • 21st Century Raleigh: Successful Multimodal Integration in an 18th Century Framework, Stacie Phillips, Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn and Eric Lamb, P.E., FITE, Transportation Planning Manager, City of Raleigh, NC
  • Shoal Creek Blvd: 5 Miles of Quick Build Multimodal Reconstruction in Austin, Tyler Wong, P.E., Street Designer / Engineer, Toole Design and Emily Tuttle, Senior Public Information Specialist, Austin Transportation Department

Informing the Traveler and Their Vehicle

Drivers need information on the condition of the roadway ahead of them and a variety of systems and communication methods are coming into use. This session provides information on a number of these topics.

  • Automating Snow Detection on Roads Using Existing Road Cams, Shane Zumpf, Application Development Lead, Trihydro
  • The One-Stop-Shop for Rural Traveler Information – Serving Real-Time Traveler Information Across the Western States, Douglas Galarus, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Utah State University and Sean Campbell, P.E., Project Manager, California Department of Transportation
  • Accurate, Timely, Reliable…A Look at the Current State of Traveler Information, Data Quality and Performance Objectives in Rural Areas Within California, Keith Koeppen, P.E., ITS Engineer, Califonia Department of Transportation and Sean Campbell, P.E., Project Manager, California Department of Transportation

Tuesday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployment Challenges

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This session evaluates major challenges in Connected and Automated Vehicle deployment across North America with use cases from a diverse mix of cities and States, from New York to Louisiana and from Toronto to Louisiana. This session is both practical and forward looking regarding use of CAV technology.

  • Building a Strategic Communications Campaign for Connected Vehicle outreach: Lessons Learned, Lisa Miller, Traveler Info Manager, Utah Department of Transportation
  • The Driverless City, Sergio De Lara, Senior Associate – Smart Cities and Mobility, MaRS Discovery District
  • Community-Based Organizations in the Preparation of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Technologies: A Case Study of Louisiana, Christopher Melson, LTAP Program Manager, Louisiana Transportation Research Center
  • Highlights from the Automated Vehicle Symposium, Katherine Kortum, P.E, Ph.D, Seniovr Program Officer, Transportation Research Board
  • Operations and Maintenance Data Collection for CV Deployment, Robert Rausch, P.E., Vice President, TransCore
  • Procuring Future-proof Infrastructure-based Equipment for Vehicle Connectivity, Alan Clelland, C.Eng, MIET, CSM, Vice President West, Applied Information

Long Range Planning Tools: From Optimizing Land Use to Congestion Pricing

This session will feature a wide variety of long range planning tools that transportation professionals must consider when planning for our rapidly changing built environment. This session will highlight innovative public involvement methods and techniques, minimizing vehicular traffic by optimizing land use, planning for advanced technologies in urban mobility, and ways to reduce congestion using congestion pricing and statewide mobility planning.

  • The Transportation Revolution is Happening NOW, Wes Guckert, PTP, President & CEO, The Traffic Group, Inc.
  • Minimizing Vehicular Traffic via Optimized Land Use Development for a Sustainable and Equitable Future, Babu Veeregowda, Ph.D, P.E., PTOE, Vice President, HNTB Corporation and Adam Selver, P.E., Senior Engineer, HNTB
  • Sources of Congestion in Rhode Island - Baking Our Own Pie (Chart), Deanna Peabody, P.E., Transportation Engineer, TrafInfo Communications and  Sudhir Murthy, P.E., PTOE, President, TrafInfo Communications
  • Kentucky's Use of Innovative Public Involvement in Conceptual Planning, Stephen De Witte, P.E., Transportation Engineer I, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Preparing for Web 5.0 – The Emotional Web

This sessions walks the attendee through the previous four evolutions of the Internet, arriving at the “Emotional” or “Symbiotic” Web 5.0 powered by virtual assistants. Analyzing the positive and negative impacts from a transportation perspective, as we enter this latest generation of internet is the primary objective of this session.

  • Leslie Richards,  General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
  • Tony Kratofil, P.E., Chief Operating Officer, Michigan Department of Transportation
  • April Blackburn, PMP, Chief Technology Officer, Florida Department of Transportation

Tuesday, August 11, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployments and Lessons Learned

The focus of this session is to discuss lessons learned from Connected Vehicle deployments from a planning and practice perspective. Panelists from several agencies with real world experience in CAV deployment will lead this discussion on these important topics.

  • Blaine Leonard, P.E., F.ASCE, Transportation Technology Engineer, Utah Department of Transportation
  • Gary Piotrowicz, P.E., PTOE, Deputy Managing Director / County Highway Engineer, Road Commission for Oakland County, MI
  • Kirk Steudle, Senior Vice President, Econolite Group, Inc.
  • Cory Johnson, P.E., ITS Program Manager, Minnesota Department of Transportation

New Directions for Transportation Impact Analyses

This session will describe the emerging state of the practice in conducting multimodal transportation impact analyses for site development including highlights from recently updated resources developed by ITE and the DC Department of Transportation. Case studies that successfully document the implementation of modern transportation impact analysis will also be presented.

  • Dan Hardy, P.E., PTP, Managing Principal, Renaissance Planning
  • Comprehensive Transportation Review in the District of Columbia: A Parking and Design-Focused Alternative to the Traffic Impact Study, Aaron Zimmerman, PTP, Site Development Program Manager, District of Columbia Department Of Transportation
  • Traffic Impact Analysis in a Changing World, Beth Ostrowski, P.E., PTOE, Practice Leader, KCI Technologies
  • Incorporating Data Driven Safety Analysis (DDSA) Into Transportation Impact Analysis, David Petrucci, P.E., PTOE, RSP2I, Senior Safety Engineer, Federal Highway Administration and Jerry Roche, Transportation Safety Engineer, Federal Highway Administration

Paving the Way for the Next Generation of Women in Transportation

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The number of women receiving engineering degrees, at all levels, has increased over the past two decades. Encouraging more students to enter STEM could help narrow the skills gap over the next decade and encouraging more women to enter the field will not only increase the talent pool but will add diversity. Developing the workforce of the 21st century is not only about having the right skill set but also retaining talent. Diversity and Inclusion is a big effort into reaching to a wider pool of individuals.  

  • Catalina Echeverri, PMP, Project Manager, Gannett Fleming
  • Alyssa Reynolds Rodriguez, Director of Information Technology, City of Henderson, NV
  • Beverly Kuhn, Senior Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Marsha Anderson Bomar, HITE, F.ASCE, AICP, ENV SP, Assistant General Manager for Capital Program Delivery, MARTA
  • Usha Nadella, P.E., Transportation Engineer 2, Arcadis

Tuesday, August 11, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Crowdsourcing Data to Fuel Innovation and Advance Transportation Operations

Data continues to play a larger role in the transportation industry and new data sources and new ways to integrate and analyze data will revolutionize the way transportation agencies do business. During this session, participants will hear from experts on the use of crowdsourced data for various application.  

  • James Colyar, P.E., Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration
  • Lisa Miller, Traveler Information Manager, Utah Department of Transportation
  • Andy Kaplan, Assistant Manager, LaGuardia Redevelopment Traffic Engineering, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Justin Effinger, P.E., Traffic Signal Engineer, Lake County Division of Transportation

What's New in Trip Generation

This session will discuss new research and tools for improved trip generation analysis. It will present the key elements of the recently released ITE Trip Generation Manual, 10th Edition Supplement including an overview of the significantly expanded database including walk, bicycle, transit, motor vehicle, and truck trip generation data. It also includes methods for improving precision of person trip generation estimates for mixed use developments and for developing trip generation rates for school related land uses.

  • Improving Precision in Vehicle Trips Estimations for Non-Auto-Oriented Site Developments, Elisabeth Hofbauer-Spitzer, Senior Transportation Engineer, Transoft Solutions
  • School Trip Generation in Southern Nevada, Lindsay Saner, Project Engineer, Kimley-Horn
  • ITE Trip Generation Manual – 10th Edition Supplement, Kevin Hooper, P.E., Principal, Kevin Hooper Associates

Building Effective Relationships with Elected Officials

One challenge faced by public agencies is establishing and maintaining effective relationships with members of governing boards and other regulating bodies. Consistent communication is key when working with individual elected officials, but so is tailoring the messaging and method of communication. This session will feature a panel discussion exploring key strategies for building effective relationships between agency officials and their regulatory elected officials in order to accomplish the goals of the agency.

  • Jennifer Toth, Director / County Engineer, Maricopa County Department of Transportation
  • Karyn Robles, AICP, Director of Transportation, Village of Schaumburg, IL
  • Jeremy Kashman, City Engineer, City of Carmel, IN
  • Jack Sellers, Supervisor, Maricopa County, AZ

Thursday, August 13, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Big Data Applications for Safety and Operations

This session presents several wide-ranging safety and operations applications that are enhanced through Big Data usage by transportation agencies across in cities and states, both large and small.

  • Open Source Big Data Applications to Improve Arterial Traffic Operations, Alan Toppen, P.E., Associate, Kimley-Horn and Matt Glasser, P.E., Assistant State Traffic Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Seeing RED: Identifying Candidate Transit Priority Lanes, Dan Hardy, P.E., PTP, Principal, Renaissance Planning Group and Crystal Odum, Transportation Planner, North Carolina Capital Area Metropolitan Transportation Organization

  • Applications of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Throughout North America:  Experiences and Contemplations, Russell Brownlee, President and Transportation Safety Engineer, True North Safety Group and David Petrucci, P.E., PTOE, RSP2I, Senior Safety Engineer, Federal Highway Administration

  • Evaluating Cut-Through Traffic on Local Streets Using Big Data and Dynamic Traffic Assignment, Raj Paradkar, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn and Kavita Chapuri, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn
  • Going the Extra Mile: Using Vehicle-Miles Traveled as a Measure for Evaluating Developments in Austin, TX, Aisling O'Reilly, Transportation Planner, WGI

Mobility as a Service / Mobility on Demand: Tools and Strategies

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This session evaluates the impacts of Mobility as a Service/Mobility on Demand (MaaS/MoD) from the perspectives of transportation planning, Connected and Automated Vehicles, micromobility and shared mobility.

  • Research Roadmap for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility, Greg Rodriguez, Mobility Policy Principal, Stantec and Pamela Bailey-Campbell, Senior Transportation Specialist, Stantec
  • Implementing Maas in Your Region: What We Know So Far, Crissy Ditmore, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Shaping a Disruptive Future based on a Stable Past Foundation, Ronald Boenau, P.E., CEO, International Transportation Research Advisor and Andy Boenau, AICP, Founder, Speakeasy Media LLC
  • Scooter Permit Update--Best Practices and What's New, Patricia Tice, P.E., AICP, President, CREWS, LLC

Building the Next Generation Transportation Workforce

This session will touch on challenges facing transportation industry in both public and private sectors such as preparing next generation of workforce for future of transportation, intergenerational management, changes in required skill, knowledge, and abilities, and attracting and retaining diverse talent to successfully deploy, maintain, and fully leverage transformative technologies.

  • Bridging the Gap: The Future of Transportation Training, Nathaniel Coley Jr, Acting Director, National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration
  • Millennials in Charge: Do We All Get Trophies?, Bryan Bartnik, P.E., Region 1 Assistant Traffic Engineer, Tennessee Department of Transportation and Beth Ostrowski, P.E., PTOE, Practice Leader, KCI Technologies
  • Developing the Road Maintenance Workforce for the 21st Century, Dave Bergner, Representative to ITE, International Municipal Signal Association
  • The Evolution of Transportation and Implications for Our Future Workforce, Stephanie Ivey, Ph.D, Associate Dean for Research/Professor of Civil Engineering, University Of Memphis

Thursday, August 13, 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Planning for and Operating Smart Communities

This session provides an evaluation of application of autonomous vehicle, smart transportation, micromobility, and robotics technologies as building blocks in the creation of a Smart Community. Several use cases are presented to paint the picture of a very practical Smart Community of the future being planned and operated today.

  • Olli, the Autonomous Shuttle and Its Implementation Journey in Rancho Cordova, Rupa Somavarapu, M.S., P.E., Senior Civil Engineer, City of Rancho Cordova and Monica Hernandez, Director of Innovation and Partnerships, Sacramento Area Council of Governments
  • Autonomous Delivery Robots: Technology, Opportunities and Lessons Learned, Rob Wynkoop,  Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services, Purdue University and Chris Neider, Senior Manger of Business Development, Starship Technologies
  • Can Micromobility Reduce Urban Traffic Congestion?, Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D., Professor, University Of Alabama at Birmingham and Xilei Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida
  • Building a Smart Transportation Management Platform, Carlos Ortiz, P.E., T.E., PTOE, Chief Operating Officer, Advantec Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Curbside Management and Micromobility in Practice, Regulation and Design

The curb is a busy place from parking to freight to transit to new pressures from micromobilty and electric CAVs. Many cities are adapting quickly to increased demand using better curbside management. This session will feature the importance of the effective and innovative curbside management in planning and engineering streets.

  • Managing TNC's at Large Transport Hubs - Best Practices from Around the World, Jeffrey Lebsack, P.E., AICP, ENV SP, Senior Project Manager, Mott MacDonald and Ravi Narayanan, P.E., T.E., Senior Project Manager, Mott MacDonald
  • Unlock a City’s Transportation Potential by Understanding and Re-imagining the Curbside, Peter Richards, Director of Transportation Engineering, IBI Group
  • Micromobility Design Considerations, Nikki Silva, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, Fehr & Peers
  • A Framework for Optimal Allocation of Curbside Space, Scott LeVine, AICP/PP, Urban Planner,  Transpo Group / SUNY New Paltz and Alejandro Henao, Mobility Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

COVID-19,  Part 2  Impacts on Transportation Organizations

COVID-19 has had profound impacts on the demand for transportation facilities and services, the performance of the transportation system, transportation services provided, and the organizations that provide them.  This two-part session will explore these impacts, how transportation organizations are adjusting and what the future might hold (Part 1 will be held on Tuesday, August 4 at 1:15 pm).

Moderator: Jeffrey Paniati, Executive Director and CEO, Institute of Transportation Engineers

Speakers

  • State Transportation Agency Perspective, James Tymon, Executive Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 
  • Transit Agency Perspective, Peter Rogoff, Chief Executive Officer, Sound Transit 
  • Toll Agency Perspective, Pat Jones, Executive Director and CEO, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association
  • Elaine Clegg, Council President, Boise, ID and Vice Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee, National League of Cities

Poster Presentations

Tuesday, August 4, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

  • Planning for E-Commerce in Dense Urban Environments, Tom Visee, AICP, MPM, Freight Planner, HDR and Kimberly McNabb, Senior Freight Planner, New York City DOT
  • **Construction Related Tow and Recovery Programs, R. Thomas Chase, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, North Carolina State University
  • Distributing Connected Vehicle Messages in Rural Environments, Shane Zumpf, Application Development Lead, Trihydro
  • Planning for Operations - Incorporating TSM&O into the Transportation Planning Process, Stuart Samberg, P.E., PTOE, Manager, Traffic, RK&K, LLP
  • Integrating TSMO and Multimodal Solutions into Pennsylvania's Regional Operations Planning, Adam Smith, P.E., PTOE, Senior Traffic/ITS Engineer, Jacobs

Tuesday, August 4, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • A Recipe for Clear and Convincing 3D Visuals, Adam Nodjomian, EIT, Transportation Analyst, Alliance Transportation Group, Inc.
  • Tips and Tricks for Conducting Meetings with the Public in Volatile Situations, Ann Winkler, P.E., President, Sunburst Engineering
  • Evaluation of the Towing Recovery and Incentive Program (TRIP) and Expansion to a Statewide Program, Andrew Heath, P.E., State Traffic Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Truck and Car Turnarounds in Rural Mountainous Terrain, Jim French, Ph.D, P.E., Traffic Engineer / Vice President, French Engineering
  • The Calgary Goods Movement Strategy, Madhuri Seera, P.E., P.Eng, PTOE, Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Calgary, Alberta
  • Evaluating Benefits of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Technologies to Prepare Future Deployment, Zhitong Huang, Ph.D, EIT, Senior Transportation Engineer / Research Analyst, Leidos

Wednesday, August 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

  • Where Do I Park This Truck? A Data-Driven Approach to Identifying Suitable Areas for Truck Parking, Tracy Shandor, P.E., PTOE, RSP2I, Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn
  • Illuminated Traffic Signs & Smart-Sign Technology, Dr. Mari Glass, CEO,  NightStar Traffic Solutions
  • LGA Redevelopment - Data Analysis for Resource Planning, Yana Chudnaya, P.E., Sam Schwartz
  • The “Eco” CAV Fleet – Going Green by Seeing the Greens, Greg Kent, Manager, Traffic Management, City of Ottawa, Canada and Omar Choudhry, Project Lead, Transportation System Management, City of Ottowa, Canada
  • Security for Transportation Management in the Smart City Future, Sunny Chakravarty, Vice President of Engineering, Econolite

Wednesday, August 5, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • **Incorporating Operating Speed Measures in the Safety Performance Functions, Subasish Das, Associate Transportation Researcher, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Supporting North Dakota's Vision Zero Plan with a Data-Driven Programmatic Assessment Tool, Tariq Shihadah, Transportation Engineer, Jacobs
  • Safety in Numbers – Using Count Data to Understand Cyclist Volume, Route Preference and Crash Rate in Québec City, Olivia White, MUP, Client Consultant, Eco-Counter and Marian Mithani, P.Eng, Client Consultant, Eco-Counter
  • Elevating the Status of Vulnerable Road Users: New Methods in Crash Hotspot Mapping and Analysis for Equitable, Data-Driven Decision-Making, Tyce Herrman, AICP, ENV SP, STP, Transportation Planner, HDR
  • Am I Big Enough for Big Data? One Community’s Use of Passive Data, Kayla Ferguson, Design Engineer, KCI Technologies

Thursday, August 6, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • Before-After Safety Evaluation of Coordinated Ramp Metering Systems using Empirical Bayes Approach, Anurag Pande, Ph.D, Cal Poly State University and Amirarsalan Molan, Lecturer, Cal Poly State University
  • Driving Rural Transportation Planning Decisions with Big Data, Jim Hubbell, AICP, Transportation Solution Engineer, StreetLight Data
  • The First Roundabout Ramp Terminal in Oregon, Chengxin Dai, P.E., Traffic Engineer, HDR
  • Roadway Intersection Improvement Prioritization Study, Randy Boice, P.E., Vice President, JMT and Enrique Gonzalez, Ph.D, Senior Traffic Engineer, Loudoun County VA Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure
  • Using Advanced Traveler Information Systems to Address Safety and Congestion at Rail Crossings, Garreth Rempel, Ph.D, P.Eng, TRAINFO

Tuesday, August 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

  • Factors for Application of Adaptive Traffic Signal Control for At-Grade Railroad Crossings, Michael Shenoda, P.E., Ph.D, LEED, AP, BD+C, PTOE, Assistant Professor, Farmingdale State College
  • Application of Safety Tools for Pedestrian Safety in Pennsylvania, Patrick Wright, Traffic Engineer, PA LTAP Pennoni
  • Safety Design Principles for Pedestrian/Vulnerable Users at Roundabouts, Mark Johnson, P.E., Principal Engineer, MTJ Roundabout Engineering
  • Signal Timing for Oversaturation: Impact of Storage Length and Turning Vehicle Proportions on the Relationship between Cycle Length and Throughput, Christopher Day, Iowa State University and Tashin Emtenan, Graduate Research Assistant, Iowa State University
  • Order Fulfillment – Multimodality for Pentagon City and Amazon HQ2, Jon Crisafi, P.E., Senior Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Tuesday, August 11, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • Richmond’s Approach to Achieving Vision Zero: Signal Timing on Steroids, Ashley Lickliter, P.E., Vice President, Kimley-Horn and Michael Sawyer, P.E., City Transportation Engineer, City of Richmond, VA
  • Predictive Traffic Control – A New Paradigm For Traffic Signal Control, Jatish Patel, CEO, Flow Labs
  • Designing for Sustainable Safety and Vision Zero, Melany Alliston-Brick, P.E., Civil Engineering Practice Director, Toole Design Group and Emily Koehle, P.E., Traffic Engineer, Toole Design Group
  • Multi-modal Job Accessibility Impacts of Managed Lanes on Interstate 94, Kristin Carlson, Researcher, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Teenager’s Unrestrained Seat-Belt Motor Vehicle Crash and Behavior Analysis in Virginia, Erin Lim, High School Junior, Deep Run High School and Austin Campbell, Teacher, Deep Run High School

Wednesday, August 12, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Phased-Alternatives Evaluation Using HSM and Texas Safety Performance Functions, Dante Perez-Bravo, P.E., PTOE, Senior Transportation Engineer, Atkins and Abraham Yarney, Ph.D, Transportation Engineer, Atkins
  • Public Perception of Autonomous Commercial Vehicles, Asean Davis, Graduate Student, University of Florida
  • Evaluation of Wrong-Way Driving Crash Prevention Technology Using A Driving Simulator, Michael Williamson, Assistant Professor, Indiana State University
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul Freeway System Interchange Study, Paul Morris, P.E., SRF Consulting Group and James McCarthy, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration
  • High Resolution Intersection Pedestrian Performance Measures Using AI Video Detection, Padraig Landy, Channel Account Manager, Miovision

Thursday, August 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

  • Lessons Learned and Future of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, Strategic Highway Safety Plans and Vision Zero Initiatives, Benjamin Colucci-Rios, Ph.D, P.E., FITE, F.ASCE, JD, PAE, Director Puerto Rico LTAP, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and Lynnette Alicea-Leon, MSCE, E.I.T., Civil / Transportation Engineer, CSA Architects and Engineers, LLP
  • Impact of Vehicle Speeds on Injury Severities, Woon Kim, Ph.D, Senior Analyst, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and David Yang, Ph.D, Executive Director, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
  • **Incorporating Safe Systems Approach with Systemic Project Prioritization for Local Roads, Roozbeh Rahmani, Transportation Engineer, University of Florida and Nithin Agarwal, Director of Technology Transfer, University of Florida
  • **Vision Zero: Protecting Pedestrians, Cynthia Peck, P.E., PTOE, Project Manager, DLZ
  • Leveraging In-Vehicle Data for Crash Prevention, Kali Breheny, Business Development Manager, Waycare
  • Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement, Ross Preston, Senior Business Development Manager, Redflex Traffic Systems

Workshops

Wednesday, August 12, 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Understanding the Potential of Big Data / Data Analytics

Developed by the ITE Industry Council, Consultants Council and Public Agency Council

This workshop will gather an audience of interested public sector transportation professionals and private sector data providers and data analytics companies to discuss crosscutting issues of concern to both public agencies and private sector firms.  These issues include data access, data sharing, data purchasing, data standards, public-private partnerships, how public agencies can harness the full potential of private sector data, augmenting agency-owned data / information systems with private sector data and resources, how public agencies can effectively engage with private companies on data and data analytics issues, differences in approaches for larger vs smaller public agencies and many more.  The workshop will consist of a series of framing presentations delivered by both public sector and private sector representatives to highlight current practices and key issues, followed by table and moderated group discussions on specific issues identified in advance by registered participants.

Evaluating Innovations in Traffic Impact Assessment to Facilitate Safety and Operations Integration

Municipal transportation planners and engineers across the US increasingly recognize that the conventional, Level of Service-driven approach to traffic impact assessment (TIA) may lead to transportation infrastructure changes that conflict with long range regional and local planning goals.  In particular, short-term mitigation efforts triggered by TIAs are increasingly recognized as contributing to induced vehicle demand and long-term consequences on congestion, safety, human and environmental health impacts.  In response, many cities have been exploring novel approaches to at least some aspects of the TIA process.  However, recent research has found that broader efforts to adapt TIA to better align with community mobility, accessibility, and resiliency goals have been stymied by a lack of technical knowledge, tools, and data, as well as perceived resistance of stakeholders due to a lack of standards and state-level support for alternative practices.  Further, while TIAs are required to include a crash analysis component, the rigor of these analyses and injury prevention value-added to the studies are limited, based on knowledge of current practices.  This workshop will share some of the noteworthy practices used or considered in North Carolina and Virginia communities, as assessed by a recent research project, and conduct a facilitated discussion about the motivations for and barriers to changing TIA practices, including agency data and labor resources required for a change in practice.

Development of Automated Speed Enforcement (Speed Safety Camera) Guidelines

The Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Guidelines are intended to help agencies and practitioners plan and implement safety cameras with the goal of reducing speed and speeding-related crashes.  FHWA is updating the guidelines, currently titled “Speed Enforcement Camera Systems Operational Guidelines.” The objective of the update is to provide detailed and comprehensive steps and considerations to implement and use safety cameras, which can be a countermeasure in a state or local government speed management program. The updated guidelines will include information for program managers, administrators, law enforcement, traffic engineers, program evaluators, and other individuals responsible for the planning and operation of the program. Additionally, the guidelines will include new technologies and information about safety cameras.  The workshop will present content from the updated guidelines. Participants will have the opportunity to provide input as well as examples from their agencies about what has worked well or lessons learned.

Modern Roundabouts: From Design to Safety Evaluation

Developed by the ITE Transportation Safety Council and the Roundabout Standing Committee 

Roundabouts, also known as Modern Roundabouts, are a specific type of circular intersections different from traffic circles or other rotary intersections. Roundabouts are recognized by certain features such as “Counterclockwise Flow,” “Entry Yield Control,” and “Low Speed.” These performance-based intersections and their operational and safety outcomes are highly predicated on adherence to geometric principles for safety, signing, and marking presented in a coherent manner to drivers.  Join this interactive hands-on workshop to learn more about roundabout design and evaluation.  Participants are asked to bring laptops to this workshop for a full experience.  The workshop will include three sections:

  • Discussion of roundabout design principles including some operational considerations.
  • Discussion of roundabout crash prediction models developed under NCHRP Project 17-70 for the second edition of the Highway Safety Manual.
  • Exploring the implementation of the crash prediction models in the FHWA Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) software.

Wednesday, August 12, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Building a Skilled Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO) Workforce to Manage the Future of Transportation

Developed by the ITE Transportation System Management and Operations Council

This workshop will focus on the “keep me up at night” issue that many private and public sector Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) leaders and practitioners have identified – building and retaining a qualified workforce to manage America’s roadways.  Everyday more and more local agencies, state departments of transportation and private organizations are embracing TSMO solutions, but need additional resources to implement and improve on existing workforce strategies to build a healthy balance of personnel, education and training. To address this, the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) is providing newly developed TSMO workforce products and services to prepare existing and next generation practitioners to meet the needs of the 21st century transportation system.  NOCoE Managing Director Patrick Son will lead this workshop, which will provide a roadmap for public agencies and private organizations to build their own TSMO workforce training and retention strategies by focusing on solutions identified in the newly produced, comprehensive guidebook on professional TSMO workforce needs.  It will also feature three additional TMSO industry professionals from the academic, private and public sectors, who will provide real-world use case scenarios and insight.   

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Forum - How Do We Make ITE More Diverse and Inclusive

A recent survey of ITE International membership found that one in four members were unsure whether ITE leadership was committed to diversity.  60% of respondents to the same survey were unsure where to report a concern about harassment or discriminatory treatment.  Results like these underscore the need to modernize the organization we all belong to.  This interactive forum will begin by summarizing the results of that survey, in order to give a clearer picture of where ITE membership stands on the issues of diversity and inclusion.  Attendees will also be introduced to ITE’s newly formed Diversity and Inclusion Committee, its mission, and the actions it is already taking.  What follows will be a conversation about how all members of ITE can incorporate themes of diversity and inclusion at the chapter, section, district, and international level, and where efforts of the Diversity and Inclusion can and should be focused going forward.

The Latest in Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures

This workshop will explore the value of Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs) to address safety, mobility, and reliability goals for all users through improved signal timing. The use of ATSPMs have helped agencies to quickly identify and proactively respond to operational and maintenance issues, improve traffic signal timing, and easily communicate outcomes both internally as well as to decision makers and the public.  There will be a brief overview of ATSPMs, along with several state and local DOTs sharing their experiences with ATSPM applications, discussion of method(s) to estimate the benefits and costs of implementation, and an open discussion with participants on some of the challenges to broader ATSPM adoption. There will be a supplemental focus on agency experiences with ATSPM applications in the areas of safety and infrastructure management, in addition to the more common operations-related cases.  Through the FHWA Every Day Counts 4 Technology Initiative, ATSPMs have become a core part of signal management and operations in more than 30 states and are beginning a transition to be a mainstream approach supporting to performance management in traffic signal programs.

Advancing Next Generation Arterial Traffic Incident Management (TIM) by Integrating Technology, Data and Training

Effectively and efficiently managing traffic incidents is a foundational Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) strategy and applies to all roadways, including local arterials. Traffic Incident Management (TIM) programs reduce secondary crashes, improve roadway travel reliability, and are critical to Vision Zero programs by enhancing traveler and responder safety. TIM also enables responders to increase their focus on other public safety functions by reducing their time responding to incidents. Over the last five years new technologies, data, and training opportunities are further demonstrating the significant value of TIM for cities and municipalities, improving collaboration across transportation, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services (EMS), towing, public works and other responder communities, all with the priority of saving lives and improving the quality of life for local communities. This workshop will focus on arterial TIM strategies while highlighting innovations in technology, data, and training through presentations, group exercises, and delivery of a training module.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn from peer practitioners and be better positioned to share knowledge and apply best practices in their respective local agencies.

 

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