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Intelligent Transportation Systems: Career Possibilities - Three Real World Cases

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Page 1: INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS:
Career Possibilities - Three Real World Cases

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Exciting professional opportunities abound, spanning important leadership and enabling efforts at all levels of government and a fertile environment for entrepreneurial ventures. If helping to make safe, smart, and sustainable transportation a reality is your goal, you can find a niche where your unique skills and passions are just what is needed.

Case 1: I-95 Corridor Coalition/Vehicle Probe Project

What is the Coalition?

  • Sixteen states working together
  • Focused on the transportation system along the nearly 2,000 mile 1-95 corridor from Maine to Florida
  • Goals are enhancing the efficiency and safety of personal and freight travel
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Image Source: http://www.i95coalition.org. Used with permission.

 

What is the Vehicle Probe Project?

  • Collaborative effort begun in 2008
  • Goal to bring high-tech data collection and analytics to the 1-95 corridor
  • Three data vendors: INRIX, HERE, and TomTom
  • Cutting edge data analysis and visualization through the Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (CATT) Lab

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Want to learn more?

Kelly Wells
NCDOT Mobility Program Manager
VPP Suite Chair
kwells@ncdot.gov

 

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Michael Pack
Director, CATT Lab
http://www.cattlab.umd.edu/
packml@umd.edu

 

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Did You Know?

That I-95

  • Serves 35% of the nation's total vehicle miles traveled
  • Carries 5.3 billion tons of freight per year

That the Region

  • Has 38% of all the jobs in the U.S.
  • Represents thesecond largest economy in the world at $4.7 trillion (40% of U.S. GDP)

Source: http://www.i95coalition.org/the-coalition-2/i-95-facts/

 

Page 2: INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS:
Career Possibilities - Three Real World Cases

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Case 2: Transloc - High Technology for Transit

What is Transloc's mission?

"Our mission is to take mass transit from last resort for some, to first choice for all."

Photo of Transloc founder Josh Whiton in front of the White House logo on the wall behind him

 

How did Transloc's begin?

An entrepreneurial leap by NC State computer science graduates in 2002

Transloc was a 2013 White House Champion of Change Awardee

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TransLoc logo with the text Traveler to the side

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Want to learn more?

Doug Kaufman
CEO
Transloc, Inc.
doug@TransLoc.com

 

Case 3: SANRAL Design-Build-Operate-Maintain ITS Project

What South African cities are involved?

Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Pietermaritzburg/Durban

Who is doing the work?

Kimley-Horn (based in Cary, NC) is leading the team as SANRAL's Representative

Why use a DBOM project?

SANRAL decided that a consolidated contract was the most effective way to deliver a comprehensive solution for the National ITS program

 

Want to learn more?

Mark Dunzo
Senior Vice-President
Kimley-Horn and Associates
mark.dunzo@kimley-horn.com

Jeff Dale
Associate
Kimley-Horn and Associates
Jeff.dale@kimley-horn.com

 

Example map of South Africa with various regions highlighted in different colors.

Kimley-Horn logo with the text Expect More. Experience Better.

Photo of a traffic management center with walls of screens and computers

Image Source: Kimley-Horn and Assoc., Inc. Used with permission.

 

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Sidebar header graphic with the TransLoc logo

Transloc's mission promises to unclog urban streets and clean up the air

"As a technologist and a mass transit rider, I couldn't let go of the idea that mass transit deserved great technology, too." Josh Whiton, Founder

Logo for The South African National Roads Agency LTD - Creating wealth through infrastructure

SANRAL - South African National Roads Agency, LTD

Kimley-Horn keeps at least one professional on site at all times

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ITE Student Chapter Series

1. ITS: Is it the Right Career Choice for You?

2. ITS Technologies:
How Do I Prepare For a Career?

3. ITS Grand Challenges:
How Can You Help Meet Them?

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Intelligent Transportation Systems: Career Possibilities - Three Real World Cases

For more information, contact:

Michelle Noch
ITS Professional Capacity Building Program Manager
ITS Joint Program Office
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)
U.S. Department of Transportation
202-366-0278
Michelle.Noch@dot.gov

 

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