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New Look, New Resources: Enhancements to the ITS Knowledge Resources Websites

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Originally presented under the title: 2011 Enhancements to the ITS Knowledge Resources Websites: Improving Access to Information on ITS Benefits, Costs, Lessons Learned and Deployment

Date:   June 23, 2011
Time:  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Cost:  All T3 webinars are free of charge
PDH:  1.5   View PDH Policy

T3 Webinars are brought to you by the ITS Professional Capacity Building Program (ITS PCB) at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) ITS Joint Program Office (JPO), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). Reference in this webinar to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by U.S. Department of Transportation.


The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has developed online ITS Knowledge Resources for decision making support. The major objectives on these online tools are to:

  • Capture ITS costs, benefits and lessons learned from experiences of stakeholders in their planning, deployment, operations, maintenance, and evaluation of ITS.
  • Provide all ITS stakeholders with convenient access to costs, benefits and lessons learned knowledge so that they can make informed decisions in their future ITS actions.

The ITS Knowledge resources include the ITS Benefits Database (www.itsbenefits.its.dot.gov), the ITS Costs Database (www.itscosts.its.dot.gov), and the ITS Lessons Learned Database (www.itslessons.its.dot.gov). USDOT's ITS Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program is sponsoring a T3 (Talking Technology and Transportation) webinar to show ITS professionals how to use these databases to help stakeholders make better informed decisions.

This webinar will show new and returning participants how to use the databases and knowledge resources available through a "live" demonstration that introduces the ITS Knowledge Resource portal (http://www.itskrs.its.dot.gov) and newly designed websites and highlights the new features including, sample unit costs, mapping, comments and rating.

Following the demonstration of each of the ITS Benefits, Costs and Lessons Learned databases and introduction to new features, participants will engage in interactive exercises where participants will use the knowledge resources to solve test case problems and respond to polling questions. Participants will also have an opportunity to provide comments about the new features.

Target Audience

Anyone involved in planning, implementation, and operation of ITS systems, including Federal, State, and local transportation professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Ability to navigate the new ITS Knowledge Resources webpages to find information on ITS costs, benefits and lessons learned.
  • Understanding how the ITS Knowledge Resources can help stakeholders make informed decisions in planning, deployment, operations, maintenance, and evaluation of ITS.
  • Provide comments on the new unit costs enhancements, mapping, comments and rating features.


Marcia Pincus, Program Manager, ITS Joint Program Office
Marcia Pincus is currently the Program Manager, Environment (AERIS) and ITS Evaluation, for the ITS Joint Program Office at USDOT. Marcia joined the ITS JPO seven years ago, and has over 15 years experience as an ITS policy analyst and program manager in the public, private, and academic sectors.


Greg Hatcher, PMP, Manager, Noblis
Greg Hatcher is a Manager in the transportation systems mission area with Noblis in Washington, DC, where he has 20 years of ITS experience. He currently provides technical and management support to the USDOT ITS program on tasks including the Evaluation Program and Integrated Corridor Management (ICM), and manages the team of analysts and developers responsible for operating, improving, and maintaining the ITS Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned Knowledge Resources for the ITS Joint Program Office.

Cheryl Lowrance, Principal Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Engineer, Noblis
Cheryl Lowrance is an ITS Engineer supporting the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), ITS Joint Program Office. She has 25 years of experience in traffic engineering and traffic management including project management, design and implementation of traffic signals, traffic signal systems, and freeway surveillance systems. Cheryl currently provides leadership for the ITS Program Assessment Knowledge Resources, Benefits and Costs databases. Activities include researching and writing content; leading the development of improvements to the websites; making presentations to industry leaders on the resources available for planning, design, and implementation; and responding to quick task assignments from the client pertaining to benefit and cost inquiries. She has a BS in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

James A. Bunch, Senior Principal, Noblis
James A. Bunch is a Senior Principal at Noblis providing planning experience and analysis to Intelligent Transportation Systems. He joined Noblis in 1996 coming from a career in Travel Forecasting and Policy Analysis. As a senior staff member, he specializes in ITS and Planning, Program and Policy evaluations, integrating operations and planning, methods for transportation system analysis and evaluation. He is currently supporting the ITS JPO Program Assessment and Evaluation Program focusing on the ITS Costs Database and integrating mapping features into the Knowledge Resources. Mr. Bunch received his BSCE from University of Michigan, and has carried out graduate studies at Northwestern University in Transportation Engineering/Planning, and at the University of Houston in Public Administration.