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National Connected Vehicle Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis

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Date:   Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time:  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Cost:  All T3 webinars are free of charge
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The Footprint Analysis project team has developed a preliminary general concept of a national connected vehicle (CV) field infrastructure footprint. The team was co-led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in cooperation with partners in the CV field. The Footprint Analysis helped the team to conceptualize a policy foundation for the CV environment, including a set of desired outcomes, which include:

  • A description, for State and local investment and decision makers, of the justification for and value of the deployment of connected vehicle infrastructure
  • A compilation of the possible data, communications, and infrastructure needs of the priority applications
  • A set of generic deployment concepts (at a high level of engineering detail) that relate the infrastructure to the applications (or bundles of applications) and their needs under different operational conditions
  • A set of State and local scenarios identifying how and where agencies might implement secure, CV infrastructure; the possible funding strategies to support such deployment; and a synthesis of these scenarios into a preliminary national footprint of CV field infrastructure
  • A set of activities and timelines for deploying CV field infrastructure across and among State and local agencies
  • Estimates of potential costs for deployment, operations, and maintenance
  • Estimates of workforce and training requirements and a list of identified policy and guidance needs
  • Identification of implementation challenges and institutional issues, and a timeline for resolving them

The purpose of this analysis is to describe the fully deployed CV field infrastructure footprint, to identify the activities and project timelines needed to deploy that footprint, and to estimate costs associated with the deployment. These elements build upon the prior Applications Analysis, the Deployment Concepts, and the Deployment Scenarios developed as part of the Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Footprint Analysis.


The webinar will include the following topics:

  • Project Background and Goals
  • Applications Analysis
  • Deployment Concepts and Scenarios
  • Footprint, Timelines, and Costs
  • Conclusions and Next Steps

Learning Objectives

This webinar will:

  • Provide an overview of CV deployment scenarios
  • Discuss the deployment milestones for CV technologies
  • Provide an synopsis of potential deployment locations and costs
  • Describe agency challenges, successes, and future directions in using CV technologies

Target Audience

  • Highway managers, including local, State, and Federal, and others interested in the development, deployment, or use of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications
  • Suppliers of roadside equipment used in V2I communications
  • State ITS coordinators
  • Industry representatives (CVO, rail, telecom, transit, environment, weather, aftermarket devices, OEMs, security, privacy)
  • Consultants/contractors


Ben McKeever, Team Leader, FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

photograph of Ben McKeever

Ben is a Team Leader in FHWA's Office of Operations R&D at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center and has co-led the National Infrastructure Footprint Analysis with Jim Wright of AASHTO. Ben has been with FHWA since 2007 where he works to advance CV infrastructure deployment and related safety and mobility applications throughout the U.S.


Kyle Garrett, Managing Member, Synesis Partners

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Kyle Garrett is a managing member of Synesis Partners and the Principal Investigator for AASHTO's Connected Vehicle Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis. He is a systems engineer with thirty-five years of technical leadership, project management, and business experience; and for the last ten years has focused on transportation systems. He has led projects, performed analyses, and developed systems in the ITS, information technology, wireless commerce, and nuclear power industries. Kyle has been involved with CV technologies and programs; including systems engineering support for the Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance System for Violations program, systems analysis and development for the Michigan DOT Data Use Analysis and Processing program, and technical leadership of AASHTO's Deployment Analysis and Infrastructure Footprint Analysis.

Jim Wright, Manager, Connected Vehicle Programs, AASHTO

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Jim Wright is the manager of Connected Vehicle Programs at AASHTO. He also leads the newly emerging autonomous vehicle efforts, the 511 Deployment Coalition, and the annual ITS World Congress Scan tours for a selected group of state DOT Directors.

Before joining AASHTO in 2008, Jim managed Minnesota Guidestar, the Minnesota Department of Transportation's ITS Program, from 1991 to 2001. In this role, he directed $100 million in ITS work, including a regionally integrated ITS system.

Jim holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of California Berkeley.