T3 Webinar Overview

Connected Vehicle Workforce

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Date:   Thursday, September 10, 2015
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 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (U.S. DOT) ITS Joint Program Office (JPO). References 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 the U.S. DOT.


Connected vehicle (CV) applications and technology are very important components of ITS and provide connectivity between and among vehicles, infrastructure, and wireless devices. CV technologies are poised to address the most paramount transportation challenges: safety, mobility, and environment.

This webinar will focus on the workforce skills that support the future CV environment. Attendees will learn about the ITS JPO PCB’s CV Training and Education Plan. The Plan is proposed to connect people to training and educational opportunities that will lead certain students to developing CV knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the industry. The webinar will also introduce attendees to the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) resources.


Jocelyn Lewis will deliver an update on Booz Allen Hamilton’s current project for the ITS JPO PCB Program to develop a five year strategic CV Training and Education Plan to guide the PCB program in developing, delivering, and linking people to training and education opportunities needed to support deployment of CV applications and technologies. The Training and Education Plan includes a comprehensive CV competency framework. This framework enables priority CV audiences to identify and follow a customized learning path to obtain the CV knowledge, skills, and ability required for their role.

Jonathan Walker will present on the upcoming 2015 FHWA V2I Deployment Guidance and V2I products - several resources for decision-makers, planners, designers, and technical staff. State, regional, and local transportation agencies are likely to leverage existing ITS equipment in V2I deployments to reduce costs, increase safety and mobility applications (e.g., dynamic message signs, closed-circuit television cameras, vehicle detections stations, and existing traffic signal controllers). Therefore, the guidance and products are intended to assist transportation system owners/operators deploy V2I technology in terms of Federal-aid Highway program requirements and best practices.

Elaina Farnsworth will discuss how deploying and operating infrastructure-based systems to support connected vehicles will require a new awareness and understanding of these technologies. Implementing a certification program at the state and local DOT level will give professionals the base knowledge they need to do their jobs. This portion of the T3 presentation will describe how local and state departments of transportation can achieve certification and training for internal staff and constituents.

Learning Objectives

Attendees of the webinar will expect to learn about:

  • Training and education opportunities needed to support deployment of CV applications and technologies.
  • Connected V2I Deployment Guidance.
  • CV certification and training.

Target Audiences

  • Consultants, vendors, academia, and government officials, including local, state, federal, and DOTs, and any other individuals or entities involved in the design, deployment, operation, or evaluation of CV applications and technologies.
  • Those wanting to learn more about CV educational and training opportunities.


Mac Lister, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Program Manager, ITS Joint Program Office

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Mac has over 35 years of experience in the field of information systems and has worked at the FHWA and the ITS Joint Program Office for the last fifteen years. He manages the PCB program which provides a variety of training venues about successful ITS implementation. His ITS areas of expertise are 511 technology/overall operations, the National ITS Architecture, ITS professional capacity building, Planning for Operations, and systems engineering. Mac provided training, outreach and technical support for the Operations Technical Service Team in the FHWA Resource Center prior to his current position. Mac is a certified instructor and a master trainer for National Highway Institute. He is also an instructor for the Consortium for ITS Education (CITE). Mac received the FHWA Administrators Award for Superior Achievement in 2007.


Elaina Farnsworth, Chief Executive Officer, Mobile Comply

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Elaina Farnsworth is a recognized expert in the field of CV education and certification. Elaina has over two decades of experience in supporting technologies and in-field training for emergency responders and transportation safety. Her vision and leadership empowers a unique company that recognizes that the CV creates an entirely new global paradigm of merging technologies. The CV bridges the gap between the human experience in their vehicles and information that will enrich global communications. Her expertise in training and certification launched the only CV certification program with SAE International and the Connected Vehicle Trade Association.

Joceyln Lewis, Project Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton

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Joceyln Lewis is currently serving as the Project Manager for the CV Training and Education Five Year Plan under development for the ITS JPO PCB program. She has been with Booz Allen Hamilton for nine years where she leads cross-functional teams on assignments pertaining to organizational strategy, program improvement, and training initiatives across the transportation market. Joceyln holds a master of business administration and a master of public policy from the University of Maryland.

Jonathan Walker, Program Manager, FHWA, Office of Transportation Management, Office of Operations

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Jonathan Walker has a major responsibility with the oversight of V2I deployment, on a national level, for the Office of Transportation Management. Jonathan received a M.S. in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Howard University. He serviced four years in the U.S Marine Corps as an electro-mechanical technician and is a licensed professional engineer in the States of MD, VA, and DC.