T3e Webinar Overview

Connected Vehicle (CV) Technology for Improving Transit Operations

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Date:   Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Cost:  All T3e webinars are free of charge
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Background

Dr. Young-Jae Lee conducted three Connected Vehicle Infrastructure (CVI) technology-related research projects, funded by Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center (CVI-UTC) consortium led by Virginia Tech, with Morgan State University and University of Virginia. This webinar provides three presentations from the two research projects related to transit operation:

The first two presentations are from the project “Next Generation Transit Signal Priority,” which was conducted with Professor Byungkyu Brian Park and Dr. Jia Hu at the University of Virginia. The first presentation introduces the theoretical background of the various cases (progression and conflict requests) of TSPCV. The second presentation shows the results of the TSPCV experiments at the Virginia Tech Smart Road. The third presentation is drawn from the research project, “Applications of Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technologies to Enhance Transit Service Efficiency and Safety.” The research team developed the user location-based transit mobile app which allows the communication between users, driver, and the transit agency. This presentation shows survey results from potential users about their perception and acceptability of the user location-based mobile app.

Target Audience

The target audience includes university faculty and students, transit agencies, and State and Federal Departments of Transportation (DOTs).

Learning Objectives

From the first two presentations, the audience will have a better understanding of how connected vehicle technology can improve transit operation, especially through TSPCV. The various scenarios of the transit signal priority will be discussed, then the results and lessons through the TSPCV experiment will be explained and shared.

From the third presentation, the audience will understand how the emerging technology can improve connectivity among transit users, transit agencies, and bus drivers to enhance transit operation and safety. In addition, the audience will have an understanding of the perception and acceptability of the user location-based technology through the survey results.

Host

Young-Jae Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies, Morgan State University

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Dr. Young-Jae Lee is an Associate Professor of the Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea in 1988 and 1990, respectively, and another M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania for optimizing a transit network design problem in 1994 and 1998, respectively.

His main research focuses are the improvement of transit systems, intelligent transportation systems, and optimizing transportation systems and traffic safety. He has conducted different types of research projects and published papers on improving public transportation systems, including network design, operational efficiency, and ITS application for public transportation. Dr. Lee has published over 60 research reports and journal and conference papers. Currently he is a committee member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), (a division of the National Academies) Automated Transit Systems (AP040), an associate editor of the Korea Society of Civil Engineering (KSCE) Journal of Civil Engineering, and an associate editor of the Urban Rail Transit journal.

Presenters

Jia Hu, Ph.D., Research Associate, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

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Dr. Jia Hu works as a research associate at FHWA. He graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was involved in the research presented in this webinar. He received his M.S. in Transportation Engineering from North Carolina State University. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Zhejiang University.

Dr. Hu is a recipient of Best Scientific Paper-Americas Award from the ITS World Congress 2016, Research Associateship Award from the National Academy of Sciences, and Academic Excellence Award from the University of Virginia. He is an Associate Editor of the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Transportation Engineering and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Transportation. Dr. Hu is a member of TRB Vehicle Highway Automation Committee and Simulation subcommittee of Traffic Signal Systems Committee, and a member of Advanced Technologies Committee of ASCE Transportation and Development Institute. He is also Chair of Vehicle Automation and Connectivity Committee of the World Transport Convention.

Dr. Hu has published over 40 journal and conference papers in the area of vehicle automation, transportation system operations and managements, and intelligent transportation systems. His research interests include connected and automated vehicles, microscopic simulation model application, system optimization, and transportation system sustainability.

Seyedehsan Dadvar, Ph.D. Candidate, Morgan State University

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Seyedehsan Dadvar is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies (TUIS) at Morgan State University. He has completed his coursework and qualifying exam, and now works on his dissertation. He received his M.S. in Transportation Planning (2010) at IAU-South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering (2006) at IAU-Gorgan Branch, Gorgan, Iran.

Mr. Dadvar has also been working as a graduate research assistant at the National Transportation Center (NTC) at Morgan State University. He has been involved in various research studies funded by Maryland State and regional and national agencies since March 2012, based in two major fields: roadway safety and new vehicular technologies. The CV projects that he has been involved in were “Applications of Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technologies to Enhance Transit Service Efficiency and Safety, Part 2,” “Next Generation Transit Signal Priority with Connected Vehicle Technology,” and “Measuring User Acceptance of and Willingness-To-Pay,” all three of which were funded by Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center (CVI-UTC).