T3 Webinar Overview
Effects on ITS Planning and Development in a Connected Vehicle Environment
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Cost: All T3 webinars are free of charge
PDH: 1.5 View PDH Policy
The Talking Technology and Transportation (T3) and T3e 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.
The objective of this webinar is to assess the impacts of Connected Vehicle (CV) on ITS planning process and deployment. The presenters will cover the recently completed project that identified and analyzed how CV technology should be considered in the ITS planning process and subsequent deployment; the need for new or enhanced tools, techniques, and data to support ITS planning and operations activities; the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and organizational skills; the expertise and capabilities needed to carry out ITS planning, deployment, and management; and operation and maintenance in a CV environment.
The target audience includes public transportation practitioners and researchers, State and local departments of transportation, transit industry representatives, vehicle automation developers and suppliers, and those with an interest in the impacts of CV on ITS planning process and deployment.
Upon completion of this webinar, the audience will:
- Have an understanding of the overall project
- Understand project’s key findings
- Learn about next steps and recommendations
Jimmy Chu, Transportation Specialist, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Washington, D.C
Mr. Jimmy Chu is a Transportation Specialist on the Traveler Information Management Team at FHWA in Washington, D.C. In this position, Mr. Chu oversees the Travel Time on the Dynamic Message Signs program. He also manages the Transportation Management Center (TMC) Pooled-Fund Study. He provides technical support to State agencies relating to traveler information programs. Prior to joining FHWA, Mr. Chu worked at the Virginia Department of Transportation for 25 years and was the manager of the TMC in Northern Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Dan Krechmer, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Cambridge, MA
Daniel Krechmer is a Principal of Cambridge Systematics with more than 35 years of experience in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), travel demand modeling, transportation analysis, and transportation planning. Mr. Krechmer has experience working with clients at the local, state and Federal levels. Recent projects include developing a series of resources and research on the impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles on transportation planning for the U.S. DOT. Previous experience includes serving as the Systems and Traffic Manager for the Central Artery/Tunnel project in Boston, Massachusetts and managing the development of a Guidebook on Roles of Transportation Management Centers in Emergency Operations for FHWA and the Transportation Management Center Pooled Fund Study. Prior to joining Cambridge Systematics, Mr. Krechmer served as the New England Area Manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff/'s division specializing in ITS. He served as the Project Manager for the implementation of the Massachusetts Highway Department's Phase I ITS Deployment Plan along the Route 128 corridor. Mr. Krechmer received a Master's degree in City Planning from Harvard University, and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science/Economics from the University of Michigan.
Bob Rausch, Vice President, TransCore, Norcross, GA
Bob Rausch is a Vice President at TransCore with more than 40 years of experience in the development and deployment of traffic management equipment and systems, design of freeway management systems, traffic management centers, arterial traffic control systems, dynamic message signs, traffic controllers, communications systems and equipment for the transportation industry. Most notable projects include the design of the Traffic Management Center and Systems for New South Wales (Sydney), Australia, and the computerization of New York City's traffic signals using a shared wireless network to 12,400 signalized intersections. Mr. Rausch was active in the development of standards for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain including the NTCIP family of standards. He is a US Expert to ISO TC204 for the development of international ITS standards, and serves as an instructor for the standards training program and the National Highway Institute. Licensed Professional Engineer in 21 states from Texas to Massachusetts. Mr. Rausch received a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.