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ITS University Workshop #5
November 8-9, 2017 | Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia

Day 1 Presentation | November 8, 2017

U.S. DOT ITS University Workshop

Presenter: Eric Hill
Presenter’s Org: MetroPlan Orlando

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Some of the slides in this presentation include a small transit bus icon.

Slide 1: U.S. DOT ITS University Workshop

[This slide contains the MetroPlan Orlando logo and a strip of photos and graphics of a variety of people and icons representing transit and vehicles.]

Slide 2: Metroplan Orlando

[This slide contains a map of Florida, with a pop-out of the MetroPlan Orlando area (Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties) zoomed in.]

Slide 3: Metroplan Partners

[This slide contains the logos of the twelve MetroPlan Orlando partners.]

Slide 4: Regional Profile

  • Population (2 million)
  • Registered Vehicles (1.8 million)
  • Unemployment Rate (5.1)
  • Tourist Visits (66 million)
  • 12.4% increase in employment from 2011 to 2015
  • 73% licensed drivers are between ages 21 and 59
  • Population estimated to reach 3 million by 2040
  • 20% increase in visitors from 2011 to 2015

[This slide contains an infographic with the statistics that are listed above.]

Slide 5: Mobility Trends

[This slide contains a graphic of a road with dollar bills floating around it and labeled “Annual Congestion cost per Peak Auto Commuter = $1,044,” and a box with two statistics: “Annual Delay per peak auto commuter = 46 hours” and “Annual Excess Fuel per peak auto commuter = 21 gallons.”]

Slide 6: Technology

  • UPWP
  • Traffic Signal Retiming
  • Engineer
  • Leadership/Champions/Partnership

[This slide contains a reproduction of the cover of the MetroPlan Orlando Intelligent Transportation Systems Master Plan report.]

Slide 7: Partnerships

  • City of Orlando: “Smart City”
  • MetroLab Network
  • Central Florida Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds Partnership

Slide 8: Implications

  • Policy
    • Legislation
    • Local
  • Capital vs Operations
  • Education

Slide 9: Mobility Ecosystem

[This slide contains five photographs of vehicles from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and a graphic labeled “Mobility as a Service,” which includes five transportation mode icons: auto, bicycle, bus, taxi, and train.]

Slide 10: (No title)

Technology will save us! Things like self-driving cars, new traffic signal equipment, better ways of sharing information on traffic conditions and more people working from home will eliminate the need for building more transportation projects.

[This slide has a vertical bar graph plotted with survey responses from people who reacted to the statement above (Strongly Agree 7%, Agree 11%, Disagree 54%, Strongly Disagree 28%, No opinion 1%), a percentage of engagement graphic (83%), and the number of responses (122).]

Slide 11: Autonomous Vehicles Legislation

[This slide has a color-coded U. S. map showing the 24 states and Washington D.C. that have approved Autonomous Vehicle Legislation (by executive order or by legislation). There is also a vertical bar graph from a Goldman Sachs Market Projection showing that the self-driving technology market was $3 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $96 billion by 2025 and $290 billion by 2035.]

Slide 12: (No title)

[This slide contains a screenshot of a July 2017 online article from ABI Research: “Mass Market Automotive Brands May be the Big Losers in the Mobility as a Service Transition.”]

Slide 13: Skills and Abilities

  • Strength
    • Apps & Algorithms
    • Theory vs. Application
  • Weakness
    • Communication
    • Hands-on
    • Electrical/Computer Science

Slide 14: Emerging Needs

  • Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures
  • Adaptive Signal Control Technologies
  • Data management – circuits and networking
  • Transportation economics
  • Connected/Autonomous Vehicles

Slide 15: Other Considerations

  • Big data and analytics
  • Common sense
  • International exposure
  • Evolution of transportation
  • “Curiosity”

Slide 16: Thank You | 407-481-5672
250 South Orange Ave., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801

[This slide contains the MetroPlan Orlando logo and a strip of photos and graphics of a variety of people and icons representing transit and vehicles.]

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Michelle Noch
ITS Professional Capacity Building Program Manager
ITS Joint Program Office
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)
U.S. Department of Transportation



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