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Validating and Leveraging Probe Data to Understand Travel Patterns and Identify Candidate Operations Projects

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  • Rick Ayers, Public Sector Advocate | -University of Maryland CATT Laboratory

    Mr. Ayers has 30 years of experience working with location-based enterprise software systems at the federal, state and local levels. In his current role with the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Lab at the University of Maryland, he serves to support state and local transportation agencies in the successful integration and deployment of the Regional Integrated Transportation Information System (RITIS). Mr. Ayers has also worked extensively with I-95 Corridor Coalition member agencies, US Department of Transportation, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), to support and manage their respective enterprise implementations of real-time probe data deployments.

  • Richard J. (R.J.) Porter, PhD, PE, Highway Safety Engineer | VHB

    R.J. is a Highway Safety Engineer at VHB in Raleigh, NC; he was previously the director of transportation engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. He has experience in leading and supporting NCHRP, FHWA, USDOT RITA, SHRP2, and State DOT contracts. R.J. has served as principal investigator and/or project manager for more than $13 million in contract work spanning performance-based planning, programming, and design; road safety; traffic operations; safety data systems; and user performance and behavior. His work has resulted in more than 80 published papers, research reports, and practitioner guidelines documents, as well as over 80 technical and outreach presentations in the U.S. and abroad. R.J. served as the first chair of the TRB Subcommittee on Performance-Based Analysis from 2007 through 2016, leading efforts to advance performance-based analysis in project development, identifying successful case studies, and developing future research needs. His most recent work advances emerging areas in road safety, including safe systems, automated vehicles, transportation systems management and operations, short-term crash prediction, surrogate measures of safety, and turbo roundabouts.

  • Paul Cooper, Business Development Director, Transport Markets | OptaSense

    Paul has wide-ranging experience in the application of fiber sensing in the US and overseas. Applications include pipeline and perimeter management in addition to traffic monitoring. He also has significant experience in identifying use cases, project concepts and value propositions for advanced traffic sensors. He has a demonstrated history of working in the transport, oil & energy industries. He is skilled in Enterprise Software, Sales, Sales Management, Solution Selling, and Engineering. Paul is a strong operations professional graduated from University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, United Kingdom.

January 20, 2021
Wed 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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