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July 20, 2021 -- Poster Presentations -- 3:10 - 3:55 pm EDT

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  • Strategic Truck Parking Investment Decision Making: A hybrid Agent-Based Simulation and Optimization Approach for Statewide Truck Parking Capacity Expansions”, Sarah Hernandez, Ph.D, P.E., Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Multimodal Real-Time Transportation Common Operational Picture”, Rick Ayers, Public Sector Advocate, Center For Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory, College Park, Maryland and Michael Pack, Director, CATT LAB, College Park, Maryland
  • Cloud Based Transportation and Infrastructure Planning Tools”, Chuck Green, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Otak, Inc., Ridgefield, Washington
  • Lessons Learned from Bringing Together Countywide Modeling with Transportation Impact Analysis Tools at Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA)”, Bill Cisco, P.E., Manager - Urban Planning Traffic Engineering, PTV Group, Sherwood, Oregon and Eugene Maeda, Senior Transportation Planner, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, California
  • A Data-Driven Approach to Traffic Signal Management”, Julie Kentosh, P.E., PTOE, City of Portland, Portland, Oregon
  • Reliably Bad, or Unreliably Good? Future Travel Time Reliability for Managed Lanes in Sacramento”, Aaron Berger, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, DKS Associates, Scappoose, Oregon
  • Highlights from the Automated Vehicle Symposium”, Katherine Kortum, Ph.D, P.E., Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, District of Columbia

Contributors

  • Sarah Hernandez, Ph.D, P.E., Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

    Sarah Hernandez received her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a specialization in transportation systems engineering from the University of California, Irvine. She holds a M.S. from the University of California, Irvine (Irvine, California) and a B.S. from the University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida). Dr. Hernandez joined the University of Arkansas Civil Engineering Department in August 2015. She teaches graduate classes on transportation planning and transportation data analysis. Dr. Hernandez is the faculty advisor for the student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and a member of ITE. Her research focuses on new and advanced technology applications in transportation systems engineering and is centered on developing tools and methods to collect and analyze freight and commercial vehicle operations data for long range freight planning. She serves as a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Freight Transportation Data and is the Committee Research Coordinator for the Workforce Development and Organizational Excellence.

  • Michael Pack, Director, CATT LAB, College Park, Maryland

    Michael Pack is the director of the CATT Laboratory at the University of Maryland where he and his team work to archive, fuse, analyze and visualize transportation data. He has previously worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Center for Transportation Analysis and the University of Virginia's Smart Travel Laboratory. He was recognized at the Obama White House in 2013 as a "Champion of Change" for his work to make transportation operations, planning, and safety data more readily available and usable.

  • Katherine Kortum, Ph.D, P.E., Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, District of Columbia

    Dr. Katherine Kortum is a Senior Program Officer at the Transportation Research Board where she creates and guides committees that provide recommendations to Congress and the USDOT on transportation policy. Some of these policy topics have included the provision of Mobility as a Service, deployment of automated vehicles, regulation of new mobility options (including Uber and Lyft), future interstate funding options, evidentiary protection of transit data, and development of federal transportation research plans. She also leads a Forum on Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility, a self-supporting initiative to provide the research questions needed for better public policy. She is a member of the editorial board of TR News Magazine, a bimonthly publication featuring articles on state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. Katherine often writes, speaks, and keynotes on developing the next generation of the transportation workforce and on innovations within the industry. In addition, since June 2020, she has worked with the DC Department of Health as a site leader overseeing logistics and processing for the District’s COVID-19 testing. She holds an MS and PhD in Transportation Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from the University of Illinois. She is a Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia and a LEED for Neighborhood Development certified professional.

  • Bill Cisco, P.E., Manager - Urban Planning Traffic Engineering, PTV Group, Sherwood, Oregon

    Bill Cisco, P.E., is Manager of Traffic Engineering and Urban Planning with PTV Group Americas, based in their Portland, Oregon office. Bill has over 25 years of experience in transportation engineering and planning, and has worked for consulting, technology and software firms. He is chair of the Interrupted Flow subcommittee of TRB’s Highway Capacity and Quality of Service committee.

  • Rick Ayers, Public Sector Advocate, Center For Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory, College Park, Maryland

    Rick Ayers has 30 years of experience working with location-based enterprise software systems at the federal, state and local level. 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 implementation and deployment of the Regional Integrated Transportation Information System, affectionately referred to as RITIS. Mr Ayers has also worked extensively with The Eastern Transportation Coalition member agencies, as well as federal transportation agencies, to support and manage their respective enterprise implementations of the RITIS platform.

  • Chuck Green, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Otak, Inc., Ridgefield, Washington

    Chuck Green, PE is a Senior Project Manager at Otak, Inc. with 39 years of professional transportation and infrastructure project experience. He has been involved in a wide variety of both public and private development and infrastructure projects, some being the largest ever undertaken by the entity. Chuck has managed or had lead roles in some notable projects, including being C-TRAN’s overall project manager for the Vine Bus Rapid Transit project in Vancouver, Washington and two projects which recently won American Planning Association chapter projects of the year awards: as Construction Manager for the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex (RORC; APWA-WA in 2019) and as consultant project manager for the Kronberg Multi-Use Walkway Project (APWA-OR 2020 and national APWA in 2021).
    Chuck is currently serving as technical advisor to two high-profile projects, the Hood River Bridge Replacement Project connecting Oregon and Washington, and International Bus Rapid Transit Advisor to the Vientiane, Laos Sustainable Urban Transport Project, which would build the country’s first-ever BRT project. Related to Chuck’s topic today, he has led projects involving innovative use of cloud-based Transportation and Infrastructure Planning Tools, including the Discovery Corridor Strategic Infrastructure Analysis (Clark County, WA), SR-4 Corridor Planning Project (Kelso-Longview, WA) and planning and design for pedestrian and multi-use projects in Warrenton, OR. On the Community side, Chuck is a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Three Creeks in Clark County, Washington, Chair of Clark County’s Commission on Aging and was recently elected to be part of Clark County’s Charter Review Commission.

  • Aaron Berger, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, DKS Associates, Scappoose, Oregon

    As a professional engineer in the field transportation planning, Aaron Berger has been leading multi-resolution modeling and traffic operations tasks on system planning, freeway, and arterial projects for the last seven years. He has been with DKS Associates in Portland since early 2014 and currently specializes in multi-resolution travel modeling (macro, meso, micro) in a wide variety of software platforms, with an emphasis on model application and traffic operations. Aaron is currently leading traffic operations analysis for the NEPA phase of multiple managed lane projects with CalTrans.

  • Eugene Maeda, Senior Transportation Planner, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, California

    Eugene Maeda is a Senior Transportation Planner with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose, California. He has nearly 10 years of experience in transportation logistics and 15 years working on a wide variety of public transportation planning projects including complete streets, transit planning, and traffic engineering. Eugene is a team member of VTA’s Toll Systems and Traffic Engineering Department responsible for coordinating countywide congestion management program efforts and supporting local cities, towns, and county transportation engineers with their projects.
    Eugene is an active member of American Planning Association, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. He is also passionate about supporting cities to create and maintain clean, efficient, and safe roadway networks for all users, and is an outdoor enthusiast.

  • Julie Kentosh, P.E., PTOE, City of Portland, Portland, Oregon

    Julie Kentosh, P.E., PTOE is a Traffic Engineer for the City of Portland in the Signals, Street Lighting, and ITS Division. She has 11 years of experience in the field of signal operations, including 9 years at the Oregon Department of Transportation and two years at the City of Portland. Julie’s wide range of experience in signal operations includes boots-on-the-ground troubleshooting, implementing corridor and adaptive timing, developing policies and planning documents, and involvement in state and national research. She is most excited about new technologies like automated traffic signal performance measures, which can empower agencies to make better-informed, data-driven decisions. Julie is also past president of the Oregon Section ITE. When she's not geeking out over traffic signal data, you’ll probably find her in the mountains.

July 20, 2021
Tue 3:10 PM EDT

Duration 0H 45M

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