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Intersect: VHB’s Innovative Platform for Developing Traffic Volumes”, Amir Rizavi, P.E., ENV SP, Director of Transportation Systems, VHB, New York, New York and Steven Anderson, Vice President of Technology Services, VHB, Wethersfield, Connecticut
Impacts of COVID-19 on Contra Costa Transportation System”, Joy Bhattacharya, P.E., PTOE, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Group (AMG), Walnut Creek, California and John Hoang, Director, Planning, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Walnut Creek, California
From Slow Streets to Highways, Measuring Ever-Changing Traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area”, Matthew Pettit, Solution Engineer, StreetLight Data, Portland, Oregon and Toshi Ohta, Principal Engineer – New Mobility, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco, California
A New Data Collection Paradigm for a Post-Pandemic Transportation Future”, Ian Barnes, P.E., Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers, Walnut Creek, California
How the COVID Experience forever changed how we travel”, Ted Trepanier, P.E., Senior Director - Public Sector Services, INRIX, Kirkland, Washington
Turning a Pandemic Into a Telework Transformation”, Stan Suchan, Public Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, Washington
Freight Rail Industrial Opportunities Corridor Program”, Tom Visee, AICP, MPM, Freight Planner, HDR, New York, New York and Anne Strauss-Wieder, Director, Freight Planning, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Newark, New Jersey
Amir Rizavi, P.E., ENV SP, Director of Transportation Systems, VHB, New York, New York
With experience spanning two decades, Amir Rizavi, Director of Transportation Systems at VHB, has built a resume highlighted by traffic engineering services for planning, infrastructure, design, and development projects, including transformational developments in and around New York City like Greater East Midtown Rezoning, Essex Crossing, and the Industry City Innovation Economy Hub. For ITE, Amir has served in leadership positions at the Regional and International levels, was a part of the inaugural class of Leadership ITE in 2014, and was the co-chair for the 2021 Northeastern District Meeting. In 2021, Amir received the prestigious ITE Northeastern District Harvey B. Boutwell Distinguished Service Award for his diligent and devoted service to ITE and the Northeastern District.
Steven Anderson, Vice President of Technology Services, VHB, Wethersfield, Connecticut
As Technology Service Leader at VHB, Steve Anderson is driving innovation in the transportation industry through the application of GIS technology. From safety management systems to sustainability planning and optimization tools, Steve works to deliver innovative, technology-empowered solutions in critical mobility markets, including highway, transit, port, rail, and aviation. At VHB, GIS technology is a resource for collaboration, as well as a key asset to our clients and partners. Steve understands that leveraging data and technology helps clients make informed decisions and achieve higher value results.
Joy Bhattacharya, P.E., PTOE, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Group (AMG), Walnut Creek, California
Joy Bhattacharya is the Vice President of Advanced Mobility Group and leads the Innovative Transportation Solutions' team. Being in a new era of advanced mobility and digital transformation, Joy provides solutions that would prepare Cities for Connected Communities, Connected Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart City solutions.. Joy is the Director of the V2X lab at the GoMentum Station, the largest test bed in the US, setting up a V2I environment for system interoperability testing and developing safety applications working collaboratively with OEMs, Roadside Unit vendors, Universities, and V2I equipment providers.
Joy is an ITE Fellow and an active member of the Bay Area Section of ITE and served as the 2006-2007 President. Joy enjoys teaching and sharing his experience with next generation engineers. He is an instructor for four courses offered through the UC-Berkeley Technology Transfer Program and teaches transportation engineering for graduate program at San Jose State University.
John Hoang, Director, Planning, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Walnut Creek, California
John Hoang serves as the Director, Planning for CCTA responsible for planning, organizing, and directing activities overseeing the Growth Management and Congestion Management Programs and related technical work. John joined CCTA in spring 2020 and has over 29 years combined experience working in public service for state, regional, county, and local agencies along with private sector work in the transportation field focusing on projects and programs including policy, funding, programming, planning, design, construction, and asset management. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.
Ian Barnes, P.E., Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers, Walnut Creek, California
Ian Barnes is a Senior Associate in Fehr & Peers’ Walnut Creek office, where he serves as Office Leader in addition to serving as a Deputy Leader for Fehr & Peers’ companywide Multimodal Forecasting and Operations Group. Ian is a leader in the field of multimodal transportation analysis, combining traffic operations analysis expertise with research into CEQA VMT analysis methods. His work includes major land use plans, mixed-use developments, and large-scale infrastructure projects including the California High Speed Rail, Capitol Corridor South Bay Connect, and Dumbarton Forward projects. Recent research work includes additional investigation into VMT mitigation measure effectiveness and VMT mitigation bank/exchange programs, as well as research into new methods of data collection that improve the precision of the industry’s understanding of existing conditions. Ian previously served as President of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ITE student chapter (where he was also one of the re-founders of the chapter), in addition to previously serving as Legislative Chair for the ITE San Francisco Bay Area Section.
Ted Trepanier, P.E., Senior Director - Public Sector Services, INRIX, Kirkland, Washington
Ted Trepanier is Sr. Director for Public Sector Services at INRIX. He joined INRIX in May 2010 after 26 years with the Washington State Department of Transportation where he serviced as Director of Traffic Operations. He is focused on deploying INRIX mobility information services to measure and manage system operations while also enhancing safety. Recent applications of his focus include the INRIX signal analytics platform. In addition to extensive background in traffic operations, he has experience in design, planning, project management and toll operations. Ted earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Washington State University and master’s in civil engineering from the University of Washington.
Mike Kenney, P.E., T.E., Senior Traffic Engineer, McCain, Inc., San Diego, California
Mike Kenney, a registered engineer with a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering degree from San Diego State University, has a strong, 25-year background in the traffic industry. In addition to being the past County of San Diego Traffic Engineer, he has served as City Traffic Engineer for several other cities on a consultant basis. He is well versed in city-wide traffic signal timing implementation and has designed over 500 traffic signal plans.
Matthew Pettit, Solution Engineer, StreetLight Data, Portland, Oregon
Matthew Pettit has 9 years of experience working on interdisciplinary teams across government, engineering consulting, and data/software vendors, within and outside the transportation industry. Before joining StreetLight Data as a Solution Engineer, Matt helped Virginia DOT operationalize the first-ever state-level project prioritization program using multi-modal accessibility as a factor. Matt holds an MS in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University, focusing in Transportation Systems Analysis & Planning.
Stan Suchan, Public Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, Washington
Stan Suchan manages data analytics, engineering, planning, and transportation demand management for the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Public Transportation Division. He’s using his 27-years of experience in the department to lead the agency’s Telework Transformation, shifting from a pre-COVID average of 10% telework to 30-40%.
Anne Strauss-Wieder, Director, Freight Planning, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Newark, New Jersey
Anne Strauss-Wieder is a nationally respected senior executive and expert who currently serves as is the Director of Freight Planning for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). She has over 40 years of public and private sector experience involving supply chains, industrial and economic development, resilience, and freight movement. She has authored numerous assessments of emerging supply chain and resilience trends and issues and is often at ports, in industrial space, and at other freight operations. Ms. Strauss-Wieder is in leadership roles in several national professional organizations including the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Transportation Research Board and NAIOP. She is an appointed member of the US Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and was a member of the US Maritime Administration’s Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee. Ms. Strauss-Wieder also developed and teaches a graduate course on Freight and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She has a BA and MA in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Leadership New Jersey 2010 Fellow.
Tom Visee, AICP, MPM, Freight Planner, HDR, New York, New York
Tom Visée, AICP, MPE is a freight planner with HDR in New York City who assists MPOs, DOTs, railroads and port authorities with the optimization of their freight mobility.