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Mobility as a Service: Coordinating Transit and New Mobility Services”, Katherine Kortum, Ph.D, P.E., Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, District of Columbia
A Personalized Plan for Measuring Incremental Progress Towards Transportation Goals”, Jenna Bogert, P.E., Transportation Engineering Associate, DKS Associates, Salem, Oregon
Transportation Energy Analytics Dashboard”, Mark Franz, Ph.D, Senior Transportation Analyst, Center For Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory, College Park, Maryland and Rick Ayers, Public Sector Advocate, CATT Lab, College Park, Maryland
Mitigating VMT Impacts with TDM: California’s SB743 Implementation Experience”, Fernando Sotelo, Associate Engineer, Kittelson and Associates, Orange, California
Maximize Trip Generation Estimation Validity”, Paul Basha, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Engineering Manager, Summit Land Management, Scottsdale, Arizona
Clackamas County Transit Development Plan”, Krista Purser, P.E., Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, Oregon
Congestion Pricing and the Balanced Transportation Analyzer – Reducing Congestion, Raising Revenue, and Improving Quality of Life”, Adam Selver, Traffic Engineer III, HNTB, New York, New York
The Importance of Static Obstructions in Sidewalk Data”, Nicholas Coppola, PhD Candidate, University of Colorado, Lakewood, Colorado
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.
Jenna Bogert, P.E., Transportation Engineering Associate, DKS Associates, Salem, Oregon
Jenna Bogert, P.E., is a transportation engineer at DKS Associates who has five years of experience performing technical analysis for transportation planning projects throughout the Northwest. For almost three years, Jenna has provided engineering and planning support for Cities, Counties, and private developers on variety of projects including traffic impact studies, system planning, capacity analysis, driveway spacing and sight distance, parking demand and circulation, pedestrian access and transit and bicycle networks. Jenna graduated with her bachelor’s degree from George Fox University in 2017 and currently lives in Tualatin, Oregon.
Mark Franz, Ph.D, Senior Transportation Analyst, Center For Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory, College Park, Maryland
Mark Franz earned his BA in Physics and BS in Astronomy from the University of Florida, his MSCE from West Virginia University, and his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland (UMD) with emphasis on transportation engineering. Currently, Mark is the Lead Transportation Analyst at the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) at UMD where he is developing and improving online transportation analysis tools and visualizations for public and private sector clients.
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.
Paul Basha, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Engineering Manager, Summit Land Management, Scottsdale, Arizona
Paul Basha, PE, PTOE. has 47 years of Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning experience, with approximately half as consultant and half as public servant. He also has been a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University for 25 years. More than 70 current members of the Arizona Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers have studied traffic engineering with Paul’s direction.
The presenter wishes to acknowledge Carl Butke for his vision to create the first Trip Generation Manual in the mid-1970’s. Paul also wishes to thank Christopher Brown of Bellevue, Washington who in the early 1980’s instilled in me a strong desire to investigate trip generation data beyond the summary statistics.
Krista Purser, P.E., Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, Oregon
Krista Purser is an Engineer at Kittelson & Associates with experience in multimodal transportation planning, traffic operations, conceptual and final design, public involvement, and research. Her current efforts include transit planning from Alaska to Florida, development of the next federal roundabout guide, and microsimulation for Montana’s first diverging diamond interchange. Krista serves as Oregon ITE’s Communications chair and the Sustainability Standing Committee’s Vice Chair. Outside of work, you may find Krista paddling with her Outrigger Canoe team, walking Mt. Tabor with her fiancé and dog, or (pre-COVID) finding Portland’s best karaoke spots.
Adam Selver, Traffic Engineer III, HNTB, New York, New York
Adam Selver P.E. is a Senior Transportation Engineer with HNTB New York Engineering and Architecture, P.C. Adam is a licensed professional engineer with more than 10 years of performing complex engineering analysis and offering design solutions for major traffic, parking, transit, and pedestrian facilities in the New York/New Jersey metro area and beyond.
Adam is a creative thinker who plays critical roles in developing innovative solutions to complex problems. For example, on the effort to implement congestion pricing in New York City, Adam worked closely with representatives from the Governor’s Office of the State of New York and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to: Collect relevant local data on traffic and travel patterns; Normalize large datasets for input into a travel demand model; and Use the Balanced Transportation Analyzer (BTA) to test and assess multiple pricing scenarios to determine the rates based on credits. His efforts contributed to the NYS Legislature finally approving New York City Congestion Pricing in April 2019 and he presented his findings to a class at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Adam is an ITE member who has earned an MS in Transportation Engineering and Planning from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and a BS in Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
Nicholas Coppola, PhD Candidate, University of Colorado, Lakewood, Colorado
Nicholas Coppola is a PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering Systems with a focus in Transportation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Data Science at the University of Colorado. He is a recipient of the Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need and Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships. His research focus is evaluating transportation infrastructure, pedestrian networks, & equity issues.
Since 2016, he has conducted research, taught, and assisted in transportation and GIS coursework for the University of Colorado Denver. Having worked prior in the private sector on transportation, natural resources, cultural resources, and renewal energy projects, he has worked in GIS for the last eleven years. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania he is a graduate of Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS). As a current resident of Colorado, he is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver with a Master of Engineering, a recipient of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Colorado / Wyoming Sections Graduate Scholarship, winner of the ITE Mountain District Student Paper Award, and winner of the GIS Colorado Scholarship.