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Big Data Safety Applications

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This session highlights a variety of current and potential data-driven applications focused on improving transportation safety and the benefits that they can provide.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how future cities can benefit from data applications that improve safety
  • Appreciate how to apply Connected Vehicle and ITS solutions to improving safety
  • Learn from a practical solution on how to improve safety using data today

Moderator: Abbas Mohaddes, President and Chief Operating Officer, Econolite

Presentation Titles & Speakers:
  • Getting ITS Devices Out of Their Sandboxes and Working Together”, Nathan Beauheim, P.E., PTOE. Civil Engineer II, City of Loveland, Loveland, Colorado
  • “The Increasing Trend in Pedestrian Fatalities: Understanding Where, When, and Why”, Brian Tefft, RSP1, Senior Researcher, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington, District of Columbia and Lindsay Arnold, MPH, RSP1, Researcher, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington, District of Columbia
  • “Pavement Friction Management: Linking Safety and Asset Management”, Ryland Potter, Director of Business Development, WDM USA Limited, Richmond, Virginia
  • “Utilizing Big Data for Safety Analysis in the City of the Future”, Nichole McCarty, AICP, Assistant to the Town Manager, Town of Gilbert, Arizona and Rae Stephani, EIT, Senior Engineering Designer, Y2K Engineering, LLC, Mesa, Arizona

Contributors

  • Moderator: Abbas Mohaddes, President and Chief Operating Officer, Econolite

  • Brian Tefft, RSP1, Senior Researcher, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington, District of Columbia

    Brian Tefft, RSP1, joined the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in 2006. He conducts and manages research on a wide variety of traffic safety issues including driver distraction, drowsiness, and impairment; teenage drivers; pedestrian safety; and driver understanding of new vehicle technologies. His research has been published in scientific journals including Accident Analysis & Prevention, Journal of Safety Research, ITE Journal and others.

  • Lindsay Arnold, MPH, RSP1, Researcher, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington, District of Columbia

    Lindsay Arnold, RSP1, MPH, conducts research on issues including substance-impaired driving and vulnerable road user safety. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2012, she served as a public health fellow in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Behavioral Safety Research, and as a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research & Education Center. Her research has been published in scientific journals including Accident Analysis & Prevention, the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, and ITE Journal.

  • Ryland Potter, Director of Business Development, WDM USA Limited, Richmond, Virginia

    As Vice President of Business Development at WDM USA, Ryland Potter works with clients to develop and deliver effective pavement friction management programs using continuous friction measurement. She regularly presents on the role of friction in safety and the benefits of taking a proactive approach to engineering and delivering safer roads.

  • Nathan Beauheim, P.E., PTOE. Civil Engineer II, City of Loveland, Loveland, Colorado

    Nathan Beauheim is a Civil Engineer II working for the City of Loveland, CO focusing primarily on traffic signals and ITS systems. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado and Wyoming, and a PTOE.

  • Nichole McCarty, AICP, Assistant to the Town Manager, Town of Gilbert, Arizona

    Nikki McCarty is currently serving as Assistant to the Town Manager in Gilbert, Arizona. Gilbert is a dynamic, fast-growing city in the Phoenix Metropolitan area with a population of over 260,000 residents. Her previous experience with Gilbert over the past 7 years have included roles in Transportation Planning and Land Use Planning. Nikki received her Bachelor’s of Science in Planning, Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon in 2006 and a Master’s of Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University in 2010. Previous to her experience in Gilbert, Nikki worked for a variety of communities in Arizona including Scottsdale, Cottonwood and Surprise in roles including land use planning, long-range planning and transportation planning.

  • Rae Stephani, EIT, Senior Engineering Designer, Y2K Engineering, LLC, Mesa, Arizona

    Rae Stephani, P.E. is a Project Engineer at Y2K Engineering. Rae received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northern Arizona University. Rae excels at providing innovative transportation solutions and leads Y2K’s technology initiative, utilizing Microsoft Power BI and GIS tools to perform extremely detailed crash analysis. Rae has been involved in numerous efforts for transportation programing which developed software tools that have real-time data connections, respond to changing variables, and display interactive dashboards for visualization of data.

July 28, 2021
Wed 1:30 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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