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Updating the MUTCD: What’s Being Proposed and What’s Being Said

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The 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is being updated in 2021, in a process that has generated more than 25,000 comments. Attend this session to hear more about the proposed revisions to the MUTCD, the process being used for the update, ITE’s role and feedback, and the need for a comprehensive reexamination of the MUTCD’s scope, content and structure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand the history and importance of the MUTCD
  • Describe key elements of the recent Notice of Proposed Amendment to the MUTCD and key elements of ITE’s concerns and feedback
  • Appreciate the potential need for a comprehensive new approach to the scope, content, and structure of the MUTCD

Moderator:
Randy McCourt, P.E., PTOE, Past President, Institute of Transportation Engineers

Speakers:
  • Gene Hawkins, P.E., Ph.D, Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Steve Jewell, P.E., PTOE, Consultant, New Albany, Ohio
  • Jeff Lindley, P.E., Deputy Executive Director / Chief Technical Officer, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, DC
  • Dongho Chang, P.E., PTOE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle, Washington

Contributors

  • Moderator: Randy McCourt, P.E., PTOE, Past President, Institute of Transportation Engineers

  • Gene Hawkins, P.E., Ph.D, Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

    Gene Hawkins, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, along with a joint appointment with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). Before joining the TAMU faculty in 2004, Dr. Hawkins worked at TTI for 18 years. Prior to that, he worked in the private sector for consulting firms in Bryan and Houston. He also provides consulting and expert witness services outside through his own consulting firm. He received three civil engineering degrees from Texas A&M University. He is the current chair of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, past chair of the TRB Committee on Traffic Control Devices, and a nationally recognized expert on the MUTCD.

  • Jeff Lindley, P.E., Deputy Executive Director / Chief Technical Officer, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, DC

    Jeffrey Lindley currently serves as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, where he leads the development and delivery of technical activities focused on serving the needs of the Institute’s nearly 16,000 members. Prior to joining ITE in October 2016, he completed a 31-year career with the Federal Highway Administration, serving in a variety of technical and leadership positions, including California Division Administrator, Associate Administrator for Safety, and Associate Administrator for Operations. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a registered engineer in the State of Virginia.

  • Steve Jewell, P.E., PTOE, Consultant, New Albany, Ohio

    Steven Jewell, P.E., PTOE is a retired traffic engineering subject matter expert. Over the course of his career he served as Traffic and Planning Manager for DLZ Ohio for more than 16 years, and spent 30 years with the City of Columbus, Ohio Traffic Engineering and Parking Division. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering (transportation) and an M.A. degree in Public Administration, both from Ohio State University. He is a Life member of ITE. Steve also currently serves as chair of the ITE delegation to the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control devices.

  • Dongho Chang, P.E., PTOE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Seattle, Washington

    Dongho Chang is the City Traffic Engineer for Seattle. He has worked over 29 years in the transportation engineering field focused on improving safety and mobility for all travel modes. Dongho has worked as the Traffic Engineer for City of Everett and Area Engineer for Washington State Department of Transportation where he was responsible for traffic signals group, traffic analysis and channelization review, and traffic safety program. Dongho is active with Institute of Transportation Engineers and NACTO. Dongho drove a Zamboni during high school, which he considers as his “coolest” job ever!

July 29, 2021
Thu 1:30 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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