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ITS ePrimer: Freight and Commercial Vehicle ITS and ITS to Support Travelers

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This webinar is sponsored by ITS Professional Capacity Building Program, ITS Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation.

Webinar Description:

Supported by U.S. DOT, the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) ePrimer provides transportation professionals with fundamental concepts and practices related to ITS technologies. Since its initial release in 2013, this resource has been widely used by public and private agencies and educational institutions. In 2020, the USDOT initiated an update to several ITS ePrimer modules to keep up with the significant technological advances that occurred in the ITS world. This free webinar includes presentations on the updated Module 6: Freight and Commercial Vehicle ITS and updated Module 5: ITS to Support Travelers.

Module 6-Freight and Commercial Vehicle ITS provides an overview of ITS applications related to commercial freight truck operations as promoted by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Beginning with an explanation of supply chain management, the module explains how the trucking industry uses technology to facilitate safety and efficient operations. The webinar emphasizes key industry-government efforts related to e-commerce, truck parking, and vehicle automation and summarizes future directions of ITS research.

Module 5-ITS to Support Travelers explores current and emerging applications that enhance traveler experience and safety. This module demonstrates how ITS technologies offer an array of applications and enhancements for multimodal transportation, from real time information to safety applications and driver conveniences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of supply chain and motor carrier freight operations
  • Describe recent freight automation advancements, future growth, and challenges
  • Identify resources for increased understanding of ITS freight applications
  • Learn the capabilities, features and limitations, of ITS technologies for multimodal transportation
  • Understand deployment opportunities and constraints for ITS technologies for all travelers
  • Understand emerging and future trends in ITS technologies for all traveler
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  • Moderator: Pat Noyes, Principal | Pat Noyes & Associates

    Pat Noyes is a transportation engineer, EMT and retired firefighter. She served as the Technical Editor for US DOT’s ITS ePrimer and supports the Transportation Safety Advancement Group (TSAG) under the direction of US DOT JPO and ITE. Pat has presented numerous webinars and workshops on transportation systems management and operations and emergency transportation operations. Pat serves as the Secretary for the TRB Regional TSMO Committee and is a past ITE International Director and Chair of the ITE Coordinating Council.

  • Kenneth Troup, MS | Transportation Consultant | Boston, MA

    Ken Troup was co-author with his colleague Mike Wolfe in the original and first update of Module 6 and was the author of the 2015 and this current version. Ken spent 33 years at the USDOT Volpe Center working in logistics analyses in support of USDOT, the Military Traffic Management Command, and Defense Logistics Agency. Since 2005, he has worked as a transportation consultant supporting the Federal Highway Administration, the Joint ITS Program Office, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He was a long time local official and supports his regional transit authority, local emergency medical technicians, and local access television station. He is also an amateur musician.

  • Alexander Skabardonis, Berkeley, CA

    Dr. Skabardonis is an internationally recognized expert in traffic flow theory and models, traffic management and control systems, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), energy and environmental impacts of transportation. He is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and Program Leader in California PATH, a statewide ITS research center. He has worked extensively in the development and application of advanced technologies to transportation. He also developed and taught several workshops on traffic management, control systems, and traffic simulation models. He is a lifetime member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Traffic Flow Theory Committee, and past member of TRB Freeway Operations, Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committees and several subcommittees, and editorial boards of transportation journals.

  • Egan Smith, P.E. PTOE PTP, Managing Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office | U.S. Department of Transportation

    Egan has decades of professional experience in ITS, transportation program management and transportation planning. Egan is a registered Professional Engineer, Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and Professional Transportation Planner. Egan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Engineering degree in Traffic Engineering and Operations research, and a Master of Science degree in Technology Management.

    In 2008, Egan entered federal government as a mid-career hire at Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on the Planning Oversight and Stewardship Team. At FHWA he served as the planning lead for the integration of technology and innovation into the planning process across disciplines. This led to Egan’s current position in 2015 as Managing Director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) in 2015.

    Prior to USDOT Egan worked as a consultant leading several ITS projects - going back to FHWA’s Automated Highway Systems Precursor Systems Analysis in the 90’s.

February 10, 2022
Thu 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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