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ITE Smart Communities Initiative – The Path Forward

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  • Shawn Leight

    Shawn Leight has a true passion for ITE and for the transportation profession. Shawn’s vision for ITE is an institute that is “Out Front”: a thought leader in transportation issues; the go-to place for transportation information; a resource for community decision makers; and a dominant provider of networking and professional development opportunities. Shawn believes that ITE can accomplish this vision through strong programs in information, collaborative innovation, and advocacy. Shawn is the vice president and a principal owner of CBB Transportation Engineers + Planners. His expertise is in the development of multimodal solutions that “make transportation work.” He has played a key role in innovative projects such as the reconstruction of I-64 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA (AASHTO’s 2010 America’s Best Transportation Project) as well as in several “Great Streets” projects. He is an adjunct professor of transportation engineering and planning at Washington University in St. Louis, where he has taught since 2003. Shawn’s work has been featured on KMOX and St. Louis Public Radio as well as in St. Louis Magazine and the River Front Times. He obtained his bachelor of science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his master of science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Follow Shawn on Twitter @TranspoShawn

  • Eric Rensel

    Eric Rensel, Vice President of Gannett Fleming and incoming vice chair of the ITE Coordinating Council, specializes in innovative ways for transportation agencies to mitigate congestion by improving roadway operational efficiency. He also provides expertise in traffic management center development and staffing, including policies, protocols, standard operating procedures, training programs, and other operational aspects of the centers. Rensel has helped clients implement traffic incident management and intelligent transportation systems strategies in more than 10 states, for the Federal Highway Administration and overseas in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and for the Qatar Public Works Authority. Rensel is a leader in the firm’s connected and automated vehicle (CV/AV) working group. He plays a key role in keeping Gannett Fleming clients informed on how CV/AV will impact the transportation industry.

  • Yang Tao, Ph.D., P.E.

    As the Assistant City Traffic Engineer for Madison, Yang is the deputy to the City Traffic Engineer in overseeing the staff and operation of the City’s Traffic Engineering Division. Yang obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a minor degree in Business, and is a graduate of the City’s Leadership Development Program. Yang plays a leadership role in Madison’s Smart Cities Initiatives, which employee big data and emerging transportation technologies to improve the City’s transportation system. Yang is experienced in ITS and multimodal transportation projects, and has served on the TRB ITS Committee and the Bicycle Transportation Committee. He is the current president of ITE’s Wisconsin Section. Yang also serves as the vice chair of the ITE Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Council and is leading the ITE Smart Communities Task Force.

January 16, 2018
Tue 3:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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