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Keynote - Emily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
Session 1 – Making Cities Intelligent Too – Redefining the Scope of ITS

ITS isn’t just about roadway projects and signal timing. This session explores all the ways that ITS initiatives are moving us closer to delivering on the vision of smart cities.

The Pragmatic Smart City, Mike McIntee, Econolite Group, Inc.

The Role of Payments Making Cities SmarterSan Francisco and the Smart Cities Initiative, Bob McQueen, Bob McQueen and Associates

Smart Cities – A Paradigm Shift for Planners and Engineers A Paradigm Shift for Planners and Engineers, Leo Lee, ADVANTEC Consulting Engineers, Inc.

San Francisco and the Smart Cities Initiative, Tom West, California PATH

Session 2 – The Power of Disruptive Technologies

This group of experts will discuss technologies/approaches that are typically not thought of as related to ITS but are impacting the way our market is evolving. This session will focus on the importance of openness towards new approaches/technologies. What forces will shape ITS in the future?

Innovating at LA Metro, Dr. Joshua Schank, LA Metro

What Future are We Planning For? Carol Kuester, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Image-Based Transit System Occupancy Estimation, Divyesh Jadav, IBM

Leveraging High - Resolution Data for Corridor Performance Monitoring & Optimization, Katherine Mertz, Sensys Networks

Session 3 – Connected Vehicle Pilots

Hear about the experiences, achievements, and plans for the three sites that were selected for Wave 1 of USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment program. These cities are in the process of conducting concept development activities in order to further advance the proof of concept and to move towards the deployment and operations phases.

Benefits of Connected Vehicle Technology for Trucking and Freight, Deepak Opalakrishna, ICF International

Exploring the Challenges of Urban Connected Vehicle Deployment, Cordell Schachter, New York City DOT

Multimodal Connected Vehicle Environments to Improve Safety and Mobility, Robert Frey, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority

Session 4 – ITS is Freaking Hot An Overview of Local ITS Projects in the Inland Empire

It’s not just the weather that’s hot in Southern California. Come hear about the latest developments and exciting ITS projects being delivered locally in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

ITS within Riverside County, Reinland Jones and Robert J. Yates, Riverside County Transportation Commission

Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) - Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program, Eric Cowle, Coachella Valley Association of Governments

Eco-Approach and Departure (EAD) Applications for Connected Vehicles in Real-world Traffic,  Dr. Peng  Hao, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, University of California, Riverside

Route 91 Integrated Corridor Project, Tom Ainsworth, Caltrans District 8

Session 5 – Cool Ways to Beat HOT Traffic

Learn how tolling, managed lanes, and ITS work together to effectively manage our highways. We’ll also talk about new tools and strategies to effectively monitor and maintain these systems.

The Interface Between ITS and Tolling Systems, Samantha Soules, Atkins

TMCs Operating Managed Lanes Networks, Bob Edelstein, AECOM

Innovative Performance Based Traffic Operation System Device Maintenance ‐ Model for Future Corridor System Preservation, Kaki Cheung, MTC

Building Smart Highways – ITS on SR 520 and the new Floating Bridge in Washington State, Joey Yang, HDR

Session 6 – Emerging ITS and Connected Vehicle Developments for Freight Mobility and Enforcement

Experts from across the nation will discuss key areas of advanced ITS and emerging connected vehicle technologies that are being applied to freight mobility and enforcement. This session will encompass advanced corridor applications, vehicle-to-vehicle truck platooning, truck trip optimization, CVO enforcement technologies, and advancements in freight data collection made possible through the latest ITS and connected vehicles technologies.

Emerging Corridor Perspectives on Advanced ITS and Connected Vehicles to Enhance Goods Movement – Project Examples: I-35, I-15 and I-710,, Matt Hanson, Caltrans Division of Research, Innovation, and System Information

Recent Commercial Vehicle Technology Developments for POE’s and Remote Enforcement, Dr. Robert Campbell, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

Current ITS and Future Connected Vehicle Technologies to Collect Data for Freight Performance Measures for Planning and Operations,  Barry Mason, BGM Consulting

Connected Vehicles Pave the Way to Automation, Dr. Edward McCormack, University of Washington

Session 7 – Connected Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles or Connected Autonomous Vehicles? What Gives?

When we talk about automated vehicles, are these autonomous vehicles, connected automated vehicles or something else? This panel will explore various perspectives in the potentially transformative changes that connected, autonomous, and perhaps connected automated vehicles may enable.

Connected and Automated Vehicles for Traffic Safety, Roger Berg, DENSO

Connected Vehicles Pave the Way to Automation,Greg Larson, Caltrans Division of Research, Innovation, and System Information

How Will Connected Vehicles Transform the Cities in Which We Live? Ryan Snyder, Transpo Group

Session 8 – Transportation Sustainability: Does Technology Help or Hurt?

This panel will examine current sustainability efforts, legislation, and how the environment will benefit from a “Smart City.”

Putting ITS on the Map of Low Carbon Roads (SB347 and ITS),John Lower, Iteris

Smart Parking – Its Role in Achieving Sustainability, Peer Ghent, City of Los Angeles

Do Cars Drive More or Less When There is No Driver? Kevin Johnson, Fehr & Peers

Session 9 – Arterial Performance Measurement: How Well Do Your Signals Stack Up?

Agencies are continually looking for ways to improve the operation of their roadways and to better monitor arterial operations in order to achieve optimal performance. Attend this session to learn a variety of approaches to achieve better operations from academia and learn how public agencies are applying these principles to enhance the performance of their roadways.

Arterial Performance Measures Based on High Resolution Data, Dr. Alexander Skabardonis, University of California, Berkeley

Using Real-Time Probe Data to Manage Unplanned Detour Routes, Darcy Bullock, Purdue University

Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures - Utah’s Experience, Mark Taylor, Utah Department of Transportation

San Bernardino County Case Study – Can Probe Data Successfully Evaluate System Performance? Tim Byrne, SANBAG

Session 10 – Send in the Drones

The recent popularity and the uptake of drones in the transportation sector has presented another “disruptive” technology that has the potential to re-shape our landscape or at least our airways. This session will take a deep dive into the application of drone technology in transportation, discuss the potential benefits, legal and regulatory impacts, and cast a vision of where this technology is headed.

Applications and Future Use of Drones in the Transportation Industry, David Bruemmer, 5D Robotics

Use of Drones for ITS: Regulatory Hurdles, Current and Future Applications, Geoff Smith, Systems Integrated

Drones: A Journey from Robotics to Transportation, Raja Sengupta, UC Berkeley

Public Sector Experience with Drones in Public Works Applications, Firoz Vohra, PE, San Joaquin County

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