FP 2017 AM 

Technical Session 1 – Smart Communities: Improving the Quality of Life

Connected and Smarter Infrastructure” Martin Mantalvanos, CEO, RSM Technologies

Becoming a Smart City” Eric Papler, Project Manager, Transportation Technology, HDR

San Francisco’s Smart City Initiative” Darton Ito, Deputy Director for Innovation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Smart Charging and Electric Fleets – Their Role Toward Smarter Communities” Mike Harrigan, Senior Program Manager, Prospect Silicon Valley


Technical Session 2 – IoT and Cyber: The Silver Lining and the Dark Cloud in our ITS Future

Cloud Deployment of Corridor Management Systems” Greg Merritt, Systems Analyst, UC Berkeley PATH Program

“System Assurance at the Intersection and V2X” Keith Golden, CIO, Econolite

Track me if you can.. and how to trust the car next lane” Michaela Vanderveen, Qualcomm

Cyber Car: Thoughts on Risk, Attack Surface, and Protection” Kenneth Carter, Lead – Security and Intelligence Division, Parsons


Technical Session 3 – Cutting Edge Developments in Freight ITS and Connected Trucks

Advanced ITS Planning at the Port of Oakland: The Go Port ITS” Eric Napralla, Port of Oakland

Big Benefits of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Technology” Whitney Norman, Iteris, Inc.

Multimodal Freight Operations in a Connected Vehicle Environment” Shailesh Chandra, California State University, Long Beach

Partial Automation for Truck Platooning - Project Results” Matt Hanson, Caltrans


Technical Session 4 – Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: “Are we there yet?”

SPaT in Anaheim - A First Look” John Thai, Principal Traffic Engineer, City of Anaheim

GoMentum Station Program: An Update” Randy Iwasaki, Contra Costa Transportation Authority

DSRC Communication and Security Concerns in the CAV Environment” Laszlo Virag, Commsignia

San Diego’s Autonomous Vehicle Proving Ground” James Dreisbach-Towle, SANDAG


Technical Session 5 – Tangible ITS Implementations and Solutions for Local Jurisdictions

Multimodal ITS Projects - City of Dublin” Obaid U. Khan, P.E., City of Dublin, CA and William Lai, P.E., City of Dublin, CA

The Bay Bridge Forward - Near-Term Fixes to Move People through the Most Congested Bridge Corridor” Ashley Nguyen, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

The City of Santa Clarita’s Approach to ITS” Andrew Yi, City of Santa Clarita

The Rose Parade: ITS Support for High Profile Special Events in Pasadena” Joaquin Siques, T.E., Transportation Engineer, City of Pasadena


Technical Session 6 – Connected Vehicles - Perspectives on Preparation and Planning

“On-Street Architecture for Connected Vehicle V2I Communications” Ralph W. Boaz, President, Pillar Consulting, Inc.

“Innovation in Action: Deploying one the first U.S. Instances of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology in Tampa, Florida” Dave Miller, Principal Systems Engineer, Siemens ITS

“North Carolina’s Connected and Automated CAV Roadmap” Kevin Lacy, P.E., CPM, NCDOT State Traffic Engineer

“Case for Agency Self-Assessment and Objectives–Based Planning for Automated Vehicle Systems” Douglas Gettman, Ph.D., Director, AV/CV Consulting Services, Kimley-Horn and Associates


Technical Session 7 – Making a Real Difference: The Latest in Operations   

Optimizing Intersection Offsets in Real Time using High Resolution Data and Semidefinite Relaxation Method” Dr. Christopher Flores, Director Advanced Development, Sensys Networks, Inc.

Travel Time and Flow Prediction using Machine Learning Algorithms utilized in Optimizing Traffic Coordination Plans: Santa Clara County Expressway” Shayan Khoshmagham, Data Scientist, Iteris, Inc.

Seattle ITS Network Upgrade” Jason Cambridge, Seattle Transportation Operations Center

Oregon DOT’s ITS Philosophy” Dennis Mitchell, PE, Senior ITS/Transportation Engineer, DKS Associates


Technical Session 8 – Accepting the SPaT Challenge

Overview of the SPaT Challenge and Utah DOT’s Perspectives” Blaine Leonard, Technology and Innovation Engineer Utah DOT

Maricopa County Anthem SMARTDrive Deployment Experience” Faisal Saleem, Traffic Engineer, Maricopa County DOT (Arizona)

SpAT – Which Standards Matter?” Larry Head, Professor, University of Arizona

Connected Vehicle Deployment in a Live Environment in California” Ben McKeever, Research Engineer, California PATH


Technical Session 9 – Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Real Results in the Age of Performance-Based Operations

Data Visualization Applications in Performance Measurement Programs” Tiffany Barkley, Iteris, Inc.

Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measure System: Case Studies”Craig Anderson, Live Traffic Data LLC

Freeway Travel Time Reliability; Metrics, Causes and Impacts” Michael Mauch / Alexander Skabardonis, University of California, Berkeley

Using High Resolution Data to Determine an Accurate Arrival-on-Green Percentage” Josh Pilachowski, PE, Ph. D, Transportation Engineer, DKS Associates


Technical Session 10 – ICM Progress in California

I-80 Smart Corridor: Can ICM Bring Relief?” David Man, Caltrans District 4 and Randy Durrenberger, Kimley-Horn and Associates

Managing the OC Triangle through ICM” Morteza Fahrtash, California Department of Transportation- District 12

Changing the State One Corridor at a Time” Joe Butler, Program Manager, PATH / UC Berkley

Caltrans Connected Corridors Program and Corridor System Management/Pilot Project” Nick Compin, Chief, Strategic Development, Caltrans HQ


Technical Session 11 – The Absolute Latest in the Advancement of Transit System Technologies

Innovative Transit Signal Priority Enhancements” David Kobayashi, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

A Cloud-Based Model for TSP: TSP-as-a-Service” Elliot Hubbard, DKS Associates

Deploying Transit Priority and Queue Jumps Across Multiple Jurisdictions: The AC Transit Line 51 Experience” Wil Buller, Transportation Engineer, AC Transit; Ryan Dole, Project Engineer, Kimley-Horn and Associates

Accessibility Assistance for Impaired Riders” Divyesh Jadev, Manager, IBM Research


Technical Session 12 – Closing the Gap: Innovative First / Last Mile Solutions

An Implementation Strategy for Community-Based Mobility Hubs” Adam Dankberg, Kimley-Horn and Associates

Ford GoBike and Bay Area Transit” Kara Oberg, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Carpooling to BART with Scoop” Bob Franklin, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

Partnering with TNCs for First/Last Mile: A Transit Agency’s Perspective” Christy Wegener, Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority


Technical Session 13 – Funding ITS: Whose Responsibility is it?

Funding ITS in the Los Angeles Region” Edward Alegre, Senior Manager, Los Angeles Metro

Prioritizing ITS Funding Statewide” Norma Ortega, Chief Financial Officer, CalTrans

ITS Funding Strategies in the San Francisco Bay Area” Theresa Rommell, Assistant Director for Programming and Allocations, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

The Current National ITS Funding Picture” Kevin Gay, Acting Director of Transportation Management, Federal Highway Administration


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