ITS World Congress 2022
ITS World Congress 2022, taking place September 18-22 (Conference: September 18 – 22 | Exhibit Hall: September 19 – 22) in Los Angeles, CA, exploring “Transformation by Transportation”, is the global event that brings together world leaders, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and private industry to advance and unite the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) industry.
- 8:00 am - 9:30 am
- SIS33: Is Bigger Always Better? Big Data, Opportunities, and Pitfalls in the Transportation Space
- In its inception, the concept of big data focused on the ability to collect and process mass amounts of data. The technical and technological challenge was a main focus. Today, big data is commonplace in almost every industry and every aspect of our lives, especially transportation. Our focus is now shifting to the application and scalability of big data, as well as how we manage the growing challenges of big data such as data, bias, data privacy and security, and data cleansing. In this panel, speakers will draw from their international experience to share firsthand perspectives on the applications (and challenges) of big data for congestion management, transit services, data visualization, and more.
- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
- SIS52: No Success Without Failure: Important Insights into CAV Deployments
- Failure is an integral part of innovation, but it’s expensive and difficult to acknowledge publicly. Transportation agencies and contractors across the country need to cross-pollinate to accelerate progress beyond the sticking points for new technology integration and pave a smoother road for deployment expansion and enhancement. Join us for a candid conversation about failure – What unexpected challenges did public agencies and their contractors face implementing new CV projects? What obstacles persist in ongoing development efforts? How have you embraced lessons learned as a mechanism of accelerating? Objectives of the session include: become familiar with emerging CV projects and their progress; understand the constraints of implementing technology that is not fully mature; get comfortable discussing failure as a means of accelerating growth
- 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Emergency Response Day Session II – The Critical Role of Technology in Managing Traffic Incidents
- ● Introduction: Brian Purvis, Senior Transportation Operations Engineer, AECOM Traffic Incident Management/TMC Operations ● UAS/Drones for Traffic/Law Enforcement: Lt. John English and Sgt. Dustin Bruzee, Chula-Vista California Police Department ● “The Critical Role of Technology in Managing Traffic Incidents – Moderator: Steve Cyra, AVP, HNTB. Speakers: Joey Sagal, COO, Maryland Transportation Authority and NOCoE Technical Advisory Committee Chair; Grady Carrick, Principal, Enforcement Engineering Inc., Judith Villegas, Engineering Project Manager, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority ● ATMS Software & Debris Clearance System – Ryan Davids, Incident Clear, LLC
Speakers:Steve J. Cyra
- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
- Emergency Response Day Session III Traffic Incident Management Workshop
- According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.3 million people die annually in road traffic crashes. In the United States, the USDOT FHWA has made significant progress by training over 550,000 responders through a comprehensive training program. Other nations including Mexico, Canada, and Greece have expressed interest in the details of this program through FHWA’s Office of International Programs (OIP). This workshop will discuss the US’s leadership in this critical Vision Zero initiative will be further demonstrated.
- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
- WK2: Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive National Traffic Incident Management Training Program – A U.S Success Story
- According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.3 million people die annually in road traffic crashes. The United Nations General Assembly has an ambitious target of a 50% reduction in global deaths and injuries by 2030. While not a panacea for reducing all roadway crashes, Traffic Incident Management (TIM) consistently demonstrates its effectiveness in improving safety. Foundational to effective TIM is multidiscipline responder training. In the United States, the USDOT FHWA has made significant progress by training over 550,000 responders through a comprehensive training program. Other nations including Mexico, Canada, and Greece have expressed interest in the details of this program through FHWA’s Office of International Programs (OIP). Delegates from countries such as Singapore, the Netherlands, and Denmark have also voiced interest while attending previous ITS World Congress TIM sessions. A workshop is proposed whereby the US’s leadership in this critical Vision Zero initiative will be further demonstrated. International delegates will benefit from learning about how the FHWA National TIM Responder Training Program was developed and is being implemented so that lessons learned can be applied in their respective countries.
Speakers:Katie Belmore, Steve J. Cyra
- 10:00 am - 11:30 am
- SIS66: Findings of Original Equipment Manufacturers Deployment into a Connected Vehicle Deployment
- The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) completed its United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot project in the fall of 2020. In early 2020, THEA began looking to the future for the next logical step in moving the CV Pilot deployment to a real-world deployment, incorporating Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) into the CV Pilot Deployment. Over the course of the spring and summer of 2020, THEA formed partnerships with Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota. Working with USDOT and its partners, THEA expanded the CV Pilot to Phase 4. In this phase, the OEMs provided OBUs with six of the THEA CV Pilot applications: Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Emergency Electronic Brake Light (EEBL) warning, Intersection Movement Assist (IMA), End of Ramp Deceleration Warning (ERDW), Pedestrian Collision Warning (PCW), and Wrong Way Entry (WWE). Additionally, Red Light Violation Warning (RLVW) was added as part of the OEM OBU applications. The three OEMs selected DENSO as their OBU provider. Some of these OBUs were installed at dealerships. THEA and the OEMs believe this is an initial step in mainstreaming CV technology. This session will discuss the findings from each of the OEMs as well as THEA’s analysis performed by the University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research.
- 8:00 am - 9:30 am
- SIS84: sUAS in America
- As Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) continues to grow and gain momentum around the world, Ohio, Florida, California, and North Carolina have become leaders in the emerging mobility opportunities of AAM. This moderated panel will start with a brief overview of AAM to set the context for the audience. A discussion on the status of AAM in each state including what regulations are in place now and what is expected in the future will follow. The panel will also discuss how each state is harnessing economic development and unique partnering opportunities around AAM. In addition to electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) use for passenger mobility, the discussion will include Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). sUAS is one segment of the quickly growing AAM field. Our panelists will discuss their state's activities and progress around testing the capabilities of sUAS. The discussion will also touch on how they are partnering with companies focused on providing sUAS services. Finally, the panelists will give thoughts on best practices and lessons learned from their AAM activities.
Speakers:Beth Kigel, Sherry Kish
- 10:00 am - 11:30 am
- Thursday Plenary:A Smarter, Digital Future – How ITS Technology Serves as the Digital Backbone to Delivering Opportunity to Communities
- ITS and transportation data help leaders make more informed investment and policy decisions once thought impossible on issues ranging from job access, public health, and economic prosperity. Technology helps us create metrics that evaluate our transport decisions and investments. How do we ensure access and availability of data and harness the massive amounts of data generated to improve safety, ease of mobility, and transform our transportation system? How can the digitization of our sector promote safe and secure infrastructure and connectivity as we shift from the physical world to a digital future? How has transportation data helped us respond to the global health crisis of Covid-19 and supply chain issues related to these impacts? What does ITS data tell us about new transport trends and mode shifts of the past two years? Panelists will share examples of how regions are addressing transportation challenges and investing in technology to improve outcomes for their communities.
- 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles! (plus Trucks, Boats, Pedestrians): working to solve multi-modal connectivity through technology
- A thoughtful application of technology in transportation has moved from a nice-to-have use case to a primary methodology to improve outcomes. Innovation, technology and public/private collaboration are key elements in the convergence of IT with transportation, which are needed to improve outcomes around safety and multi-modal connectivity. Ports (airports/seaports), cities, counties nationwide have very important projects to share that have analogs to downtowns and dense developments (such as Transit Oriented Development, TOD) around: multi-modal connectivity, video, smart parking, and a data-driven approach to data collection and improving situational awareness and management. Included in this discussion are: use cases, grant funding, stakeholder engagement, collaboration, and working through tradeoffs. For example, the Port of Oakland is implementing a complex ecosystem of 15 sub-systems that include fiber network expansion and optimization, center-to-center communication, Wi-Fi network deployment for public use, and camera and RFID reader deployments enhancing incident detection. To process and control all the new systems and information being collected, an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) will serve as the brains of the control center at the updated Traffic Management Center / Emergency Operations Center (TMC/EOC) located in the Port’s existing maintenance and operations building. Along with integrating an ATMS, the project will also include a Smart Parking System (SPS) application, as well as an upgrade to the Oakland Portal website.
Arya Rohani Vice President and National Practice Leader Intelligent Transportation & Emerging MobilityArya RohaniVice President and National Practice Leader Intelligent Transportation & Emerging Mobility
Beth KigelVice President, Director of Smart and Connected Solutions
Jim RayCorporate President
John Barton PEProfessional Services Chair, DOT Market Sector Leader and Bridge Practice Leader
John TompkinsGroup Director - Planning
Katie BelmoreAssistant Department Manager
Katie Belmore, P.E. is an Assistant Department Manager for the Transportation Department in HNTB’s Bellevue, WA office. She has 18 years of traffic engineering experience that includes traffic incident management (TIM), traffic operations, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) operations and maintenance. She has served as both a project manager and a project engineer and has extensive experience providing training and facilitating meetings, workshops, and scenario-based exercises. Katie has been part of the project team responsible for implementing the National TIM Responder Training Program for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) since 2013.
Matthew JunakNational Practice Consultant
Intelligent Transportation and Emerging Mobility Systems group
Sherry KishManager, Business Development
Steve J. CyraHNTB Fellow, Associate Vice President
Steven J. Cyra, PE, PTOE, is an HNTB Fellow, Associate Vice President in HNTB’s Intelligent Transportation/Emerging Mobility practice. Throughout his 36-year career, he has acquired experience on a wide range of transportation systems management and operations (TSM&O), intelligent transportation system (ITS) and emerging mobility projects throughout the country. He offers extensive experience in the planning and deployment of ITS and emerging mobility solutions such as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CV-AV). He is currently serving as the contractor-team’s project manager for Phase 4 of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot. In 2017, Steve was named to Wisconsin Governor Walker’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and CV Testing and Deployment and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Automated-Connected-Electric-Shared (ACES) Mobility Association. Steve is also a nationally recognized expert in the fields of traffic incident management (TIM) and emergency transportation operations (ETO). In addition to his private sector work, his public experience includes serving as Associate Traffic Engineer for the Cities of Dallas, Texas and Anaheim, California.
Steve NovosadAssociate Fellow