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ITS Midwest Annual Meeting
October 30-31, 2008
 Columbus, Ohio

Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jolene Molitoris

Jolene Molitoris
Assistant Director
Ohio DOT

For more information about Ms. Molitoris, read the ODOT Press Release "Director appoints Jolene Molitoris as Assistant Director"

Ms. Molitoris presented:
"Ohio's 21st Century Transportation System: Its Ours to Create"
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 - 1:30PM ]

Speakers  at the  ITS Midwest 2008 Annual Meeting include (in alphabetical order):

Brian Burkard

Brian Burkhard is an Associate Vice President at HNTB Corporation and leads up their Great Lakes Division ITS Service Line out of their Chicago office. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and has since specialized in ITS and Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) technology projects. He is a registered PE in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Minnesota with 20 years of experience.
Brian has led some of the countries first VII projects including two field operational test beds in the Detroit metro region. He recently designed and built a model deployment of VII applications in Detroit which demonstrated that current technology can be used to realize many of the goals of VII. He is currently working on a rural ITS that covers 13 counties in Michigan that will be using probe data for travel times and congestion data.

Presenting:
Michigan's VII Model Deployment
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]
 

Pete Costello

Presenting:
National Traffic Scoreboard
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

Scott Evans

Presenting:
State Update: Kentucky
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

Chris Hedden

Presenting:
State Update: Ohio
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

Robert Jaffe

Dr. Jaffe has been involved with ITS and System Engineering since 1992. Dr. Jaffe holds Electrical Engineering degrees from Cornell (BS) and Stanford (MS, Ph.D.), and is an active member of ITS America (Chair, RITE Forum).

Presenting:
Managing ITS Technology Deployment Using Systems Engineering
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

David Krauss

Mr. Krauss, Technology Director for VANUS, Inc. has 24 years of specialized experience and capabilities in the areas of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), electronics and communications systems. As a project and technical manager, he oversees systems engineering design, analysis and planning and develops technical specifications and report documentation, including concept and feasibility studies and research. Mr. Krauss has significant expertise in software analysis, design and physical systems integration. He is manufacturer trained in Motorola and Concurrent Computer Systems as well as database and software trained in Oracle Management and Software Systems.

Presenting:
Performance Measurement and Monitoring System for Incident Management Vehicles
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

Jim McGee

MPA Co-chair, Traffic Management Center Pooled Fund Study Consortium Past President and Founder, ITS Heartland Highway Program Manager, NDOR ITS Program.

Presenting:
Leveraging Transportation Partnerships
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

 

Michael Meeks

Michael Meeks has been Traffic Engineer for Franklin County Engineer for the last 18 years. Previously city engineer for South Bend, Indiana and construction engineer for St. Joseph County, Indiana. Mr. Meeks is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Presenting:
Snow Plow COMBAT
[ Fri, Oct. 31, 2008 ]

Steven Haynie

Presenting:
Methodologies for Locating Virtual Weigh Stations
[ Fri, Oct. 31, 2008 ]

Tim Emington

Tim Emington is the Operations Manager at the TRIMARC project.

Presenting:
Notify Every Truck Program
[ Fri, Oct. 31, 2008 ]

 

Dan Shamo

Presenting:
State Update: Indiana
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

 

Matthew Volz

Matthew Volz is an ITS Project Manager in the Midwest for Telvent Farradyne with 17 years of experience in ITS and transportation engineering. Mr. Volz's background centers on Intelligent Transportation Systems planning, design, deployment, research, and public sector ITS programs. He has 17 years of overall transportation experience with Telvent Farradyne, the Kansas Department of Transportation as the State ITS Engineer and as a Road Design Engineer, and with ADDCO, Inc. as a Senior ITS Systems Engineer. Mr. Volz has managed or participated in the Wichita TMC Design, Western Iowa ITS Project, Des Moines ITS Deployment Project, the Nebraska Department of Roads District Operations Centers Design Project, the Kansas City Scout ATMS Project, the Kansas Statewide Traffic Operations Center Study, the Omaha Traffic Incident Management Plan Development, the Missouri I-70 Incident Management Plan, the Kansas Statewide ITS Plan, the Wichita ITS Early Deployment Study, the construction of a 650-mile statewide fiber optic network in Kansas, 511 systems, traffic operations at the Kansas Speedway, incident management, and commercial vehicle ITS. In addition, Mr. Volz has several years of experience developing interstate and other highway reconstruction plans.

Presenting:
Missouri Statewide Rural Dynamic Message Sign Deployment
[ Fri, Oct. 31, 2008 ]

Mark Washing

Mark has 20 years experience in ITS and Signal system installation, Design and Planning, Mark worked for the City of Lexington, Kentucky as a signal technician while earning is bachelors in Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Once earning his degree he became a Traffic Engineer for the City, eventually becoming its Signal System Manager. Mark joined Gresham Smith and Partners in 1999 and has worked on many ITS, signal and city street scape projects. Some of these projects includes the TDOT Nashville and Memphis Smartway ITS project, phase I of the Nashville Metro ITS / signal design and many Roadway Street and Bridge lighting projects. Mark is currently the Traffic / ITS section manager for GS&P's Nashville office.

Presenting:
Implementation of an Urban ITS System in Metro Nashville
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

Developing an ITS Master Plan for a Medium Sized Community
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

David Zavattero

David Zavattero is Deputy Director of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications. He is responsible for IT, ITS, traffic engineering, and planning. Major projects include Chicago Transportation Management Center (TMC) and the citywide signal timing programs.
Prior to OEMC David was ITS Program Manager for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He also served as Deputy for Operations of the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) and has held senior positions in the public and private sectors.
David holds a B.S.-Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A.-Economics from Northwestern University. He is active in many professional organizations and Chairs the Policy, Evaluation, and Advocacy Forum of ITS America.

Presenting:
Planning Public-Public and Public-Private Partnerships: Opportunities and Conundrums
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

State Update: Illinois
[ Thu, Oct. 30, 2008 ]

Building an Arterial Performance Monitoring and Management System
[ Fri, Oct. 31, 2008 ]

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