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Preliminary program as of March 20, 2014

Workshop Moderator:TBD

Thursday, March 20

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

  • Lou Sanders, director, technical services, APTA
  • Welcome from USDOT, Jeff Spencer, ITS Team Leader, Federal Transit   
    Administration,  Washington, DC
  • Welcome from Valley Metro, Steve Banta,  
    CEO, Phoenix, AZ

9:00 a.m.

ITS Applications

  • TSP from the Ground Up, Matt Zinn, Applications Sales & Technical Services Manager, Eberle Designs, Phoenix
  • What is the Best On-Board Computer, Jeff Zarr, Software Solutions Consultant, Trapeze Group, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Performance Considerations in TCIP Applications, John Ayers, Director - Operations, Ayers Electronic Systems, Richmond, VA
  • Valley Metro Next Ride Systems, Scott Wisner, Customer Service Manager, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ
  • ITS Infrastructure Diet – Simple Solutions that Save Money, Scott Miller, Senior Transit Planner, HDR Engineering, Phoenix, AZ

10:45 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 a.m.

Connected Vehicle Program and Transit

  • DSRC program history and overview, ARINC/Rockwell
  • Implications of the federal action on the connected vehicle program
  • San Francisco’s DSRC 5.9 GHz implementation, Dan Buckley, Systems Engineering, Harris Corporation, San Francisco, CA
  • Real-Time Passenger Information, Lawrence Rosenshein, Vice President of Business Development, NextBus, Inc., Emeryville, CA

12:15 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Introduction to the Maricopa County SMARTDrive System

  • John Hauskins, Director, Maricopa County Department of Transportation
  • Faisal Saleem, Intelligent Transportation Systems Branch Manager, Maricopa County Department of Transportation

2:00 p.m.

Field Trip to MCDOT SMARTDrive Demonstration

  • Dr. Larry Head, Department Head, Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • MCDOT SMARTDrive Team
5:30 p.m.

Return and Social Event

Friday, March 21

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

ITS Transit Technology in Intermodal Operations

  • Koorosh Olyai, Senior Principal National Practice Leader – Transportation, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Dallas, TX
  • Transit in the Regional ITS Architecture, Dr. Sarath Joshua, ITS & Safety Program Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments, Phoenix, AZ
  • Center-to-Center Transit Priority Operations, Pierre Pretorius, Principal, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Phoenix, AZ
  • Mobility Management Technologies for Creating Sustainable Operations and Accessibility, Todd Allen, Director of Government & Community Relations, RouteMatch Software, Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • The Benefits of Automatic Vehicle Monitoring, Tom Smith, Regional Account Manager, Clever Devices, Woodbury, NY
10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m.

Emerging Technology

  • Valley Metro, TSP
  • Valley Metro, BRT

11:15 a.m.

Program Overview and Wrap-Up

  • Arizona’s Transit ITS – Past, Present and Future, Dr. Jeff Jenq, Director of ITS Planning, Operations, and Research, OZ Engineering LLC, Phoenix AZ

This workshop provides an excellent forum for a dialogue on challenges facing the public transportation industry with respect to ITS.   Following the last presentation, a discussion will follow.  The primary objective is to provide guidance for future workshops, meetings, and topic papers

12:00 p.m. Adjourn
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