Join us for virtual technical sessions on Wednesday, May 19th, brought to you in partnership with our industry partners. The goal of these sessions would be to provide attendees:
- Solutions for transportation issues and their applicability to our local environment
- Shared lessons learned
- Information about existing and new technology
- Opportunities to have technical questions answered by qualified representatives
The schedule for the event is as follows:
3:00 PM Welcome
3:10 PM Exhibitor introductions and project highlights
4:00 PM Go to breakout rooms for 30-45 min presentations
4:45 PM Return to main room for closing remarks
5:00 PM End of Session
Registration for this event is free for ITE members and agency members with a nominal fee for everyone else. When you register please select the appropriate category based on our ITE International membership and/or employer.
Register for the event through Eventbrite here.
Sessions will be held concurrently using breakrooms. Feel free to visit one or all of our presentations!
Breakout Room 1: Dartmouth College’s Overhead Crosswalk Lighting
Presenters: Aaron Lockwood & Andrea Murdoch
The town of Hanover, NH, home to Dartmouth College, is transected by small-scale streets and pedestrian-only pathways. In fact, in 2017, 37.9% of people walked to work. However, the town has not been immune to pedestrian collisions. South Park Street, the primary street for Dartmouth’s athletic facilities, has an annual average daily traffic of 10,000 and their existing infrastructure includes sidewalks, advisory bike lanes, painted midblock crosswalks, roadside and in-road signage but needed something to address visibility and driver awareness during the day and at night when people would attend sporting events. This presentation will introduce the first-of-its-kind pedestrian actuated RRFB with overhead lighting system and how it supports recent IES recommendation for mid-block crosswalks.
Breakout Room 2: Emeryville, CA: Promoting Safer & Greener Modes of Transportation
Presenters: Michael Villafuerte and Vikas Manocha
The City of Emeryville, CA was looking for a solution to improve traffic operations, travel time and also safety for Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs). Econolite worked collectively with local vendors, consultants, contractors and the City to implement the most technologically advanced and industry leading ATMS and Signal Performance Measures (SPM) platform. The system promotes the use of alternative forms of transportation while maintaining efficient timing by giving a level of priority to cyclists. In this presentation, Econolite will highlight their work with the City to implement state‐of‐the‐art controllers and controller software, the Centracs Mobility ATMS/SPM platform and Applied Information’s TravelSafely application. With cycling on the rise in Hawaii (as seen through 3,150,000 rides on Biki bikes pre‐pandemic), safety and efficiency for VRU’s in Hawaii has never been more critical.
Breakout Room 3: Lessons Learned Regarding Touchless Pedestrian Push Button Applications
Presenters: Chris Goodrich & Travis Goldsby
Touchless pedestrian push button technology is relatively new for the transportation industry, but became a critical part of increasing pedestrian safety amid the pandemic last year. In mid-April of 2020, an employee of the County of Santa Clara (California) reached out to push button manufacturers looking for a solution to a new problem called Covid-19; they needed a new feature that minimized a pedestrian’s physical interaction with Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS). PedSafety answered the call, and over the following months worked with Santa Clara County civil engineers to develop the Guardian Wave to where it is now. This presentation will review the Guardian Wave over the past year, including testing, the technology used, and the lessons learned. With 1,000 units deployed across North America since June 2020, the Guardian Wave is shaping the future of APS, and will be vital in our efforts to increase pedestrian safety and reduce the spread of future outbreaks.
Breakout Room 4: Snohomish County, WA Adaptive Signal System
Presenters: Pat Marnell & Steve Mager
Working with a large group of stakeholders (Snohomish County, Washington Department of Transportation, City of Everett, City of Bothell, City of Mill Creek, and Community Transit,) Q-Free installed adaptive signal control at 48 intersection in the Seattle area. This presentation will highlight the challenge of working across multiple agencies (including multiple IT networks) to create a seamless adaptive control system. The project included intersections located at interstate ramp terminals, a shopping center, and a major Boeing manufacturing site. The project included upgrades to Intelight NEMA/2070 controllers, MAXTIME local controller software, MAXTIME adaptive software, and MAXVIEW atms software. A second phase of the project is underway which will install and additional 32 intersections.
Breakout Room 5: Folsom East Bidwell Corridor
Speaker: Brian R. Girardot
The population in Folsom, CA has tripled in the last 20 years spurring the development of businesses, parks, colleges, and shopping centers in the area. Traffic along East Bidwell Street, a busy downtown corridor through Folsom, has also grown over time with traffic along the roadway often backing up to the adjacent Interstate 50 (I-50). I-50 serves as the freeway to south Lake Tahoe and the queuing along East Bidwell Street magnified congestion along that roadway especially on Friday events. In 2019 a group eight agencies including Sacramento County and CALTRANS devised a plan to proactively affect how residents and travelers efficiently and safely move through the City transportation network. Iteris provided highly advanced video detection to provide accurate detection, counts, and classifications covering all modes of travel. The collected data was used to publicly disseminate real time travel times, video feeds, and incident management, as well as optimizing and automating traffic operations so that staffing could be redirected to other sources.
Breakout Room 6: Peer-to-Peer Coordination of Closely Spaced Intersections – Lowell Road, Hudson, NH
Speaker: Michael Kenney, P.E., T.E.
In Hudson, NH, the intersections of Pelham Road and Fox Hollow Drive with Lowell Road are closely spaced (~500 feet apart). Close spacing between signalized intersections like these can lead to delays under cycle length based coordination. Peer-to-peer operations at closely spaced intersections can eliminate these types of delays. This presentation will cover this case study review and set up of peer-to-peer operations.