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The Institute of Transportation Engineers
ITE is a community of transportation professionals including transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators, technologists, and researchers. Kimley-Horn currently holds the title for the most ITE members out of any consulting firm in the nation and is proud to have served the ITE community for more than 50 years. This network of transportation professionals aims to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. Through these practices, they provide knowledge, skills, and connections to serve the needs of their communities and help shape the future of the profession and transportation.

Kimley-Horn LeadershipITE Graduates

Built by transportation professionals for transportation professionals, the LeadershipITE program grows and empowers leaders within the transportation industry so that they are well prepared for greater roles within their professional capacities. Since its inception in 2014, LeadershipITE has been identifying, developing, and engaging leaders in the transportation industry who are positioned to shape the future of transportation. Kimley-Horn is proud of our LeadershipITE graduates who have completed this rigorous program.

ITE 2021 Annual Meeting

KIMLEY-HORN SPEAKERS, PRESENTERS, AND FACILITATORS

Dhruva_Lahon Kimley-Horn

Dhruva Lahon, P.E., PTOE

SPEAKER

Systematic Improvements in Local Jurisdictions: Performance-Based Analysis for Safety Plan and HSIP Project Prioritization

July 21, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has adopted Road to Zero. This means zero fatalities by year 2050. Kimley-Horn and Associates developed the Safety Plan and Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) projects for TxDOT Fort Worth District. We used Highway Safety Manual methods to develop the Safety Plan and HSIP projects. We performed crash analysis to develop a heat map of historical crashes to identify hot spots. Then we determined countermeasures to improve safety.

Our countermeasures included systemic for system‐wide safety implementations, proactive for substantive safety, and reactive to address high crash rate locations. We also developed specific safety improvements for bikes and pedestrians and multi-modal facilities. We based our analysis on performance measures and benefit/cost analysis to get higher return on investment and prioritize projects.

Brent Ogden Kimley-Horn

Brent Ogden, P.E., T.E., PTOE

MODERATOR

Emerging Practices and Technology for Railroad Grade Crossings

July 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST

The session will present state-of-the-practice information on developing robust grade crossing treatments to improve safety and operations at rail crossings. Presentations include an overview of the Section 130 Program for funding grade crossing improvements, a synopsis of research on emerging technologies for grade crossings, a description of an innovative multilane roundabout treatment and a summary of the new ITE Recommended Practice Preemption of Traffic Signals Near Railroad Crossings.

Wijesundera, Ravi

Ravindra Wijesundera, P.E., RSP1

SPEAKER

Complete Corridors: Lessons Learned from Planning and Implementation of Lane Repurposing Projects

July 22, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST

Lane repurposing has become popular among local agencies in Southeast Florida to implement complete streets projects, promote active transportation modes, improve safety for all road users, reduce travel speeds, and spur economic development. The repurposing of existing travel lane for non-motorized uses or other purposes needs to be carefully vetted. LR on a State Road requires the approval of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which has developed a formalized process to review and approve local agency requests. This presentation summarizes Phase One of the FDOT District Four’s study.

  • Consider Lane Repurposing suitability assessment needs for the community.
  • Maintaining political support and leadership through election cycles.
  • Understand the importance of public involvement and information sharing mechanisms during planning and implementation phases.
Bailey, Clark

Clark Bailey, P.E., PTOE

POSTER PRESENTATION

Practical Urbanism – Leveraging Private Interests for Complete Streets

July 27, 2021 | 12:40 PM – 1:25 PM EST

Implementation of complete streets solutions help create cities that are more connected and accessible to all users and increase the quality of life for residents. In response, cities around the country have implemented projects to create better pedestrian networks, provide safe places for bicycles and micro mobility devices to ride, and dedicate space for transit vehicles. This presentation will walk through specific examples in the City of Birmingham, Alabama sharing how a local developer implemented a shared pathway to expand a city trail system among other examples of increased pedestrian connectivity.

  • Understand “Practical Urbanism” approach that seeks to establish functional change to roadways.
  • Maintain minimal cost impact while creating opportunities for beautification, landscaping, art and fun.
  • Learn about tactical urbanism techniques though a partnership approach between city and developers.
Craft, David

David Craft, P.E., PTOE

POSTER PRESENTATION

Improving Pedestrian Safety by Managing Urban Speeds throughout Traffic Signal Operations

July 28, 2021 | 12:40 PM – 1:25 PM EST

In an effort to address pedestrian safety concerns from local stakeholders, Kimley-Horn sought to manage vehicle speeds through traffic signal timing adjustments with the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Regional Traffic Operations Program. Due to the impact of COVID-19, a sharp decline in vehicle volumes led to an increase in vehicle speeds along city corridors which in turn led to concerns about pedestrian safety. After adjusting traffic signal offsets to accommodate slower speed vehicle progression, evaluation showed a reduction in the injury rate. The results confirm that traffic signal timing can play a role in producing safer speeds along urban roadway segments as an alternative to or in concert with regulation.

2018Devin Moore, P.E., PTOE RSP2

Devin Moore, P.E., PTOE, RSP2

POSTER PRESENTATION

60,000 People, 12,800 Vehicles – Event Trip Generation in Las Vegas

July 28, 2021 | 12:40 PM – 1:25 PM EST

Since 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, our team has been removing people trips out of vehicles trips to better understand mode split. We have found an effective visual diagram to explain to public officials and agency reviewers how the mode choice and traveler characteristics support that for major events, not nearly as many vehicle trips are to be expected compared to the number of seats in a stadium or arena. We have used this technique successfully for the Raiders NFL Stadium, Golden Knights NHL Arena, and other to-be-built entertainment venues to:

  • Explain person trips from vehicle trips for large events more effectively.
  • Recognize how to better use data to quantify mode split.
  • Recognize that, at times, there are better ways to display data than in a table.
Paradkar_Raj Kimley-Horn

Raj Paradkar, P.E., PTOE

Chapuri_Kavita Kimley-Horn

Kavita Chapuri, P.E.

SPEAKERS

Traffic Analysis, Modeling and Simulation Cornucopia: Core Competencies, Incorporating New Data Sources, Analyzing Emerging Technology

July 28, 2021 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST

As part of the development of the Hampton Roads Express Lanes Network Project, Virginia Department of Transportation evaluated the use of High-Occupancy Toll Lanes, including part-time shoulder use in various segments of the 25+ mile corridor. To conduct the detailed microsimulation analysis using VISSIM required a significant data collection effort. However, just before the field data collection was initiated, COVID-19 impacted the traffic patterns in the region. Collecting any field data under the circumstances would not be representative of the typical conditions. In response, an alternative methodology was developed to make use of data that was collected in the last few years to make use of historic probe data available through Big Data sources. This presentation shares the findings, lessons learned, opportunities, and challenges from this research study.

Tom McCullough

Tom McCullough, P.E.

POSTER PRESENTATION

Using Technology to Improve Safety in the Eye of the Storm

July 29, 2021 | 12:40 PM – 1:25 PM EST

Despite Arizona’s reputation for great weather and sunny conditions most of the year, weather conditions have proven to be a serious threat to the safety of motorists along one stretch of the heavily traveled freeway between Phoenix and Tucson. This unique section surrounded by barren fields and abandoned farmland that is no longer cultivated. As seasonal thunderstorms develop nearby, a dangerous combination begins to brew as fields of loose dirt are picked up by the wind, creating massive walls of dust that dramatically reduce visibility for motorists in a matter of minutes. This presentation outlines how the Arizona Department of Transportation used a grant to implement vital Intelligent Transportation Systems enhancements to improve corridor conditions.

Paradkar_Raj Kimley-Horn

Raj Paradkar, P.E., PTOE

Chapuri_Kavita Kimley-Horn

Kavita Chapuri, P.E.

POSTER PRESENTATION

Using Part-time Shoulder Lanes as Managed Lanes to Improve Reliability in Congested Urban Corridors

July 29, 2021 | 12:40 PM – 1:25 PM EST

As part of the development of the Hampton Roads Express Lanes Network Project, VDOT evaluated the use of High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes, including part-time shoulder use in various segments of the 50+ mile corridor of I-64 between I-664 interchange in Hampton and the I-264 interchange in Norfolk, Virginia. A detailed traffic operations and safety analysis was conducted for the entire corridor to study the impact of the HOT Lanes on the flow of traffic along I-64 as well as the corresponding arterials. This research provides the findings of using Part-Time Shoulder Lanes (PTSL) as a component of the HOT lanes. This presentation will outline the findings, lessons learned, opportunities, and challenges from this research study.

Lance Ballard Kimley-Horn

Lance Ballard, P.E.

SPEAKER

TSMO Performance Management Using Cutting Edge CAV Techniques: Holistic Arterial Performance Analysis

July 29, 2021 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST

This presentation will provide agencies and their consultants with examples of how to aggregate, visualize, and analyze large sets of data from multiple sources into unified reports, dashboards and platforms for better data driven decision-making and increased awareness of corridor mobility performance. Many agencies have a plethora of data from numerous sources that inform them about roadway travel conditions, and thus face the problem of how to compile, view, and analyze large datasets from disparate sources. Kimley-Horn and the Austin Transportation Department use business analytics service software to aggregate data from multiple sources and holistically analyze arterial performance. Using these strategies and applications improves and expedites engineering and planning decision making.

  • Introduce the audience to the range of business analytics software available to aggregate multiple large data sources
  • Provide a brief overview of software structure, functionality, limitations, and typical effort expectations.
  • Showcase a myriad of examples of how these software are being used in transportation engineering applications.
  • Highlight other potential use cases. 
  • Provide a list of next steps and resources for those interested.

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Jay VonAhsen
Multilane Mythbusting for Roundabout Mavericks
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Lance Ballard, P.E.
Innovative Signal Timing and Signal Data Strategies: Super Bowl LIII Traffic Operations and the Power of Preemption
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Brent Ogden, C.E., PTOE
Improving Safety at Rail Grade Crossings
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Tracy Shandor, P.E., PTOE, RSP2I
Moderator: Transportation and Health Planning: Community-Wide and Around the World!
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Stacie Phillips
Innovations in Creating Multimodal Corridors
21st Century Raleigh: Successful Multimodal Integration in an 18th Century Framework
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Ashley Lickliter, P.E.
Poster Presenter: Richmond’s Approach to Achieving Vision Zero: Signal Timing on Steroids
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Lindsay Saner, P.E., PTOE, RSP
Panelist: What’s New in Trip Generation
School Trip Generation in Southern Nevada
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Alan Toppen, P.E.
Panelist: Big Data Applications for Safety and Operations
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Raj Paradkar, P.E.
Panelist: Big Data Applications for Safety and Operations
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Kavita Chapuri, P.E.
Panelist: Big Data Applications for Safety and Operations
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Kimley-Horn Speakers, Presenters, and Moderators

Tyler Beduhn, P.E.
Speaker: Smart Communities/Big Data/Connected & Automated Vehicles/Mobility as a Service
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David Halloin, P.E., PTOE
Speaker: Creative Management of Data Driven Work Zones
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Tom Hartmann, P.E., PTOE
Speaker: Traffic Engineering/TSMO/Speed Management/Workforce
Speaker: Creative Management of Data Driven Work Zones
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Kent Kacir, P.E.
Speaker: Smart Communities/Big Data/Connected & Automated Vehicles/Mobility as a Service
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Dhruva Lahon, P.E., PTOE
Speaker: Traffic Engineering / TSMO / Speed Management / Workforce
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Ashley Lickliter, P.E.
Speaker: Complete Streets / Vision Zero / Transportation and Health
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Devin Moore, P.E., PTOE, RSP2
Speaker: Traffic Engineering / TSMO / Speed Management / Workforce
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Raj Paradkar, P.E.
Speaker: Best Practices in Speed Management
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Brent Ogden, P.E., PTOE
Speaker: Railroad Grade Crossings, Safe as They Can Be?
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Lucy Richardson, P.E.
Speaker: Effective Transportation Systems Management and Operations Using Big Data
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Jay VonAhsen, P.E.
Speaker: Cheaper by the Dozen – Practical Low Cost Roundabouts
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Sean Coleman, P.E., PTOE
Speaker: You Can Plan for It, But…Lessons Learned from Disaster Response & Event Management
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Brent Ogden, P.E., T.E., PTOE
Facilitator: Implementing Best Practices to Provide Safe Integration of Rail Transport
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JoNette Kuhnau, P.E., PTOE
Poster Presenter: Complete Streets/Vision Zero
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Raj Paradkar, P.E.
Speaker: Planning for Connected and Automated Vehicles
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Tracy Shandor, P.E., PTOE, RSP2I
Speaker: Leading in Time of Change
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