Monday, October 15, 2012

Oregon ITE Meeting on Adaptive Signal Control - October 18th

Thursday, Oct 18, 11:30-1:00
Lucky Lab NW (1945 NW Quimby, Portland)
The lunch comprises a presentation and panel discussion on adaptive signal control where speakers will discuss the pros & cons, impacts, and outcomes we have observed from implementation in the local area. Presenters will include representatives from the City of Portland, ODOT, City of Gresham, and Washington County. Shaun Quayle of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. will kick off the discussion with a general presentation on technologies, and will then proceed to moderate the panelists. Additional information on each of the panelists is provided below.
Moderator - Shaun Quayle, P.E.
Shaun is a senior engineer with Kittelson and Associates, Inc. He has over 10 years of transportation engineering experience, largely focused on signal systems, traffic operations and smarter ITS solutions. Shaun is serving as project engineer on the ODOT ITS Innovative Grant Evaluation Project, analyzing performance measures and results for the 5 adaptive/advanced corridors which are the topic of his short presentation. Shaun will moderate the panel discussion with the four Oregon agency adaptive experts.
Gresham - Tony Sepich
City of Gresham supervising electrician in the traffic signal industry for 27 years. Oversees maintenance and operations of east co. signals including design and timing. Maintains two SCATS corridors: 181st  and Burnside. 
ODOT - Tiffany Slauter
Signal Manager, ODOT Region 1 since January 2008. Graduated from the OSU Civil Engineering program in June 2007. Region 1 has just over 300 traffic signals that we operate, about 1/3 are 2070s running Voyage, 4 are 2070s with SCATS, and the rest are 170s with Wapiti. Nearly all of the 2070s are connected to TransSuite via Ethernet. Approximately 90 intersections will be converted from 170/Wapiti to 2070/Voyage in the next year. Most of the intersections are running fairly basic timing, though ODOT has 21 traffic signals in Tigard that has multiple features enabled.
PBOT - Peter Koonce
Division Manager for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation's Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS Division. Prior to this appointment with the City, he worked with Kittelson & Associates, Inc. for 15 years. He has served as an adjunct professor at Portland State University for the past eight years teaching graduate level courses in transportation engineering. He has served on National ITE Committees and is the Panel Chair for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program project 3-103, which is a rewrite of the Signal Timing Manual. He is secretary of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Traffic Signal Systems and serves as chair of its Signal Timing subcommittee.
Washington County - Stacy Shetler
Traffic Engineering Manager with Washington County who has over 13 years experience in the transportation field. Stacy managed the installation and implementation of SCATS and InSync on corridors in Washington County. Both systems were activated in May of 2011 and he continues to oversee the operations and maintenance.
Please join us for the presentation and panel discussion!

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