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General Meeting Dec. 4

The Right Information at the Right Time: Keeping I-35 Travelers Up-to-Date with Traveler Information

Speaker: Robert E. Brydia, PMP

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: DLEB (formerly CVOB & CE/TTI Building) Room 217
Free Food Will Be Provided!

Mr. Brydia is a senior research scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and possesses a diverse background of project experience encompassing 30 years of cross-cutting research across both transportation operations and information technology, Mr. Brydia is an expert in developing highly functional and integrated systems for multiple deployment efforts, and for implementing cross-cutting technology innovations that lead to recognizable transportation improvements.

Mr. Brydia will be speaking about the I-35 Traveler Information Project in Central Texas.

 

General Meeting Nov. 20

Pavement Marking Visibility: Man vs. Machine

Speaker: Adam Pike, P.E.

Date: Monday, November 20, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: DLEB (formerly CVOB & CE/TTI Building) Room 217
Free Food Will Be Provided!

Adam Pike is an Associate Research Engineer with the Signs and Markings Program of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.  He has conducted research on traffic signing, pavement marking, and work zones with an emphasis on traffic engineering principles, visibility needs, human factors, cost-benefit analysis, and safety implications. Mr. Pike holds a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University. He is active with multiple committees of the Transportation Research Board, is a member of the Signing and Marking Materials Committee, and is also active with multiple committees of ASTM International.

Mr. Pike will discuss the differences between how humans and machines (cameras and LIDAR) perceive pavement markings and what implications this may have for future autonomous vehicle systems.

 

General Meeting Nov. 1

Data Driven Approach Toward Enhancing Safety presented by Arcadis

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: DLEB (formerly CVOB & CE/TTI Building) Room 217

Free Food Will Be Provided!

Koushik Arunachalam is an Associate Vice President with Arcadis. He has over 14 years of experience in research and consultancy with a broad focus on Traffic and ITS Engineering. Mr. Arunachalam’s expertise includes freeway and arterial corridor studies, simulations, predictive safety analysis, intelligent transportation system (ITS) / advanced transportation management systems ATMS), signal timing and performing benefit to cost analysis for infrastructure investments. He is the Arcadis PM for multiple TxDOT projects that include TxDOT Houston Planning, TxDOT Houston Signal Timing, and TxDOT Statewide Traffic and ITS IDIQ.

Arcadis will present two projects that focus on their data-driven approach to improving safety: An urban freeway concept development project and a pedestrian improvement project.

 

October event pics!

TAMUite Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup 10/8/17

General meeting 10/10/17
Shoulder Running Lanes – The SH 161 Experience
Speaker: Jason Crawford

General meeting 10/23/17
TSMO, NOCoE, and Student Engagement
Speaker: Beverly Kuhn

General Meeting Oct. 23

TSMO, NOCoE, and
Student Engagement

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: DLEB (formerly CVOB & CE/TTI Building) Room 217

Free Food Will Be Provided!

Dr. Beverly Kuhn has over 29 years of experience in the conduct of operations related research.  She serves as head of the System Reliability Division of the Texas Transportation Institute as well as chair of the ITE Coordinating Council, secretary of the TRB Committee on Freeway Operations, and on the Technical Advisory Committee for the National Operations Center of Excellence.  Her areas of research expertise include active transportation and demand management, active traffic management, managed lanes, traffic operations, ITS, human factors and safety, and traffic control devices and sign visibility.

 

Dr. Kuhn will be providing a discussion on the future of transportation systems management and operations along with future career opportunities in the field.

Fall Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

Howdy!
TAMU-ITE is organizing Adopt-A-Highway on 8th October. Its a time to give back to the society and maintain a clean Texas! Lets Adopt 2 miles of Sandy Point Road this Fall and have fun post cleaning with a free lunch! Kindly sign up by filling the SignUp Form and do not forget to complete the safety training using the link given in the form. Remember sun screen, shoes and of course FREE FOOD!
Thank you!

General Meeting Oct. 10

Shoulder Running Lanes:
The SH 161 Experience

Speaker: Jason Crawford, P.E.

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: HEB (formerly CE Building) Room 203

Free Food Will Be Provided!

Mr. Crawford is the Division Head for the Research & Implementation East Division at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.  He works in the areas of transportation/air quality, metropolitan and statewide transportation planning, traffic monitoring, traffic operations, managed lanes, safety, work zones, construction, design-build and concessions, cash flow forecasting, and mobility coordination.

Mr. Crawford will be presenting on the traffic response to a shoulder running project to mitigate congestion of a short bottleneck in the Dallas/Ft Worth region.