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Session No. 1E

Session Title: Are we doing anything with DSRC?

Session Description: We are talking a lot about DSRC. Are we doing anything with it? If so, what are doing? This session will identify a few cool things we are doing with DSRC. 

Moderator: Vijay Varadarajan, P.E., HNTB

OBU Installation & Testing – Lessons Learned, Dan Farley, Chief, Traffic Operations Deployment and Maintenance Section, PennDOT

Operational Considerations for CV Services Case Study, Jeff Adler, PhD, PE, Vice President ITS and Solutions Consulting, Kapsch TrafficCom

Operational Considerations for CV Services Case Study, Imran Inamdar. Manager, ITS and Solution Consulting, Kapsch TrafficCom

What’s happening in Tampa, Steve Novosad, Sr. Project Manager, HNTB

What’s happening in Tampa, Bob Frey, Project Manager, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) 

Speaker Bios

Dan Farley is the Chief of the TSMO Operations and Performance Section which encompasses TMC Operations, Traffic Operations Performance Management, and Work Zones, and assists with Connected and Automated Vehicle efforts. Farley has been with PennDOT for 14 years, spending the 1st 4 years in PennDOT District 4 (Dunmore) before moving to Central Office. He received the 2017 ITS Person of the Year award and was also a previous graduate of the I-95 Corridor Coalitions Operations Academy.

Jeff Adler is Vice President of ITS and Solution Consulting at Kapsch. He has over 25 years of experience in Intelligent Transportation Systems specializing in emerging technology applications to support transportation systems management and operations. His team works with state and federal agencies to deliver ITS technical solutions and consulting services related to traffic management, connected vehicles, integrated corridor management, decision support systems, and truck parking.

Imran Inamdar is a Manager in the ITS & Solution Consulting Group at Kapsch TrafficCom USA. He has more than 13 years of experience in Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO). Inamdar is currently working on the development of a Concept of Operations and Use Cases for the Cooperative Automation Research Mobility Applications (CARMA 3) Integrated Prototype II that will expand on current TSMO strategies enhanced by automated driving systems (ADS) and develop new TSMO strategies enabled by ADS. He led the field testing of DSRC roadside units for traffic signal applications on Florida State Route 434 and is currently part of the Kapsch team working with Panasonic on requirements development for Colorado’s Central 70 Connected Vehicles project. This project is the first large-scale deployment and integration of DSRC and C-V2X technology in the United States. In addition, he has extensive experience in deployment and integration of truck parking systems and Integrated Corridor Management planning. Inamdar has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Pune in India and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina. 

Steve Novosad works in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Connected Vehicle (CV), and System and Software Implementations for HNTB’s Tampa office. Novosad has over 32 years of experience in systems and software implementations. He has over 19 years of ITS experience and over 13 years of CV experience. Novosad is currently the System Engineering Lead for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority’s CV Pilot Deployment project which has entered Phase 3, operate and maintain. He advises the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on CV technology. He is the current Chair of the OmniAir consortium. 

Bob Frey is currently the Director of Planning and Innovation for the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA). Frey has more than 25 years of transportation planning experience working throughout Florida and the United States. In addition to his work in the toll industry, he has experience working with innovative technologies, emergency transportation operations (ETO), and local government transportation planning. Frey is THEA’s project manager on their Connected Vehicle Pilot project, one of only three pilot project sites in the United States deploying connected vehicle technology for the USDOT.   



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