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Session No. 4B

Session Title: C/AV Deployment — The Next Frontier

Overall Session Description: This session is a continuation of last year’s session, titled "Connected Vehicles—Enough Planning Already, Let’s Deploy!" Over the last several years, there has been significant emphasis on research, policy development, strategic planning and analysis of the future implications of automated and connected vehicles and related technology-driven mobility solutions. This session focuses on the advancement in deployment of these technologies — what has been done, what is underway, and what is planned in the near future — and the results of these deployments.

Moderator: Jim Katsafanas, P.E., PTOE, Michael Baker International       

PennDOT’s Deployment Overview, Roger Cohen, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Transportation, PennDOT

33 Smart Mobility Corridor, Lori Duguid, P.E., PTOE, Associate Vice President and Assistant Program Manager – Advanced Transportation Technologies, Michael Baker International        

DriveOhio Advancement of Smart Deployments: Building the Future, Andrew Bremer, Managing Director – Local Affairs, DriveOhio       

Speaker Bios

Roger Cohen is Senior Advisor to Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie S. Richards. In this capacity, Cohen is responsible for advancing high-priority initiatives of the Secretary and the Dept. of Transportation (PennDOT). He serves as co-chair of Pennsylvania's Autonomous Vehicles Policy Taskforce, leading the state’s vehicle automation initiatives. In 2017, AASHTO, the national organization of state transportation departments, honored Cohen and the vehicle automation leadership team with its President’s Award for Performance Excellence. Previously, Cohen served as PennDOT Policy Director for nearly three years. Before joining PennDOT, Cohen enjoyed a diverse career. For eight years at the Port Authority of NY & NJ, he was policy aide to the Executive Director and Board Chairman, manager of the agency-wide business planning process, and second-in-command of the office of policy analysis and planning. 

Lori Duguid is an Assistant Program Manager in Michael Baker’s C/AV and Emerging Technology Practice. Duguid is the Project Manager for the Program Management of the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor. She is a seasoned project manager and transportation engineer with over 20 years of experience. The diversity of her project experience ranges from emerging technology to transportation planning for a wide range of clients. Duguid is engaged in the research and academic community. She is active with TRB, and currently serves on an NCHRP panel on traffic forecasting. She has taught as adjunct faculty at The Ohio State University in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, currently participates on the IBTTA MaaS (Mobility as a Service) Working Group and is a member of the Infrastructure Working Group for the DriveOhio Alliance. She has a master's and bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University. 

Andrew Bremer currently serves as the Managing Director of Local Affairs for DriveOhio, interfacing with Ohio’s communities and ensuring the coordinated implementation of DriveOhio’s pilot corridors and “smart” partnerships.  Specifically, Bremer serves as coordinator for ODOT’s involvement with the City of Columbus for the city’s implementation of the USDOT Smart Cities Challenge and represents DriveOhio to the Smart Belt Coalition, the Smart Mobility Partnership between Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Bremer formerly served at the Ohio Department of Transportation as the Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives and Programs overseeing ODOT’s project development of automated and connected technologies and associated infrastructure. While at ODOT, Bremer served as it’s representative to the Ohio Rail Development Commission and the Multi-Agency Radio Communications (MARCs) Steering Committee.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

10:30 a.m. to noon

Room 207





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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

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