Session Information

All times below are shown in Eastern Time.

Dec. 9, 2020

11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.


Dec. 9, 2020

1:00 — 1:30 p.m.: Welcome by Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering and Keynote Address by Yassmin Gramian, PennDOT Secretary

1:30 — 2:00 p.m.: Virtual exhibits

A — Safety B — Operations C — Planning D — Design E — Technology F — Leadership
2:00 — 3:00 p.m. Technologies in Traffic Incident Management Forces Shaping the Future of Transportation — WSP Platinum Multimodal Trail Design PennDOT's Approach to Context-Based Design Predictive Analytics in Transportation How to Make Working During a Pandemic Work for You and Your Company/Agency
3:00 — 3:30 p.m.
Virtual exhibits
3:30 — 4:30 p.m. Update on HSM2 The Next Evolution of Transportation System Management & Operations “Can We Talk” Communications, Coordination and Cooperation for Increased Roadway Safety Return to Service — AECOM Platinum Automated Driving System (ADS) Grant Proposals Workforce Retention
Dec. 10, 2020
A — Safety B — Operations C — Planning D — Design E — Technology F — Leadership
11:30 — 12:30 p.m. Transformational Innovations in Technology, Process, and People — HNTB Platinum Improving Operations in Work Zones New Ideas about Bikes and Pedestrians at Intersections Recent Graduate Student Research at Penn State Today's Actions for Tomorrow's Technology Communicating Across Generations: Training, Managing, and Retaining Millennials and Generation Z
12:30 — 1:00 p.m.
Virtual exhibits
1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. Lessons Learned from Quantitative Methods Michael Baker International Platinum — Future of Connected Vehicle Technologies: Panel Discussion Planning, Design, and Management of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Facilities Alternative [Innovative] Intersections Transportation Data: Capacity and Privacy Challenges Legislative Perspective on the Transportation Industry
2:00 — 2:30 p.m.
2:30 — 3:30 p.m. Workzone Safety Traffic Signal Asset Management Systems (TSAMS): Implementation and Next Steps Jacobs Platinum: Gas Tax Funded Programs Running on Fumes — New Ways To Pay Expecting and Reacting to the Unexpected — Traffic Data & COVID-19 Implications Smart Cities: Shared Mobility in a Post COVID-19 World (Part 1) Ensuring Equity in Virtual Public Meetings
3:30 — 4:00 p.m.
Virtual exhibits
4:00 — 5:00 p.m. Repurposing Excess Capacity for Increased Safety and Improved Road User Experience Enhancements in Operations Planning for Future Development Smart Solutions for Smart Cities — Pennoni Platinum New Age/ New Solutions Part 2 Innovative Interchanges
Dec. 11, 2020
A — Safety B — Operations C — Planning D — Design E — Technology F — Leadership
11:30 — 12:30 p.m. Changing Landscape of Safety Special Hauling Alternative Delivery & Innovative Finance Session Improving Intersections with Displaced Lefts Innovations for Emergency Responders/ Autonomous Vehicles (AV) Smart Cities: Shared Mobility in a Post COVID-19 World (Part 2)
12:30 — 1:00 p.m.
Virtual exhibits
1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Vision Zero — A Systems Approach to Safety TMC Operations During COVID-19 Rethinking Downtowns Technology and Design for an Uncertain Future Public Involvement Tools in a Digital World N/A

While reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to the advertised package, The Larson Transportation Institute and Penn State College of Engineering reserve the right to substitute speakers and/or seminar content.

All information including topics, session titles, and room numbers is subject to change.



The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) attracts professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It is an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891