Session Information

December 8, 2021

10:00 a.m. — noon


Noon — 12:10 p.m.

Virtual exhibits

December 8, 2021

Noon — 12:05 p.m.: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) of Pennsylvania Awards with Jennifer McCracken, ITS Pennsylvania President and David Palley, ITS Pennsylvania Awards Committee Chairman

12:10 — 12:40 p.m.: Welcome by Eric Donnell, Director, Larson Transportation Institute & Keynote Address by Melissa J. Batula, P.E., Acting Executive Deputy Secretary, PennDOT

12:40 — 1:00 p.m.: Virtual exhibits

A — Safety B — Operations C — Planning D — Design E — Technology F — Leadership
1:00 — 2:15 p.m. Tunnel Safety

Next Generation Funding: Potential Paths Forward

WSP Platinum

Pennsylvania's Transportation Planning Process and Updates Multimodal Projects Across Pennsylvania Broadband Expansion Across Pennsylvania Emerging Professionals: Into the Looking Glass
2:15 — 2:45 p.m.
Virtual exhibits
2:45 — 4:00 p.m. Pedestrian Safety Intersections Fresh Look at Speed Limits Innovative Intersections and Interchanges AECOM Platinum Connected Vehicles — Local and National Updates Advancing Transportation Goals through State Legislation
December 9, 2021
A — Safety B — Operations C — Planning D — Design E — Technology F — Leadership
10:00 — 11:15 a.m.

Safety! Safety! Safety!

HNTB Platinum

Project Applications Showcasing the Ins and Outs of Microscopic Simulation Models Perspectives on Urban Mobility and Planning Improving the Bus Stop, Building Sidewalks, and Designing for Active Transportation Safety Traffic Signal Ownership Legislative Perspective on the Transportation Industry

11:15 — 11:30 a.m.

Virtual exhibits

11:30 a.m. — noon

Student Poster Session

Noon — 12:15 p.m.

Virtual exhibits

12:15 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. Highway Safety Manual Implementation & Project Programming

Panel Discussion: The Business Case for Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPM)

Michael Baker International Platinum

Planning for a Connected Network Achieving Vision Zero in Pennsylvania Electric Vehicles Mentorship Matters: Best Practices for Senior Staff Serving as a Mentor
1:30 — 2:00 p.m.
Virtual exhibits
2:00 — 3:15 p.m. HSM Preview: Next Edition Now and Later: Highways of the Future

Electric Vehicles — Planning, Policy, and Psychology

Jacobs Platinum

Protected Bike Lanes Dissemination of Traveler Information Thought Leadership
3:15 — 3:45 p.m.
Virtual exhibits
3:45 — 5:00 p.m. Work Zone Safety — Agency Panel Discussion Data, Data Everywhere: Getting and Using the Data You Need Smart Cities: Managing AI in Transportation

3D Wave — Visualization, Integration, and Customization for the AEC Industry

Pennoni Platinum

New Age New Solutions: Part 3 Public-Private Partnerships: Updates on Innovations in Project Delivery
December 10, 2021
A — Safety B — Operations C — Planning D — Design E — Technology F — Leadership
10:00 — 11:15 a.m. MASH Implementation

Signal Design: What Emerging Professionals Should Consider

Equity in Transportation Traffic Engineering

eVTOLs (Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft

Road Diet: Part 2
11:15 — 11:30 a.m.
Virtual exhibits

11:30 — noon

Student Poster Session

Noon — 12:15 p.m.

Virtual exhibits

12:15 — 1:30 p.m. State and Federal Perspectives and Policies Active Traffic Management Considerations The “How-Tos” of the New Design Manual 2: Contextual Roadway Design Federal Infrastructure Investment Act Implementation of Technology into Work Zones

Battle of the Agency (PennDOT and PA Turnpike) Stars

While reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to each 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 presenters is subject to change.



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Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891