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Session No. 1E

Session Title: Connected Vehicles, National and Statewide Perspectives

Session Description: This panel will provide Connected Vehicle perspectives from around the Nation and some of the leading projects being planned in Pennsylvania.

Moderator: Michael Pack, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Speaker Bios

Matt Smith is Michael Baker International’s Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) Program Manager, located in Detroit, Michigan. He serves as the national lead for CAV and emerging transportation technology initiatives, supporting over 80 offices nationwide; he also serves on several nationwide initiatives on Connected and Automated Vehicles through AASHTO, the Transportation Research Board/NCHRP, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has 25 years of experience in Connected and Automated Vehicle Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), traffic engineering, and transportation system management and operations (TSMO), serving as the Michigan Department of Transportation’s ITS Program Administrator prior to joining Michael Baker. Matt is a proud Penn State alum.

Brian Reed leads the Geospatial & Applied Technology group and is a Technical Principal with WSP, USA. For over two decades he has specialized in the design, deployment, development and integration of technology systems; including, Connected/Autonomous Vehicles (C-V2X and DSRC, network/security equipment), ITS/IT, Asset Management and Data Analytics. He served as the Deputy Project Manager/Technical Lead for Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment and Operations Environment, and has been the design and deployment lead for Minnesota Department of Transportation Connected Corridor, American Center for Mobility Connected Vehicle Test Facility, and USDOT/UMTRI Safety Pilot Model Deployment Projects.

Steve Deck is the Executive Director of Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, with more than 30 years of experience in municipal and transportation planning and NEPA experience, having held planning and management positions with Michael Baker International, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Skelly and Loy, and Gannett Fleming. Since taking over as Executive Director, Deck led the development of the first all online Long-Range Transportation Plan in Pennsylvania for the HATS MPO and is currently helping manage the I-81 Improvement Strategy across the Franklin County, HATS, and Lebanon County MPOs. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geoenvironmental studies from Shippensburg University and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Jeffrey Bergsten, P.E. is a 1993 graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. Bergsten has worked as an engineering consultant for over 26 years with focus areas including Traffic Engineering, ITS, Transportation Planning, Multi-Modal Planning and Design, and most recently, Automated Vehicle Policy and Planning. He is currently an Associate Vice President with Michael Baker International and is a Director of Planning and Technical Services in their Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office. 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Room 208

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