Session No. 4B

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

This is not a nuts-and-bolts ATSPM presentation on signal controllers, vehicle detection, data backhaul communications, metric visualizations, and interpretations, etc. Rather, a panel of ATSPM national leaders will elaborate on and give their perspectives on the business case for widespread ATSPM implementation by transportation agencies and signal owners. Topics may include barriers to implementation, use cases, featured implementations and lessons learned, setting public and government expectations, internal and external communication strategies, what are the mutual benefits to be shared, and implementing in a landscape with different and multiple layers of signal roles and responsibilities.

Moderator Name: Todd Trautz, P.E., PTOE, Michael Baker International


  • Eddie Curtis, P.E., Traffic Operations Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Operations Technical Service Team/Office of Operations 

  • Steve Gault, P.E., PTOE, Chief, TSMO Arterials and Planning Section, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation          

  • Alan Davis, P.E., PTOE, Assistant State Traffic Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation     

  • Aleksander Stevanovic, PhD, P.E., Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering   

  • Darcy Bullock, PhD, P.E., Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Joint Transportation Research Program, Purdue University        

  • Mark Taylor, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Signal Operations Engineer, Utah Department of Transportation         




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Dec. 9, 2021

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.






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