Session No. 5B

Now and Later: Highways of the Futures

Panel discussion from industry professionals on the changing landscape of Highways and Interstates as technology and operations evolve. General topics for discussion will include variable speed limit, dynamic ramp metering, truck express lanes, electric vehicles, connected/autonomous vehicles, scenario planning.

Moderator(s): Larry Bankert, P.E., Kimley-Horn

  • Britton Hammit, PhD, P.E., Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn
  • Mark Kopko, Director of PennDOT's Office of Transformational Technology, PennDOT
  • Mike Pack, Manager of Incident Management and Traffic Operations, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
  • Raj Paradkar, Associate, Kimley-Horn


Britton Hammit is a Transportation Engineer at Kimley-Horn, primarily supporting projects related to data analytics, multi-modal planning, traffic simulation and modeling, and intelligent transport systems. Britton studied intelligent transport systems (ITS) at the Technical University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria, where she received specialized training in multimodal ITS and data analytics. She received her PhD from the University of Wyoming, during which time she worked at the FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center as an Eisenhower Fellow. Since joining Kimley-Horn, Britton has supported a number of ITS projects, including the VDOT I-95 Variable Speed Limit pilot system.

Raj Paradkar is a Sr. Engineer and Project Manager with the Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations Group in the Reston office of Kimley-Horn. He has over 21 years of progressive experience and specializes in traffic operations analysis, connected and autonomous vehicle impact analysis, traffic engineering and multi-modal micro-simulation. Raj is a registered PE and PTOE.



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Dec. 9, 2021

2:00 to 3:15 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