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ITS, AV/CV and Emerging Technologies to Future-Proof Transportation Systems

Advanced Technologies for Surface Transportation

Emerging transportation technology represents a significant opportunity for infrastructure owners, operators and travelers to experience greatly improved safety and mobility, and reduced congestion. While that’s good news, transportation planners, engineers and system managers need to identify a smart path forward that avoids one-time technology blips when investing in those technologies. Long-term success will depend on implementing the right intelligent transportation systems and emerging technologies that not only improve system operation, but also improve a community’s quality of life. 

Together, We Can Navigate the High-Tech Frontier

Relying on our transportation technology knowledge base, scenario planning and decision making tools, we can help future-proof transportation infrastructure. While developing technology roadmaps, we assess the impacts of these technologies on transportation infrastructure and can identify investment opportunities. We can also help guide processes, partnerships, regulations and transportation system management methods.

Solving Transportation Issues and Societal Needs

As transportation technology continues to evolve, it lends itself to solving more than just transportation issues — societal concerns can be addressed as well. For example, childhood obesity, infant mortality, social equity and access to employment are all societal issues that can be addressed through the application of transportation technologies. They improve mobility and access to needed services, such as healthcare, education and employment. Being a Smart City means leveraging the transportation system as an asset to solve these societal issues and successfully implementing a roadmap to get there.

Smart Cities Q&A

Smart City

In this Q&A, our transportation technology program lead Ben Pierce, answers questions about what makes a smart city “smart.” Learn how public-private partnerships can play a role, what technology solutions are being used, and how cities can start to make the necessary changes. Ben was one of the key authors of the winning Smart Cities Challenge application in 2016. The insights he shares can help you begin to evaluate your city’s needs and see how transportation technology can create solutions that go beyond transportation issues to meet societal needs.

Smart Cities Q&A

How Data and Sensors are Driving Smarter Streets

Communication, automation and data are transforming the way our vehicles interact with the infrastructure we rely on. These connections improve traffic flow, optimize transit, create safer streets and will pave the way for automated vehicles. Learn how technology is or revolutionizing the way we travel and the way the industry builds and manages transportation systems.

How Data and Sensors are Driving Smarter Streets
Michelson Water Reclamation Plant Charging Station

Smart, Reliable Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

It’s a transformative time for the way we commute and travel. Demand for electric vehicles and buses, along with the infrastructure needed to support them, is rising exponentially and impacting stakeholders from every industry. Planning and developing smart, reliable EV infrastructure requires collaboration between experts in both transportation and power.

Automating our Highways

How do transportation planners see the future? Scenario planning, traffic capacity/quality of services analysis, safety analysis, travel-time reliability analysis and future-proofing tools allow us to help partners like the Iowa Department of Transportation plan for and address tomorrow’s safety and mobility needs. 

I-80 Automated Corridor Study
Next Generation Managed Lanes

Next Generation Managed Lanes

This ITS International article looks at the innovative concept that today’s managed lanes will become tomorrow’s modular lanes. Written by two of our managed lanes thought leaders, this article predicts an adaptable and flexible future for roadways. Modular lanes can adapt to autonomous and connected vehicles, changes in travel patterns and new land uses.

Our People

Director, Advanced Technologies for Surface Transportation
Transportation Technology Program Lead
Zero Emissions Mobility Practice Lead
Transportation Designer
Automated and Connected Vehicle Transportation Planner
Area Leader
Florida, Alabama, Mississippi
Transportation Technology Program Manager
Northern California Transportation Planning Lead
Inductive Pavement Lead