Smart City Innovations

Ohio LTAP Center / Ohio Depart


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT

CM | 1.50

Add to My Log


         Planning for Connectivity in a Maturing Connected Environment

         The State of Ohio is quickly emerging as a leader for embracing and deploying advanced transportation technologies.

         Starting with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) $40 million Smart City Challenge that the City of Columbus was

         awarded in June, 2016; followed closely by the  $6m USDOT ATCMTD Grant awarded to the City of Marysville, Union

         Co., and City of Dublin to deploy a highly-equipped connected vehicle 'smart' corridor; and the Ohio Turnpike

         Commissions' recent announcement that they themselves are going to build a small connected vehicle testbed near

         Cleveland, the State has found itself in an unprecedented position where upwards of 300 new dedicated short range

         communications (DSRC) radios are expected to be deployed in the next 2-3 years. At the same time, automotive

         companies, telecommunications companies, and other data/service providers continue to develop and market their own

         solutions for connectivity, some open and some proprietary. Predicting which one (or ones) will emerge as successful is

         still a gamble at this point, but there are many common characteristics and data needs that all of these systems possess.

         Moving forward in this uncertain environment necessitates focus of these core needs and features. This presentation will

         highlight and compare the roadmaps of these emerging technologies and identify these core, common features that can

         be leveraged, independent of the specific technologies, to be an enabler of a future, connected transportation network.

         Advancing Traffic Management Practices through the Implementation of Connected Vehicle Technology

         The City of Columbus won the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) $40 million Smart City Challenge in June,

         2016 to implement a holistic vision for how technology can help all residents to move more easily and to access

         opportunity. The Connected Vehicle (CV) Environment project assists in achieving this vision through enhancing safety

         and mobility for vehicle operators and vulnerable road users by adding CV infrastructure to 175 intersections and 3000

         vehicles in the Columbus area.  With transferability in mind, presenters for this session will discuss CV technology

         concepts, the development process for the CV Environment in Columbus, and provide a walk-through of vehicle and

         infrastructure-based applications that will be supported upon implementation.

         Use of Innovative Contracting and Technology to Implement Smarter / Safer Roads

         Driver fatigue has been identified as a critical safety concern on the national transportation network. A 2003 NCHRP

         study estimated that approximately 15% of fatal crashes involving trucks were related to driver fatigue. While mandated

         rest periods are required for truck drivers, communication for parking locations and real-time availability of safe and

         convenient truck parking options is minimal or non-existent. Efforts are being made to provide options that provide a

         safer and more efficient method to communicate information to truck drivers through advances in technology and the

         use of innovative contracting methods. This presentation will address the following topics: 1) initial applications of TPIMS

         in Michigan along the I-94 corridor; 2) advancement of TPIMS throughout the Midwestern US associated with the

         MAASTO TIGER grant; 3) Ohio's use of Design-Build-Operate-Maintain to deliver TPIMS; and 4) future national TPIMS



Christopher Toth

Invited Speaker


Michael Wawszkiewicz

Invited Speaker

Associate Vice President, P3 & Alternative Delivery Program Manager at HNTB Corporation Read More

Thomas Timcho

Invited Speaker

Principal Consultant and Senior Systems Engineer, WSP Read More

Davonna Moore

Invited Speaker

Kansas Department of transportation, Assistant Bureau Chief Read More

Gretchen Ivy

Invited Speaker

Planning Group Director and Associate Vice President at HNTB Corporation Read More

Julie Gwinn

Invited Speaker

Ohio Department of Transportation, Division of Innovative Delivery Read More

Contact Info

Jerry Garrison,