TSSC Summer Meeting Presentations

Presentations- Workshop on Connected Vehicle Dynamic Mobility Applications and Multi Modal Intelligent Traffic Signal Systems

Meeting Minutes

Agenda

Sunday – May 17

6:30 PM – 8:30PM Cloud/Distributed/Parallel Compute Traffic Simulation (ETFOMM) and Traffic Signal Controller (SCOPE), La Valencia A, More..
Monday – May 18
8:30AM- 9:15AM Opening Session, La Valencia A

Jennifer Toth, Director MCDOT
Dallas Hammit, P.E., ADOT Deputy Director for Transportation/State Engineer
TBD – FHWA

9:15AM- 10:15AM  Connected Vehicle Systems, La Valencia A

CVRIA – Walt Fehr, USDOT
Integrated Vehicle Prototype– Kevin Balke, TTI
AASHTO Roadmap– Douglas Gettman, Kimley-Horn and Associates

10:45AM- 12:00PM Standards, Security and Mapping/Positioning, La Valencia A

Standards – Gary Duncan, Econolite
Security – Walt Fehr, USDOT
Positioning and Mapping– Mike Todd, Jay Ferrell, Matt Barth, UC Riverside

1:00 PM- 2:00PM MMITSS Algorithms – Part I: Architecture, Vehicle Awareness, and Intelligent Signal Control, La Valencia A

MMITSS Architecture – Larry Head, University of Arizona
Intelligent Signal Control– Yiheng Feng, University of Arizona
CA Intelligent Signal Control– Kun Zhou, UC Berkeley – PATH

2:00 PM- 3:15PM MMITSS Algorithms – Part II: Architecture, Vehicle Awareness, and Intelligent Signal Control, La Valencia A

Priority Control (AZ Model) – Mehdi Zamanipour, University of Arizona
Priority Control (CA Model)– Kun Zhou, UC Berkeley – PATH
Pedestrian Accessibility Application– Navin Katta, Savari) and Sara Khosravi
Bicycle Application– Douglas Gettman, Kimley-Horn and Associates

3:30 PM- 4:30PM MMITSS System – Evaluation and Performance Observation, La Valencia A

Simulation and Field Test Results – Govind Vadakpat, FHWA
Performance Observation – Shayan Khoshmagham, University of Arizona

4:30PM – 5:30PM Traffic Signals in a CV Environment – Research Needs/Questions, La Valencia A

Facilitated Discussion by Govind Vadakpat, FHWA and Cheryl Lowrance, Noblis
Are there other algorithmic approaches that should be explored?
What factors were not considered?
How can we evaluate systems like MMITSS in the field?

Committee Chair’s Note- TRB 2015

Dear all,

It was an honor to serve as the Chair of the Traffic Signal Systems Committee at this year’s Annual Meeting. The new venue of the Convention Center was well orchestrated by TRB staff and the preparation resulted in a wonderful TRB meeting. While we’ll miss the familiarity of the Wardman Park Neighborhood, we’re fortunate to be in the heart of Downtown DC. This year’s edition of the Annual Meeting included our traditional Sunday Workshop using the IGNITE format, which simply described is like speed dating for presentations. Automatically triggered 20 slides every 20 seconds kept presenters on their toes and the audience watching for each new bit of information and for difficulty in coordination of the slide and the speaker. The presentations will be available on the new website here. As a presenter, the IGNITE Format  was a new experience for me at the lectern and challenged me to be concise with my message. Given that we reached 150 people even with the Packers/Cowboys game as competition, I think you’ll agree that it was a resounding success that we’ll repeat again with different topics in the future. Thanks to all of the speakers and especially for the organizers Doug Gettman of Kimley Horn Associates and Shaun Quayle of Kittelson & Associates for pulling this together.

Leaving the TRB meeting behind, we turn to the Summer Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Larry Head of the University of Arizona has agreed to host us and share his work on Connected Vehicles and the Multimodal elements that his team has deployed in Anthem, AZ. I am very excited about the opportunity to learn about moving past what I often describe as “First Generation” transit signal priority systems that rely on line of sight and distributed technology. Our Summer meeting in 2013 covered the transit priority implementation in King County Metro (Seattle) that’s an example and if you want more history on the topic, you can review Transit Signal Priority Workshop materials from 2004.

 I am also resolving to communicate with the Committee more frequently, to keep you up to date on the work our subcommittees are doing and keep you up to date on volunteer opportunities. I have a few emails from a few of you and am sorting through them as I continue to recover from the week that was. Look for emails more often from me.

 Our Committee’s efforts are a function of our volunteers. One of the biggest tasks throughout the year is the Paper Review process and for a second year, Eleni Christofa of University of Massachusetts  did an amazing job with a record number of papers (106). Our growth in activity continues to impress TRB and our work was recognized at the Section meeting. One of my favorite activities of the Committee meeting is to congratulate the Best Paper Award winner. This year it was “Resonant Cycles Under Various Intersection Spacing, Speeds and Traffic Operations Treatments” authored by Felipe Ladrion de Guevara, Mark Hickman and Larry Head. A special thanks to Paul Olson, who recently retired from the Federal Highway Administration for his work pulling together the reviewers and for making this happen.

 Best,

Peter

Peter Koonce, PE
City of Portland
Division Manager
Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS
1120 SW 5th Avenue, 8th Floor
Portland, OR 97204
503.823.5382
peter.koonce@portlandoregon.gov

 

Annual Meeting – TRB 2015

TRB 2015- AHB 25 Sessions and Meetings [Meeting Minutes]

Sunday

9:00AM- 12:00PM Convention Center, 152BWorkshop 105: The Art of Urban Street Performance Metrics, More Details…
1:30PM- 4:30PM Convention Center, Salon C
 Workshop 175: Ignite! Emerging Technologies in Traffic Signal Systems. State of the Art and Predicting the Future. [Details and Speaker Info]
2:00PM- 3:00PM Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 17 (M2) Asset Management for Traffic Signal Systems Subcommittee, AHB25(6). More Details… [Agenda]
3:00PM- 4:00PM Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 17 (M2)
Multimodal Traffic Signal Systems Subcommittee, AHB25(5). More Details… [Agenda]
Monday
8:00AM- 9:00AM Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 17 (M2)
 Simulation of Traffic Signal Systems Subcommittee, AHB25(3). More Details… [Agenda]
9:00AM- 10:00AM Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 17 (M2)
Traffic Signal Systems Research Subcommittee, AHB25(2). More Details… [Agenda]
10:00AM- 11:00AM Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 17 (M2)
Technology and Standards Subcommittee, AHB25(4). More Details… [Agenda]
11:00AM- 12:00PM Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 17 (M2)
Traffic Signal Timing Subcommittee, AHB25(1). More Details… [Agenda]
1:30PM- 5:30PM Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 17 (M2)
Traffic Signal Systems Committee Meeting. More Details… [Agenda]
7:30PM- 10:00PM Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 7 (M2)
Traffic Simulation Models Joint Subcommittee of AHB45, AHB40, AHB25, AHB20, ADB30, AHB55, ADC20. More Details…

Tuesday

8:30AM- 10:15AM Convention Center, Hall E
Poster Session 537 : Multimodal Traffic Control. More Details…
8:30AM- 10:15AM Convention Center, Hall E
 Poster Session 538: Signal Control at Alternative Intersection Designs. More Details…
10:45AM- 12:30PM Convention Center, Hall E
Poster Session 591: Signal Timing Design and Optimization. More Details…
10:45AM- 12:30PM Convention Center, Hall E
Poster Session 591: Signal Timing Design and Optimization. More Details…
7:30PM- 9:30PM Convention Center, Hall E
Poster Session 747: Signal System Operational Performance and Driver Behavior More Details…
 Wednesday
8:00AM- 9:45AM Convention Center, Salon C
Lectern Session 773: Traffic Signal Control in a Connected Vehicle Environment. More Details…
8:00AM- 9:45AM Convention Center, Salon C
Lectern Session 811: Performance Measures and Evaluation of Traffic Signal Systems. More Details…