Technical Programs

FY2018-2019 Free Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA) to California Local Agencies With Population Over 25,000 People

SafeTREC at the University of California, Berkeley is now offering free Complete Streets Safety Assessments (CSSA) to California local agencies with a population of over 25,000 for fiscal year 2018-2019. CSSAs are comprehensive transportation safety assessments that focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety. They help local agencies identify and implement traffic safety solutions that lead to improved safety for all users of California’s roadways.

The CSSA program is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Up until 2018, the program was coordinated by the Tech Transfer Program at Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS).

As part of the assessment, our traffic safety experts will review your local agency’s pedestrian and bicycle traffic safety programs, conduct a site visit, assess the safety conditions, and then suggest new strategies to improve safety for all modes of transportation in your community.  Their assessments and suggestions will be summarized and submitted to you in a technical report. These suggestions which are based on their knowledge of best practices in traffic engineering and planning intended to guide your local agency’s staff in making decisions for future safety improvement projects in your community.

We will be conducting safety assessments for a limited number of local agencies throughout California through September 2019, and we hope that your community will take advantage of this valuable service.  To learn more about this program, please refer to our website at:  SafeTREC Website

If you are interested in this program, or would like to find out if your community is eligible for this service, please e-mail Afsaneh Yavari or SafeTREC

 

May 1, 2019 ITS Berkeley Tech Transfer Webinar- Meeting the Challenges of Transportation Liability and Risk Management

The intent of the webinar is to improve public agency practices to improve their defense and reduce future claims. This can be done by being aware of certain design elements that frequently expose cities to liability, or create unnecessary risk. The webinar will cover design or traffic control device usage or operational/maintenance issues that frequently are overlooked or ignored, and end up causing problems. This webinar will also focus on tort liability litigation practices and cases involving the exercise of discretion in design and try to provide a framework for determining successful strategies employed when dealing with design decisions, especially when made following the principles of context sensitive solutions. The most recent sources of information will be identified participants can obtain additional information on a variety of topics. Although the cases discussed will involve lawsuits resulting from highway design, the information provided will help civil engineers involved as witnesses in various types of litigation.

More info available: Tech Transfer Website

May 2, 20182018 SF Bay Area ITE/ITS CA Joint Transportation WorkshopThe San Francisco Bay Area ITE and ITS CA jointly hosted a transportation workshop on Big Data for Automated Driving Technology, Transportation Planning, and Engineering.Following the great success of our 9th Annual San Francisco Bay Area ITE/ITS-CA Transportation Workshops last year, with participants gathered from around the world, the San Francisco Bay Area ITE and ITS CA will host 2018 Annual Transportation Workshop, 10th SF Bay Area ITE Annual Workshop on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Our theme this year is “Big Data for Automated Driving Technology, Transportation Planning, and Engineering”. The objectives of this workshop are to show the trends of the freight and household travel big data technology, big data applications and methods, traffic controls-connected vehicles technologies and automated driving, big data sensors, innovative transportation improvement methodologies and analytic tools to our decision makers, traffic engineers and transportation planners; how these tools can be applied to transportation planning and engineering projects; and what impacts these technologies are likely to have on travel demands, automated driving and investments on transportation infrastructure. Some benefits and pain points in the use of big data analytics for transportation projects will be discussed.Jia Hao Wu, SF Bay Area ITE, W & S Solutions, LLC and Katherine Mertz, Sensys Networks: “Welcome” – Presentation
Catherine Manzo, StreetLight Data: “Analyzing Travel Patterns with Big Data” – Presentation
Qijian Gan, PATH, University of California, Berkeley: “Arterial Data Quality and Traffic Estimation” – Presentation
Dr. Gregory Brodski, Ticon: “Platform and Toolbox for Mobility Improvement and Performance Monitoring” – Presentation
Bhargava Sana, San Francisco County Transportation Authority: “Exploring Google’s Passive Data for Origin-Destination Demand Estimation” – Presentation
Dr. Jaume Barceló and Shaleen Srivastava, PTV Group: “Dynamic ODME for Automated Vehicles Modeling Using ‘Big Data'” – Presentation
Bharat Venkataraman, TomTom Maps: “Transportation Applications of TomTom Big Data” – Presentation
Gary Carlin, Inrix: “Big Data Sources and Methodologies” – Presentation
Shruti Malik and Andrew Gardner, Mott MacDonald: “Making Sense of Big Data” – Presentation
Joaquin Paz, Google: “Connected Citizens Program to Improve Traffic Challenges Globally: A Waze Initiative” – Presentation
Shafiul Faisol, 1-CLICK Analytics: “1-CLICK Analytics: Just a Click” – Presentation
Drew Cooper, San Francisco County Transportation Authority: “TNCs Today: A Profile of San Francisco Transportation Network Company Activity” – Presentation
Sean Harrington, Verizon: “Data Needs for Cities” – Presentation
Adam Stocker, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley: “Shared Mobility and Automated Vehicles: Policy and Data Sharing” – Presentation
Hans Larsen, City of Fremont: “Smart City/Smart Mobility Strategy” – Presentation
April 27, 20172017 SF Bay Area ITE/ITS CA Joint Transportation WorkshopThe San Francisco Bay Area ITE and ITS CA jointly hosted a transportation workshop on Connected Vehicle Technologies and Automated Driving.This year, speakers were be representatives from international transportation technology companies, connected and automated vehicle industry, ITS industries, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco County Transportation Authority, Valley Transportation Authority, and many others who will talk about the current exciting technology development status, on-line and time-dependent transportation models, land use models linked to the transportation models, traffic control systems, and the traffic data collection technologies. This is the first time that this workshop aims at the technology developments from many transportation data industries and automobile companies, and their implications to the ITE community.Jia Hao Wu, SF Bay Area ITE, W & S Solutions, LLC: “Introduction to Driving Workshop” – Presentation
Steve Boyd, Peloton Technology: “Truck Platooning in Automated Driving Environment” – Presentation
Antonino Genoese, Jacobs: “Traffic Engineering Issues in Automated Driving Road Network” – Presentation
Kevin Johnson, Fehr & Peers: “Quantifying Automated Travel Demand”
Dr. Ling Heng, Baidu USA: “Autonomous Driving and Road Network” – Presentation
Carlos A. Ortiz, ADVANTEC Consulting Engineerings, Inc.: “How Emerging Technologies Will Disrupt Our Transportation System and Is Your Agency Prepared?” – Presentation
Ramin Massoumi, Iteris: “Introduction of Slow-Speed AVs for Local Agencies” – Presentation
Dr. Alex Gerodimos, TSS-Transport Simulation Systems: “Modeling Connected and Autonomous Vehicles” – Presentation
Bill Cisco, PTV Group: “Simulating Connecting and Autonomous Vehicles using PTV Vissum” – Presentation
Asfand Siddiqui, Caltrans: “Caltrans Preparation for Automated and Connected Vehicles” – Presentation
Wei-Bin Zhang, UC Berkeley PATH Program: “From Autonomous to Cooperative Vehicle Automation”
Wendy Tao, Siemens Industry, Inc.: “From Autonomous to Cooperative Vehicle Automation” – Presentation
April 28, 20162016 ITE SF Bay Area Modeling Workshop- Big Data and Transportation ModelingFollowing the great success of our last seven Annual SF Bay Area ITE Transportation Modeling Workshops, with participants gathered from around the world, the San Francisco Bay Area ITE is organizing the 8th Annual Transportation Modeling Workshop on April 28, 2016. The theme of this workshop is “Big Data and Transportation Modeling”. The objectives of this seminar is to show what innovative transportation modeling tools are available to our engineers and planners in the transportation modeling industry, and how these tools can be applied to transportation planning/engineering projects.Jia Hao Wu, SF Bay Area ITE/W & S Solutions, LLC: “Introduction to SF Bay Area Modeling Workshop” – Presentation
David Ory, MTC: “Using Passively-Collected Data to Inform Travel Models: FasTrak, Clipper, and Bridge Toll Transactions” – Presentation
Erik O. Ruehr, ITE California SB 743 Task Force/VRPA Technologies, Inc.: “SB 743 and New Models for Estimation of VMT” – Presentation
Matthew Martimo, Citilabs: “Introduction to Urban Engines and Streetlytics and Their Applications” – Presentation
Dan Tischler, San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) : “Updates on SFCTA Model with Big Data Sources” – Presentation
April 29, 20152015 ITE SF Bay Area Modeling Workshop – Modeling for Sustainable Complete Streets/Multimodal Transportation PlanningThe San Francisco Bay Area ITE Section will offer a one-day workshop on transportation modeling technologies. Following the great success of our last six Annual Transportation Modeling Workshops, with participants gathered from around the world, the San Francisco Bay Area ITE is organizing the Seventh Annual Transportation Modeling Workshop on April 29, 2015. The theme of this workshop is “Modeling for Sustainable Complete Streets/Multi-Modal Transportation Planning”. The objectives of this seminar are to show what innovative transportation modeling tools are available to our engineers and planners in the transportation modeling industry, and how these tools can be applied to transportation planning/engineering projects. This year, speakers are representatives from the international transportation modeling software development industries, UC Davis, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and many others who will talk about the current modeling development status, meso-scopic modeling, land use models linked to the transportation models, traffic control systems and the traffic data collection technologies. Some presentations were made at the last TRB conference or will be presented at the future ITE conferences.
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Presentations:
Jia Hao Wu, W&S Solutions, LLC – Presentation
Sandra Lennie and Derek Miura, Iteris – Presentation
Dave Candey, Econolite – Presentation
Matthew Martimo, Citilabs – Presentation
Peter Chen, VTA – Presentation
Alexandre Torday, TSS – Presentation
Daniel Florian, INRO – Presentation
Bill Cisco, PTV America – Presentation
Caroline J. Rodier, UC Davis – Presentation
June 10-11, 2014ITS Berkeley Tech Transfer – Completes Streets Planning and DesignComplete Streets are planned, designed, operated, and maintained to provide safe and comfortable travel for all users of all ages. Complete Streets provide for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit vehicles, and motorists, as well as allow for emergency response, road maintenance, and goods movement. This course covers the planning and design of Complete Streets, including the history of Complete Streets; the policy environment for Complete Streets, particularly in the California legislative environment; how to integrate Complete Streets with the urban planning process; and how to design streets, intersections, crossings, and interchanges consistent with the Complete Streets approach.
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August 25-29, 2013Comprehensive Bicycle Planning and Design @ Portland State UniversityThe field of bikeway planning is rapidly evolving. This course will bring you up to speed on the cutting edge in practice and research, offering valuable skills for your professional life. It will cover the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. Instructors will integrate transit access and connections, bridges, trail crossings, and other special features into discussions, while using project examples to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. Effective education and encouragement programs, including public involvement strategies, will also be discussed.Registration