2023 Event Information

Join us for virtual technical sessions on May 17, 2023 brought to you in partnership with our industry partners. This year we are changing up the format a little to allow for our attendees to see more presentations. There will be three 30-minute sessions throughout the afternoon with 2 presentations during each session in separate breakout rooms. The goal of these sessions is to provide attendees:

  • Solutions for transportation issues and their applicability to our local environment
  • Shared lessons learned
  • Information about existing and new technology
  • Opportunities to have technical questions answered by qualified representatives

The schedule for the event is as follows:

3:00 PMWelcome
3:10 PMSession 1 (Transnomis, Rekor)
3:40 PMBreak
3:45 PMSession 2 (PTV Group, Swarco)
4:15 PMBreak
4:20 PM Session 3 (Google, Iteris)
4:50 PMClosing Remarks
5:00 PM End of Event


Registration for this event is free for ITE members and agency members with a nominal fee for everyone else. When you register please select the appropriate category based on our ITE International membership and/or employer.

Registration Type Cost
ITE Members Free
Agency Employees Free
Other $10

Register for the event through Eventbrite here.

Session Information

Sessions will be held concurrently using breakrooms.

(3:10-3:40 pm)

Breakout Room 1 (Presentation)
Project: Advanced Traffic Information Management: Honolulu and Beyond
Presenter: Yeatland Wong, P.Eng., Transnomis

Description: Yeatland Wong will present the system used to centralize road information
in jurisdictions across North America. Projects discussed include Honolulu’s new traffic
database, Loveland, Colorado’s traffic device management application, Toronto’s lidar-
based signal timing enhancements, Niagara’s micro-radar queue detection technology, and
Ontario’s regional traffic information sharing system.

Breakout Room 2 (Presentation) (Video Link)
Project: Permanent and Portable Video Solutions Deployed for Data Collection
Presenter: Michael Villafuerte, Rekor

Description:  Find out about permanent and portable video solutions for count, class and
speed data collection.  This presentation will include an overview of three projects including
solutions, project findings, lessons learned, and possible use-cases in Hawaii.  These project

  • Virtual Weigh-in-motion and origin destination for trucks
  • Portable count, class and speed data collection using Video AI
  • Permanent count, class and speed data collection using Video AI
(3:45-4:15 pm)

Breakout Room 1 (Presentation)
Project: Countywide Congestion Management and Transportation Impact Analysis with
PTV Vistro in Silicon Valley
Presenter: Bill Cisco, P.E., PTV Group

Description: The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), in San Jose, California,
uses the PTV Vistro software to analyze a network of 252 signalized intersections for
congestion management monitoring purposes on a biennial basis, as well as in corridor
planning studies and development transportation impact analyses throughout the County.
Vistro modeling efforts identify changes in traffic congestion levels and patterns in the
county; evaluate the effectiveness of potential congestion relief and safety measures like
addition of bicycle lanes, turn restrictions, and leading pedestrian intervals; and identify
necessary improvements and mitigations needed to maintain congestion thresholds. This
presentation highlights an overview VTA’s current and future uses of PTV Vistro.

Breakout Room 2 (Presentation)
Project: ATC Cabinet Innovations as Los Angeles Prepares for the 2028 Olympics
Presenters: Aron McEvoy, Swarco

Description: After years of working closely with Swarco to develop the ATC cabinet and the
2028 Olympics coming to their city, in 2018 Los Angeles decided to make a permanent switch
to ATC cabinets. The safer connections, smarter components, roomier cabinets, and easier
troubleshooting convinced them to become the first major city to make this move. Since then
LA has been joined by other large agencies like San Francisco, San Jose, Philadelphia, PA., Austin,
TX., and Dallas-Fort Worth, TX all of whom are upgrading to Swarco’s ATC cabinets.

(4:20-4:50 pm)


Breakout Room 1 (Presentation) (HDOT Climate Insights for Infrastructure Website)
Project: Machine Learning (ML) Solutions for Pothole Detection in the City of Memphis
Presenter: Daniel Liu, Google

Description: Google delivers a Transportation Analytics Platform that allows the City of Memphis
identifies and fixes potholes faster and detects patterns of urban blight.  A pothole is a depression
in a road surface, usually asphalt pavement, where traffic has removed broken pieces of the
pavement. It is usually the result of water in the underlying soil structure and traffic passing over
the affected area.  Using ML based approaches, highway and city road authorities can identify
potholes using streaming video/imagery at an edge device, or batch process a large cache of images
captured with geo location in the field. This solution demonstrates an ML based approach using
Google cloud AutoML Vision for pothole detection.

In addition, Daniel will also highlight a local project completed for the State of Hawaii DOT.  Their
Climate Insight for Infrastructure project aims to help the HDOT better understand the potential
impacts of climate change on the state’s transportation infrastructure. The project involves the
development of a tool that integrates climate change data and transportation infrastructure data
to provide a comprehensive view of potential vulnerabilities and risks.  The tool uses climate modeling
data to generate projections of potential changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level rise, and
extreme weather events. It then overlays this data onto maps of Hawaii’s transportation infrastructure,
such as highways, airports, and ports, to identify areas that may be at risk of flooding, erosion, or other
forms of damage.

Breakout Room 2 (Presentation)
Project: Traffic Signal Bicycle Detection Upgrades – Danville, CA
Presenter: Carly Randazzo, Iteris

Description: In 2006 the State of California mandated intersections to detect bicycles.  How
do the agencies affordably and effectively meet the mandate? Will carbon fiber bicycles be
detected? Can it differentiate between bicycles, motorcycles, and mopeds?  What if the bike
is in a left turn pocket, will the system recognize it as a bike? How can cyclists be certain they
were detected and will get enough green time to cross safely?

Iteris developed and patented SmartCycle that combines vehicle and bicycle differentiation
into one camera. It allows for extra zones to be drawn and designated as bike zones. When
bicyclists are detected, the controller will either trigger a phase specially timed for bicycles
or command the controller to serve the corresponding vehicle phase but use a special timing
plan to accommodate bikes. The extended minimum green times ensure the cyclists can safely
make it through the intersection even if they are alone in a left turn pocket.  Special feed back
signs, the SmartCycle Bike Indicator, will illuminate advising the cyclists they have been detected.