Automated and Connected Vehicle Preparedness

Agenda:

Start Time (Minutes)

Item

0000

Welcome, Introduction & Ground Rules

0015

Course Introduction

Outcome: Clear understanding of the course outline and expected to learn objectives.

0030

Context for Connected and Automated Vehicles

Outcome: Definitions for Connected and Automated Vehicles, Advanced Transportation Technology; Levels of Automation (SAE); and Primary Players (OEMs, tech companies, enabling efforts)

0060

Integrating into Planning Process

  • Planning for Uncertainty
  • Scenario Planning

0090

Break

0000

Infrastructure Impacts

  • Road Markings/Striping
  • Lane Width/Lane Geometry
  • Access issues, including parking and lane flows
  • Limited access lanes
  • V2I communications

0030

System Impacts

  • Travel Demand Changes
  • Energy Consumption
  • Funding and Revenue

0060

Land Use Impacts

  • Density and Sprawl
  • Urban renewal
  • New land uses (new and existing traffic generators)

0090

Break

0000

Legal and Regulatory Impacts

  • Current Federal and State Activity
  • Vehicle Regulation and Safety
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Equity Concerns

0030

Scenario Planning

  • Highlights from the FHWA Guidebook
  1. Designing a Scenario Planning Process (Steps 1-8)
  2. Worksheet
  • Current 6 Scenarios for AV/CV

0060

Planning for Uncertainty

  • Alternative Approaches
  • Regime Compliant / Regime Testing Pathways
  • Planning for Accessibility

0090

Break

0000

Pulling it All Together

  • What Do Technologies mean for transportation planners
  • Resources Available for Planning

Outcome: Clear understanding of the resources that are available and the next steps

0075

Questions and Answers

0090

Adjourn



Instructor:

Mr. Bittner is ARA’s practice area lead for planning and policy and has an extensive background in transportation policy, asset and performance management, maintenance quality assurance, automated/connected vehicles, freight, and technology policy and planning. He is active with the Transportation Research Board (TRB), serving as a member and paper review coordinator of the Transportation Asset Management Committee and co-Chair for Conduct of Research (ABG10). He chairs the TRB Section on Research and Education and previously served as an adjunct faculty member in the Political Science department at Edgewood College, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Public Administration and Political Science.  He served as a Senior Lecturer in the Transportation Management and Policy Program at the University of Wisconsin, teaching graduate-level courses on asset management, transportation finance, transportation safety, freight operations and management, and other topics. He has designed and instructed professional short courses in Transportation Asset Management, Planning for Transformational Technologies, and Public Policy.  He is currently the lead instructor and course designer for the National Academies of Sciences training program (16 courses) on research program management.  He also was the Executive Director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida from 2012-2014.

Course Length:

6 Hours



Credit Hours

6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

0.6 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)