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Regional TSMO Committee Meeting at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting
The Regional TSMO Committee is meeting on Wednesday, January 10.
This will be a two-part meeting with a morning and afternoon session. The morning session will run from 10:15 - Noon; the afternoon session will start at 2:30 and end by 6:00 PM.
Both meetings are at Marriott Marquis Ballroom Salon 10.
Regional TSMO Subcommittee Meetings at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting
All Regional TSMO Subcommittees are meeting in the Marriott Marquis Ballroom Salon 13. Please see below and the individual Subcommittee pages for specific agendas and meeting materials.

Monday, January 8
Mon 1:30-3:15 pm    Regional Highway and Transit Integration
Mon 3:45-5:30 pm    Connected and Automated Vehicles - CAV Agenda

Tuesday, January 9
Tues 8:00-9:45 am    Data for Transportation Operations and Measuring and Quantifying Performance (Joint Meeting)
Tues 10:15-Noon       Planning for Operations
Tues 12:15-1:15 pm  Research Needs and RTSMO Subcommittee Chairs Subcommittee (Joint Meeting)
Tues 1:30-3:15 pm    Regional TIM and Sustainability (Joint Meeting)
Tues 3:45-5:30 pm    Freight - Freight Subcom Agenda

Regional TSMO Co-sponsored Sessions and Workshops at the TRB 2018 Annual Meeting
Regional TSMO is a key sponsor of a number of sessions at 2018 Annual Meeting. The scope of operations encompasses a many different modes, perspectives and issues. 
Here is a quick summary of Regional TSMO-sponsored sessions:

Sunday, January 7
Sun 9:00-noon – Workshop 128 – Traffic Incident Management Research: Who is Doing What? What are the Synergies? Where are the Gaps?  Convention Center, 103A
Sun 9:00-noon – Workshop 139 – USDOT’s Mobility on Demand Initiative: Moving the Economy with Innovation and Understanding, part 1  Convention Center, 150A
Sun 1:30-4:30 pm – Workshop 156 – 2020-2025 Resilience Research Road Map.  Convention Center, 147B
Sun 1:30-4:30 pm – Workshop 179 – Emergency Response: Saving Responders and Victims Together.  Convention Center, 103B
Sun 1:30-4:30 pm – Workshop 185 – USDOT’s Mobility on Demand Initiative: Moving the Economy with Innovation and Understanding, Part 2.  Convention Center 150A

Monday, January 8
Mon 8:00-9:45 am – Lectern Session 220 – Use of Reliability as a Measure for Effectiveness of Transportation Systems Management and Operations: How is it Going?  Convention Center, Salon A
Mon 10:15-noon – Lectern Session 282 – TSMO in the Age of On-Demand Mobility.  Convention Center, Salon A
Mon 1:30-3:15 pm – Lectern Session 353 – Vision for Operations on the National Highway System: A Digital Infrastructure Layer.  Convention Center, Salon A

Tuesday, January 9
Tues 8:00-9:45 am – Lectern Session 489 – Innovative Strategies and Tools to Advance Operations Programs, Strategies, and Practices: Impacts of SHRP2 Reliability.  Convention Center 145A
Tues 10:15-noon – Poster Session 570 – Innovative Strategies and Tools to Advance Operations: Implementation Experiences with SHRP2 Reliability Products.  Convention Center, Hall E
Tues 1:30-3:15 pm – Lectern Session 611 – Using Decision Support Subsystems to Automate the Use of Traffic Operational Strategies and Control Plans, Part 1.  Convention Center, Salon A
Tues 3:45-5:30 pm – Lectern Session 685 – Decision Support Subsystems for Next Generation Traffic Management Systems and Centers, Part 2.  Convention Center, Salon A
Tues 3:45-5:30 pm – Poster Session 721 – Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations.  Convention Center, Hall E

Wednesday, January 10
Wed 8:00-9:45 am – Lectern Session 739 – Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017: Special Event with Coast to Coast Traffic Congestion.  Convention Center, 146B

Regional TSMO Group Photo at the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting
Regional TSMO members stop for a group photo a the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting 
(Top, L-R:  Bob Winick, Tony Kratofil, Ray Derr, Les Jacobson, Cathy McGhee, Lisa Burgess, Virginia Lingham. Lower, L-R: Nikola Ivanov, Jocelyn Bauer, Bob Sheehan, Eileen Singleton, Tom Jacobson)

Regional TSMO Topics of Interest
The Regional TSMO Committee is implementing a new page on the site to provide links to various reports and programs that are of interest to regional operations and Committee focus areas. Click the tab on the left to access that page - and check back frequently for updates! The first document under Performance Monitoring is WSDOT's 2011 Congestion Report, also accessible here:  
Link up with Regional TSMO
Three new social media sites have been established for members, friends, and anyone with an interest in Regional TSMO:
  • "Like us" on Facebook, also under TRB Regional TSMO Committee (AHB10)
  • Tweet using #RegionalTSMO

Committee Scope:
The Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations Committee (AHB10) is concerned with regional transportation systems management to maximize transportation system performance in metropolitan areas, including coordinated and integrated decision-making approaches to operations and the harmonization of operations with planning, construction, preservation, and maintenance of transportation facilities.

Les Jacobson
(Committee Chair)
Vice President, Senior ITS Manager
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.

Catherine C. McGhee
Director of Research
Virginia Transportation Research Center

Richard A. Cunard
(TRB Staff Representative)
Engineer of Traffic and Operations
Transportation Research Board

Erik Alm
Senior Transportation Planner

*Haitham M. Al-Deek
Professor of Engineering and Director of Transportation Systems Institute University of Central Florida (UCF)

Sina Bahrami
University of Toronto

Jocelyn Bauer
Senior Research Analyst
Philip M. Charles
Director, Centre for Transport Strategy
University of Queensland

Robert Clayton
Director of Traffic Management
Utah Department of Transportation

John Corbin
Director of Traffic Operations
Federal Highway Administration

Eddie J. Curtis, Jr.
Traffic Management Specialist and Operations Engineer
Federal Highway Administration

Richard B. Easley

E-Squared Engineering

Matthew Edelman
Executive Director

Phillip Freeze
Director, Traffic Operations
Tennessee Department of Transportation

Michael J. Harris
Senior Project Manager
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

David Huft
Research Program Manager
South Dakota Department of Transportation

Athena Hutchins
Executive Director
Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition

Tom H. Jacobs

Director, Center for Advanced
Transportation Technology
University of Maryland
Sarath Joshua

ITS and Safety Program Manager

Maricopa Association of Governments

Tony Kratofil
Metro Region Engineer
Michigan Department of Transportation

Kevin S. Lee
Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Virginia R. Lingham
Program Manager    
Virginia Department of Transportation

Scott Marler
Director of Opeations
Iowa Department of Transportation

Keith McCabe
Managing Director
KAM Futures

Peter Terence McCombs


Traffic Design Group Ltd
Louis G. Neudorff
Principal Technologist - ITS
CH2M Hill
Pat Noyes
Pat Noyes & Associates
Deena Platman
Principal Transportation Planner
Metro Portland
Bob Sheehan
Program Manager
U.S. Department of Transportation 
Eileen M. G. Singleton
Senior Transportation Engineer
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Bob Taylor
Project Manager
Gannett Fleming/GeoDecisions
Joseph Wanat
Director, Transportation Planning and Operations
Vanasse Hangen Bruslin, Inc.
*Robert M. Winick
Motion Maps, LLC
Emeritus Members
Wayne Berman
Team Leader
Federal Highway Administration
Walter Kraft
Vanasse Hangen Bruslin, Inc.
Young Members
Katie Blizzard
Transportation Analyst
Cambridge Systematics

Nikola Ivanov
Research Faculty, Engineer/Database Administrator
University of Maryland

Liaison Representative

Douglas E. Noble
Senior Director, Management and Operations
Institute of Transportation Engineers