Innovations and Solutions Forum Series

The RTA Innovations and Solutions Forum series highlights new intersection innovations and other ways to improve roads and streets quickly and safely. Hosted by the regional business community in partnership with NCDOT, this event series features presentations from member companies as well as local and state transportation leaders.

Topics include analytics, safety models, synchronized superstreets, roundabouts and variations, variable number of left turn lanes, adaptive signals, incremental bus rapid transit, and other mobility and safety innovations.

RTA Innovations and Solutions Forum - April 2020
In partnership with Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Thursday, April 16, 2020
2 pm – 4:30 pm at SAS 

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Stuart Ginn, medical director of WakeMed Innovations, on drones and other emerging mobility systems in healthcare
  • Dr. Joseph Hummer, PE, state traffic management engineer with NCDOT, on dynamic left turn intersections (DLTi) and updated SaFID intersection selection charts
  • Larry Sutherland, PE, national technical director of highways for WSP, on single ramp systems for general purpose and managed lanes

Registration details

The event is free to attend for members of RTA and RTCC members; each member company may have up to 4 attendees. Additional tickets are $35.

Non-RTA or RTCC member registration is $35 per attendee. There is no charge for public-sector partners.

Register here. Please email Natalie Ridout with questions.

Prior event

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 3 pm – 5 pm
SAS – Building C: Executive Briefing Center, Cary

Download full presentation deck here

Final Agenda

  • Welcome and introductions – Joe Milazzo II, RTA
  • Data analytics and mobility – Eric Hunley, SAS
  • Interchange innovations:  Super DDI, Parclo progressA – Dr. Joe Hummer, NCDOT
  • Emergency vehicle pre-emption and dynamic school zones – David Spencer, Town of Cary
  • Connected/autonomous vehicles pilot on NC 55 – Mohd Aslami, NCDOT
  • Enhanced pedestrian detection – Scott Clark, Town of Chapel Hill
  • Variable number of left turn lanes pilot – Joe Milazzo II, RTA
  • RTA-municipal-NCDOT intersection partnerships – France Campbell, AECOM; Phil Loziuk, City of Durham; Drew Draper, Wetherill Engineering; John Sandor, NCDOT
  • NCDOT signal system retiming prioritization tool – Matthew T. Carlisle, NCDOT
  • Interactive group discussion – Advancing transportation innovations
  • Closing remarks

Event details

Thursday, April 16, 2020
2 pm – 4:30 pm
SAS – Building C: Executive Briefing Center

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