2015 Dynamic Mobility Applications (DMA) Program Webinar Series Reaches Over a Thousand Stakeholder Participants in 17 Days

The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office hosted a series of seven webinars regarding the USDOT-sponsored Dynamic Mobility Applications (DMA) bundles, Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP), Research Data Exchange (RDE), and DMA-ATDM Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) Testbed Project. The objective of these webinars is to inform stakeholders and interested parties of the research effort, progress, and impacts of each research project. Over 1000 stakeholder participants joined the seven webinars to learn about the efforts and how to obtain source code, data and other research products.

A total of seven webinars were conducted in February 2015 led by individual USDOT project leads. Prototype developers and project contractors were also on hand to assist the federal project leads during lively question and answer (Q&A) sessions. Each webinar presented an overview of the project, a description of products (e.g., prototypes, algorithms, and software), tools and other resources available from these projects, a brief of testing and impacts assessment results, and a stakeholder Q&A session. More detailed information on each webinar is provided below:

  1. Freight Advanced Traveler Information Systems (FRATIS) Bundle on February 9 – FRATIS bundle provides freight-specific route guidance and optimizes drayage operations so that load movements are coordinated between freight facilities to reduce empty-load trips. Carl Andersen, who is the prototype project lead, described the prototype development efforts taking place in Los Angeles, South Florida, and Dallas/Fort Worth. Bob Rupert, who is the impact assessment project lead, presented the preliminary impacts assessment effort and the estimation of FRATIS benefits.
  2. RDE/OSADP on February 12 – RDE and OSADP provide platforms for researchers and connected vehicle (CV) application developers to exchange CV data and open source software. Gene McHale, who is the RDE project lead, presented an overview of the RDE and walked through the features, the data sets and tools available. Jon Obenberger, who is the OSADP project lead, briefed the OSADP and demonstrated the functionality, software, tools, and resources.
  3. Integrated Dynamic Transit Operations (IDTO) Bundle on February 17 – IDTO bundle contains a collection of applications that transform transit mobility, operations, and services through the availability of real-time traveler information new data sources and communications, and tools to assist travelers and agencies. Ron Boenau, who is the project lead for both prototype development and impacts assessment efforts, described the prototype development efforts taking place in Columbus, OH and Orlando, FL, and presented the preliminary impacts assessment effort.
  4. Response, Emergency Staging and Communications, Uniform Management, and Evacuation (R.E.S.C.U.M.E.) Bundle on February 18 – R.E.S.C.U.M.E. bundle of applications uses connected vehicle information to improve the response time, staging time, and responder safety at incident zones, and increase the efficiency of large-scale evacuations. Linda Dodge presented the prototype development efforts taking place in National Capital region, and briefed the preliminary impacts assessment effort.
  5. Multimodal Intelligent Traffic Signal System (MMITSS) Bundle on February 23 – MMITSS bundle contains a collection of traffic signal system applications aimed at service all modes of transportation, including vehicles, emergency vehicles, freight vehicles, transit vehicles, and pedestrians. Ben McKeever, who is the prototype project lead, described the prototype development efforts taking place in Anthem, Arizona and Northern California. Govind Vadakpat, who is the impact assessment project lead, briefed the preliminary impacts assessment effort.
  6. Intelligent Network Flow Optimization (INFLO) Bundle on February 24 – INFLO bundle contains a collection of applications aimed at maximizing roadway throughput, reducing crashes, and reducing fuel consumption. Govind Vadakpat, who is the prototype project lead, presented the prototype development efforts taking place in Seattle, Washington. Cory Krause, who is the impact assessment project lead, briefed the preliminary impacts assessment effort.
  7. DMA-ATDM AMS Testbed on February 26 – This project will develop multiple AMS testbeds and evaluate system-wide impacts of individual and logical combinations of DMA applications and ATDM strategies. James Colyar, who is the project lead, described the testbed development efforts taking place in San Mateo (CA), Pasadena (CA), Dallas (TX), Phoenix (AZ) and Chicago (IL), and also presented the preliminary analysis results and the status of each testbed.

The number of webinar participants in each webinar is listed below:


Webinar

FRATIS

RDE/OSADP

IDTO

R.E.S.C.U.M.E.

MMITSS

INFLO

AMS Testbed

No. Participants

196

215

144

120

160

130

127

The webinar presentation materials and recordings can be found on the DMA website: http://www.its.dot.gov/dma/.

 

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