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Appendix C: Team Members

Contact Information

John R. Njord
(AASHTO co-chair, Europe)
Executive Director
Utah Department of Transportation
4501 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Telephone: (801) 965-4027
Fax: (801) 965-4338
E-mail: jnjord@utah.gov

Dr. Joseph I. Peters
(FHWA co-chair, Europe)
ITS Joint Program Office (HOIT), FHWA
400 Seventh Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-2202
Fax: (202) 493-2027
E-mail: joe.peters@fhwa.dot.gov

Michael Freitas
(FHWA co-chair, Japan)
Travel Management Coordinator
ITS Joint Program Office (HOIT), FHWA
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-9292
Fax: (202) 493-2027
E-mail: michael.freitas@fhwa.dot.gov

Bruce A. Warner
(AASHTO co-chair, Japan)
Oregon Department of Transportation
355 Capitol Street, NE. (Room 135)
Salem, OR 97301
Telephone: (503) 986-3452
Fax: (503) 986-3432
E-mail: bruce.a.warner@odot.state.or.us

K. Craig Allred
Transportation Specialist
Safety & Design Team
FHWA Resource Center
12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Telephone: (720) 963-3236
E-mail: craig.allred@fhwa.dot.gov

Dr. Robert L. Bertini
Associate Professor
Portland State University
Dept. of Civil & Environmental
1719 Southwest Tenth Ave.,
Room 128 (for delivery)
PO Box 751 (for mail)
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Telephone: (503) 725-4249
Fax: (503) 725-5950
E-mail: bertini@pdx.edu

Robert W. Bryant
Region Manager
Oregon Department of Transportation
Highway Division, Region 4
PO Box 5309
Bend, OR 97708-5309
Telephone: (541) 388-6191
E-mail: robert.w.bryant@odot.state.or.us

Robert (Bob) M. Callan
Division Administrator
Georgia Division, Federal Highway
61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T100
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 562-3630
Fax: (404) 562-3703
E-mail: robert.callan@fhwa.dot.gov

Martin Knopp
Operations Technical Service Team Leader
19900 Governors Drive, Suite 301
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Telephone: (708) 283-3514
Fax: (708) 283-3501
E-mail: martin.knopp@fhwa.dot.gov

Lyle (Butch) Knowlton
Director of Operations Division
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483
1 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03302-0483
Telephone: (603) 271-1697
Fax: (603) 271-3914
E-mail: lknowlton@dot.state.nh.us

Carlos A. Lopez
Director of Traffic Operations
Texas Department of Transportation-TRF
125 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 416-3200
Fax: (512) 416-3214
E-mail: clopez@dot.state.tx.us

Thomas R. Warne (report facilitator)
Tom Warne and Associates, LLC
9874 S. Spruce Grove Way
South Jordan, UT 84095
Telephone: (801) 302-8300
Fax: (801) 302-8301
E-mail: twarne@tomwarne.com


John R. Njord (AASHTO co-chair, Europe), executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation since June 2001, leads a team responsible for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Utah's transportation system. Njord joined the department in 1988 and has served in various engineering capacities, including deputy director. He also served on the Salt Lake Organizing Committee as director of transportation planning for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. In 2002, he was named Utah Communicator of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America. He was president of AASHTO in 2004, and is now chair of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee. He also chairs the 511 Travel Information Deployment Coalition and the Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration (VII) Executive Leadership Team. Njord is a graduate of the University of Utah and a registered professional engineer.

Dr. Joseph I. Peters (FHWA co-chair, Europe) is manager of ITS program assessment for USDOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO). He has 33 years of experience in research, development, testing, and evaluation. His career started in 1972 with university grant research in support of FHWA and the U.S. Navy. He joined FHWA in 1975, followed by positions managing U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force research programs. Beginning in 1984, he spent 11 years in the private sector and became an assistant vice president with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He returned to Federal service in September 1995 with ITS JPO, where he develops and manages its evaluation program. Major activities under his supervision include the evaluation of ITS field operational tests, model deployments, and select local deployments of ITS. He leads the development of Web-based decisionmakers' resources, including the ITS Technology Overview, which integrates ITS benefits, costs, deployment statistics, and lessons-learned information according to ITS technology application areas. He received his Ph.D. in applied-experimental psychology from the Catholic University of America in 1977.

Michael Freitas (FHWA co-chair, Japan) is a civil engineer with 35 years' experience with FHWA. For much of his career, Freitas was involved in safety research, including crash analysis, roadside safety, and large truck safety. He has been involved in the ITS program since its inception and is now the travel management coordinator in the USDOT ITS Joint Program Office. As such, he has budget and general program overview responsibilities over those portions of the ITS JPO program dealing with advanced traffic management, traveler information, and rural ITS programs. He also serves as the day-to-day manager of ITS JPO in support of the acting director.

Bruce Warner (AASHTO co-chair, Japan) is director of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), which manages or regulates highways, rail, public transit, motor carrier, and driver and motor vehicle services. Warner's department has about 4,800 employees and a biennial budget of $1.7 billion. Before assuming his present position, Warner was chief operating officer of Metro, the regional government of the Portland, OR, metropolitan area, which administers Oregon's unique land use and transportation planning laws. Warner also worked as ODOT's regional manager for the Portland area, where he championed deployment of ITS technology. Warner has been involved in transportation issues for more than 25 years. He is chair of AASHTO's National Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety, which is developing strategies to reduce the number of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways. Warner has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering form the University of Washington in Seattle and is a registered professional civil engineer.

Kenneth Craig Allred is a transportation specialist on the Safety and Design Team at the FHWA Resource Center. He is part of a national team of specialists who deliver state-of-the-art training, provide technical assistance, promote market-ready technologies, and support technology deployment in the areas of road safety and geometric design. The team works closely with the FHWA Divisions to assist State departments of transportation, local road safety officials, and others in advancing practices related to intersection safety, roadside design, pedestrian safety, and context-sensitive solutions. Previously, Allred was the public safety coordinator for the USDOT ITS Joint Program Office, working with law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, and engineering staffs. He was the USDOT lead for two major initiatives, Wireless E911 and the AMBER Alert program for missing children. Allred retired from the Utah Department of Public Safety after 25 years, starting as a trooper and leaving as a department director. Director of the Utah Highway Safety Office for 8 years, he worked to enhance highway safety and led efforts to increase safety belt use in the State from 43 to 82 percent. Allred is a past chair and vice chair of the National Governors Highway Safety Association. He has presented and instructed at the national, State, and local levels in 42 States and U.S. territories. Allred has been an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Highway Safety Committee since 1990. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and criminal justice from Weber State University.

Dr. Robert L. Bertini is associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and urban studies and planning and director of the Center for Transportation Studies at Portland State University. Building on a career that includes planning, designing, and constructing highway, rail, and airport facilities, Bertini has developed a research program, laboratory, and graduate curriculum in intelligent transportation systems (ITS). As director of the university's Center for Transportation Studies, he focuses his research on the integration of new technologies and collaborates with other disciplines such as urban planning, electrical engineering, and computer science. Bertini received the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and as part of that grant is developing a regional ITS data archive program in the Portland metropolitan region. Before his academic appointment, Bertini was a senior research scientist with DaimlerChrysler Research, and worked as a transportation engineer with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Parsons Transportation, and the San Mateo County Department of Public Works. Bertini has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, a master's degree in civil engineering from San Jose State University, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was an Eisenhower Transportation Fellow and a University of California Transportation Center Fellow. Bertini is a registered professional engineer in California and Oregon, and serves on committees of the Transportation Research Board, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Robert W. Bryant has served as manager of Region 4 for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) since December 1998. ODOT is responsible for planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the State highway system, and for providing State citizens with a safe and efficient highway system. Region 4 makes up the central one-third of the geographic area of Oregon and contains 3,701 kilometers (2,300 miles) of State highways. Bryant joined ODOT in February 1984 in the Region 2 Location office as a highway engineer, and transferred to Region 4 in 1987 as a consultant contract liaison. Throughout his ODOT career, he has held various positions in engineering, project development, and highway construction. He entered into management as the Region 4 project development engineer, and held positions as construction project manager and region technical services manager before becoming region manager.

Robert M. Callan is the division administrator for the FHWA Georgia Division in Atlanta, GA. Callan leads a multidisciplinary staff responsible for administering the Federal-Aid Highway Program in Georgia. He provides leadership and guidance to State and local officials in identifying surface transportation needs and related priorities in carrying out national transportation program goals. Callan's emphasis is directed at reducing fatalities and injuries on Georgia's highways, as well as leading efforts aimed at improving mobility and reducing congestion in the State. Callan has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and has completed graduate work in public administration at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University of Southern California. He is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina and serves on the board of ITS Georgia. He is a member of the Division Administrator Safety Advisory Council, which advises FHWA's Office of Safety on policy and program issues dealing with FHWA's overall approach to safety.

Martin Knopp is a supervisory highway engineer at the FHWA Resource Center in Olympia Fields, IL. The Resource Center provides technical assistance, promotes market-ready technologies, and offers training to FHWA divisions, State departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, and other transportation partners. Knopp is the team leader for the Operations Technical Service Team, which focuses on traffic operations, traffic engineering, ITS, emergency transportation operations, and freight operations. In the past, Knopp served as director of ITS for the Utah Department of Transportation and in FHWA assignments in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Seattle, and Utah. Knopp has extensive experience with ITS deployment, traffic management, and special events. He is an associate member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and participates on the steering committee of ITS America's Transportation Systems, Operations, and Planning Forum. Knopp is a registered professional engineer in Utah and received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Lyle "Butch" Knowlton is director of operations for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT). Knowlton is responsible for the operations and maintenance activities of the Bureaus of Highway Maintenance, Bridge Maintenance, Traffic Operations, Turnpikes, and Fleet Services. He is leading NHDOT's first efforts to implement several ITS initiatives, including incident management (511) in the I-95, I-93, and the Central Turnpike corridors. He has also been instrumental in planning a new Transportation Management Center, which will be occupied jointly by the State Police, 911, NHDOT, and Emergency Management Services. Knowlton is a graduate of Clarkson College of Technology with a degree in civil and environmental engineering and has a master's degree in business administration from Plymouth State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in New Hampshire, serves on the AASHTO Subcommittee on Systems Operation and Management, and chairs the Interstate Bridge Authority.

Carlos A. Lopez is director of the Traffic Operations Division of the Texas Department of Transportation. The division is responsible for statewide traffic operations, including all ITS programs. Selected as special project engineer in 1988, Lopez was responsible for traffic light synchronization and traffic management. Lopez became the division's Traffic Engineering Section director in 1993 and was appointed division director for Traffic Operations in 1999. Lopez earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1982 and his master's degree in 1989, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He became a licensed professional engineer in 1987. Lopez is a member of the Texas Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and serves on Transportation Research Board and AASHTO committees that deal with traffic operations.

Thomas R. Warne (report facilitator) is the president and founder of Tom Warne and Associates, LLC, a management and marketing consulting firm serving the transportation industry. His clients include engineering companies, contractors, and Federal and State agencies, as well as a variety of private-sector clients. Major projects include engagements on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, Trans-Texas Corridor, Tri-Rail Double Track project in Florida, and Hudson Institute's 2010 and Beyond Project. Warne is the former executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), where he was responsible for the $1.59 billion reconstruction of I-15 through Salt Lake City as well as leading UDOT through its preparations for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Before his work in Utah, Warne spent 12 years at the Arizona Department of Transportation, where he served as that agency's chief operating officer for the last 3 years of his tenure. He is a past president of AASHTO, a former member and vice chairman of the Transportation Research Board's Executive Committee, and a former member of the Eno Transportation Foundation's Board of Advisors. Warne has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Brigham Young University and a master's degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University. He is a registered professional engineer.

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