U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Elizabeth Alicandri (FHWA Cochair)
Federal Highway Administration
400 7th St. SW
Room 3407, HSA-20
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-6409
Pamela Hutton (AASHTO Cochair)
Colorado Department of Transportation
4201 E. Arkansas Ave.
Denver, CO 80222-3406
Telephone: (303) 757-9206
Dr. Susan T. Chrysler (Report Facilitator)
Senior Research Scientist
Manager, Human Factors Program
Center for Transportation Safety
Texas Transportation Institute
The Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843-3135
Telephone: (979) 862-3928
Dr. Leanna Depue
Highway Safety Director
Missouri Department of Transportation
105 W. Capitol Ave.
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: (573) 751-7643
Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization
605 Suwannee St., MS 28B
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
Telephone: (850) 414-4062
Dr. Thomas Granda
Engineering Research Psychologist
Team Leader, Human Centered Systems Team
Federal Highway Administration
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone: (202) 493-3365
David Harkey, P.E.
UNC Highway Safety Research Center
730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Bolin Creek Center, Suites 200 & 300
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Telephone: (919) 962-2202
Federal Highway Administration
West Virginia Division
700 Washington St. E., Suite 200
Charleston, WV 25301
Telephone: (304) 347-5928
Barry Warhoftig, P.E.
Director of Traffic Engineering
West Virginia Division of Highways
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 25305
Telephone: (304) 558-3722
Elizabeth Alicandri (FHWA cochair) is the director of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Safety Programs. She provides national leadership to a wide range of highway safety initiatives, including the Highway Safety Improvement Program and the Safe Routes to School Program. She leads a multidisciplinary staff that supports States in developing and implementing strategic highway safety plans, improving data systems and analysis techniques, and advancing and applying tools to improve highway safety decisionmaking. Before joining the Office of Safety in 2000, she spent 15 years in the FHWA Human Factors Laboratory, managing an interdisciplinary staff and leading the development of the FHWA Older Driver Highway Design Handbook and the affiliated 1-day workshop that has been taught across North America. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and a master's degree in transportation engineering from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. She is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, serves on several committees of the Transportation Research Board, and is the secretary of the World Road Association (PIARC) Road Safety Committee.
Pamela Hutton (AASHTO cochair) is the governor's highway safety representative for Colorado, as well as the chief engineer for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Hutton has 30 years of progressive engineering experience in the transportation industry, primarily with CDOT, where she started her career in the Safety and Traffic Engineering Branch. She has also held positions as region traffic engineer and statewide intelligent transportation engineer, during which traffic safety was a strong focus area for her. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado in Denver, and is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado. Hutton is a delegate in a number of professional organizations, including the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Western Association of State Highway Officials, and Governor's Highway Safety Association. She is a member of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways, which includes the Subcommittee on Highway Traffic Safety.
Howard Glassman is the executive director of the Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council, a statewide organization representing Florida's 26 metropolitan planning organizations. He is responsible for developing transportation policy and implementing strategies that support the movement of people and goods in Florida's metropolitan areas. The participation of older road and transit users in planning and providing modal choices is an important component of the transportation planning process. He serves on the Policy Committee of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Washington, DC, and on the Metropolitan Policy, Planning, and Processes Committee of the Transportation Research Board. He was previously employed by the Florida Departments of Transportation and Community Affairs, the Mid South Engineering Company, and the Broward County, FL, Planning Department. He has a master's degree in community planning and area development from the University of Rhode Island and a master's degree in Urban Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. He has served as an adjunct instructor in urban and regional planning at Florida State University.
Dr. Thomas M. Granda is a senior research psychologist for the Office of Safety Research and Development at FHWA's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA. He is the leader of the Human Centered Systems Team, which conducts behavioral research in such areas as intersections, visibility, pedestrians, speed management, signage, and pavement markings. In all areas of research, the performance of older road users (e.g., drivers and pedestrians) is always measured and analyzed. Granda has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Wagner College, a master's degree in generalexperimental psychology from California State University, and a Ph.D. in human factors from the Catholic University of America. He is a member of the National Older Driver Safety Advisory Council and has chaired the U.S. Department of Transportation Human Factors Coordinating Committee.
David L. Harkey is the director of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC). His research focus is on applying transportation engineering principles and research evaluation methodologies to improve highway safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists in the areas of traffic operations, geometric design, and roadside design. He is a coauthor of the Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians, published by FHWA. He has conducted more than 20 workshops throughout the United States to teach engineers and planners about the guide and help them understand what changes can be made in the roadway environment to enhance older driver and pedestrian safety and mobility. Harkey has more than 20 years of experience in the field of transportation safety research, including the past 14 with HSRC. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in engineering. Harkey is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and chairs the Transportation Research Board Committee on Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation.
Dr. Susan Chrysler (report facilitator) is a senior research scientist in the Center for Transportation Safety and the manager of the Human Factors Program at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). Her areas of expertise include human factors, driver behavior, older driver issues, visual attention, traffic control devices, and photometry. Since joining TTI in 2001, Chrysler has led projects on sign and pavement marking design, comprehension, and visibility. Before joining TTI, Chrysler was a human factors specialist in the Traffic Control Materials Division Laboratory of the 3M Company. Her work at 3M involved developing products, conducting original visibility research, and developing marketing tools. Chrysler received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology with a minor in cognitive science from the University of Minnesota in 1993, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota. Chrysler is a member of several Transportation Research Board committees and is the past chair of the Surface Transportation Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She also chairs Human Factors Resources, a sponsor group for the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Dr. Leanna Depue is the director of the Highway Safety Division of the Missouri Department of Transportation. She oversees the development and implementation of the State's strategic highway safety plan, "Missouri's Blueprint for Safer Roadways." This comprehensive safety plan addresses an array of highway safety initiatives in the engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency medical services areas. Currently 13.5 percent of Missouri's population is age 65 or older, a percentage that is expected to grow substantially. As a result, several older driver programs are being implemented throughout the State. Depue graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a master's degree and Ph.D. in health education, specializing in safety. She serves on the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Safety Technical Coordinating Committee, chairs the Safety Users Group for the Transportation Research Board, is vice chair of the AASHTO Safety Subcommittee on Safety Management, and is a member of the Highway Safety Manual Task Force. She also serves on the National Safety Council board of delegates and as regional director of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders, Inc.
Tom Smith is the division administrator for the FHWA West Virginia Division in Charleston, WV. Smith and his team work closely with the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) to deliver the Federal-Aid Highway Program, totaling almost half a billion dollars per year. West Virginia road users are among the oldest in the United States on a per capita basis, so FHWA's and WVDOT's delivery of the Federal-Aid Program is strategically designed to address these needs. Smith has served in a number of progressively responsible positions throughout the United States, including several management assignments in the design and construction of highways. He also served as the FHWA safety engineer in Ohio for 4 years. Smith received a bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University and completed a number of graduate courses at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a registered professional engineer in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and has received a number of awards for leadership and achievements during his 29-year career with FHWA.
Barry Warhoftig is the director of traffic engineering for the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) in Charleston, WV. He is responsible for establishing, administrating, and implementing policies, guidelines, and standards associated with traffic engineering activities throughout West Virginia. During Warhoftig's 40-plus-year career with WVDOH, he has had positions in the planning, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of programs on highway signing, traffic signal control systems, and pavement markings. He has also had a wide range of responsibilities associated with highway safety and bicycle-pedestrian initiatives. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, and a master's degree in transportation engineering from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. He is a licensed professional engineer in West Virginia. Warhoftig serves on the AASHTO Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety, AASHTO Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering, and National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.