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Appendix A: Scan Team Members

Contact Information (at time of scan)

Wayne Berman (FHWA co-chair)
Transportation Specialist
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Operations, HOTM
Nassif Building, Room 3404
400 Seventh Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20590
E-mail: wayne.berman@fhwa.dot.gov

Douglas H. Differt (AASHTO co-chair)
Deputy Commissioner & Chief Engineer
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Transportation Building
Mail Stop 110
395 John Ireland Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
E-mail: douglas.differt@dot.state.mn.us

Eric N. Schreffler (report facilitator)
ESTC
13580 Samantha Avenue
San Diego, CA 92129-2150
E-mail: estc@san.rr.com

Kurt Aufschneider
Executive Director
Statewide Traffic Operations
New Jersey Department of Transportation
1035 Parkway Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08625
E-mail: kurt.aufschneider@dot.state.nj.us

Patrick DeCorla-Souza
Team Leader
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Policy
HPTS, Room 3324
400 Seventh Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20590
E-mail: patrick.decorla-souza@fhwa.dot.gov

Ann Flemer
Deputy Director, Operations
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter
101 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
E-mail: aflemer@mtc.ca.gov

Lap T. Hoang
State Traffic Engineer
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street, MS 36
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
E-mail: lap.hoang@dot.state.fl.us

Robert E. Hull
Engineer for Traffic and Safety
Utah Department of Transportation
4501 South 2700 West
Box 143200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-3200
E-mail: rhull@utah.gov

Grant Zammit
Traffic Management and Systems Operations Specialist
Federal Highway Administration
Resource Center-Atlanta
61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
E-mail: grant.zammit@fhwa.dot.gov

Biographic Sketches

Wayne Berman (FHWA co-chair) is a transportation specialist with the FHWA Office of Operations. In this position, he is responsible for developing, encouraging, and guiding better planning for operations in both the operations and planning communities. Specifically, Berman is responsible for initiating and implementing policies, plans, and programs that support and facilitate the application of travel demand management programs to manage congestion, especially using new technologies and pricing. He is also responsible for improving the linkage between planning and operations to deliver traffic management and traveler information services. He has been with FHWA for more than 30 years and held positions in the Offices of Planning and Traffic Operations and Safety before his present position. Berman received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) and a master's degree in civil engineering with specialties in transportation planning and traffic engineering from the University of Maryland. He is active in the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Association for Commuter Transportation, and Transportation Research Board.

Douglas H. Differt (AASHTO co-chair) is the deputy commissioner/chief engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) in St. Paul, MN. He is responsible for Mn/DOT's operations and program delivery, including 4,800 employees and an annual budget of $1.9 billion. He has served for more than 38 years in various positions at Mn/DOT. From 1991 to 2003, he was vice president of URS Corporation, where he developed intelligent transportation systems and had responsibilities in the areas of bridge and road design, geographic information systems, traffic engineering, and design-build. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota and a graduate certificate in traffic and transportation from Yale University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Michigan. He serves as a member of the Standing Committee for Highways and Highway Subcommittee on Systems Operations and Management and is former chair of the Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. He also serves as an Executive Board member for the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies and as a Minnesota Guidestar Executive Board member.

Eric N. Schreffler (report facilitator) is an independent transportation consultant (doing business as ESTC) in San Diego, CA. Schreffler specializes in planning and evaluating transportation demand management (TDM) measures to reduce traffic and improve air quality. Clients have included transportation, air quality, research, and other governmental agencies at the Federal, State, regional, and local levels. ESTC has also performed work for major U.S. corporations and government agencies abroad, including work in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Germany and for the European Commission. Before forming his consultancy in 1994, Schreffler headed the southern California office of COMSIS Corporation, managed the planning department of Commuter Transportation Services, Inc., and worked as a planner at the USDOT Volpe National Transportation System Center. Schreffler is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego and holds a master's degree in transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He chairs the Transportation Research Board Committee on TDM and serves on the Association for Commuter Transportation's TDM Institute Board, the Advisory Board of the National Center for Transit Research, and the Executive Committee of the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Transportation Planning Council.

Kurt Aufschneider is executive director of statewide traffic operations for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), where he has been employed for 28 years. He is a transportation engineer with extensive experience in both planning and operations. As executive director, Aufschneider is responsible for overseeing programs that help alleviate congestion, improve traffic flow, and make New Jersey's highways safer to travel. These include the State's Emergency Service Patrol Program, Traffic Operations Centers, intelligent transportation systems network, and Traffic Incident Management Program. Aufschneider is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Incident Management Standards Committee (P1512), the Institute of Transportation Engineers, I-95 Corridor Coalition Steering Committee, and Transcom. He has a degree in civil engineering from the Newark College of Engineering and is a certified public manager.

Patrick DeCorla-Souza is team leader for highway pricing and system analysis in the Office of Transportation Policy Studies at FHWA in Washington, DC. DeCorla-Souza directs FHWA's road pricing program, known as the Value Pricing Pilot Program. In this capacity, he works with public- and private-sector partners in 15 States to implement innovative road pricing strategies. DeCorla-Souza's research interests include road pricing and travel demand management, transportation and air quality planning and analysis, transportation benefit-cost analysis and evaluation, and travel demand modeling. Before joining FHWA in 1987, DeCorla-Souza was a transportation planner with the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Toledo, OH, metropolitan area. DeCorla-Souza holds a master's degree in planning from Florida State University and a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Toledo. He co-chairs the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Congestion Pricing, and serves on TRB Committees on Economics, Financing, and Taxation and Planning, Programming, and System Evaluation. He serves on the Planning and Economics Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers, is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and is a charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Ann Flemer is the deputy director for operations at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the metropolitan planning organization for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. She oversees the agency's programs related to the coordination of the region's transit systems, electronic payment systems, regional traveler information, regional ITS architecture, pavement management, and the Bay Area Toll Authority. She oversees the implementation of system and incident management strategies with the California Department of Transportation and California Highway Patrol, the region's network of roadside call boxes, the $1.5 billion program to upgrade five of the region's State-owned toll bridges, and the FasTrak electronic toll collection system. Flemer has worked in public transportation planning, policy, and finance at MTC since 1982, coordinating interagency public transportation programs on disabled accessibility, marketing, employee development, and fares and schedules, as well as leading the fund programming and allocation process for transportation investments throughout the region. Flemer holds a bachelor's degree in urban studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley. She serves on several technical committees of the Transportation Research Board, focusing on regional system management and operations.

Lap Thong Hoang is the State traffic engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation in Tallahassee, FL. He is responsible for developing and issuing statewide policies and procedures for traffic engineering and operations programs, such as the intelligent transportation system, incident management, signs, signals, freeway, arterial, and intersection operations. Hoang has 28 years of diverse experience with the Florida DOT, serving in various technical and managerial positions in transportation planning, rail and bus operations, and traffic engineering and operations. Hoang received bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Florida. He is a licensed professional engineer in Florida. In 2000, he was elected president of the Florida Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He serves on several technical committees for both the Transportation Research Board and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Robert Hull is the director of traffic and safety for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in Salt Lake City, UT. He is responsible for developing and issuing statewide direction, policies, and procedures for all traffic safety-related standards. He is responsible for all planning and programming of Federal and State funding used in transportation safety programs and projects. He also has a responsible role in implementing statewide standards associated with work zone safety and mobility. Hull has served with UDOT for more than 14 years. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah. He also holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from Utah State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Utah. He serves on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering and the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Grant Zammit is a traffic management and systems operations specialist at the FHWA Resource Center in Atlanta, GA. Zammit is the Operations Technical Service Team lead in the areas of access management, performance measures and data quality, travel demand management, and highway capacity analysis. His current initiatives focus on program development and advancement, technology transfer and outreach, training delivery, and project-level technical assistance. Before joining the Resource Center in 2000, Zammit served in the FHWA Divisions in California, Florida, Kansas, and Kentucky. He is a graduate of Oregon State University and holds a master's degree in transportation engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He serves on several technical committees and task forces throughout the United States, including State chapters of ITS America, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

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