Northwest Transportation Conference
2020 Presentation Downloads (PDF)




Monday, March 9, 10:00am-3:00pm
Keynote: Mac Lynde, ODOT Deputy Delivery and Operations Division Administrator
  1. Looking Forward - Oregon's Transportation Future

Luncheon Presentation by Zach Barlow

  1. History of the NWTC
Monday, March 9, 3:30pm-5:00pm
1A. Drivers of Change: ODOT's Planning Research in Emerging Technology, Economic, and Demographic Changes over the Next 30 Years
  1. Statewide Oregon Transportation Plan (OTP) update
1B. Practical Uses of Lidar at ODOT: Rockfall and Pavement Markings
  1. Forecasting increased rockfall activity following seismic events
  2. An Efficient Approach to Automated Detection and Classification of Pavement Markings from Mobile Lidar Data
  3. Following the Path or Mobile Lidar data: R5 Mapping of Pavement Markings
1C. Engineering Automation Tools: UAS, GPR, and GPS
  1. ODOT's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program
  2. Ground Penetrating Radar at ODOT
  3. Snow Plow Guidance
Tuesday, March 10, 8:30am-10am
2A. Innovative Technologies in Transportation Safety
  1. Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFAD)
  2. Video Analytics to Identify Safety Risks at Intersections
  3. Using ITS to Automate Workflows
2B. Senior Drivers & Pedestrians: Services and Safety
  1. Addressing Oregon's Rise In Deaths and Serious Injuries For Senior Drivers and Pedestrians
  2. Oregon DMVS - Older Driver Issues
  3. A Global Perspective on Road Safety
2C. Bridge Deck Session
  1. Chloride Profiling of ODOT Bridge Decks
  2. [presentation not given]
  3. Strategies to Increase the Service Life of Concrete Bridge Decks
Tuesday, March 10, 10:30am-12:00pm
3A. Management and Operations of Traffic Signals
  1. ODOT's Traffic Signal Management Plan
  2. The State of the Practice and Research Needs for Bicycle Traffic Signals
  3. Best Practices in Signals Asset Management
3B. Workshop on Micro mobility Impacts on Urban Transportation
  1. Micro Mobility
  2. Eugene's E-Scooter Pilot
  3. The Big-Picture View on Micromobility
3C. More on Bridges - Oregon's DOT's efforts to develop a comprehensive set of bridge deck management metric, to assess the expected seismic performance of older bridge bents, and state of the art visualization methods for the analysis of bridge structures.
  1. Concrete Bridge Deck Performance Data and Metrics for the State of Oregon
  2. Seismic Performance Design Criteria for Bridge Bent Plastic Hinge Region
  3. Computer Tools for Visualization of Extension, Compression, Shear, and Twist
Tuesday, March 10, 1:30pm-3:00pm
4A. Implementing Oregon's Smart Mobility Network
  1. Pedestrian Detection/Collision Avoidance for Traffic Signals
  2. Next Generation Transit Signal Priority
  3. Oregon State Police s-UAS for Crash Reconstruction
4B. Pedestrian Crossings
  1. Can we improve driver's interpretation signal displays for an exclusive right-turn bay? [unavailable]
  2. Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs): The (Three-Lane) Sequel
  3. Pedestrian Methodologies for Safe Communities
4C. Sustainability and Resilience
  1. Ecofriendly Deicers for Protecting Infrastructure, Motor Vehicles, and the Environment
  2. When the Highway Goes for a Ride: Monitoring Infrastructure Traversing Coastal Landslides [unavailable]
  3. ADA Accessible Trail Improvement with Volcanic Ash from the Eruption of Mt. Mazama
Tuesday, March 10, 3:30pm-5:00pm
5A. Preparing for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  1. Oregon Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles: 2019 Report to Oregon State Legislature
  2. Putting the "C" back in CAV
  3. ODOT Connected Vehicle Initiatives
5B Project Management Standards and Tools
  1. Elevating Transportation Project Management as a Discipline
  2. Aligning Project Management Standards to Fit an Organization's Long History of Delivery Projects
  3. FACS-STIP Tool and Integration into TransGISs
5C. ODOT's Urban Design Initiative: A Blueprint for Design
  1. ODOT Urban Design Initiative
  2. Bicycle Facility Selection
  3. Case Study: Highway 43 Corridor
Wednesday, March 11, 8:30am-10:00am
6A. Transportation Worker Safety and Traffic Data
  1. Competing Risks Designing Work Zones: Safety and Mobility Considerations on a Fast Track Project
  2. Use of Blue Lights on Paving Equipment in Work Zones
  3. Near Realtime Data Collection, Storage and Data Imputation of Traffic Data
6B. Project Tracker, Oregon Transportation Safety Data Explorer, and Legacy ITS Devices
  1. Transportation Project Tracker
  2. Oregon Transportation Safety Data Explorer
  3. Evolving and Phasing Out Legacy ITS Devices and Systems
6C. Transportation Data Tools for Bikes, Vehicles, and Pedestrians
  1. Assessing the Quality of Third Party Data Product - The Potential of Vehicle Count Estimates across the Network
  2. Arterial travel time estimation in metropolitan transportation networks
  3. Building a Bicycle Data Fusion Model for Oregon
Wednesday, March 11, 10:30am-12:00am
7A. Planning Analysis: Highlighting the broad range of planning analysis conducted by ODOT
  1. A Glimpse into the Range of Analytical Capabilities
  2. Oregon Commercial Truck Parking Study
  3. Ashland Downtown Revitalization
  4. Reporting and Monitoring
7B. Traffic and Probe Vehicle Data
  1. Predicting Average Daily Traffic on Local Roads: Parametric or Nonparametric Methods?
  2. Methodology for Setting Speed Limits in Urban Areas
  3. Practical Application of Archived Probe Vehicle Data
7C. Safer Roads and Bike/Ped Safety
  1. Make our Roads Safer for Everyone
  2. Using Bicycle App Data to Develop Safety Performance Functions (SPFs) for Bicyclists at Intersections
  3. Oregon's Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Implementation Plan Update