Integrated Corridor Management Symposium

Integrated Corridor Management Symposium

February 25-26, 2014

Richardson Convention & Visitors Bureau | Dallas, Texas

Co-Hotsts: Texas DOT           dart logo                      

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), is excited to kick off the ITS America 2014 Symposia Series in Dallas, with an event focused on Integrated Corridor Management. Attend the ICM Symposium to learn about the development, deployment and operations management of a new project known as Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) along U.S. 75, which extends 28 miles from the City of Dallas to its northern suburbs. 

Dallas was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a pilot site for the ICM project because it ranks as the fifth most congested city in the U.S. Under the ICM project, all transportation assets in an area are treated as part of a single system, providing a more reliable trip and less congestion to travelers.

 Symposium Accomodations

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an unexpected Hyatt Hotel issue, MANY confirmed guest reservations have been moved from the Hyatt Regency to the Hyatt Place Park Central. If you have a room booked at the Hyatt Regency, please check your email carefully. The Hyatt Place Park Central is emailing confirmations to guests whose reservations have been changed. If you have questions about your reservation, please contact the hotels directly.

Hyatt Regency North Dallas
701 East Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 619-1234


Hyatt Place Park Central
12411 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 458-1224

 Registration is Now Closed

In you are interested in attending the ICM Symposium, please contact Sabrina Sussman, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Cancellation Policy: Registration Fee for the ICM Symposium is due upon registration, and can be transferred to another individual upon cancellation. Cancellations within one week of the event will not receive reimbursement.

ICM Symposium Program at a Glance

Download the final ICM Symposium Program here

Tuesday, February 25

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception | Pappasito's Cantina | 723 S.Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

Wednesday, February 26th    

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast  and Networking

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks and Integrated Corridor Management: An Overview

The US-75 Integrated Corridor Management Project in Dallas is a collaborative operation utilizing the planning, technology and infrastructure resources of various cities and government jurisdictions with the goal of improving mobility along the corridor. By applying Integrated Corridor Management, the operating agencies are managing the corridor as an integrated asset, improving travel time reliability and predictability while empowering travelers with more information and transportation choices.

Welcoming Remarks:

  • David St. Amant, Chair, ITS America Board of Directors, President & Chief Operating Officer, Econolite Group, Inc.
  • Timothy H. McKay, Executive Vice President of Growth and Regional Development, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Brian Cronin, Team Leader, ITS Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation

Overview of Dallas Integrated Corridor Management:

  • Todd Plesko, Vice President, Planning and Development, Dallas Area Rapid Transit

8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Keynote Remarks

  • John Barton, Deputy Executive Director & Chief Engineer, Texas Department of Transportation | Read bio.

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Panel 1 | Bringing the Parties Together: ICM System Development

The deployment and operations of an ICM system is a new concept for many agencies. Involved agencies along the corridor must work cooperatively in establishing goals, resources, operations and maintenance procedures. This panel will examine how the Dallas area partners came together to streamline institutional policies and address political challenges as a team.

Moderator: Dr. Ahmad Sadegh, Vice President, Schneider Electric


  • Natalie Bettger, Senior Program Manager, North Central Texas Council of Governments
  • Steve Mortenson, Senior ITS Engineer, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. DOT
  • Lloyd Neal, P.E. / P.T.O.E. / FITE, Transportation Engineering Manager, City of Plano
  • Andy Oberlander, P.E., Traffic Engineering Supervisor, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Koorosh Olyai, P.E., Senior Principal, Stantec

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Sponsor Spotlights | Versilis Inc. | Texas A&M Transportation Institute

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel 2 | System Development: Following System Engineering Process

Systems Engineering provides a formalized process that focuses on the users of the system. As required by the U.S. Department of Transportation, a Systems Engineering process needs to be followed in the planning, design, implementation and testing of an ICMs. The speakers will describe their experience following the process from planning to deployment.

Moderator: Dr. Ed Seymour, P.E., Executive Associate Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute


  • Dawn Hardesty, CSEP, Lead Systems Engineer, Noblis
  • Dr. Kevin Miller, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, Area Manager, Schneider Electric 
  • Robert Saylor, P.E., Traffic Engineering and Operations Manager, City of Richardson
  • Jason JonMichael, National Technology Leader, HNTB Corporation

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Sponsor Spotlight | Schneider Electric

12:30 - 12:45 p.m. Networking Break and Lunch Served

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch Panel 3 | Making it All Work: Understanding ICM Operations

When traffic conditions change due to heavy traffic, incidents, or inclement weather, monitoring the corridor in real time allows transportation agencies to make immediate changes to traffic signal timing and suggested alternate roadways. A decision support system enables transportation professionals to evaluate the best operational strategies and determine when to implement them.

Moderator: Dr. Chris Poe, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Agency Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute


  • Ravi Gundimeda, Project Manager, Mobility Programs and Development, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Kirk Houser, P.E., Senior Program Manager, Signal Systems and ITS, City of Dallas
  • Edwin Roberts, P.E., Transportation Consultant, Ragsdale Consulting
  • Deepak Gopalakrishna, Principal Research Scientist, Battele

2:00 –  2:15 Sponsor Spotlights | Applied Geographics | LightGuard Systems, Inc.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Networking Break 

2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Panel 4 | Real-Time Traveler Information: 511DFW Deployment

Take a look inside of the Dallas Fort Worth area 511 real-time traveler information system that provides regional, multi-agency, multi-modal traveler information to the public via internet, phone system and a personalized My511 portal.

Moderator: Alex Power, ITS Program Manager, Texas Department of Transportation


  • Fariel Bouattoura, New York Area Manager, Smart Infrastructure, Schneider Electric
  • Alan Gorman, Senior Manager, Business Intelligence, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Terri Johnson, Manager, Public Sector Traffic, HERE (NAVTEQ)
  • Marian Thompson, Transportation System Operations Supervisor, Congestion Management and System Operation, North Central Texas Council of Governments

3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

4:00 p.m
. Adjourn

ICM Symposium Sponsors and Exhibitors

Premier Sponsor

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Symposium Location

Richardson Civic Center - Grand Hall - Visit website
411 W. Arapaho, Suite 102
Richardson, TX 75080

Symposium Contacts

Program Development                                                                                         Sponsorship and Exhibit Sales
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