Real-Time Data

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Join ITS America, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and ITS Massachusetts for a two day event that focuses on real-time data, open data, and ITS technologies that are enhancing the transportation experience.


Online registration is now closed but you can still attend. Please email Rachel Rettberg at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm your participation. Walk-in's on site April 11th are also welcome.   

$375 Private Sector
| $40 Public Sector

*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.

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Symposium Program at a Glance

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Thursday, April 10

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Facility Tour of Massachusetts Highway Operations Center mtc

The mission of the Highway Operations Center is to provide a reliable and sustained means of monitoring statewide roadways and facilities, and ensuring workplace and public safety on a 24 hour basis. It is responsible for detecting roadway incidents, receiving reports of roadway incidents, responding to facility alarms, managing security systems, and coordinating traffic operations, maintenance and emergency response activities. All aspects of the traffic incident management program are coordinated through the Highway Operations Center; monitor, detect, document, notify, respond, deploy, recover, resume, and learn.

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. | Welcome Reception and Networking Event

Maggiano's Little Italy
4 Columbus Drive Boston, MA 02116

Friday, April 11

Symposium Location
Massachusetts State Transportation Building
10 Park Place, Second Floor
Boston, MA 02116
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7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks from Scott Belcher, President and CEO, ITS America, Richard A. Davey, Secretary of Transportation, and Chief Executive Officer, Masschusetts Department of Transportation, and Carol Schweiger, Chair, ITS Massachusetts.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. ITS America Smart Solutions Spotlight Award Presentation

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Read Governor Patrick's bio.

Governor Deval Patrick will accept the ITS America Smart Solution Spotlight award on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in recognition of MassDOT's Real Time Traffic Management System.


9:30- 10:15 a.m. Keynote Address | Enhancing the Transportation Experience: Using Real Data



Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT

Gregory G. Nadeau

Read Deputy Administrator Nadeau's full bio.


10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Sponsor Spotlights | Econolite Group | SESA

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel 1 | The MassDOT RTTM Program: Today and Tomorrow

MassDOT's Real Time Traffic Management (RTTM) system provides a Bluetooth based travel time estimate to highway users. This data is also submitted in real-time to external system developers for their use and publishing. This initiative follows the MBTA's innovative approach to publishing actual transit arrival data to the traveling public. Panelists will discuss the convergence of real-time transportation data, multi-modal trip planning, and MassDOT's unique data-sharing business model.

Moderator: Russ Bond, RTTM Project Manager, Director of ITS/Highway Division, MassDOT


  • Lorenzo Parra, Director,  MassDOT Highway Operations Center
  • James Aloisi, Vice President, KCUS Inc.; current RTTM system integrator and operator
  • Chris Costello, Statewide RTTM Design Lead, Jacobs Engineering
  • Wade Rosado, Director of Analytics, Cubic Corporation

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Session  | In the Rearview Mirror: Massachusetts Transportation Secretaries Reunion

This special lunch session will feature nine former Massachusetts Secretaries of Transportation as well as current MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Davey. This dynamic group will offer their perspectives on the future of transportation. Participates include:

  • Fred Salvucci, Secretary of Transportation, 1975-1978 and 1983-1990
  • Richard Taylor, Secretary of Transportation, 1991-1992
  • James Kerasiotes, Secretary of Transportation, 1992-1997
  • Patrick Moynihan, Secretary of Transportation, 1998-1999
  • Kevin Sullivan, Secretary of Transportation, 1999-2002
  • James Scanlan, Secretary of Transportation, 2002-2003
  • Bernard Cohen, Secretary of Transportation, 2007-2008
  • James Aloisi, Secretary of Transportation, 2009
  • Jeffrey Mullan, Secretary of Transportation, 2009-2011
  • Richard A. Davey, Secretary of Transportation, 2011 - Present

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Networking Break

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Sponsor Spotlights | TranSystems | WTI | Kapsch TrafficCom

1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Panel 2 | The Evolution of Open Data in the Changing World

Open data has revolutionized the public transit experiences for users and providers. Through the release of transit data to agencies and users alike, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has been able to better connect their system to the public need. In this session, speakers will address the current state of open data practices, and share their vision for the future of the ITS industry and emerging technologies.

Moderator: Carol Schweiger, Vice President of TranSystems Corporation and Chairperson, ITS Massachusetts


  • Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal, Senior Transportation Planner, TranSystems Corporation
  • Polly Okunieff, Senior Solutions Architect, Xerox Corporation
  • Jon Obenberger, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Transportation Research Engineer, Federal Highways Administration
  • David Baker, Manager of Operations Technology, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Sponsor Spotlights | Iteris | TrafficVision | Transit Labs

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Panel 3 | Public Private Partnerships and the Future of Sharing Big Data

Public, private and academic partners are increasingly working together develop the capabilities necessary to process, share, and manage an exponentially growing pool of transportation data. Speakers will address how transportation agencies can take advantage of big data, and the current obstacles to implementation. Specific project highlights will include Massachusetts' Big Data Initiative and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's new Big Data Research Center.

Moderator: Rachel Bain, Project Lead, Assistant Secretary for Performance Management and Innovation, Massachusetts Department of Transportation


  • Christopher Scranton, Senior Manager for Big Data & Technology Initiatives, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
  • Fej Shmuelevitz, Vice President for Operations, Waze
  • Ryan C.C. Chin, Ph.D., Managing Director, City Science Initiative and Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab
  • Rob Hranac, Vice President, Iteris
  • Marjorie Saltiel Weinberger, Legal Counsel, MassDOT

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks | Adjourn


Boston Courtyard Copley Square
88 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116

The ITS America room block for this event is officially closed. Symposium attendees requiring overnight accommodations can still make local arrangements with the Boston Courtyard Copley Square on their own.

For Reservations Call: 1-888-646-8406    *Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival.

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