• July 05, 2022

    PacTrans has Large Presence at ASCE ICTD 2022 Conference 

    Earlier this month, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) held their International Conference on Transportation and Development (ICTD) in collaboration with the WSDOT’s Innovation & Partnerships in Transportation Conference. The conference had over 1,000 registrants and offered a unique opportunity for public agencies, private industry, and research institutes to share their vision, exchange experience, collaborate on research, and showcase practical solutions on smart and integrated mobility solutions.

    PacTrans Director, Yinhai Wang, Co-Chaired the conference planning committee with WSDOT Secretary, Roger Millar. Professor Wang also presented PacTrans work in the University Transportation Centers (UTC) Technology Transfer Workshop, and he organized a National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding Workshop that featured Yueyue Fan and Daan Liang, both NSF directors.

    Other PacTrans involvement included:

    • PacTrans researchers made dozens of presentations of funded work in both podium and poster presentations.
    • PacTrans helped organize a demo from the First Tech Challenge (FTC) 18225 Team. This high school-aged state champion robotics team presented their demo during the first evening’s welcome reception.
    • The University of Washington College of Engineering and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering were conference sponsors and so had an exhibitor booth where PacTrans was showcased.
    • PacTrans helped organize a visit from a handful of students from the Ocosta School District to take part in the poster presentation of a project titled, “Drones for Improving Traffic Safety of the RITI Communities in Washington State.”
    • PacTrans Assistant Director, Cole Kopca, acted as the younger member representative on the conference planning committee, planned and facilitated each of the younger member activities, and received the T&DI Outstanding Younger Member Award during the awards luncheon.