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  • SAITE Monthly Meeting - Webinar
  • Pima County Complex, 1313 South Mission Road, Safety Conference Room
  • (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
  • 9/27/2019 11:30 AM
  • 9/27/2019 1:00 PM


We will host a webinar for our September meeting. The ITE Transportation Safety Council developed a very interesting webinar to help us understand how autonomous vehicles can potentially impact our profession. This will be a good opportunity for us to get familiar with the current state of autonomous vehicles and understand how we can prepare for the future.

Presentation: Autonomous Vehicles: What Transportation Engineers and Planners Should Know and Prepare for

Learning Objectives:
- Familiarize webinar attendees with the current state of autonomous vehicles
- Understand the difference between self-driving and driverless vehicles (levels of autonomy 1-5)
- Discuss projected timetables of AV market penetration and implications of “mixed” population of AV’s and conventional vehicles
- Understanding safety and health implications of AV’s with focus on pedestrians and public health
- Transportation impacts on traffic flow, transit and parking supply and facilities
- Role of the transportation engineer or planner in preparing for the introduction of AV’s in different roadway networks (urban, suburban, rural)

Presenter biography:

Sam Schwartz
Mr. Schwartz is President, and CEO of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, a firm that specializes in transportation planning and engineering. He is the traffic columnist, Gridlock Sam, for The New York Daily News. Previously Mr. Schwartz was New York City’s Traffic Commissioner and was the Chief Engineer of the NYC Department of Transportation. He started his transportation career in the late 1960’s as a NYC cabbie and joined the Traffic Department, as a junior engineer, in 1971.

Mr. Schwartz is a Life Member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers having joined as a graduate student in 1970.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at Brooklyn College and received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida.

Joe Iacobucci
Joe Iacobucci is the Director of Transit for Sam Schwartz, with a focus in the Midwest and West Coast, and leads the firm’s national New Mobility Practice. Mr. Iacobucci has over 14 years managing complex, high-profile transit and transportation projects. His ability to manage projects through an implementation lens and communicate technical details to all stakeholders are keys to the success of his work. Mr. Iacobucci always ensures a focus on social equity and economic benefits that can be leveraged by transit mobility improvements.

Prior to joining Sam Schwartz, he served in leadership positions at Chicago Transit Authority, including several years managing the agency’s strategic planning department. His most significant work was his role in launching Chicago’s Bus Rapid Transit program.

Cost is $10 and lunch is Panda Express. Please RSVP to by Wednesday, September 25 and provide any dietary restrictions.


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