Connected Vehicle Impacts on Transportation Planning: Technical Memorandum #6: Skills and Expertise Required to Incorporate Connected Vehicles into Transportation Planning

Professional development and training are essential to the incorporation of connected/automated vehicles (C/AV) into the transportation planning process. In order to guarantee a successful deployment, transportation planning agencies and their stakeholders must understand these technologies well enough to support both planning and operations functions. The objective of this task is to assess and describe how professional development and training programs should be designed to impart the required knowledge and skills. This Technical Memorandum summarizes the results of the work conducted in Skills and Expertise Required to Incorporate Connected Vehicles into Transportation Planning, and documents the results of the following four activities: (1) Benchmark Existing Training Programs—C/AV training programs are defined and categorized including a comprehensive table that summarizes available C/AV training such as courses (in person and online), webinars, workshops, presentations, and special event training (e.g., “hackathons”). Public and private sector programs are identified along with academic/nongovernmental organization (NGO) programs. (2) Conduct Interviews—Interviews conducted with representatives of the public and private sectors, as well as academic and NGO personnel are documented. (3) Synthesize Interview Findings—Interview findings are synthesized and organized according to the four discussion topics. (4) Provide Recommendations and Potential Strategy—Recommendations for C/AV training for the planning community are summarized, organized by training content, audiences, and delivery approaches, and describes a potential strategic approach to developing a training program, along with a range of expected costs, and recommended frequency for delivery.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge Systematics

    Bethesda, MD  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Jensen, Mark
    • Tudela, Aldo
    • Row, Shelley
    • Krechmer, Dan
    • Flanigan, Erin
  • Publication Date: 2016-2-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-JPO-16-364
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-12-D-00042
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2016 10:30AM