Connected and automated vehicles will have significant impact on transportation planning

HNTB releases white paper discussing how planners can best prepare for influx of new technology


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 6, 2018) – A new HNTB Corporation white paper discusses how transportation planners can prepare for the future impacts of connected and automated vehicles, citing the importance of scenario-based planning. The white paper, “How will emerging mobility technologies steer future planning?” is authored by Jim Barbaresso, HNTB intelligent transportation systems practice leader, and Greg Krueger, PE, program director for emerging technologies in transportation.

 “Driverless cars and trucks will change everything planners do – but when, how and to what degree remain tough questions to answer,” Barbaresso said. “Scenario-based planning allows planners to assess combinations of factors that can assess future travel, which can better prepare communities for the influx of transportation technologies.”

To see more HNTB intelligent transportation systems thought leadership and media content, visit the firm’s Connected and Automated Vehicles media kit.

HNTB has been or is currently involved in numerous high-profile ITS projects, including the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority’s Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot, Florida Turnpike Enterprise’s SunTrax ITS research facility, and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s Traffic Management Center, among others.  

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