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Pete Buttigieg, USDOT Secretary of Transportation has described the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) as “notorious”… and for cities, it has been a challenging document to navigate to implement multimodal solutions. This presentation will share upcoming changes to the Manual, ideas for research to inform practice, and ways that cities can interpret data to make positive change in their community.

Biographical Information

Peter Koonce, P.E., was recently appointed Interim Traffic Systems & Operations Group Director. He began working for PBOT in 2009 to build an engineering team that would help Portland remain an innovative, multimodal leader delivering solutions that meet the city’s policies. He successfully led the $18.5 million citywide LED street lighting retrofit, the single largest energy efficiency project in the city’s history. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Portland State University teaching graduate level courses in transportation engineering. He is a member of the Bicycle Technical Committee of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and is Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Signal Systems. Peter is active with multiple professional societies including ITE, the NACTO, and APBP.

Confessions of a Traffic Engineer: How the MUTCD Impacts Everything



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