Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

rural • isolated • tribal • indigenous

PacTrans Conference Agenda

A downloadable version of the program is available.




8:00am – 8:30am

Registration and Check-in

ELIF Lobby

8:30am – 8:45am

Welcome/ Opening Remarks

Schaible Auditorium


Dr. Nathan Belz, Planning Committee Chair

University of Alaska Fairbanks



Dr. Yinhai Wang, PacTrans Director

University of Washington



Billy Connor, CSET Director

University of Alaska Fairbanks



Senator Lisa Murkowski (Digital Welcome) State of Alaska


8:45am – 9:15am

Keynote Address

Schaible Auditorium


Moving Safer, Moving Smarter. Transportation in Alaska



Ryan Anderson, Assistant Commissioner

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities


9:15am – 9:30am


ELIF Lobby

9:30am – 10:30am

Mobility Track:Session 1

Connected+Autonomous Mobility

Schaible Auditorium


Autonomous Intersection Control Formulation and Optimization Enabled by CV+AV



Zhenning Li

University of Hawaii at Manoa



Connected Vehicle Deployment in Ada County, Idaho: Lessons Learned



Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Rahim

University of Idaho



Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control: Assessing Implementation Challenges and Solutions



Dr. Brian Park

University of Virginia


9:30am - 10:30am

Safety Track: Session 1

Rural+Context Sensitive Safety

BP Design Theater, 4th Floor ELIF


Rural Safety Case Studies that Fit a Need as well as a Context



Brian Walsh

Washington State Department of Transportation



Ongoing Challenges of Providing Transit Services in Northern Climates



Glenn Miller

Fairbanks North Star Borough



Safety of Rural Unpaved Two-way Roads in Idaho



Angel Gonzalez

University of Idaho


10:30am - 10:45am


ELIF Lobby

10:45am – 11:45am

Mobility Track: Session 2

The Controversy of Technology

Schaible Auditorium


Vehicular Networking for Connected Vehicles: Prospects & Challenges for Mobility & Safety



Dr. Sumit Roy

University of Washington



Opportunities and Barriers of Smart Vehicles and Cities for RITI Communities



Dr. Sameh Sorour

University of Idaho


10:45am – 11:45am

Safety Track: Session 2

Traffic Safety in Tribal/ Indigenous/Pacific Islander Communities

BP Design Theater, 4th Floor ELIF


A Culture of Traffic Safety on Reservation Roads



Dr. Margo Hill

Eastern Washington University



Building Traffic Safety Capacity Among Washington State Tribes



Scott Waller

Washington Traffic Safety Commission



Best Practices for Planning and Developing Transportation Safety Projects in Rural Communities



Adison Spafford




Fatality Analysis of Native Hawaiians in the State of Hawaii: 2007-2016



Kishor Bhatta

University of Hawaii at Manoa


11:45am – 1:00pm

Lunch and Awards

Wood Center Ballroom

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Poster Session Elevator Pitch

Wood Center Ballroom

1:30pm – 2:20pm

Poster Session

Wood Center Ballroom

2:20pm – 2:30pm


ELIF Lobby

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Mobility Track: Session 3

Shared Mobility/ MaaS

Schaible Auditorium


Emerging Mobility and Automated Vehicle Trends



Ali Lohman

Oregon Department of Transportation



Shared Mobility is like Air BnB on Wheels



Anne Eskridge

University of Washington



Exploring Factors Affecting Young Travelers’ Mode Choice Considering E-hailing Service



Dr. Hao Yu

University of Hawaii at Manoa


2:30pm – 3:30pm

Safety Track: Session 3

Workshop: Defining Isolation in a Transportation Context

BP Design Theater, 4th Floor ELIF


Dr. Cary de Wit

University of Alaska Fairbanks



Hillary Strayer

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium



Panos Prevedouros

University of Hawaii at Manoa



Dr. Sveta Yamin-Pasternak

University of Alaska Fairbanks



Dr. Igor Pasternak

University of Alaska Fairbanks


3:30pm – 3:45pm


ELIF Lobby

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Closing Panel

Balancing Safety and Mobility

Schaible Auditorium


Annie Chang, Program Manager

SAE International



Dan Schacher, Director

Alaska DOT&PF Northern Region M&O



Dr. David Yang, Executive Director




Dr. Daniel Work, Associate Professor

Vanderbilt University


4:45pm – 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

Schaible Auditorium


Dr. Nathan Belz

University of Alaska Fairbanks


5:00pm – 6:00pm

Social Hour + Networking

BP Design Theater, 4th Floor ELIF


Student Conference Agenda for October 13, 2018

Session / Event  Time
Breakfast & Check-In 8:30am - 9:00am
Transporation Engineering: a balance between the fundamentals and creative solutions 9:00am - 9:55am

Colin Singleton 

CRW Engineering Group - Anchorage, AK

Transportation Engineering in the North; planning, budget, logistics of transportation 10:00am - 10:55am

Jackson Fox  

Executive Director of the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System

Building Resiliency in Transportation 11:00am - 11:55am

Marc Luiken, C.M. 

Commissioner of Alaska Department of Transportation + Public Facilities

Poster Competition & Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Permafrost Tour 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Please contact either Gabriel Fulton - or Dylan Baffrey - for more information on the Student Conference.