Chicago Regional Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measure Workshop

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  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • 8:30 AM  4:00 PM
  • Lake County Central Permit Facility Room 2220500 West Winchester RoadLibertyville, IL, 60048United States (map)

The Illinois Section of ITE is pleased to offer this exciting ATSPM technical event!

During the day-long workshop, hosted at Lake County’s Central Permit Facility, attendees will learn about the FHWA’s objectives regarding ATSPMs, understand the research that went into these initiatives, hear about how other agencies are using these signal performance measures, and take a tour of Lake County’s Transportation Management Center.

Registration includes 5 PDHs, light breakfast refreshments, lunch, and a tour of the TMC.

Workshop objectives:

  • Discuss approaches to traffic signal program management
  • Discuss approaches to planning, design, and implementation of ATSPMs
  • Relate peer experience with implementation and day-to-day application of ATSPMs
  • Identify ATSPM implementation opportunities based on objectives, needs, and organizational capability

This workshop will initially be open to ITE and ITS Midwest members only. For access to this event, become a member of ITE or ITS Midwest today!


Public Sector: $35
ITE/ITS Midwest Member: $40

Register by Friday, February 8 at 5:00 pm. Contact ITE Technical Director, Kelly Dunne, at with any questions.


Eddie Curtis, P.E. (FHWA) is a Traffic Management and Operations Specialist with the FHWA Office of Operations and Resource Center Operations Technical Service Team. He manages the Arterial Management Program which is responsible for advancing objectives and performance based approaches to traffic signal management and operations.  He has 20 years of experience in traffic signal operations and held positions with the City of Los Angeles and PB Farradyne before joining FHWA in 2006. He holds a BSCE from California State University Los Angeles and MSCE from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a registered professional engineer in California and is a member of the TRB Traffic Signal Systems

Christopher Day (Iowa State University) is an assistant professor of civil engineering at Iowa State University. He previously worked at Purdue University for nearly seven years as a senior research scientist in the Joint Transportation Research Program. His research background is in transportation operations, with a focus on performance measures for signalized arterials and freeway operations. Automated traffic signal performance measures, a major product of this prior research, has been widely implemented across the US and internationally, and is becoming a standard tool in modern traffic control. Day’s current research focuses on further applications of new data sets in operations and analysis, with a particular interest in connected and automated vehicles.

Justin Effinger, P.E. (Lake County DOT) has been a principal engineer with the Lake County Division of Transportation for over 1 year and manages the LCDOT’s Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures website. He has over 7 years of experience in traffic signal design and operations. Prior to joining LCDOT, he was the lead traffic signal engineer for the Wisconsin DOT Southeast Region (Milwaukee metropolitan area), providing innovative traffic signal solutions. Justin received a BS in Civil Engineering and a MS in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Ryan Legare (Lake County DOT) has been with the Lake County Division of Transportation for over 10 years, with the most recent 4 years as the TMC manager. His experience includes maintaining all the core ITS equipment, creating various programs for processing traffic counts and archiving Waze travel times, and redesigning the PASSAGE smartphone apps. Ryan received a BA in History from Northeastern Illinois University.