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The expertise of our scientists, engineers, and support staff encompasses more than 100 transportation-related disciplines and expertise areas. The following expertise areas and contacts can be found at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC), and offices housed at the research and development facility: the Office of Infrastructure Research and Development, the Office of Operations Research and Development, the Office of Safety Research and Development, and the Office of Corporate Research, Development, and Innovation Management, which supports all three research offices and manages the Exploratory Advanced Research Program. The 16 laboratories and data centers at TFHRC provide a vital resource for advancing the body of knowledge that has been created and developed to solve national transportation goals. If you can’t find your research contact below, try the Roles and Responsibilities search. If you would like to see how our organization is structured, try the Staff Directory.

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Area of Expertise First Name Last Name Email Telephone Officesort ascending
Freeway Improvement Projects and Bottleneck Mitigation Strategies Jon Obenberger jon.obenberger@dot.gov (202) 493-3265 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Traffic Model Validation/Verification Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Work Zone Analysis Tools Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Planning for Operations Govindarajan Vadakpat g.vadakpat@dot.gov (202) 493-3283 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Arterial Simulation Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Freeway Traffic Management and Operations Jon Obenberger jon.obenberger@dot.gov (202) 493-3265 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Work Zone Safety and Mobility Integrated Product Team Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Work Zones Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Freight Performance Measurement Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Adaptive Signal Control Research Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Integration of Connected Vehicles and Traveler Data Jon Obenberger jon.obenberger@dot.gov (202) 493-3265 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Intelligent Vehicle-Infrastructure Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Arterial Management Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Managed Lanes Jon Obenberger jon.obenberger@dot.gov (202) 493-3265 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Ramp Metering Jon Obenberger jon.obenberger@dot.gov (202) 493-3265 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Real-time Transportation Information Management Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Dynamic Ramp Metering Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Traffic Management Systems and Centers Jon Obenberger jon.obenberger@dot.gov (202) 493-3265 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Freeway and Traffic Signal Systems Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Transportation Systems Management and Operations Programs, Policies, and Plans Jon Obenberger jon.obenberger@dot.gov (202) 493-3265 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Active Transportation and Demand Management Jon Obenberger jon.obenberger@dot.gov (202) 493-3265 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Freight Professional Development Research and Development Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Adaptive Signal Control Research Govindarajan Vadakpat g.vadakpat@dot.gov (202) 493-3283 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Travel Management for Planned Special Events Jon Obenberger jon.obenberger@dot.gov (202) 493-3265 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Corridor Traffic Management Jon Obenberger jon.obenberger@dot.gov (202) 493-3265 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Systems Engineering Implementation Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Truck Size and Weight Freight Operations and Technology Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Connected Vehicles Research and Development Govindarajan Vadakpat g.vadakpat@dot.gov (202) 493-3283 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Infrastructure-based Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems Peter Huang peter.huang@dot.gov (202) 493-3484 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Work Zones Peter Huang peter.huang@dot.gov (202) 493-3484 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Standards Deployment Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices Peter Huang peter.huang@dot.gov (202) 493-3484 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Automated Highway System Taylor Lochrane taylor.lochrane@dot.gov (202) 493-3293 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Traffic Management Center Automation and Artificial Intelligence Application Peter Huang peter.huang@dot.gov (202) 493-3484 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems Taylor Lochrane taylor.lochrane@dot.gov (202) 493-3293 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Artificial Intelligence Applications in ITS Peter Huang peter.huang@dot.gov (202) 493-3484 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Dynamic Traffic Demand (O-D) Estimation Peter Huang peter.huang@dot.gov (202) 493-3484 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Environmental Impact of Connected Vehicles Peter Huang peter.huang@dot.gov (202) 493-3484 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for Connected Vehicle Studies Peter Huang peter.huang@dot.gov (202) 493-3484 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Safety Research and Development (R&D) Technology Facilitation/Transfer (T2) Technical Direction and Coordination
Vehicle-Highway Automation Research and Development Carl K Andersen carl.andersen@dot.gov (202) 493-3045 Technical Direction
Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (TOL) Randy VanGorder randall.vangorder@dot.gov (202) 493-3266 Technical Direction
Traffic Estimation and Prediction System Randy VanGorder randall.vangorder@dot.gov (202) 493-3266 Technical Direction
Traffic Flow Theory Randy VanGorder randall.vangorder@dot.gov (202) 493-3266 Technical Direction
Traffic Signal Control Research Randy VanGorder randall.vangorder@dot.gov (202) 493-3266 Technical Direction
Dynamic Traffic Assignment Randy VanGorder randall.vangorder@dot.gov (202) 493-3266 Technical Direction
Freight Professional Development Randy VanGorder randall.vangorder@dot.gov (202) 493-3266 Technical Direction
Localized Bottleneck Reduction Randy VanGorder randall.vangorder@dot.gov (202) 493-3266 Technical Direction
Automated Highway System Carl K Andersen carl.andersen@dot.gov (202) 493-3045 Technical Direction
Operations Research and Development Technology Facilitation Randy VanGorder randall.vangorder@dot.gov (202) 493-3266 Technical Direction

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