In his new position, Mr. Shogan will direct C/AV activities within the firm’s national Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) practice. The firm has considerable experience with C/AV pilot programs and is currently partnering with state and local transportation agencies on a range of projects.
“The dizzying pace of technological innovation with respect to connected and automated vehicles will require owners and operators of roadway infrastructure to adopt policies and technology to accommodate the vehicles of the future,” said Steve Kuciemba, national ITS practice leader for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. “With over 20 years of diverse ITS experience, Scott will provide clients with unparalleled expertise in planning, engineering and deployment of connected vehicle systems, evaluation of use case scenarios for early deployment, and system requirements for field integration.”
A WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff vice president and 15-year veteran of the firm, Mr. Shogan has a diverse background in leading complex ITS projects, including planning, engineering and deployment of C/AV systems. He has been engaged in the C/AV market since its infancy, advising the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on deployment considerations and strategies beginning in 2006. Since that time, he has led many complex connected and autonomous vehicle initiatives, most notably serving as the firm’s deputy project manager and lead infrastructure engineer for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and project manager for deployment of dedicated short range communications (DSRC) infrastructure on Belle Isle, Michigan on behalf of MDOT in connection with the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit.
Mr. Shogan currently leads WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s contributions to the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (a successor to the Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot) and MDOT’s Connected Corridor Initiative. He also served as project manager and infrastructure task lead for a study of the feasibility of capturing weather probe data from vehicles over a connected vehicle network deploying DSRC roadside equipment in Long Island, New York, on behalf of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
Mr. Shogan received a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and past president of the ITE Michigan Section, and a member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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