THEA Presents at the USF ITE Transportation Research Seminar

THEA & CUTR work with the USF Dept of Engineering to expose students to the latest technology through local projects.

Bob Frey, our Planning Director and Project Manager for the Connected Vehicles Pilot Deployment, shared with the University of South Florida (USF) College of Engineering information regarding the Connected Vehicles (CV) Pilot Program being tested in the Tampa Bay area.

THEA has had a special interest in Connected Vehicles since entering into a contract with the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at USF over two years ago. The purpose of this collaboration was to investigate how CV technology can impact THEA customers and the Tampa Bay region in a positive way by increasing the safety and efficiency of our road system.

Students got to learn more about how Connected Vehicles may be impacting the roads and how THEA plans to test the technology on the Selmon Expressway.
Ultimately, the question we raise is, “What can we do as a local toll authority to improve total trip experience?” Looking to implement new technologies, partnering with local leaders, and getting the next generation involved is part of how we plan to always be innovating and making your travel experience the best it can be. #LoveYourDrive