2020 Innovation EXPO Presentations

During the week of November 16-20, 2020, Caltrans kicked off its first Innovation Expo that showcased over 60 live and virtual innovation demonstrations from presenters statewide representing Caltrans and our external partners. This expo was a five-day event focusing on innovation in relation to the Caltrans 5 priorities: Safety, Modality, Innovation, Efficiency, and Partnerships.

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Keynote Speakers

John Danner, Strategist Innovation Catalyst
Rachel Carpenter, Caltrans Chief Safety Officer
Jeanie Ward-Waller, Caltrans Deputy Director/Planning & Modal Programs
Tony Dang, Directors Office Sustainability Program Manager
Ryan Chamberlain, Caltrans District 12 Director
Amarjeet Benipal, Caltrans District 3 Director
Sam Hassoun, Global Leadership Alliance
Dara Wheeler, Caltrans Chief Divsion of Research Innovation & System Information

Day 1: Innovation

Day 1 Message from Caltrans Director

Opening Remarks

Keynote Speaker, John Danner

Innovation Caffeination Event

Session 1A

Drones Group Presentation
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzpKBJBbXr4

Session 1B

Data Visualization Group Presentation
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN5hC5W--NM

Session 2A

Wildlife Crossings, Corridor, Linkages & Safe Passages Group Presentation
Video Link:

Session 2B

GIS Innovations Group Presentations
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izt4TVEwN1I

Day 2: Safety & Innovation

Day 2 Message from Caltrans Director

Caltrans Innovation Awards

StoryMaps - How to Tell Your Story

Session 1A

Pavement Markings
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7m1Z3Bp8gA

Session 1B

Using Roundabouts Interchange Approaches to Reduce Cost & Improve Safety
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz0DlGSEmmA

Session 2A

Caltrans Responder System
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVp5tg4JEnQ

Session 2B

Multichannel Ground Penetrating Radar For Assessment of Pavements
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPZcJ2yWJTI

Day 3: Modality & Innovation

Day 3 Message from Caltrans Director

Keynote Speaker, Jeanie Ward-Waller & Tony Dang

District 11 Innovation Team

Session 1A

Active Transportation Group Presentation
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdQEEFBK4y8

Session 1B

Ready For Connected & Automated Vehicles - Pilots & Innovations 
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfzAPYbPhdo

Session 2A

Transit Only Lane I-805/SR-94 San Diego & Bus-On-Shoulder SR-1 Santa Cruz
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jgb15xZms

Session 2B

California Integrated Travel Project (CAL-ITP)
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vnOZ4f1OYs

Day 4: Efficiency & Innovation

Day 4 Message from Caltrans Director

Keynote Speaker, Ryan Chamberlain & Amarjeet Benipal

Environment Speaking, D7 Environmental Newsletter

Session 1A

Design Innovations Group Presentations
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F_q1681E9Y

Session 1B

Virtual Innovations Group Presentations
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ooYxZd0Ls

Session 2A

Design Innovations Group Presentations
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp8wifVnHOk

Session 2B

Virtual Innovations Group Presentations
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiyP0OctBEI

Day 5: Partnerships & Innovation

Day 5 Message from Caltrans Director

Keynote Speaker, Sam Hassoun

Closing Remarks

Caltrans Partnering Awards

North Region Innovation Fair

Session 1A.1

Innovative Testing Technologies For Payment & Materials
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hflf5H6M6E0

Session 1A.2

Native Californians Museum Exhibit - A Collaborative Work Between Caltrans & Local Native American Communities
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msWSpxrtJCc

Session 1B.1

A Model For Integrating Rail Services With Other Transportation Modalities: Identifying Best Practices & Gaps For California's Next Rail Plan
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAY4vYflMTE

Session 1B.2

Unlocking BIM To Digitally-Drive CalTrans Bridge Project Design, Construction, and Maintenance Through Improved Integration Collaboration & Innovation
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jxN4nMNQGE

Session 2A.1

A Framework For Integrating Transportation Into Smart Cities
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhNjs87eZ8U

Session 2A.2

Division of Equipment Production Efficiencies
Video Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss357dm2F5c

we would like to ackowledge the following individuals,


Pauline Valenzuela, EXPO Organizer, Caltrans DRISI
Heather Oneto, EXPO Support and Communications, Caltrans DRISI
UC Berkeley Tech Transfer & Event Services, EXPO Support and Facilitation, UC Berkeley ITS
Matt Rocco/Lorean Magana/James O'Brien, Public Affairs Support, Caltrans External Affairs
Denise Delaney, Training Coordinator, Caltrans DRISI
Dara Wheeler, EXPO Sponsor, Division Chief DRISI
April Nitsos, EXPO Advisor, Office Chief DST DRISI
Lori Pepper, Deputy Secretary for Innovative Mobility Solutions, CalSTA
Nick Silva/John Sweet, Technical Support Caltrans IT
Ben Roxton/Barbara Marquez, Innovation Video Caltrans District 7
Federal Highway Administration, State Transportation Innovation Councils (STIC)