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Paul Olson
ITS Specialist
12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228

Ph: (720) 963-3239
FAX: (720) 963-3232
paul.olson@dot.gov

Experience
Began working in field in 1980
Joined FHWA in 1998

Education
•    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Washington State University
•    Telecommunications Engineering, University of California

Expertise/Specialty
•    Contracts, Plans , and Specifications
•    Closed Circuit Television Systems
•    ITS tech/overall
•    NTCIP Standards
•    Telecommunications
•    Traffic Signal Systems
•    Highway Capacity Manual
•    Traffic Analysis
•    Active Traffic Management Managed Lanes (HOV + HOT)
•    Bus on Shoulder Program Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)

Licenses and Registrations
•    Civil Engineer, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington State
•    Civil and Traffic Engineer, California and Oregon
•    IMSA Level II Traffic Signal Technician

Professional Associations
•    ITE, Member
•    IEEE Telecommunications and Standards Association Committees, member
•    TRB Traffic Signal Systems, member
•    International Municipal Signals Association (IMSA)

Professional Highlights
•    Serves as ITS technology specialist/engineer; responsible for implementation of the FHWA ITS program

•    Provides technical expertise in ITS technology to customers nationwide; actively participates in national standards efforts, including the adaptive traffic signal control, and traffic signal priority

•    Employed as a traffic engineer and traffic designer in the private sector and for the Washington State DOT; responsible for civil and traffic engineering projects

•    Provided team leadership and preparation of various systems and studies on a wide range of packages such as traffic signals, signing, striping, roadway lighting

•    Preparation of coordinated signal plans and studies; roadway alignment and geometric studies; automatic vehicle identifications systems, traffic signal control systems

•    Control rooms and traffic device communications system preparations including copper, radio, and fiber-optic-based systems

•    Serving as a subject expert to several NCHRP projects

•    Co developer of the Model Systems Engineering Documents for Adaptive Signal Control Technologies

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