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Improving Mobility through Big Data 

The Issues 

The most pressing problem in today's transportation industry is a lack of time. Transportation companies need strategies to better manage logistics and supply chain operations. An increasing number of enterprises are embracing the possibilities that big data offers. As more industries become familiar with big data, public transportation agencies are realizing the benefits of data-driven decision making. Operational performance and flexibility has increased, fuel consumption has decreased, and by providing better service has improved customer loyalty. How can transit agencies utilize big data to reduce the amount of time it takes to travel, making the time it takes to get from point A to B predictable?

For this Dialogue, our experts will look specifically at the role big data plays, when it comes to solving transit issues in the Inland Empire. How can big data be used improve and optimize transit operations systems? What role does transit play and how can our agencies leverage data to help them do their part?



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Antoinette Meier

Antoinette Meier is the Director of Mobility and Innovation for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Antoinette leads the development of plans, policies and programs that create more sustainable transportation choices for the San Diego region.  From innovative partnerships to clean and intelligent transportation solutions, Antoinette is tasked with casting a vision for the future of transportation that offers more choices and greater access to opportunity.

At SANDAG Antoinette has led regional commuter services and innovative pilot projects that reduce traffic congestion, improve mobility and air quality. This includes managing the regional Transportation Demand Management program, facilitating shared mobility pilot projects, connected and autonomous vehicle planning and testing, and fostering partnerships with transit agencies, local jurisdictions, academia, and the region’s largest employers to provide sustainable transportation choices to the region’s commuters. 

Prior to joining SANDAG, Antoinette worked in urban planning and economic development in both the San Diego region and the City of Seattle. Antoinette has a master’s degree in City Planning and is an AICP certified planner.

Jeremiah Bryant

Jeremiah Bryant is the Director of Strategic Development at Omnitrans. In this role he oversees service planning, bus scheduling, capital planning, business intelligence, grants and audit. He is Omnitrans lead with the American Bus Benchmarking Group, which is a data and best practices sharing network including 22 mid-sized agencies facilitated by the Transport Strategy Centre at Imperial College London. 

He has been at Omnitrans for 14 years. He has a master’s degree in economics from UC Davis and has taught Economic Analysis at Chaffey College on and off for more than 10 years.

Kristin Warsinski

Kristin Warsinski is the Director of Planning at Riverside Transit Agency and has over a decade of experience in the transportation industry. She currently manages many different functions including grant applications, programming of funding, FTA and TDA audits and compliance, Short- and Long-Range Transportation Plans, planning and design phases of capital projects and bus stop improvement plans. Additionally, her team is responsible for all of the route planning, service change decisions, GTFS data updates and bid documents for operations. She is an innovative planning professional with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from California Baptist University.

She recently completed the Zero Emission Bus Rollout and Implementation Plan for RTA, which had unique challenges due to the Agency’s 2,500 square mile service area. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching almost any sporting event, swimming and spending time with her family. Her greatest accomplishment is being a mom to her two boys, Grayson (5) and Avery (10 months).

Joshua Landis

Josh Landis is currently the Planning Manager at Foothill Transit and has been in this role for the past 6 years. In his current role, he focuses on transit planning throughout the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys with an emphasis on ridership growth. Josh began his transit career while attending UC Davis where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.

After graduating, Josh began working in contracted transportation throughout California where he oversaw transit operations in Anaheim, Chico, and Arcadia. Upon joining Foothill Transit, Josh began his studies at the University of La Verne where he earned a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management. In 2015, Josh joined the Pomona Rotary Club and has been an active member since.  

Preston Reed

Preston Reed is a computer science graduate student at University of California, Riverside. Preston has a strong interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as a budding interest in urban planning and research. Some of his personal hobbies include hiking, traveling, and producing electronic music. Preston is eager to apply his knowledge and skills in computer science with the LTC research team and add value to the ongoing discussion of improving public transportation in the Inland Empire.

Sheng Tan

Sheng Tan is a fourth-year civil engineering major with an emphasis on geospatial engineering at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Sheng is interested in the transportation engineering industry. He is also an active member of Cal Poly Pomona’s campus community, serving as Cal Poly Rose Float’s Club Chair and California Land Surveyor Association Cal Poly Pomona Student Chapter’s Conference Chair. He is looking forward to working as a Research Assistant at CSUSB’s Leonard Transportation Center along with other amazing candidates from different campuses and learning more about transportation related topics.

Martin Collazo

Martin Collazo is a fourth-year computer engineering student at California State University, San Bernardino, with an interest in big data analysis as well as electric vehicle efficiency and value. Martin has always been interested in vehicle data analysis with a focus in optimization. When the LTC Research Challenge opportunity presented itself, he instantly jumped at the chance to participate in a real-world, real-life research issue with traffic in the Inland Empire. He is excited to be a part of the LTC research team and help make the public transportation system more efficient. 

Daniel Uyematsu

Daniel Uyematsu is a fourth-year civil engineering student at Cal Poly Pomona interested in transportation engineering. Daniel hopes to contribute to the LTC Student Research Challenge with his skills in Python and visual programming along with his educational background in civil engineering. He plans to be an industry professional that applies programming to transportation engineering.

Holly Chea

Holly Chea is a graduate student in the MBA program at California State University San Bernardino. Her concentration area of study is in Business Intelligence and Information Systems. Holly is interested in the collection, processing, analysis, and interpretation of data to help in data informed decision making. She previously worked for the last seven years in the financial industry in Private Banking and briefly in the Mortgage Industry. At CSUSB she served as a Board of Director for Associated Students Inc. (ASI) and as Treasurer of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

Holly is looking forward to working with this team combining her love for the Inland Empire with Big Data Analysis to impact the transportation sector of this area.

Jai Radhakrishnan

Jai Radhakrishnan is a junior at the University of California, Riverside studying computer Science. Jai has a strong inclination for data science and machine learning. Some of his hobbies include writing short stories, reading novels, and building up some personal projects like a chess engine. He is eager to apply his prior knowledge in data science and visualization into an academic environment and create an impact on the society that has shaped him.