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JacobsThomas H. Jacobs

Director
Center for Advanced Transportation Technology
University of Maryland
Technology Ventures Building
5000 College Avenue, Suite 2223
College Park, MD 20742


301-405-7328 Phone
301-405-5959 Fax
tjacobs@umd.edu

Background Information

Mr. Jacobs has over 18 years of professional experience in the areas of program and project management, traffic engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and Management and Operations.  He has been with the Center of Advanced Transportation Technology since 1999 and in that time has led the Capital Wireless Information Net (CapWIN) Program, overseen development of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Transportation Lab, provided ongoing assistance to various Maryland State Highway Administration CHART Program initiatives, and participated in numerous National Cooperative Highway Research projects.   Mr. Jacobs’ areas of interest include traffic incident management, regional information systems, systems engineering, mobile data communications, performance measures, integrated corridor management, commercial vehicle operations, distance learning, technology transfer, and planning for operations.

Prior to beginning his work at the University, Mr. Jacobs worked in various capacities as a transportation management engineer with the Federal Highway Administration.  He worked on a number of state, local, and National ITS initiatives such as: providing Federal oversight of transportation management system deployment projects, regulatory reviews and guidance, integration of ITS and planning, ITS Architecture, and National Highway Institute course development and delivery.

Mr. Jacobs received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina and Master of Science (emphasis in Transportation Engineering) from the University of Maryland.