Pedram Izadpanah, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Dr. Pedram Izadpanah, Ph.D., P.Eng., has more than 19 years of academic and consulting experience in different areas of Transportation Engineering. His strengths include data mining, statistical modelling, and prediction models. His expertise involves development of new methodologies to collect, process, and analyze transportation data to improve decision making process for clients. He is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and is the Director of Transportation Engineering at TNS.
Dr. Izadpanah has been involved in complex volume production and traffic statistics projects since 2009. In these projects, he processed ATR, TMC, and permanent count stations and produced AADT (SAADT, MAADT, etc.), truck percentages, directional volumes, design hourly volumes, among many other statistics. He recently was the project manager for implementing the MTO methodologies into the TES Software package to automate the data import, validation, traffic statistics estimations, and reporting. The MTO traffic statistics for 2017-2019 were produced in the TES Software package.
In addition to the above relevant experience, Pedram has assisted more than 60 other road authorities in the development of their traffic volumes/statistics using the TES Software. Examples include the Cities of Edmonton, Red Deer, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Guelph, County of Essex, York Region, Halton Region, and Peel Region.
Pedram has recently assisted Halton Region in Ontario to develop a plan for their traffic volume, speed, and class data collection. He was the project manager for the develop of the TAC travel time and speed measures guide.
Pedram was the co-chair of the Workshop and Knowledge Development Subcommittee of the TAC Road Safety Standing Committee (RSSC) from 2014 to 2019 where he assisted in organizing more than 6 workshops and panel discussions in road safety including Vision Zero best practices. In 2022, Pedram received the TAC Leadership Award. This award recognizes individual volunteers who have provided continuous, effective leadership during 10 or more years of active participation on TAC councils and committees, and who have earned a reputation among other TAC volunteers for their dedication, collaboration, knowledge, and integrity. He is the current co-chair of the TAC Project Subcommittee for the development of a comprehensive online training program for road safety engineers. This training program received the 2023 TAC Excellence Award.
Pedram’s work with ITE Canada earned him the 2023 ITE International District Innovation Award which recognizes the ITE District that has implemented an innovative program. Pedram and ITE Canada won the award for their Strategic Communications, Implementation Plan, and Brand Strategy. Pedram is also a graduate of the 2023 ITE International Leadership Program. Pedram will be undertaking the role of President of ITE Canada for 2024.