About Us

VISION

Utah Transportation Technology Group believes that connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) represent the next opportunity to improve traffic safety and mobility. Our goal is to position Utah as the frontrunner of CAV development and implementation, and, in the process, to accelerate the realization of the safety and operational benefits of using  these technologies.

VISION

Utah Transportation Technology Group believes that connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) represent the next opportunity to improve traffic safety and mobility. Our goal is to position Utah as the frontrunner of CAV development and implementation, and, in the process, to accelerate the realization of the safety and operational benefits of using  these technologies.

TEAM

Blaine D. Leonard, PE, F.ASCE.

Blaine Leonard

Blaine is the Transportation Technology Engineer at UDOT. In this role, he leads the planning and deployment of CAVs. He has chaired the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Connected and Automated Vehicles Working Group, is currently co-chair of the AASHTO Technology Subcommittee, and leads the SPaT Challenge Tactical Working Group. Prior to joining UDOT in 2001, Blaine spent 20 years in the consulting engineering business. Blaine has also served as the president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2010. He has received the AASHTO Alfred E. Johnson Achievement Award and the ASCE William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award, and he has been named Utah Engineer of the Year. Blaine has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah. He is a licensed engineer in six western states and is the vice chair of the Utah Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Board.

Blaine D. Leonard, PE, FASCE

Blaine Leonard

Blaine is the Transportation Technology Engineer at UDOT. In this role, he leads the planning and deployment of CAVs. He has chaired the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Connected and Automated Vehicles Working Group, is currently co-chair of the AASHTO Technology Subcommittee, and leads the SPaT Challenge Tactical Working Group. Prior to joining UDOT in 2001, Blaine spent 20 years in the consulting engineering business. Blaine has also served as the president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2010. He has received the AASHTO Alfred E. Johnson Achievement Award and the ASCE William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award, and he has been named Utah Engineer of the Year. Blaine has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah. He is a licensed engineer in six western states and is the vice chair of the Utah Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Board.

Peter M. Jager, PE, PTOE

Peter Jager

Peter is a Project Manager in the Transportation Technology Group at UDOT and leads the deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in the traffic engineering field, both in the public and private sectors. Peter has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Utah. He is currently serving as vice president of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Utah Chapter.

Peter M. Jager, PE, PTOE

Peter Jager

Peter is a Project Manager in the Transportation Technology Group at UDOT and leads the deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in the traffic engineering field, both in the public and private sectors. Peter has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Utah. He is currently serving as vice president of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Utah Chapter.

Christopher F. Siavrakas, PE, PTOE

Chris Siavrakas

Chris is a Project Manager in the Transportation Technology Group at UDOT, and he leads the automated vehicle pilot project. Chris previously served as a project manager for intelligent transportation systems deployment at UDOT. He has also served as the Control Room Engineer in the Traffic Operations Center managing the traffic operators and monitoring freeway operations. Chris is a licensed Professional Engineer in Utah and has an advanced certification by ITE as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE). Chris has also completed the Emergency Management Advanced Professional Series Certificate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1996, and he has completed independent graduate coursework in civil engineering at the University of Arizona and the University of Utah.

Christopher F. Siavrakas, PE, PTOE

Chris Siavrakas

Chris is a Project Manager in the Transportation Technology Group at UDOT, and he leads the automated vehicle pilot project. Chris previously served as a project manager for intelligent transportation systems deployment at UDOT. He has also served as the Control Room Engineer in the Traffic Operations Center managing the traffic operators and monitoring freeway operations. Chris is a licensed Professional Engineer in Utah and has an advanced certification by ITE as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE). Chris has also completed the Emergency Management Advanced Professional Series Certificate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1996, and he has completed independent graduate coursework in civil engineering at the University of Arizona and the University of Utah.

Lisa Miller, MCOM

Lisa Miller

Lisa is the Traveler Information and Outreach/Growth Manager at UDOT and is responsible for all traveler information resources including UDOT’s Traffic app, website, 511 phone line and Citizen Reporter Program. Lisa also interacts with local and national media and is responsible for strategic communications and outreach for the Transportation Technology Group, which focuses on CAVs and the adoption and deployment of those and other technologies. Prior to her current position, Lisa worked as a traffic management consultant for 10 years. Lisa completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Master of Journalism and Mass Communication from South Dakota State University.

Lisa Miller, MCOM

Lisa Miller

Lisa is the Traveler Information and Outreach/Growth Manager at UDOT and is responsible for all traveler information resources including UDOT’s Traffic app, website, 511 phone line and Citizen Reporter Program. Lisa also interacts with local and national media and is responsible for strategic communications and outreach for the Transportation Technology Group, which focuses on CAVs and the adoption and deployment of those and other technologies. Prior to her current position, Lisa worked as a traffic management consultant for 10 years. Lisa completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Master of Journalism and Mass Communication from South Dakota State University.

Charles P. Felice

Chuck Felice

Charles (‘Chuck’) is a Project Manager over software development projects and GIS projects at the UDOT Transportation Technology Group. He has been instrumental in UDOT’s connected vehicle technology projects, specifically with software oversight and standardized message development. He is also engaged with connected vehicle standards development. Charles has more than 35 years of experience working in the software industry in both the private and public sectors. He has also worked in the civil engineering, aerial photography, and mapping industries.

Charles P. Felice

Chuck Felice

Charles (‘Chuck’) is a Project Manager over software development projects and GIS projects at the UDOT Transportation Technology Group. He has been instrumental in UDOT’s connected vehicle technology projects, specifically with software oversight and standardized message development. He is also engaged with connected vehicle standards development. Charles has more than 35 years of experience working in the software industry in both the private and public sectors. He has also worked in the civil engineering, aerial photography, and mapping industries.