Advancing Regional Cross-Agency Collaboration during Unforeseen Circumstances

NOCoE and WayCare

The COVID-19 crisis has required traffic management agencies to make major adjustments. Organizations now need to collaborate more than ever (i.e. health services & traffic management agencies for testing sites, etc). How are states coordinating services with differences in directives? Let's explore examples of regional cross-agency collaboration throughout the US.

Target Audience
Traffic Management agencies, Metropolitan planning organizations, City Department of Transportation Agencies, Highway Patrol Agencies, Transit Execs, Traffic Engineers and Traffic Engineering Consultants

Learning Objectives
The audience will learn about use cases and examples of cross-agency collaboration to effectively advance objectives during the COVID-19 pandemic. How is technology playing a role in addressing these needs? How will transition plans be managed, and how will technology fill in the gaps? What could the near future look like?


  • Scott Belcher, President and CEO, SFB Consulting

    As the CEO of SFB Consulting, LLC, Scott Belcher represents public and private entities on issues such as Mobility as a Service, connected and autonomous vehicles, the use of artificial intelligence and blockchain in transportation, intelligent transportation systems, vehicle testing, and vehicle emission reductions. Prior to starting SFB Consulting, Scott also held CEO roles as the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and ITS America where he worked to bridge the gaps between the legacy transportation industry and the communications and technology industries.


  • MJ Maynard, CEO, The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

    As the Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), M.J. Maynard leads the only agency nationwide that is responsible for a region’s public transit system, traffic management, roadway design and construction funding, and transportation and overall planning efforts – all under one roof. A longtime Southern Nevada resident and proud graduate from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, M.J. understands the value and need for an enhanced transportation ecosystem that includes a robust roadway network and an efficient public transit service that connects the Las Vegas Valley, improves air quality, and creates economic opportunities for people and businesses alike. Her 14 years of experience at the RTC, together with her more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, will help ensure that Southern Nevada continues to build an innovative, sustainable and multi-modal transportation system.

  • Joanna M. Pinkerton, President/CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

    Joanna M. Pinkerton currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), the regional transit organization providing services to Columbus and Central Ohio with more than 1200 employees providing over 19 million passenger trips in a service territory of 562 square miles. Since joining COTA in April 2018, Pinkerton has transformed the organization to deliver innovative mobility solutions fitting the needs of a rapidly growing community and shifting customer base. A leader in the mobility industry, Joanna currently serves on number of local, state, and national boards and committees, including the Intelligent Transportation Systems of America (ITSA) Board of Directors, the Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC) Board of Directors, and was recently appointed as Co-Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force.

  • Noam Maital, Co-Founder and CEO, Waycare Tech

    Noam Maital is the Co-founder and CEO of Waycare Technologies, which provides AI-driven, cloud-based solutions to optimize municipal traffic management systems. Prior to founding WayCare, Noam led global strategy projects in technology implementation, process innovation, and financial due diligence. Noam holds a BSc, Summa Cum Laude, from Babson College with a dual degree in Economics and Strategic Management. Prior to his academic studies, Noam served as a First Sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces.

Operations Area of Practice

  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs
  • Emergency Planning

Organizational Capability Element

  • Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation

Event Type

  • Webinar

Content Type

  • Presentation

Publishing Organization

  • NOCoE

Project Website

VIew webinar recording on YouTube

Issue Date
June 10th, 2020
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