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The Intelligent Transportation Society of Arizona is the leading advocate for technologies that improve the safety, security and efficiency of the nation’s surface transportation system. Our 300+ members include public agencies, private corporations and academic institutions involved in the research, development and design of Intelligent Transportation Systems technologies that enhance safety, increase mobility and sustain the environment

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Arizona is a chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). ITS Arizona is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 consisting of transportation professionals dedicated to improving transportation efficiency and safety, using advanced technologies.


Board of Directors 

Arnab Gupta MBA, PE

Arnab Gupta is the Arizona Technology practice manager for AECOM. Arnab has over 17 years of experience in the planning, design and systems integration for Technology projects. He has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and Masters in Global Business Management from the Thunderbird School at ASU. He has been an active participant in TRB’s Traffic Signal Systems committee. His key competencies include design and evaluation for signal systems, traffic modeling, systems integration, controller platforms, and communication design. He has been a key contributor to the development and implementation of Technology solutions for freeway, arterial and transit applications. He was recognized by Mass Transit magazine in the annual “40 under 40” listing in 2015 for his contributions to the development of advanced signal systems for transit.

David Lucas

David is an ITS Network Engineer in the Transportation Systems Management Group at the City of Tempe and has nearly 25 years of experience in the ITS field. He has earned a Bachelor and Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining Tempe in 2012, he was a Research Engineer at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, where he managed a variety of local, state and federally-funded ITS research projects. David has conducted research in the areas of systems design, microsimulation modelling, dynamic traffic assignment, communications networks, transit signal priority, adaptive ramp metering and adaptive signal control and has publications in several journals. David is a member of ASCE, IEEE, IMSA and ITE, has served on the ITS Arizona board in multiple roles since 2013 and is the current Past-President of the Arizona Section of ITE.

Michelle Beckley PE

Michelle is a Project Engineer at Y2K Engineering and has six years of experience in traffic engineering and transportation planning, specifically in safety, traffic operations, and active transportation planning. She has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Arizona State University and is dedicated to enhancing the role of transportation to better serve all road users. Michelle has served ITS Arizona in various capacities since 2015, both as a volunteer and Board Member.

Srini Goundla PE, PTOE

Srini is a Senior Engineer with the City of Chandler. Srini has over 18 years of experience in managing Traffic Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems projects in both public and private sectors. His experience includes Traffic/ITS planning, design, and operations. Srini has Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to working with City of Chandler, he worked as a Senior Engineer at City of Tempe, Project Manager at WSP, Traffic Engineer with City of Phoenix and as Traffic Engineer with Missouri DOT. Srini has been an active member on ITS Arizona board as volunteer, alternative member-at-large for past two years. Srini is the webmaster for ITS AZ website.

Sanjay Paul PhD, PE, PTOE, PTP, RSP

Dr. Sanjay Paul is the Arizona Principal Traffic Engineer for RICK Engineering Company. He has twelve years of experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering, road safety and the ITS arena. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) and a Professional Transportation Planner (PTP). Dr. Paul led/was actively involved/successfully completed numerous projects for different DOTs, MPOs, COGs, and a number of local cities. Prior to joining RICK, he has worked within the private sector and for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Public Works Association, American Society of Highway Engineers, and International Municipal Signal Association. Dr. Paul has been serving the ITS Board of directors since 2014.

Jeff Jenq PhD

Jeff is the Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO) Program Manager with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). He has 23 years of experience in ITS planning, operations, and research. Before joining MAG, he had served as the Director of ITS at the OZ Engineering, ITS Engineer with the City of Mesa, ITS Program Manager with Battelle. He is a contributor to several regionally significant ITS developments and the Arizona Connected Vehicle program. Jeff is a past president for the year 2013-2014. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Mike Washkowiak

Mike Washkowiak is an Associate Vice President with Iteris’ Transportation Systems division. He has over 21 years of experience; including ITS, emerging technologies, multimodal systems, and transportation operations projects. Mike is well versed in all aspects of the design and planning processes, as well as, integration, operational performance monitoring, and leading coordination efforts between project stakeholders. Mike enjoys resolving difficult transportation challenges with innovative solutions. He approaches each project with the goal to improve traveler experience and safety; while also implementing solutions that are maintainable, and ease the day-to-day operations of his clients. Mike is a graduate of Arizona State University, and is both a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE). Since 2018, Mike has participated in the ITS Arizona Board serving as both a volunteer, and member-at-large. His significant responsibilities have included leading the Sponsor and Exhibitor outreach activities in support of the annual conference.

Adam Carreon PE

Adam Carreon is part of the Operational Traffic and Safety Group within the TSMO Division at ADOT where he has developed his love for transportation over the past 16 years. Adam’s first 11 years at ADOT were in construction where he built projects all over the state. He then spent 2 years within Traffic Design before switching to TSMO. He is responsible for statewide consistency with operational traffic and safety components and aspects. He personally championed the implementation of Smart Work Zones within the Department and is the State Work Zone Safety & Mobility Champion. Adam is a member of the ATSSA Signal Committee, Red Means Stop Coalition, and the Work Zone Data Exchange 3 subcommittees. Adam is an Arizona Native, graduated from ASU in 2006, then received his PE in 2009. He is happily married with 3 wonderful kids, whom he coaches in various sports in all his “spare” time.

Steve McKenzie

Steve McKenzie is ITS Engineer with City of Peoria, AZ. Steve has extensive over 22 years of extensive experience working in the traffic engineering field here in Arizona starting with the City of Phoenix. Steve is responsible for running the traffic signal program, ITS program, Traffic Management Center, and Peoria’s communication network. Steve has been heavily involved with AZTech serving as a past Chairperson for the AZTech Operations Committee and currently sitting on the AZTech Strategic Steering Committee. Steve also serves as the Vice Chair for the MAG ITS Committee. Outside of work, Steve stay busy spending time with his wife and four children – ages 10 through 23.

Eric Nava
Alternate Member-at-Large

Mr. Eric Nava is a Transportation Engineer III at the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) since 2013. His experience in dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) and regional operations planning has brought him to MAG working in the ITS Program. He currently is managing projects in the Traffic Signal Optimization Program, as well as maintaining the MAG regional DynusT model and assists in DTA modeling and regional traffic operations data analytics needs at MAG.

Stephen Doubek, PE, PMP
Alternate Member-at-Large

Stephen Doubek is a Traffic Engineering Lead for WSP USA’s Arizona team.  He has over 9 years of experience in traffic engineering including planning, design, and implementation of ITS solutions in Arizona.  He graduated Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and has a passion for finding outside the box solutions to traffic congestion and safety when simply adding lanes is not feasible.  Some of his recent projects included various LRT/Bus TSP system, dynamic ramp metering, wrong-way driver detection, long haul fiber jetting, run-off-road and median crossover crash analysis, specialized traffic signal controller programming, and communication networks.  Stephen has been an active member of ITS Arizona as a webmaster over the last year and is excited to continue supporting the Chapter.  When he isn’t working, Stephen enjoys spending time with his family (including dogs) and taking advantage of any chance to get outside.