Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Branch Manager, Faisal Saleem, recently was awarded the Council Individual Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The award was presented at the Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSM&O) Council Meeting at the ITE Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, July 30.
This national award recognizes Saleem’s dedication to continuous learning and application of new technologies and methods to ensure that Maricopa County has innovative technology available to implement on the region’s roadways.
Faisal’s efforts over the last two decades have helped Maricopa County become a leader in planning and implementing Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected Vehicle technologies. This work not only improves efficiency on our roads but also increases safety for the thousands of roadway users who travel on Maricopa County roadways every day.
Throughout his career, Saleem has made it his top priority to enhance the transportation experience and provide a seamless transportation system for the traveling public through innovation, collaboration, and cooperation. He oversees MCDOT’s ITS efforts, which includes the MCDOT SMARTDrive℠ Program, the Traffic Management Center (TMC), Regional Emergency Action Coordination Team (REACT), and the Regional Archived Data System (RADS)
The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international association of more than 14,000 transportation professionals in 90 countries who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. The Council Individual Award honors the accomplishments of those who have provided significant benefit to the advancement of Transportation Systems Management & Operations.