Transportation Operations Centers play a crucial role in the strategic management of a network. We are proud to announce that the Manager of Southeast Michigan Transportation Operations Center (SEMTOC) in Detroit is the keynote speaker at the i-Transport Conference Dinner.
Oladayo Akinyemi is the Manager of SEMTOC in Detroit, US, where he oversees the design, construction and operations of ITS for Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). During last year’s ITS World Congress in Detroit, the SEMTOC Operations Center was one of the demonstration projects that delegates visited.
The SEMTOC uses over 300 cameras, 100 Dynamic Message Signs and 100 Microwave Vehicle Detectors to manage traffic along more than 650 km of freeways and three international border crossings. It responds to over 70 000 events from its control room and assists more than 50 000 stranded motorists annually via its Freeway Courtesy Patrol operation.
Dayo began his career with MDOT in 2004 as a Geotechnical Engineer, he became an Engineer Manager in charge of Capital Projects in 2006, and SEMTOC Manager in 2011. Prior to joining MDOT, he has also worked as Traffic Engineer for the City of Detroit, a Geotechnical Engineer for Los Angeles County, California, and a Structural Engineer at Civscon Consult, Ibadan, Nigeria.
A Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan, Dayo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Ilorin (1996) and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2001). He also has a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and in 2014 he completed the Operations Academy Senior Management Program from the University of Maryland, USA.
i-Transport welcomes a fellow ITS professional from Africa managing the SEMTOC as a flagship ITS project as keynote speaker at the International i-Transport Conference Dinner. Dayo will also do a presentation on Day 2 in the session on “Connected Operations.”