Strategic Steering Committee

The AZTech Strategic Steering Committee (ASSC) was chartered in 2015 and serves as the liaison between the AZTech Executive Committee and all other AZTech committees and working groups. The ASSC is comprised of public agency Intelligent Transportation Systems leaders representing transportation and public safety interests. In exercising a strategic operations implementation role, the Committee was originally formed as a strategy task force to facilitate the realization of the strategic priorities identified in the 2009 Arizona Operations Action Plan for the Phoenix metropolitan area. AZTech is placing more emphasis on Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) initiatives requiring a committee to facilitate consistent development and implementation of TSM&O strategies in the region by collaboration among AZTech public partner agencies.

Strategic Steering Committee Chairs

Chair: Steve McKenzie, ITS Engineer, City of Mesa
Vice Chair: Vacant

Committee Charter

Operations Committee

The AZTech Operations Committee is a traffic operations coordinating group comprised of traffic management specialists drawn from the public agency members of AZTech. This group coordinates and seeks to attain consensus on traffic operations and management issues that span agency boundaries in the region. Some of these issues involve cross-jurisdictional signal timing, emergency response activities, and the funding, installation, operation, and maintenance of Intelligent Transportation System equipment in the region.

AZTech Operations Committee Chairs

Chair: Simon Ramos, Field Services Superintendent, City of Phoenix
Vice Chair: Micah Henry, Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Mesa

Operations Committee Charter

Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Coalition

A multi-disciplinary partnership established in 2010 that includes state and local police, fire, EMS, towing companies, transportation agencies and metropolitan planning organizations. The committee shares ideas, knowledge, lessons learned and best practices resulting in safer and more efficient management of incidents occurring on, or significantly impacting, the region's roadways.

Traffic Incident Management Coalition Chair

Chair: Mark Brown, REACT Program Manager, MCDOT
Vice Chair: Capt. Eddie Rogers, AZDPS

TIM Coalition Charter

TMC Operators Working Group

The AZTech TMC Operators Working Group is a coordinating group of traffic management center operators representing transportation, public safety, and public information interests. The purpose of the group is to improve the working relationships among local Traffic Management Centers (TMC) in Maricopa County by taking tours of each facility, obtaining a better understanding of the capabilities of each center, and becoming familiar with the procedures, equipment capabilities, locations and hours of operation of each center to enhance traffic management regionally.

TMC Operators Working Group Co-Chairs

Mark Delugt, Dispatch Manager, Traffic Operations Center, Arizona Department of Transportation
Anthony Johnson, Traffic Management Specialist, Maricopa County Department of Transportation

TMC Operators Working Group Charter

ITS & Signal Technician Committee

The AZTech ITS & Signal Technicians Committee (AISTC) is comprised of partnered regional public agency representatives that specialize in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) infrastructure operations, maintenance and traffic signal timing. This Committee is focused on promoting technical collaboration, regional knowledge sharing and developing best practices for providing the traveling public with a safe and efficient transportation system through ITS initiatives.

AZTech ITS & Signal Technician Committee Chairs

Chair: Stin Weber, ITS Operations Engineer, MCDOT
Vice Chair: Mike Fisher, ITS Operations Supervisor, City of Mesa

ITS & Signal Technician Committee Charter