Raj V. Ponnaluri is the State Connected Vehicle and Arterial Management Engineer at the Florida Department of Transportation. In addition to leading the state’s arterial management, wrong-way driving and connected vehicle programs, he assists with the development of the TSM&O initiatives. He holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering, master of science, master of business administration, and PHD in transportation engineering. He is a registered P.E, PTOE and PMP. He has 22 years of experience in Traffic Engineering and Operations, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O), public transportation, and projects and contract management. Raj has published his works with several journal including the ITE and the Transportation Research Board. He is a member of ITE and serves on ITE’s TSM&O National Council.