Transportation research leader heads connected vehicle/roads research operation

Raymond J. Resendes of La Plata, Md., who has been chief of the Intelligent Technologies Research Division of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) since 2005, has been named director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s National Capital Region operation.
The transportation institute’s capital region operation includes the Virginia Connected Test Bed, the Northern Virginia testing area for the Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center, and other research projects related to connected vehicles and roads, such as intersection management and communication between emergency vehicles.