Frank Broen

Frank Broen

Visualization Specialist

Frank has 40+ years of experience helping communicate transportation issues on the local, state, and national level.

  • Access Management Website, Manual, NCHRP Report 25-47
  • Developed Corridor Visualization Explorer
  • Performance Measures for Florida DOT
  • Helped plan 25 national transportation conferences
  • Licensed Drone Pilot
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CONTACT

frank@metroanalytics.com

Professional Organizations

TRB Secretary ABJ95, Visualization in Transportation

TRB Communication Coordinator’s Council

TRB Member AHB70 Access Management (11 years)

  • Communicating complex transportation issues
  • Access Management
  • Presentations
  • Websites
  • Interactive Training
  • President, Teach America
  • AASHTO Awards for several projects with FDOT
  • TRB Distinguished Achievement
  • Corridor Visualization Explorer CVE
  • NCHRP 25-47 Communicating the benefits of Access Management
  • FDOT Performance Report
  • Driveway, Median, Level of Service Handbooks and Training
  • B.S., Physics Florida State University, 1978
  • 41 years with Teach America


Specialties of Excellence

Frank is a national expert in communicating complex transportation issues for planning, systems implementation, multimodal operations, forecasting and trends and transportation data analytics. He serves as the secretary of the TRB Visualization in Transportation Committee and the Communications Coordinator and webmaster of the TRB Access Management committee. He also is a member of the TRB Communication Coordinators Council, specifically helping with the Data and information Section. 

As President of Teach America, Frank has supported the planning and execution of over 25 national or regional conferences. He has recorded presentations and produced proceedings for conferences and symposia since 2006.


Projects

Frank has created communication materials for national, state, and local projects. He developed training curriculum for Florida DOT in policy, systems planning and transportation statistics. His expertise ranges from printed to interactive online visualization on topics such as roundabouts, alternative intersections, performance measures, high level briefings, corridor plans, access management, and MPO planning.

Statewide Policy Planning Consulting Services, FDOT Central Office, Office of Policy Planning.  Transportation Planning Specialist for this multi-year, multi-task contract.  Visualized FDOT’s annual performance reports (which received an AASHTO award) and executive-level management summaries, FDOT’s annual MAP-21 performance report, SIS training and communication support for eSIS. Completed web redesign of SASHTO.ORG. Developed PowerPoint for “Setting the Stage” meetings. Developed computer-based training programs for MPOs. Led design, concept and execution for 2010 Virtual Transplex conference and 2015 Transplex conference.

Drone Photography Received FAA 107 Remote Pilot license 4196874 in 2018 to deliver aerial photography solutions.

Mobility Performance Measures FDOT Central Office, Transportation Statistics Office.  Transportation Planning Specialist for multi-contract, multi-year, multi-task project. Provided training support for outreach. Developed PowerPoint support for presentations both online and for collaborative meetings. Visualized a new concept for the FDOT Source Book, a multimodal data summary of information.

Transportation Research Board (TRB) Recorded all conference audio/video presentations for web delivery on www.teachamerica.com. International Roundabout Conferences (2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017), Visualization in Transportation (2006, 2011, 2013, 2017), Access Management (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), Alternative Intersections and Interchanges Symposium (2014).

Corridor Visualization Explorer www.teachamerica.com/cve Louisiana Department of Development and Transportation. Proposed the concept, assembled the team, and developed a prototype online tool to show the effects of access management decisions to a broad audience.

FSUTMS Online Training FDOT Central Office, Transportation Statistics Office. Project Manager for Executive Summary Modeling Seminar web-based training fsutmsonline.net/online_training/index.html.

Access Management FDOT Central Office, Systems Planning.  Worked with FDOT Staff to create the foundation materials for access management practices in Florida that were disseminated nationwide. Developed communication and training presentations, from the 1980’s to the present, including the Driveway Information Guide (2005, 2008) and Median Handbook (2006, 2014). Primary graphic designer for the TRB Access Management Manuals in 2004


Education & History

Education

B.S., Physics Florida State University, 1978

CERTIFICATIONS

FAA 107 Remote Pilot license 4196874

EXPERIENCE

  • 41 years, communications, training, visualization
  • 41 years with Teach America

SPECIALTIES

  • Visualization
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • Handbooks
  • Infographics
  • Website
  • Performance Measures
  • Access Management


Achievements

Corridor Visualization Explorer

The purpose of this project is to create a visualization prototype that can be used to improve how we convey Access Management principles to the public. Access Management is an effective tool to balance access and mobility, decrease crashes, and increase mobility in urban corridors. Transportation planning involves thousands of individual decisions. Users will explore how planning decisions can impact mobility and safety. This visualization tool facilitates a more engaging and collaborative relationship between the public and those organizations trying to employ these techniques, thereby setting the stage for a more productive process.