Ben Rouleau, a former TRC student advised for his honor’s thesis by Dr. Brian H. Y. Lee, won the Young Professional Award in 2016 from the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) in Wisconsin. This award recognizes the achievements of transportation professionals who are under the age of 35. Ben is currently a traffic operations and analysis engineer at WisDOT. He works in the Bureau of Traffic Operations in Central Office. He assists the Region offices with traffic analysis, modeling and data management. He has also reviewed Paramics microsimulation models for some of the larger study projects at WisDOT, including the Beltline Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) and the Stoughton Road Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Ben wrote an excellent essay about some critical issues that should be considered as we plan for connected and automated vehicle technologies, which could help guide the state’s investments as adoptions of the CVs and AVs increase. While at UVM, Ben worked at the TRC with Dr. Lee and Jim Sullivan collecting bicycle traffic volumes on rural roads. Bicycle volumes on these roads are typically assumed to be zero but TRC data demonstrated this is not so – walkers and bicyclists use all roads.