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Tim Simodynes

Tim Simodynes (pronounced SIM-a-DEE-nis)
TSMO Engineer

Iowa Department of Transportation
Traffic Operations 800 Lincoln Way Ames, Iowa 50010

Email: tim.simodynes@iowadot.us
Office: (515) 239-1606
Cell: (515) 290-6876

Short Bio:  I was just promoted to the position of TSMO Engineer at the Iowa DOT in August 2020.  Prior to my promotion I spent the last 8 years as the Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer—also in the Traffic Operations Bureau.  Prior to that, I spent the first 14 years of my career at the Iowa DOT in the Office of Traffic & Safety.  During my time in Traffic Operations and Traffic Safety I have collaborated with a wide variety of internal, external, and multi-disciplinary partners on operational and safety improvements.  Some highlights include implementing and managing a statewide Intelligent Work Zone program and contract; growing and managing an ITS system currently comprised of over 200 miles of fiber optic cable, 400 cameras, 400 traffic sensors and 160 permanent and portable dynamic message signs; assisting with the development and implementation of multiple TSMO service layer plans; collaborating on an integrated corridor management project and travel time reliability study; and working closely with university partners on multiple traffic operations and safety research efforts. When I left Traffic & Safety, I was also serving as Iowa DOT’s resident roundabout expert.

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