Hey, I am

Tolga Ercan

ITS Specialist at Connected Wise

PhD in Civil Engineering, Traffic & ITS Consultant

About Me

  • Name:Dr. Tolga Ercan
  • Occupation:ITS Consultant
  • Current City:Tampa, FL
  • Email:[email protected]

I am an expert in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), with experience in various transportation projects in ITS design, traffic operations and multi-modal planning. During my PhD research at the University of Central Florida, I achieved numerous publications in prestigious journals and conferences.

Technical Background

Multi-Modal Analysis75%
Life-Cycle Optimization95%
Traffic Design & Planning85%
Video Analytics & Detection65%
Intelligent Transportation Systems90%
  • April 2019 - Current

    ITS Specialist

    Connected Wise LLC

    I manage all ITS field operations and device installations including RSUs, video camera systems and sensors.

  • June 2018 - Current

    Traffic Engineer II

    TransCore ITS, LLC

    I am responsible for ITS design on various projects from FDOT districts and Traffic Operation departments.

  • January 2013 - December 2017

    Doctoral Research Fellow

    University of Central Florida (UCF)

    I focused on sustainability analysis of transportation systems, multi-modal planning and optimization in my PhD research.

What I Do

ITS Design

Designing network/communication systems (e.g. fiber optic network setup, ODTR testing); configuring ITS devices and maintaining the systems.

Electric Vehicles

Economic and environmental impact analysis of electric vehicles in mass and commercial transportation and vehicle-to-grid applications.

Sustainability Analysis

Life cycle sustainability assessment of emerging technologies (e.g. connected vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles).

Video Analytics

Building smart technological solutions for wrong-way detections, emergency-vehicle detections and traffic counting.


  • 2020
    • Ercan T, Keya N, Onat NC, Tatari O, Eluru N. (2020). Autonomous Vehicles or Prevailing Transportation Policies? An Integrated Modeling Approach to Reveal Potential Environmental Benefits. Submitted Manuscript Under Review.

  • 2019
    • Sen B, Ercan T, Tatari O, Zheng Q. (2019). Robust pareto optimal approach to sustainable heavy-duty truck fleet composition. Resources, Conversation, and Recycling; 2019; 146: 502-513.

  • 2018
    • Ercan T, Keya N, Onat NC, Tatari O, Eluru N. (2018). Sustainability Performance Simulation of the US Urban Mobility Policies. Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting.

  • 2017
    • Golestani B, Nam BH, Ercan T, Tatari O. (2017). Life-cycle carbon, energy, and cost analysis of utilizing municipal solid waste bottom ash and recycled asphalt shingle in hot-mix asphalt. Geotechnical Frontiers. 2017, 333-344.

    • Sen B, Ercan T, Tatari O. (2017). Does a battery-electric truck make a difference? –Life cycle emissions, costs, and externality analysis of alternative fuel-powered Class 8 heavy-duty trucks in the United States. Journal of Cleaner Production; 2017; 141: 110-121.

    • Sen B, Ercan T, Tatari O. (2017) Does the electrification of US heavy-duty trucks make a difference? Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting.

  • 2016
    • Ercan T, Onat NC, Tatari O, Mathias J-D. (2016). Public transportation adoption requires a paradigm shift in urban development structure. Journal of Cleaner Production 2016, 142, 1789–1799.

    • Ercan T, Onat NC, Tatari O. (2016). Investigating Carbon Footprint Reduction Potential of Public Transportation in U.S.: A system Dynamic Approach”. Journal of Cleaner Production; 2016; 133: 1260-1276.

    • Zhao Y, Ercan T, Tatari O. (2016). Life Cycle Based Multi-Criteria Optimization for Optimal Allocation of Commercial Delivery Truck Fleet in the United States. Sustainable Production and Consumption; 8: 18-31.

    • Ercan T, Noori M, Zhao Y, Tatari O. (2016). On the Front Lines of a Sustainable Transportation Fleet: Applications of Vehicle-to-Grid Technology for Transit and School Buses. Energies 2016; 9(4), 230.

  • 2015
    • Ercan T, Zhao Y, Tatari O, Pazour JA. (2015). Optimization of transit bus fleet’s life cycle assessment impacts with alternative fuel options. Energy 2015; 93:323–34.

    • Ercan T, Tatari O. (2015). A hybrid life cycle assessment of public transportation buses with alternative fuel options. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 2015; 20:1213–31.

  • 2013
    • Ercan T, Kucukvar M, Tatari O, Al-Deek H. (2013). Congestion Relief Based on Intelligent Transportation Systems in Florida. Transportation Research Records Journal of Transportation Research Board 2013; 2380:81–9. doi:10.3141/2380- 09.


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