Brian Hoeft is the director of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s (RTC) traffic management center, also known as the Freeway and Arterial Systems of Transportation (FAST). FAST is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the freeway system and traffic signal coordination throughout Southern Nevada. FAST is also the focal point for emerging transportation technology and innovation and has assisted with a number of autonomous and connected vehicle deployments on public streets, along with predictive and artificial intelligence projects. Hoeft is leading efforts with private-sector partners including Aptiv, Audi, Trafficware, and Waycare.
Hoeft has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Brigham Young University. He also has taught a graduate-level Intelligent Transportation System course at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2014, under Hoeft’s direction, FAST was recognized by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as a winner in the Data Innovation Challenge for the FAST Dashboard, a performance measurement and reporting tool, that has recently been expanded to assist the Federal Highway Administration in its industry-leading traffic signal performance measures.