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The 2015 NRITS Conference is brought to you by the ITS Rocky Mountain Region and UDOT!
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is working with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), to understand Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) system deployment needs, including application selection, infrastructure planning, as well as investment decisions that transportation agencies and operators can make to facilitate a transition into connected vehicle operations during the first five years of deployment.
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ITS America is excited to a announce its 2015 Webinar Series and provide a sneak peak of what's in store next year with a December preview featuring:
A look at what the midterm elections mean for the ITS community,
From our Technology Scan and Assessment Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) ITS Joint Program Office, a look at research efforts by Carnegie Mellon University to educate and create dialogue between technologists across different application communities, and
A new member spotlight from an emerging ITS startup.
Government Affairs Update: The Impact of the 2014 Midterm Elections on Transportation Policy
Wednesday, December 3 at 2pm ET
Technology Scan Webinar: Carnegie Mellon's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) Resilience Management Model
Tuesday, December 9 at 1pm ET
Member Spotlight: Bridj - Your everyday transportation system that adapts to where you live, work, and play.
Wednesday, December 17 at 2pm ET
Emergency Vehicle Operator On-Board Devices: Their Impact on Distraction, Safety and Performance (sponsored by the Transportation Safety Advancement Group)
Tuesday, January 6 at 2pm ET
Technology Scan Webinar: Vehicle Applications and Wireless Interoperability - Heterogeneous Networks, "Multi-Path" Applications and their Impact on Transportation.
Thursday, February 19
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November 13, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT -
Utah boasts the greatest snow on Earth, and now can also claim it is the first state in the nation to be able to allow its residents to report the white stuff falling from the skies in an exclusive road hazard reporting smartphone app.
October 24, 2014, brwagenblast - What’s the role of the federal government in the future of ITS? What’s the difference between connected and autonomous vehicles? Is there such a thing as a connected pedestrian? Ken Leonard, Director of US DOT‘s ITS Joint Program Office answers these questions and more.
September 29, 2014, Denver, CO - While more snowplow escorts and big rigs stacked on the side of the road are in the plan to ease ski traffic this winter, there also will be more nagging about your bald tires.
Last year, Colorado Department of Transportation officials complained that many vehicles were sliding off Interstate 70 near the Eisenhower Tunnel because their tires were too worn. More
September 18, 2014, Boulder, CO - Rob Allen is a frequent visitor to the bike corridor along 13th Street in downtown Boulder.
But when it was pointed out to him Thursday that the typical circular traffic light at 13th and Walnut streets had been replaced with a bicycle-shaped signal, Allen admitted he had not, in fact, noticed the light.
"Guess that tells you all you need to know about them," Allen said. More
September 16, 2014, Boise, Idaho - Two southwestern Idaho farm bureau groups are teaming up with the Idaho State Police to try to prevent fatal accidents involving automobiles and farm equipment.
According to Idaho’s Office of Highway Safety, there were five fatal crashes involving farm vehicles and automobiles in the state during 2013, making it one of the worst in recent memory for those types of accidents. More
Traffic operations center an active place during heavy rain storms
July 29, 2014, Golden, CO - Flash flooding made for a slow evening commute but a fast-paced atmosphere inside Colorado’s Traffic Operations Center in Golden.
Traffic Operations Specialists like Tanya Bowen spent the evening monitoring statewide cameras, weather and traffic, all while communicating with law enforcement, CDOT crews and the general public via the 511 hotline.
The biggest headache during evening rush hour was I-25 at the 6th Ave. overpass near downtown Denver.
“They are going less than 10 miles an hour,” Bowen said, showing the traffic mess on a nearby computer.
Flash flooding is common on that stretch of I-25, which is now under construction. More
June 4, 2014, Boise, ID - The Ada County Highway District hired Wendy Tillman and Mike Boydstun two weeks apart, 14 years ago. Now, they're practically family.
"We're like brother and sister," Tillman said. "We fight like brother and sister and we make up just the same."
As traffic operations engineers at ACHD's Traffic Management Center, they spend their days in a darkened room staring at a wall of video screens displaying 60 street intersections. More
May 29, 2014, Colorado - Statewide Traffic Safety - Experienced riders put a face to safety training and challenge peers to participate. STATEWIDE – Motorcycle crashes killed 86 riders and passengers on Colorado roadways last year, and 69% of the motorcyclists were at fault. As motorcyclists across the state gear up for riding season, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces a motorcycle safety campaign aptly namedRide Wise. The campaign showcases real Colorado riders, each with more than 30 years of experience on their saddles, who rely on safety training to hone skills needed to ride safe in the season ahead. More
April 1, 2014, Boise, ID- The Idaho Transportation Department's new Idaho 511 app provides statewide, real-time traffic information for interstates, U.S. routes and state highways throughout the state. Details available with the app include: zoomable map with selectable event icons; winter road conditions; traffic incidents; roadwork and construction; current traffic speeds and roadside camera images.