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Call For Papers
The 2014 National Rural ITS Conference Planning committee would like to invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the
Conference in Branson, Missouri. All abstracts must be received by Friday, February 7, 2014 and authors should take care to ensure
that abstracts submitted follow the guidelines. Questions can be directed to Meetings Northwest at 866-633-8110.
SPECIAL NOTE: Following discussions with the Rural SIG group and ITS America, we would like to make this a results oriented
conference (more so than in past years). What does that mean for presentation authors? While we, the rural ITS Industry, have done
a good job of deploying infrastructure and adapting urban technologies to rural uses, we may not have done as well in documenting
the beneﬁ ts of those deployments. Are they bringing accidents down? Are we changing the death rate? If you have a project or
documentation that focuses on deployment results, please consider sharing it with the NRITS audience.
A key element to any successful World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems is a robust collection of scientific and technical paper presentations to supplement unique and thought provoking special interest sessions.
As a valued member of one of ITS America’s 27 State Chapters, you play an important role in helping us facilitate the 2014 Call for Papers to the broader ITS industry –specifically your local networks and Chapter colleagues. Your support will ensure the 2014 ITS World Congress program contains a cross section of ITS professionals from all regions of the U.S.
If you or someone you know has undertaken research on an advanced topic in Intelligent Transportation Systems, the 2014 World Congress International Program Committee formally invites you to submit your findings in the form of a scientific or technical paper.
Click here for the complete 2014 World Congress Call for Paper’s details.
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The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Office of Freight Management and Operations and the Office of Planning host the "Talking Freight" seminars. The seminars are part of a broader Freight Professional Development Program aimed at providing technical assistance, training, tools, and information to help the freight and planning workforce meet the transportation challenges of tomorrow. Seminars are held via web conference on a monthly basis throughout the year and are open at no cost to all interested parties in both the public and private sectors. There is no special equipment required to participate, all that is needed is a computer with Internet connectivity to view the presentations and audio can either be heard over the computer or phone.
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November 21, 2013, Boise, ID - What you see is what you get. The Idaho Transportation Department now offers an opportunity for others to get what you see.
A new enhancement to the 511 Traveler Services system this fall puts highway-condition reporting in the hands of those who know conditions best – drivers. more
November 12, 2013, CO - The Colorado Department of Transportation has spent much of the summer beefing up its traffic alert systems in preparation for the ski season.
In addition to increased highway signage, campaigns to encourage travelers to bypass peak traffic hours by extending their stays in Colorado’s mountain towns and the more
October 23, 2013, CO - Today CDOT and its partner The Hub Companies, LLC, the organization responsible for the development of the CDOT Mobile Smartphone application, mark the first anniversary of CDOT Mobile, with more that 190,000 users.
Launched last October, with the I-70 Interface, CDOT Mobile provides detailed information about the I-70 corridor including road conditions, road closures, construction activities and feeds from CDOT’s closed circuit television cameras. It allows travelers to select and save their “favorite destinations” providing them with ready access to travel times. More
September 19, 2013, TRB - TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 754: Improving Management of Transportation Information is a selective review of practices of state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other agencies that collect, store, and use transportation data and information. The report also includes potential guidance on strategies and actions a DOT might implement to help improve information capture, preservation, search, retrieval, and governance. More
September 11, 2013, Idaho - Looking for new ways to engage citizens in transportation planning beyond the traditional public-meeting format, the Idaho Transportation Department began offering online meeting options a few years ago for large projects.
Recently, the ITD used these outreach efforts for the upcoming I-84 interchange replacement projects at Meridian Road, Broadway Avenue and Gowen Road.
Although more than 180 people attended the face-to-face public meetings for the three interchanges, more took advantage of the online opportunities. In addition, the web pages for the project meetings generated nearly 2,300 page views. More
Colorado highway engineers are seeking U.S. Forest Service approval to use remote-controlled blasters to trigger small snowslides in an attempt to keep big avalanches from blocking Berthoud Pass.
If the $1.2 million system works, the Colorado Department of Transportation plans to install the propane-powered blasters above mountain passes statewide, replacing the current practice of firing Army artillery shells from howitzers into avalanche chutes. More
August 28, 2013 - Denver-Metro Area/CDOT Region 1 - Tomorrow CDOT and its partner The Hub Companies, LLC, the organization responsible for the development of the CDOT Mobile Smartphone application, will begin providing real-time push notifications to users of the CDOT Mobile application.
The notifications will appear in the notification bar of those devices and will inform individuals about severe traffic issues that could seriously impact one’s trip during prime travel hours. More
July 1, 2103, Great Falls, Montana-
The state is installing a system to warn motorists on Interstate 15 of blinding dust storms caused by white alkali dust blowing across the highway south of Sunburst in a spot where several people have been killed in crashes, the Department of Transportation said.... More
June 18, 2103, Talking Transportation -
Sometimes the little things matter a great deal.
State departments of transportation have focused on accountability and transparency — two common catch phrases in our business — for as long as there have been departments. At least a dozen years ago or more state transportation agencies began focusing on how to communicate in a way that helps the public better understand where their money was being spent. More