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Road Vehicle Automation Workshop Registration Now Open
On behalf of the National Academies Transportation Research Board (TRB) Joint Subcommittee on Road Vehicle Automation workshop organizing committee, seven co-sponsoring TRB committees, and our Stanford University hosts, we invite you to register for the 2nd Annual TRB Road Vehicle Automation Workshop, July 16-18, 2013, at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Click here for more information.
Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) is now accepting registrations for two of its e-learning courses:
Weather Responsive Traffic Management (WRTM): May 3-June 23, 2013 - This course provides information and guidance to transportation system managers and operators to help them effectively manage traffic flow and operations during adverse weather conditions.
Improving Highway Safety with ITS: May 10-June 29, 2013 - This course aims to increase awareness of the benefits to be gained through the deployment of ITS for highway safety applications. The course is designed to assist professionals in both the highway safety and ITS communities. Participants may be planners, operators, designers, or maintenance personnel. These may be, for example, the employees of, or contractors for, State departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, and city and county agencies. The course activities draw on attendee's experience, expectations, and contributions. Because an underlying objective is to foster cooperation among the Safety and ITS communities, it is critical that both be well represented during the course offering.
All course materials are on-line but students have access to course instructors through three pre-scheduled conference calls. Cost is $250 each, $400 for both. FREE for U.S. local, state, regional, metropolitan, and Federal government agencies! - use sponsor code PCB when you register for the course.
Click here to register.
For more information, please visit our website: www.citeconsortium.org. Questions, please contact Denise Twisdale (301-405-6323) or Kathy Frankle (410-414-2925).
2013 Best of ITS Awards Call for Entries
WASHINGTON, DC – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) will recognize member organizations that have produced the most innovative products and services in the intelligent transportation systems industry during the 2013 Best of ITS Awards at the 23rd Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville Tennessee. ITS America Members, including private sector companies, research institutions and public agencies can submit entries for the highly competitive program until January 25, 2013. To learn more click here.
ITS America Webinars
Free for ITSA Members and $195 full access for non-members
ITS America's webinar series is designed by members, for members to provide the latest in intelligent transportation systems research, deployment and policy directly from leaders and experts across the industry and around the world. To learn more or to register click here.
MAP-21 Transportation Law
The Federal Highway Administration released their interim guidance documents and Q&A's regarding implementation of the new MAP-21 transportation law. The materials have been posted online at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/
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“Work Zone Safety: We’re All in This Together.” This message to motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, highway workers, law enforcement, and all others that use, construct, and protect the Nation’s roadways will kick off National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) 2013, scheduled for April 15–19. A kickoff event will be held April 16 at an urban work zone in Washington, DC.
While work zone awareness is certainly needed year round, this extra reminder More
January 3, 2013, Loveland, Colorado - A first-in-the-world solution to air traffic control might be in the offing for Loveland's airport with city, state and federal collaborators working on a system that would make a control tower unnecessary.
Denver consultant William Payne described a "blended airspace" traffic management system at a November meeting of the two-city committee that runs the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, and the cities have been inching toward implementation since. More
December 25, 2012, Moscow, Idaho - The University of Idaho's transportation institute is where research quite literally meets the road.
Since it was founded 20 years ago, the National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology has put a premium on turning its research into real-world applications that make getting from point A to point B safe, efficient and environmentally friendly.
One example is that gray metal box that sits next to nearly every traffic light in the country. More
November 25, 2012, Cheyenne, Wyoming - Vince Hopkin leaves his home in Cody at 4 a.m. most days and drives 30 miles on Wyoming Highway 120 to Meeteetse, where he owns a convenience store.
If the road is snowy or slick, he phones in a condition report to the Wyoming Department of Transportation's "nerve center" in Cheyenne.
Hopkin is one of about 300 volunteers statewide with the department's Enhanced Citizen-Assisted Reporting system. More
October 30, 2012, Riverton, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools are beginning a three-year study this fall to evaluate the effects of wildlife warning reflectors on wildlife-vehicle collisions in Big Horn, Hot Springs and Fremont counties. More
September 28, 2012, Washington D.C. - Pilots can now access Idaho's Airport Facility Directory through a mobile application, created by the Idaho Transportation Department.
The new iPad app provides visual flight rules and diagrams for 134 Idaho airports and aviation facilities. ITD employees created the app to allow for more convenience for the state's pilots.
"Pilots will find detailed information for over 130 public use airports and sea plane bases in the state," said Mark Lesser More
September 21, 2012, Colorado - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced today the release of its new, free Smartphone mobile application for travelers called CDOT Mobile – The Official App. The mobile application, which launches with the I-70 mountain corridor, is designed specifically to improve the travel experience on Colorado roadways by making critical information such as highway conditions and traffic information more accessible, dynamic and interactive. More
August 30, 2012, Colorado - The campaign coincides with the "100 Days of Heat" DUI enforcement period, which culminates after the holiday weekend.
Impaired riding is a major problem that contributed to 27 motorcycle fatalities in Colorado last year, equaling 18% of the state's total alcohol-related fatalities. The new campaign will focus on increasing rider awareness of the dangers. More