The Western States Rural Transportation Consortium (WSRTC), comprised of California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada, has been established to facilitate and enhance safe, seamless travel throughout the western United States. The Consortium seeks to promote innovative partnerships, technologies and educational opportunities to meet these objectives. Additionally, the Consortium seeks to provide a collaborative mechanism to leverage research activities in a coordinated manner to respond to rural transportation issues among western states related to technology, operations and safety. Consequently, activities of the Consortium are focused on technology transfer/education (Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum) and incubator projects (small scale research projects intended to serve as a “proof of concept” for larger subsequent efforts) centered on the Consortium pillars of technology, operations and safety.
WSRTC Steering Committee's 2016 Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
The Annual Meeting of the Western States Rural Transportation Consortium Steering Committee is coming up on June 21st, 2016, in Yreka, California.
This year's meeting will be held just prior to the 11th Annual Western States Forum and will commence with a preview of the topics to be presented at the Forum. The Committee will review the Pooled Fund task orders as well as progress on the current incubator projects. The meeting will conclude with a roundtable discussion about projects currently being undertaken by member states.
This year's Western States Forum will feature a variety of detailed technical presentations and demonstrations covering a diverse selection of rural ITS issues. The Forum focuses on practical applications within rural ITS, giving participants a first-hand look at what works and what doesn't in this evolving field.
Information about this year's Forum, including a complete agenda, can be found on the WSRTTIF website.
Sean Campbell, P.E.
Chief, ITS Special Projects Branch
Caltrans, Division of Research, Innovation,
and System Information
1227 O Street, PO Box 942873
Sacramento, CA 94273-0001
(916) 657-4580 (fax)
sean_campbell "at" dot.ca.gov
Caltrans Rural Program Steering Committee Chairman:
Ian Turnbull, P.E.
Chief, Office of ITS Engineering and Support
Caltrans District 2
1657 Riverside Drive
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-3299 (fax)
ian_turnbull "at" dot.ca.gov
Galen McGill, P.E.
Oregon Department of Transportation
355 Capitol St. N.E.
Salem, OR 97301-3871
Galen.E.MCGILL "at" odot.state.or.us
Washington State DOT Lead:
Ron Vessey, P.E.
ITS Field Operations Engineer
Washington State Department of Transportation
PO Box 47344
310 Maple Park Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98504-7344
(360) 705-6826 (fax)
vesseyr "at" wsdot.wa.gov
Thomas Moore, P.E.
Assistant Chief Traffic Engineer
Nevada Department of Transportation
1263 South Stewart St.
Carson City, NV 89712
tmoore "at" dot.state.nv.us
Systems Engineering, Development & Integration
Western Transportation Institute (WTI)
Montana State University - Bozeman
PO Box 174250
Bozeman, MT 59717-4250
(406) 994-1697 (fax)
dgalarus "at" montana.edu
Nathaniel T. Price
ITS / Operations Engineer
Oregon Division and FHWA Resource Center
530 Center St NE, Suite 420
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 399-5838 (fax)
nathaniel.price "at" dot.gov