Western States Rural Transportation Consortium (WSRTC)

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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 Updates

WSRTC Update, 6/16/2016: WSRTC Steering Committee's 2016 Annual Meeting WSRTC Update, 4/15/2016: Consortium Steering Committee Meeting Held in Conjunction with NWTC WSRTC Update, 4/15/2016: WSRTC Meeting Coordination, Western States Forum Travel Support and Website Maintenance (Task Order 8) Kick Off Meeting WSRTC Update, 10/16/2015: NRITS 2015 – Elevate ITS WSRTC Update, 9/4/2014: Consortium Leaders Gather in Yreka for Annual Meeting WSRTC Update, 8/24/2015: New Documents Archive Added to Website
WSRTC Steering Committee's 2016 Annual Meeting
June 16th, 2016
Consortium Steering Committee Meeting Held in Conjunction with NWTC
April 15th, 2016
WSRTC Meeting Coordination, Western States Forum Travel Support and Website Maintenance (Task Order 8) Kick Off Meeting
April 15th, 2016
NRITS 2015 – Elevate ITS
October 16th, 2015
Consortium Leaders Gather in Yreka for Annual Meeting
September 4th, 2015
New Documents Archive Added to Website
August 24th, 2015

Project Updates

COATS Project Update, 8/22/2016: Research Report - Data Quality for Aggregation and Dissemination of DOT Traveler Information OSS Project Update, 8/18/2016: Fires Impacting Travel Across the West WSRTTIF Project Update, 7/14/2016: 11th Annual Western States Forum Another Success COATS Project Update, 5/13/2016: January - March 2016 Quarterly Update WeatherShare Project Update, 4/15/2016: WeatherShare Phase 4 Kicks Off OSS Project Update, 4/15/2016: One-Stop-Shop Phase 3 Kicks Off
COATS
Research Report - Data Quality for Aggregation and Dissemination of DOT Traveler Information
August 22nd, 2016
OSS
Fires Impacting Travel Across the West
August 18th, 2016
WSRTTIF
11th Annual Western States Forum Another Success
July 14th, 2016
COATS
January - March 2016 Quarterly Update
May 13th, 2016
WeatherShare
WeatherShare Phase 4 Kicks Off
April 15th, 2016
OSS
One-Stop-Shop Phase 3 Kicks Off
April 15th, 2016

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.

You can review the meeting agenda here.

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.


Consortium Contacts:

Caltrans LogoCaltrans Project Manager:

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) 654-8868
(916) 657-4580 (fax)
sean_campbell "at" dot.ca.gov
www.dot.ca.gov/newtech/
Caltrans LogoCaltrans Lead
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) 225-3320
(530) 225-3299 (fax)
ian_turnbull "at" dot.ca.gov
www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/
ODOT LogoOregon DOT Lead:

Galen McGill, P.E.
ITS Manager
Oregon Department of Transportation
355 Capitol St. N.E.
Salem, OR 97301-3871
503-986-4486
503-986-3055 (fax)
Galen.E.MCGILL "at" odot.state.or.us
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/ITS/
Washington State DOT Lead: Washington State DOT Logo

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) 705-7948
(360) 705-6826 (fax)
vesseyr "at" wsdot.wa.gov
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Operations/Traffic/
NDOT LogoNevada DOT Lead:

Thomas Moore, P.E.
Assistant Chief Traffic Engineer
Nevada Department of Transportation
1263 South Stewart St.
Carson City, NV 89712
(775) 888-7566
tmoore "at" dot.state.nv.us
http://www.nevadadot.com/
WTI/MSU LogoWTI Principal Investigator:

Douglas Galarus
Program Manager
Systems Engineering, Development & Integration
Western Transportation Institute (WTI)
Montana State University - Bozeman
PO Box 174250
Bozeman, MT 59717-4250
(406) 994-5268
(406) 994-1697 (fax)
dgalarus "at" montana.edu
www.westerntransportationinstitute.org
FHWA LogoFHWA Technical Liaison:

Nathaniel T. Price
ITS / Operations Engineer
Oregon Division and FHWA Resource Center
530 Center St NE, Suite 420
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 316-2566
(503) 399-5838 (fax)
nathaniel.price "at" dot.gov
www.fhwa.dot.gov/resourcecenter/teams/operations/index.cfm
 

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