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, 06/08/2017: Annual Steering Committee Meeting to be held June 20th, 2017 WSRTC Update, 10/25/2016: Annual Meeting Held in Yreka - June 21, 2016 WSRTC Update, 10/13/2016: Impact of the Western States Rural Transportation Consortium 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
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Annual Steering Committee Meeting to be held June 20th, 2017
June 8th, 2017
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Annual Meeting Held in Yreka - June 21, 2016
October 25th, 2016
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Impact of the Western States Rural Transportation Consortium
October 13th, 2016
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WSRTC Steering Committee's 2016 Annual Meeting
June 16th, 2016
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Consortium Steering Committee Meeting Held in Conjunction with NWTC
April 15th, 2016

Project Updates

WSRTTIF Project Update, 10/13/2017: 2017 Forum Continues Tradition of Detailed Discussion on Rural ITS Projects OSS Project Update, 10/10/2017: Terrible Fires in California OSS Project Update, 9/7/2017: Watching the Eclipse in the One-Stop-Shop AWOS/RWIS Project Update, 05/03/2017: Phase III Kicks Off WSRTTIF Update, 05/02/2017: Register for the 2017 Forum! COATS Project Update, 4/19/2017: Phase 7 Gets Underway
WSRTTIF
2017 Forum Continues Tradition of Detailed Discussion on Rural ITS Projects
October 13th, 2017
OSS
Terrible Fires in California
October 10th, 2017
OSS
Watching the Eclipse in the One-Stop-Shop
September 7th, 2017
AWOS/RWIS
Phase III Kicks Off
May 3rd, 2017
Register for the 2017 Forum!
May 2nd, 2017
COATS
Phase 7 Gets Underway
April 19th, 2017

WSRTC: Annual Steering Committee Meeting to be held June 20th, 2017
Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The WSRTC Steering Committee will be gathering in Yreka, California, on June 20th, 2017, for its Annual Meeting, just prior to the 12th Annual Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum. The meeting will start with a preview of the topics that will be presented at the upcoming Forum. The Committee will discuss governing documents and principles, and review the current Pooled Fund task orders. As is the tradition, a roundtable discussion about recent and planned ITS activities being implemented in the member states will close out the meeting.

The full meeting agenda can be found here.

This year's Western States Forum will feature a wide 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, and why.

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:

Doug Spencer, P.E.
Standards Engineer
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Oregon Department of Transportation
2080 Laura Street
Springfield, OR 97477
(541) 747-1276
Doug.L.SPENCER "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:

Rodney D. Schilling, P.E.
Assistant Chief Traffic Operations
Traffic Operations Division
Nevada Department of Transportation
1263 S. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89712
(775) 888-7863
roschilling "at" dot.nv.gov
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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