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, 3/12/2018: WSRTC to meet at the Northwest Transportation Conference WSRTC Update, 10/26/2017: WSRTC Leaders Meet for Annual Meeting Held in Yreka, CA 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
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Consortium to meet at the Northwest Transportation Conference
March 12th, 2018
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Consortium Leaders Meet for Annual Meeting Held in Yreka, CA
October 26th, 2017
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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

Project Updates

OSS Project Update, 4/17/2018: Research Pays Off - OSS Featured in TR News WSRTTIF Project Update, 3/27/2018: Registration Opens for the 2018 Forum COATS Project Update, 2/16/2018: October – December 2017 Quarterly Update WSRTTIF Project Update, 12/19/2017: Submit an Abstract for the 2018 Western States Forum COATS Project Update, 11/21/2017: July - September 2017 Quarterly Update WSRTTIF Project Update, 10/13/2017: 2017 Forum Continues Tradition of Detailed Discussion on Rural ITS Projects
OSS
Research Pays Off - OSS Featured in TR News
April 17th, 2018
WSRTTIF
Registration Opens for the 2018 Forum
March 27th, 2018
COATS
October – December 2017 Quarterly Update
February 16th, 2018
WSRTTIF
Submit an Abstract for the 2018 Western States Forum
December 19th, 2017
COATS
July - September 2017 Quarterly Update
November 21st, 2017
WSRTTIF
2017 Forum Continues Tradition of Detailed Discussion on Rural ITS Projects
October 13th, 2017

WSRTC: Consortium to meet at the Northwest Transportation Conference
Monday, March 12th, 2018

The WSRTC will meet at the upcoming Northwest Transportation Conference (NWTC), March 13-15, 2018, in Corvallis, Oregon. The Consortium members will discuss expansion of the WSRTC to include additional member states. You can review the agenda here or on the Consortium’s documents page.

“Moving the Transportation Profession Forward” is the theme for the 2018 NWTC and over 400 transportation professionals from around the Pacific Northwest are expected to attend. Topics include:

  • Difficult Transportation Decisions
  • Change Management and Agility
  • Land Use, Trips, and Travel
  • Smarter Traffic Signals
  • Active Transportation
  • Seismic Resiliency
  • Moving Freight
  • Worker Safety
  • LIDAR and UAV

Check back after the conference for a report on the Consortium meeting and the conference.


Consortium Contacts:

Caltrans LogoCaltrans Project Manager:

Sean Campbell, P.E.
Chief, ITS Special Projects Branch
Caltrans, Division of Research, Innovation, and System Information
PO Box 942873
Sacramento, CA 94273-0001
(916) 227-6259
(916) 657-4580 (fax)
sean_campbell "at" dot.ca.gov
www.dot.ca.gov/newtech/
Caltrans LogoCaltrans Lead
Caltrans Rural Program Steering Committee Chairman:

Don Anderson
Deputy District Director, Maintenance and Operations
Caltrans District 2
1657 Riverside Drive
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-3545
don.anderson "at" dot.ca.gov
www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/
Caltrans LogoRural PSC,
Rural Division Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) Coordinator:

Jeremiah Pearce, P.E.
Chief, Office of ITS Engineering and Support
Caltrans, District 2
1657 Riverside Drive
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-3320
(530) 225-3255 (fax)
jeremiah.pearce "at" dot.ca.gov
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/
ODOT Logo Oregon 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 LogoWashington 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) 705-7948
(360) 705-6826 (fax)
vesseyr "at" wsdot.wa.gov
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Operations/Traffic/
NDOT LogoNevada DOT Lead:

Seth Daniels
Assistant Chief Traffic Operations Engineer
Nevada Department of Transportation
1263 S. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89712
(775) 888-7565 (Office)
(775) 253-5304 (Cell)
sdaniels "at" dot.nv.gov
http://www.nevadadot.com/
WTI/MSU LogoWTI Principal Investigator:

Leann Koon
Research Associate
Systems Engineering, Development & Integration
Western Transportation Institute (WTI)
Montana State University - Bozeman
PO Box 174250
Bozeman, MT 59717-4250
(406) 994-7643
(406) 994-1697 (fax)
leann.koon "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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