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, 3/6/2019: New Pages Added to WSRTC Website WSRTC Update, 12/12/2018: Annual Steering Committee Meeting WSRTC Update, 5/10/2018: Steering Committee Meets at Northwest Transportation Conference 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
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New Pages Added to WSRTC Website
March 6th, 2019
WSRTC
Annual Steering Committee Meeting
December 12th, 2018
WSRTC
Steering Committee Meets at Northwest Transportation Conference
May 10th, 2018
WSRTC
Consortium to meet at the Northwest Transportation Conference
March 12th, 2018
WSRTC
Consortium Leaders Meet for Annual Meeting Held in Yreka, CA
October 26th, 2017

Project Updates

COATS Project Update, 1/30/2019: October - December 2018 Quarterly Update WSRTTIF Project Update, 1/18/2019: It’s Time to Submit an Abstract for the Next Western States Forum! WSRTTIF Project Update, 1/15/2019: Another Successful Forum in 2018! OSS Project Update, 8/14/2018: Fire Season Hits Close to Home COATS Project Update, 5/1/2018: January – March 2018 Quarterly Update OSS Project Update, 4/17/2018: Research Pays Off - OSS Featured in TR News
COATS
October - December 2018 Quarterly Update
January 30th, 2019
WSRTTIF
It’s Time to Submit an Abstract for the Next Western States Forum!
January 18th, 2019
WSRTTIF
Another Successful Forum in 2018!
January 15th, 2019
OSS
Fire Season Hits Close to Home
August 14, 2018
COATS
January – March 2018 Quarterly Update
May 1st, 2018
OSS
Research Pays Off - OSS Featured in TR News
April 17th, 2018

WSRTC: New Pages Added to WSRTC Website
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Two new pages have been added to the WSRTC website!

The California-Oregon Advanced Transportation System (COATS) project and its successor, the WSRTC, have successfully advanced rural transportation for over twenty years. None of the accomplishments of the group would be possible without the skills, efforts, expertise, action, determination, and leadership of individual transportation professionals from the member agencies and states.

The Steering Committee page lists the members of the committee that direct the work of the Western States Rural Transportation Consortium. The DOT leads for each member state are bolded. Individuals from the member research institutions and the FHWA are also listed on the page.

Some of the people who were instrumental in the COATS-WSRTC efforts have since retired or moved on to other positions or responsibilities. The WSRTC feels it is important to recognize with Emeritus Status those who have significantly contributed to the success of COATS and the WSRTC. We’ve posted a new Emeritus page to recognize our Emeritus members and highlight some of their contributions.


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/
UDOT LogoUtah DOT Lead:

Tyler Laing
ITS Program Manager
Traffic Management Division
Utah Department of Transportation
2060 S 2760 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
(801) 887-3792
tlaing “at” utah.gov
https://www.udot.utah.gov/
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
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
USU LogoUSU Principal Investigator:

Douglas Galarus
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Utah State University
Old Main 420
4205 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4205
(435) 797-4136
douglas.galarus "at" usu.edu
https://cs.usu.edu/people/faculty/galarus-douglas/
 

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