California Oregon Advanced Transportation Systems (COATS) Update - January 30th, 2019


UPDATE: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

COATS Phase 7 is facilitating ongoing technology transfer through the Western States Forum and continued demonstration and evaluation of ITS technologies through several incubator projects. Here is a brief summary of what was accomplished during the fourth quarter of 2018.

Western States Forum
The 14th annual Western States Forum is scheduled for June 18th - 20th, 2019, in Yreka, California, at the Best Western Miner’s Inn. A Save the Date postcard was sent to announce this year’s event and catch the attention of potential attendees. The Call for Abstracts was released in December. The venue for the 2019 forum was reserved, and the Forum website was updated with the date of the 2019 Forum and the Call for Abstracts.

During the first quarter of 2019, planning for the 14th annual Forum will continue. Abstracts will be selected, and first drafts of presentations and demonstrations will be reviewed. A brochure will be developed and registration will open in early March. Expect to see updates both here and on the Forum website as preparations continue.

Incubator Projects
The following incubator projects will be pursued to address Caltrans’ needs and team member experience:

  • Traveler Information Data Quality:
  • How-To Handbook/Manual for the Western States Forum:
  • Cellular Telco Usage in Rural Environments:

Check back next quarter for updates on the progress and status of the COATS projects.