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COATS Project Update, 4/19/2017: COATS Phase 7 Gets Underway COATS Phase 7 Gets Underway
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Work on COATS Phase 7 got underway this month with a Kick-Off Meeting on February 23, 2017. COATS Phase 7 will build on the success of earlier COATS phases to preserve and expand the COATS region as an innovator in rural ITS demonstration. Initiatives to be undertaken in this phase include the Western States Forum, three incubator projects, and maintaining the existing COATS web presence for the technology transfer of results of this effort.

COATS Project Update, 11/17/2016: 6th Phase of COATS Project Completed 6th Phase of COATS Project Completed
Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Recently, the project team successfully completed work on the 6th phase of the COATS project. Phase 6 focused on promoting technology transfer, investigating traveler information data quality, and evaluating the Fredonyer Pass Icy Curve Warning System. The final project report is now available.

COATS Project Update, 8/22/2016: Research Report - Data Quality for Aggregation and Dissemination of DOT Traveler Information Research Report - Data Quality for Aggregation and Dissemination of DOT Traveler Information
Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The technology incubator project – Data Quality for Aggregation and Dissemination of DOT Traveler Information – has been completed and a research report is now available. Read the results of the practitioner survey and the literature review, as well as an analysis of best practices for quality assurance of traveler information data.

COATS Project Update, 5/13/2016: January - March 2016 Quarterly Update January - March 2016 Quarterly Update
Friday, May 13th, 2016

COATS Phase 6 is facilitating ongoing technology transfer through the Western States Forum and continued demonstration and evaluation of ITS technologies through several incubator projects. The first quarter of 2016 saw further preparations for the 2016 Western States Forum and excellent progress on the various incubator projects.

COATS Project Update, 2/24/2016: Evaluation of the Fredonyer Pass ICWS – Final Report Evaluation of the Fredonyer Pass ICWS – Final Report
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

The Fredonyer Pass Icy Curve Warning System (ICWS) was deployed by Caltrans to increase motorist vigilance and reduce the number of crashes occurring during icy pavement conditions in real-time. An evaluation of the project has been conducted and a final report is now available.

COATS Project Update, 2/11/2016: October – December 2015 Quarterly Update October – December 2015 Quarterly Update
Thursday, February 11th, 2016

COATS Phase 6 is facilitating ongoing technology transfer through the Western States Forum and continued demonstration and evaluation of ITS technologies through several incubator projects. Read about the preparations for the 2016 Western States Forum and progress made on the various projects in the last quarter of 2015.

COATS Project Update, 10/23/2015: July – September 2015 Quarterly Update July – September 2015 Quarterly Update
Friday, October 23rd, 2015

COATS Phase 6 is facilitating ongoing technology transfer through the Western States Forum and continued demonstration and evaluation of ITS technologies through several incubator projects. The third quarter of 2015, spanning from July to September, has come to a close. Read about the progress made on the various projects during this time.

COATS Project Update, 10/16/2015: Data Quality Project Presentation at the 2015 National Rural ITS Conference Data Quality Project Presentation at the 2015 National Rural ITS Conference
Friday, October 16th, 2015

The 2015 National Rural ITS Conference was held August 9-12, at the Snowbird Ski Resort in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. The agenda included tours and technical sessions covering a wide variety of rural ITS topics. Doug Galarus presented Data Quality for Aggregation and Dissemination of DOT Traveler Information: Best Practices in Session C1 Improvements to Traveler Information Systems & Data.

COATS Project Update, 8/26/2015: Development Recommendations and Equipment Sources Completed for Chain-up Delay Project Wednesday, August 26th, 2015:

In the most recent Chain-up Delay tracking with Bluetooth project development, the project team has finalized its recommendations for deployment locations and equipment to be used.
COATS Project Update, 8/25/2015: Thank you to David Veneziano, April – June 2015 Quarterly Update Tuesday, August 25th, 2015:

COATS Phase 6 is facilitating ongoing technology transfer through the Western States Forum and continued demonstration and evaluation of ITS technologies through several incubator projects.  Read about progress made on the various projects during the April to June 2015 quarter. A thank you goes to David Veneziano for his leadership of the COATS efforts over the last seven years!
COATS Project Update, 4/20/2015: Quarterly Update:  January – March 2015 Monday, April 20th, 2015.

COATS Phase 6 is facilitating ongoing technology transfer through the Western States Forum and continued demonstration and evaluation of ITS technologies through several incubator projects.The first quarter of 2015 saw significant progress across Phase 6 projects.
COATS Project Update, 1/26/2015: COATS Phase 6 Projects, October – December 2014 Quarterly Update Monday, January 26th, 2015:

COATS Phase 6 is now underway with the goals of continued demonstration and evaluation of ITS technologies through incubator projects identified by the Project Technical Advisory Panel (PTAP), as well as provision of ongoing knowledge transfer activities from the Western States Forum. The October – December 2014 quarter included a number of activities as the incubator projects were started and preparations for the 10th Annual Western States Forum commenced.

COATS Project Update, 12/19/2014: Rural ICM project, COATS Phase 5 completed Friday, December 19th, 2014:

The 5th phase of the COATS project came to a close recently. The project focused on technology transfer, identification of future sites to deploy Bluetooth readers in support of determining chain-up area delays, a survey of automated safety warning devices and the development of a regional ICM planning process.

COATS Update for June 30th, 2014 Monday, June 30th, 2014:

Survey of Western State Safety Warning Devices incubator project completed

COATS Update for February 16th, 2012 Thursday, February 16th, 2012:

Incubator projects presented at 91st Annual Transportation Research Board meeting

COATS Update for January 26th, 2012 Thursday, January 26th, 2012:

Rural Deployment Assistance

COATS Update for December 16th, 2011 Friday, December 16th, 2011:

COATS Phase 5 projects

COATS Update for December 5th, 2011 Monday, December 5th, 2011:

COATS Phase 4 has concluded.

COATS Update for October 20th, 2011 Thursday, October 20th, 2011:

Evaluation of Fredonyer Pass Icy Curve Warning System completed.

COATS Update for September 1st, 2011 Thursday September 1st, 2011:

Radar Speed Trailer deployment warrants project completed.

COATS Update for January 12th, 2011 Wednesday, January 12th, 2011:

Research on radar speed deployment warrants.

COATS Update for October 21st, 2010 Thursday, October 21st, 2010:

COATS Phase 4 has five main projects within its scope. Technology transfer is a key component and Phase 4 continues to support the Western States Forum. This phase is also looking at how to best deploy technologies developed under COATS and spinoff projects, as well as evaluating and examining new issues and deployments. Finally, expansion of the COATS region to include areas of other states, under the umbrella of the Western States Rural Transportation Consortium, is also being investigated.


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