Redding Responder

The Redding Responder system facilitates communication and documentation of incidents in rural areas. Incident responders use the Redding Responder system to describe an incident and convey details back to a traffic management center.

The Responder system consists of a tablet PC, an optional communications briefcase, and purpose built software. The briefcase houses cellular and satellite communication equipment for more rural areas, or the tablet PC can use a built in cellular radio.

The Responder software is used to import photos from a camera, annotate them with sketches or text, and include them in an email along with text describing the incident to be sent back to the traffic management center.

Redding Responder project

Recent Updates:

Responder Project Update, 9/7/2010: Best of Rural ITS Awards Responder Project Update, 4/20/2010: Creating an incident
Best of Rural ITS Awards
September 7th, 2010
Creating an incident
April 20th, 2010

Check back soon for more Responder updates.


UPDATE: Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

The Responder System won the 2010 Best of Rural ITS Award for Best New Innovative Product, Service or Application. The award was announced during a special presentation of the opening session of the 2010 National Rural ITS conference held in Huntington, West Virginia, August 1st-4th. This award program is the only one of its kind in the world that recognizes the best and brightest of the rural ITS community.

Doug Galarus gave a quick overview of the Responder project and accepted the award.

Doug Galarus gave a quick overview of the Responder project and accepted the 2010 NRITS Best of Rural ITS Award.

Photos by Leann Koon

The Redding Responder System – winner of the 2010 Best of Rural ITS Award for Best New Innovative Product, Service or Application.

Photo by Doug Galarus

Here is Doug accepting the award from Steve Albert, Rural SIG Chair and Director of the Western Transportation Institute.

Doug Galarus accepts the award from Steve Albert, Rural SIG Chair and Director of the Western Transportation Institute.

Photo by Leann Koon

Check back soon for more Responder updates.

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Project Contacts:

Caltrans 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 Project Champion:

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/

WTI 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

WTI Technical Co-Lead:

Daniell Richter
Research Associate
Systems Engineering, Development & Integration
Western Transportation Institute (WTI)
Montana State University - Bozeman
PO Box 174250
Bozeman, MT 59717-4250
(406) 994-6773
(406) 994-1697 (fax)
Daniell.Richter "at" montana.edu
www.westerntransportationinstitute.org

Caltrans Past Project Manager:

Mandy Chu, P.E.
Senior Transportation Engineer
Office of Traffic Operations Research
Caltrans, Division of Research & Innovation
1227 "O" Street, MS-83
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-654-7656
916-654-9977 (fax)
mandy_chu "at" dot.ca.gov
www.dot.ca.gov/newtech/


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