WSRTTIF Update - March 24th, 2011


UPDATE: Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The Western States Forum Steering Committee met recently and selected the abstracts for the 2011 Forum. We have a great program planned! Presenters will come from four different states, three universities, and four Caltrans districts and divisions, along with Noblis and the Federal Highway Administration.

The topics are diverse and provide a good cross-section of ITS technologies deployed in rural areas. The 2011 Forum agenda will include the following technical presentations and demonstrations:

Day 1 Presentations

Design and Implementation of Photovoltaic Systems for Rural ITS
Jon Dickinson, Mark Aragon
Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)

Voice Communications in Rural Areas - Voting Scan
Javier del Rio, John Schmidt, Rogelio Arroyo
Caltrans Office of Radio Communications

The IRIS Open Advanced Traffic Management System: Development, Deployment, Capabilities, and Maintenance
Michael Darter; AHMCT University of California
Mohammad Battah, John Castro; Caltrans District 10

Wireless Communications for Rural ITS
Tim McDowell
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Day 2 Presentations / Demonstrations

Antenna Characterization for Bluetooth-based Travel Time Data Collection
J. David Porter, David S. Kim, Mario E. Magaña, Panupat Poocharoen, Carlos Antar Gutierrez Arriaga
Oregon State University

Avoiding the Remote Callout
Dean Campbell
Caltrans District 3

MAC Address-Based Delay Measurements at Rural “Gateways”
Yinhai Wang, Yegor Malinovskiy, Un-Kun Lee; University of Washington
Ted Bailey, Matt Neeley; Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

The Power of Information
Keith Koeppen
Caltrans District 2

Luncheon Speaker

Redefining the Path to ITS Standards Training
Ann Diephaus, Blake Christie, Cheryl Lowrance; Noblis

The Forum will be held June 14-16, 2011, in Yreka, California. We hope to see you there! For more information about attending the Forum, see the Forum website at