WSRTTIF Update - March 27th, 2018


UPDATE: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Registration is open for the 2018 Western States Forum!

The 13th annual Forum will be held June 19 – 21 in Yreka, California. The Forum is designed for engineering practitioners and provides ITS implementers and engineers with an opportunity to engage in detailed, technical discussions about innovative ITS engineering projects. Each presentation is one to two hours, allowing speakers to present the nuts and bolts of a project, including details such as source code, equations, and component-level discussion. Questions are encouraged during presentations, further facilitating dialogue and depth. Demonstrations and equipment displays will be an integral part of this year’s agenda. In addition, the Forum provides invaluable opportunities to network and exchange ideas and experiences with peers in an informal atmosphere.

The following technical presentations and demonstrations are currently on the 2018 Forum agenda:

Active Traffic Management System

Blaine Van Dyke, P.E., Michael Burkart
Oregon Department of Transportation

Adapting an Advanced Traffic Management System for Rural Deployment

Ansley Skillern, Amit Misra
Southwest Research Institute

Cellular Communications in Rural Applications

Keith Koeppen, P.E.
Caltrans District 2

DWR Hydrological Weather Stations

Bryan Prestel
California Department of Water Resources

From AWOS/RWIS to Caltrans Aviation Weather Information (AWI)

Douglas Galarus, Melissa Clark, Derek Kantar
WTI/MSU, USU, Caltrans

ITS, Signage, Signals, and Structures Condition Rating Dashboard

Doug Spencer, P.E.
Oregon Department of Transportation

Managing Winter Maintenance Costs and Increasing Safety through an Advanced Weather Visualization Platform

Ira Pray, Robert Koeberlein, Sara Lightbody, Zachary Spielman, Scott Wold
Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Transportation Department

Mobile Device App for Maintaining CMS Field Elements

Stephen M. Donecker
UC Davis

UDOT’s Snow and Ice Performance Measure

Jeff Williams, Cody Oppermann
Utah Department of Transportation

With the networking opportunities, in-depth and relevant technical program, excellent location, low cost, and quality facilities, this will be an event you won’t want to miss!

The Forum is only a few months away and attendance is limited. Please register by May 18th! Visit or download a brochure for more information and detailed registration instructions.