WSRTC Update - February 3rd, 2012


UPDATE: Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The Western States Rural Transportation Consortium will hold its next Steering Committee meeting on February 9th, 2012, at the conclusion of the Northwest Transportation Conference (NWTC) in Corvallis, Oregon.

The agenda includes a roundtable discussion of recent or planned ITS activities the Consortium members are working on. Doug Galarus will give an update on One Stop Shop Phase 2 and discuss other projects of interest such as the Automated Safety Warning Controller, while David Veneziano will provide an update on the progress of the Year 1 incubator projects. Sean Campbell, Ted Bailey, and Doug Galarus will update the group on the status of Task Order 1 (travel support) and then lead a discussion on Task Order 3 which is expected to cover travel support and website maintenance after Task Order 1 ends. Finally, the Consortium members will also discuss participation and travel for the 2012 NRITS Conference which will be held in Biloxi, Mississippi, in mid-September.

Click here to review the meeting agenda.

The Northwest Transportation Conference has been held approximately every two years since 1949 with the intent to address the interests of a broad audience of transportation professionals in the region. Over the years, it has served as a forum for engineers, designers, builders, operators and other transportation officials to discuss topics in “all aspects and modes of transportation, from maintenance techniques and design standards to funding and organizational issues.” This year’s theme is Transportation and the Economy. According to the Call for Abstracts, “the conference also has a distinctly applied orientation, and our audience expects the conference to deliver information they can use.” To read more about the NWTC, check out the Conferences’s website.