2015 Snowbird, UT.

2015 National Rural ITS Conference – Elevate ITS

August 9-12, 2015
Hosted by the ITS Rocky Mountain Chapter in Snowbird, UT.

RM1: Workforce Development Needs in the West
Kevin Chang, University of Idaho
Workforce Development Needs in the West,

Susan Gallagher, Montana State University- Bozeman
Technology & the Transportation Workforce,


S1: Work Zone ITS – Maximizing Project Returns
Paul Pisano, FHWA
Smarter Work Zones – An FHWA Every Day Counts Initiative

Tim Simodynes, Iowa Department of Transportation
Deployment of Intelligent Work Zone Systems in Iowa

Joseph Jeffrey, Road-Tech Safety Services, Inc.
Work Zone ITS – The Next Step


A1: 511 – Where have we been and where are we going?
Stacy Unholz, IBI Group
511: Have Reports of its Death Been Greatly Exaggerated?

Lisa Miller, Utah Department of Transportation
Strategic Planning for UDOT’s 511 Traveler Information Phone Line,

Mary Farrell, Information Logistics
511 PA Case Study – Transitioning to Next Generation 511,


A2: ITS Procurement: Part 1-3
Richard (Rick) Denney, FHWA
(no presentation available at this time)


RM2: Continued Improvement in Rural Weather Operations
Jeff Williams and Lisa Miller, Utah Department of Transportation
Rural Weather Operations

Vince Garcia, Ali Ragan, and Trenton Rawlinson, Wyoming Department of Transportation
WYDOT’s Road Condition Reporting App for Maintenance Employees

Fred Kitchener, McFarland Management, LLC
Wyoming WRTM Project Evaluation Results


S2: Continued Development of Incident Management Tools
Rueben Juster and Michael Pack, University of Maryland Center for Advanced Transportation Technology
System for Multi-Modal Incident Information Sharing and Collaboration

Kevin McGinnis, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)
FirstNet: Public Safety Broadband to Enhance Emergency Response on Rural Roads,

Robert Dowell and Brent Beach, Utah Department of Transportation
Rural Incident Management, (no presentation available at this time)


B1: Using Partnerships to Improve Traveler Information
Larry Baldwin, IBI Group
511 for Traffic and Transit – Partnership in Traveler Information

Doug Galarus, Western Transportation Institute
Expansion of the Western States One Stop Shop for Rural Traveler Information


RM3: More than Raw Data – Using Performance Measures to Direct System Improvements
Kelly Burns, Utah Department of Transportation
Automated Freeway Performance Measures

Mark Taylor, Utah Department of Transportation
Traffic Signal Performance Measures

Stanley Young, Traffic, Inc.
Arterial Performance Management


S3: Variable Speed Limits in Action
Lynne Randolph, Southwest Research Institute
TxDOT Variable Speed Limits Using Weather, Construction and Traffic Data

Brian Christensen, Horrocks Engineers

Glenn Blackwelder, Utah Department of Transportation
Using Variable Speed Limits to Improve Safety, (no presentation available at this time)

Josh Crain, DKS Associates
Automated Variable Speeds in Rural and Urban Environments in Oregon,


C1: Improvements to Traveler Information Systems & Data
Abby Smith, Castle Rock Associates
How Minnesota is Innovating 511

Pat Brueggeman, South Dakota Department of Transportation
South Dakota’s Weather-Responsive Travel Information

Doug Galarus, Western Transportation Institute
Data Quality Aggregation and Dissemination of DOT Traveler Information: Best Practices


RM4: Asset Management – Tools to Manage Your Technology
Stan Burns, Utah Department of Transportation
Actionable Data – Collect, Organize and Analyze

Acey Roberts, Mississippi Department of Transportation
CADD Solution to Fiber Mapping and Record (no presentation available at this time)


S4: Intersection Safety Tools: Next Steps in Standards Development and the Latest in Technology Evaluations
Scott Petersen, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Challenges for the Future of Rural Intersection Conflict Warning

Dan Middleton, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Investigating the Newest Detection Technologies to Improve Safety and Operations at Rural High-Speed Signalized Intersections

Dan Middleton, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Wei Zhang, FHWA Turner Fairbanks Research Center
Detection Control System (D-CS)


D1: Helping the Public Make Informed Travel Decisions
Leann Koon, Western Transportation Institute
Agency Practices for Low-Visibility Detection and Communication

Paul Pisano, FHWA
Road Weather Decision Support

Vince Garcia & Ali Ragan, Wyoming Department of Transportation
WYDOT’s Efforts to Help the Public Make Informed Travel Decisions


D2: Connected Vehicle
Rhonda Young, University of Wyoming
Connected Vehicle Data on a Rural Variable Speed Limit Corridor (no presentation available at this time)

Blaine Leonard, Utah Department of Transportation
Connected Vehicles in a Rural Landscape (no presentation available at this time)

Bill Legg, Washington State Department of Transportation
The Vehicle-2-Infrastructure Deployment Coalition (V21 DC)

Elise Feldpausch, Michigan Department of Transportation
Truck Parking Project


RM5: Partnerships that Expand the Reach of ITS
Brian Christensen, Horrocks Engineers
Using Public/Private Partnerships to Expand the Reach of ITS (no presentation available at this time)

David Gertman & Scott Wold, Idaho National Laboratory
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) (no presentation available at this time)

Bill Legg, Washington State Department of Transportation
Working Together to Enhance Coordination Across State Borders


E1: RWIS: Learning from the Past, Moving to the Future
Yousuf Taufiq, Parsons Brinkerhoff

Elise Feldpausch, Michigan Department of Transportation
MDOT Statewide RWIS Evaluation

Ben Hershey, Iteris

Dave Huft, South Dakota Department of Transportation
The Acceptance and Assessment of MDSS

Scott Peterson, SRF Consulting

Eric Cottone, Boshung America
Ice Detection and Warning System


E2: Agency Innovation – Maximizing Resources in Your Program
Steve Cook, Michigan Department of Transportation
Evaluating the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Transportation Purposes,

Ron Hall, Kansas Department of Transportation
Low Cost Roadway Cameras in Kansas,

Taek Kwon, University of Minnesota Duluth
Building Weigh-in-Motion Systems Cheap,


RM6: Traffic Operations Tools
Jeffrey Adler, Q-Free Open Roads
Using Crowdsourced Data to Support TMC Operations

Stephen Mathew and Glenn Massarano, Siemens, ITS
Cloud Based Traffic Management System


F1/G1: Vendor Session – Cutting Edge Technology for Your Needs (no presentations available at this time)
John Shearer, Iteris
ITS Innovation for Span-Wired Signalized Intersections

Curtis Duplack, CohuHD
IP Video Cameras

Eric Cottone, Boschung America
RCM500NT – RWIS RPU

Tim Janes, Advanced Traffic Products
Wavetronix for Vehicle Detection and Counts

Steve Mager, Kar-Gor
Acyclica Congestion Management System

David Studdert, Live View Technologies
Remote Streaming Solutions

John Markham, Cambell Scientific
CS125 Visibility/Present Weather,

Rose Mooney, Vaisala
iRWIS (RWS 200, Road DSS including app),

Mike McKay, SES America
Solar Power Integration into Dynamic Message Signs

John Mueller, ADDCO
ADDCO Brick


F2: ITS and CV Informal Gap Analysis from Stakeholders
Adam Hopps and Patrick Son, ITS America
(no presentation available at this time)