We would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and ITS Arizona members for their support which made this year's conference possible.  Presentations from the breakout sessions and lots of great photos and other information are now available on the Conference page.  We look forward to seeing you again next year!


Employment Opportunity with the City of Mesa

The City of Mesa is seeking a Streetlight Systems Supervisor to “manage the installation, maintenance and repair of the City’s residential and arterial streetlight systems.

This is a full-time benefits eligible position and applications will be accepted through Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 11:59PM.

Full details are available on the City of Mesa’s Job Opportunities page.


Employment Opportunity with FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration is seeking a Civil Engineer (Transportation) to work in the Arizona Division Office on the System Performance Team.

The Civil Engineer (Transportation) serves as the Division statewide technical specialist in traffic operations concentrating in assisting the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and local public agencies in relieving traffic congestion and improving mobility. The Civil Engineer (Transportation) is involved in the orderly, effective deployment of current and emerging traffic operations technologies. The Civil Engineer (Transportation) works on a day-to-day basis including interpreting laws and regulation and making independent decisions and value judgement.

The ideal candidate  has experience in traffic operations and transportation planning work, aimed to improve the efficiency and operations of our nations’ highways, such as with traffic congestion issues and solutions, traffic flow theory, freeway traffic and incident management, traffic signal operation, maintenance, management and timing.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a closing date of December 8th.

Full details are available on the USAJOBS website.


December 2016 ITS Arizona Service Event

ITS Arizona is excited to announce that we have adopted a shared-use path in Tempe!  We will be responsible for seasonal cleanups of a one-mile segment of the Tempe Canal Path between University Drive and Apache Boulevard along the border between Tempe and Mesa.tempe-canal-path

Please join us for our first cleanup event on Saturday, December 3rd from 8-9:30am.  Families and guests are welcome to attend, but are limited to those 12 and over.  Safety vests and bags will be provided by the City of Tempe’s Adopt-a-Path program, so please register everyone who will be attending to make sure we have an accurate headcount.  Gloves and pick-up tools are recommended, but will not be provided, and all volunteers will be required to sign a waiver of liability.

Registration and full details are available online. We hope to see you there!


Employment Opportunity with the City of Mesa

The City of Mesa is seeking a Traffic Studies Analyst to “conduct paraprofessional traffic engineering work in the Traffic Studies Unit.

This is a full-time benefits eligible position and applications will be accepted through Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 11:59PM.

Full details are available on the City of Mesa’s Job Opportunities page.


2016 ITS Arizona/Arizona ITE Holiday Party

This year’s joint ITS Arizona/Arizona ITE Holiday Party will be held Friday, December 16th at The Royal Islanders Hukilau Hawaiian Village!  Those of you who attended the 2014 holiday party may remember this location, which has great food and entertainment.  Doors open at 5pm, to give you time to mingle and catch up with colleagues, new and old, while enjoying a Mai Tai.  A full dinner will be served, followed by a live Hawaiian show.

The entry fee is $10/person, which will be donated to a local charity.  Please RSVP by Thursday, December 8th.

Note: All attendees must be at least 21 and parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.

Register Today!


Provide Feedback on ADOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan


Planning Arizona’s transportation future requires setting priorities and making sometimes-difficult choices given limited resources.

As the Arizona Department of Transportation updates its Long-Range Transportation Plan, a blueprint looking from now through 2040, an interactive online survey allows you to help shape this vision by walking through scenarios similar to those facing planners and policymakers. 

The survey, developed by ADOT and MetroQuest, is available until Nov. 11 atwhatmovesyouarizona.metroquest.com. It gives you the opportunity to rank six transportation priorities: preservation, expansion, safety, technology, accessibility, and maintenance and operations. You’ll get a budget and determine how much of it you’d allocate for each. Then you’ll decide tradeoff scenarios that further define your priorities.

It takes just a few minutes and can be completed on a personal computer, smartphone or tablet. A Spanish-language version of the survey is also available via the link.

ADOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan is updated every five years. While it isn’t project-specific, it identifies investment priorities based on current and projected transportation funding over the next 25 years.

It’s up to the public, policymakers and communities to tell ADOT what’s important to them throughout the long-range planning process and to prioritize projects and funding.

The final version of the plan is expected to be complete in early 2017.


FTA Mobility on Demand Sandbox Program Projects

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, developed the Mobility on Demand (MOD) initiative to help communities nationwide incorporate the latest technology into their public transit services, with the goal of making them more effective, efficient, and equitable. Urban, suburban, and rural communities alike will benefit from better first and last mile connections, improved paratransit services, smart congestion management, and more.

Under the leadership of Secretary Anthony Foxx, the first-ever MOD Sandbox Program builds on the Department’s ongoing initiatives to promote innovative transportation technologies, such as the Smart City Challenge, Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, and Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Deployment Grants.

These projects will use smartphone apps, open data platforms, and other advanced technologies to better connect transit riders to their destinations, aided by private companies and research institutions in fields such as software development, ride-sharing, and bike-share.

Congratulations to the following Arizona agencies for being awarded grants from the MOD program:

The Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County will receive funding for the Adaptive Mobility with Reliability and Efficiency project, integrating fixed route, subscription based ride-sharing and social carpooling services into an existing data platform to provide affordable, convenient and flexible service. The project augments transit by addressing first mile/ last mile issues and congestion mitigation by incorporating shared ride-on-demand services, integrated open payment systems and advanced traveler information systems. 

Valley Metro Rail of Phoenix will receive funding for a smart phone mobility platform that integrates mobile ticketing and multimodal trip planning. The network will include a range of mobility providers, including ride-hailing, bike sharing, and car-sharing companies, allowing all levels of income, age  and people with disabilities to have access to an integrated, connected multimodal transportation system.

List of all project awards


Employment Opportunity with the City of Flagstaff

The City of Flagstaff is seeking a Transportation Engineering Project Manager to exercise skills and knowledge regarding technical support associated with the management of projects, contracts, teams and services for city funded public improvements. 

This is a full-time, FLSA exempt, benefits eligible position and applications will be accepted through November 18th at 4:00PM.

Full details are available on the City’s Jobs site.