The ITS Arizona 23rd Annual Conference will be Wednesday, September 28th & Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at the Mesa Convention Center. Registration links and the draft program are on the Conference page. We look forward to seeing you there!


ITS Arizona Annual Conference Update

The ITS Arizona Annual Conference Committee has been hard at work and has several updates:

  • The draft program is now available.
  • The Call for Awards has been extended to Friday, August 26th. Please submit your nominations for the following categories as soon as possible:
    • Best ITS Planning Project in Arizona
    • Best ITS Implementation Project in Arizona
    • Best Use of an ITS Industry Product or Service in Arizona
  • The Conference page has been updated with the latest full listing of conference sponsors and exhibitors, as well as the current booth assignments.

Don’t forget, early registration ends soon, with fees increasing September 1st!


Employment Opportunity with Maricopa County

Maricopa County is seeking a Traffic Management Specialist to provide team leadership in traffic flow management and in incident/emergency management for the traveling public.”

This is a full-time, classified, benefits-eligible position with a closing date of August 26th.

Full details are available on the Maricopa County Jobs Site.


Self-Driving Vehicles Oversight Committee to Hold Its First Meeting

ADOT News Release

The Self-Driving Vehicles Oversight Committee, created by Governor Doug Ducey to support research and development of self-driving vehicle technology in Arizona, will hold its first meeting on Monday.

Community members, businesses and other stakeholders are welcome to attend and to provide their input and ideas. The agenda also includes a presentation on autonomous vehicles by John Halikowski, director of the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the ADOT Administration Building, 206 S. 17th Ave. in Phoenix.

Gov. Ducey created the panel, made up of transportation, public safety and policy experts, to advise ADOT, the Department of Public Safety, universities and other public agencies on how best to advance the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles on public roads. Its goals align with the governor’s mission of boosting economic growth, creating jobs and promoting innovation that improves the way Arizonans live.


GM Testing Self-Driving Technology in Scottsdale

In addition to Google’s recent decision to expand its Self-Driving Car program to Chandler, GM has begun doing the same.  Cruise Automation, a startup GM acquired earlier this year, has expanded testing of their self driving technology to Scottsdale, using the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV.

GM’s Cruise Automation is Testing Self-Driving Chevy Bolts in Arizona

The Startup That Could Help GM Beat Google to the Self-Driving Car


Employment Opportunities with the City of Mesa

The City of Mesa is seeking two Engineering Assistants, in the areas of Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning.

These are part-time, non-benefits eligible positions, and there is no closing date for applications.

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


2016 AZITE/ITSAZ Summer Breakfast Series

The finale of the three-part Summer Breakfast Series hosted by Arizona ITE and ITS Arizona is Wednesday, August 24th.

The meeting will be held 7:45-9am at ASU Karsten Golf Course, in the Sun Angel Clubhouse, at 1125 E. Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe, and includes an excellent breakfast buffet with beautiful views of the surrounding golf course.

Scott Shogan, with WSP Parson Brinckerhoff’s office in Detroit, MI, will present Planning for Driverless: The Impact of Automated Vehicles on our Transportation System.  

Please register by August 22nd to reserve your spot at this month’s meeting and take part in the discussion.


Employment Opportunity with the City of Mesa

The City of Mesa is seeking a Traffic Barricading Coordinator, who will be “responsible for designing, coordinating, planning and advising on traffic control barricading plans for construction projects and special events.”

This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefits eligible position and applications will be accepted through Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11:59PM.

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


Employment Opportunity with the City of Mesa

The City of Mesa is seeking a Transportation Department Director.  “The Transportation Department Director performs highly responsible administrative and supervisory work in planning, organizing, directing, and promoting activities of the Transportation Department including traffic engineering, transportation planning, and field operations.

This is a full-time, non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position and is open until filled. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than Thursday, September 1, 2016.

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


ITS Arizona Internship

Ema ShqalsiEach year, ITS Arizona partners with WTS to sponsor internship opportunities with local agencies and consultants.  Our newest ITS Arizona intern is Ema Shqalsi, who will be working with Valley Metro. Ema is currently a senior studying Civil Engineering at Arizona State University, with a focus in Sustainability and a minor in Urban Planning. Ema is passionate about the built environment and plans to attain a Masters in Architecture so that she can practice both engineering and design in her career. Her career and life goals include creating healthier and more efficient cities and buildings, revitalizing existing cities and closing the gap between innovation and the last mile.

ITS Arizona is pleased to support Ema in her work with Valley Metro and wish her continued success.