Thursday, July 16th Social Event
Come enjoy some food, fun and games at TopGolf Scottsdale at Riverwalk and catch up on the latest with your friends and colleagues. ITS Arizona members and a guest are invited to attend at the subsidized rate of $20 each; additional guests will be at the full rate of $44 each.
The cost includes 2 hours of TopGolf play, a lifetime TopGolf membership, club rental, the Tee Line Tasters buffet and soft drinks.
Space is limited and registration will close at midnight on July 8th, so please register ASAP. Note that advance payment by credit card or PayPal is required and walk-ins will not be accepted.
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The City of Phoenix is inviting applications for the position of Traffic Signal Technician. The position “installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical/electronic traffic signal control devices and systems in the field”.
The position (Job Code #74190, ID #14573) is open until a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received.
Full details are available for download and online at https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs/
The City of Glendale is inviting applications for the position of Traffic Engineer I. The position “investigates and analyzes citizen and council requests for service regarding neighborhood and transportation issues” and “provides project management on assigned projects”.
The position is open until filled with the first review of applications on June 8, 2015.
Full details are available for download here.
This week in Phoenix, over 100 engineers gathered to release the 2015 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure showing how the state’s key assets were doing and what could be improved to keep the state growing. The report highlights how infrastructure is essential to everyday life and critical to economic competitiveness.
-Courtesy of the Arizona Society of Civil Engineers
Do you Tweet? If so, you may want to starting following @WazeTrafficPhx. Phoenix is one of 50 ‘traffic-intense’ locations selected by Waze with specialized Twitter accounts to let drivers know when there is something unusual happening on the road at any given time and inform them how it will affect their drive. The Unusual Traffic service uses historical data to compare what is actually happening on the road to what traffic typically looks like for the same street and time. Information included in the tweets will include:
- The location and cause (if available) of the unusual traffic
- The extra time added by the unusual traffic
- Pictures from Waze users’ real-time road reports
- Whether the traffic jam is building up or clearing up
- A link to a page containing the optimal alternate route to bypass the traffic
Here is a tweet from @WazeTrafficPhx this morning:You can read the full announcement on the official Waze Blog.
Gripping Stuff – The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) video “High Friction Surface Treatments: A Road Surface Treatment” has been awarded a 2015 Communicator Award of Distinction in the Programs/News – Information category.
A Connected Future – The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) video “Connected Vehicle: The Future of Transportation” was awarded a 2015 Communicator Gold Award for Excellence, as well as a 2015 Silver Telly Award.
For more information about the videos and the award programs, please refer to the latest issue of Traffic Technology Today.