REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!

CONNECTING MOBILITY
AND SAFETY

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

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Smart City Challenge Winner Announced

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Columbus as Winner of Unprecedented $40 Million Smart City Challenge

Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. awards additional $10 million

COLUMBUS, OH – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT)’s Smart City Challenge. As winner of the Challenge, Columbus will receive up to $40 million from U.S. DOT and up to $10 million from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. to supplement the $90 million that the city has already raised from other private partners to carry out its plan. Using these resources, Columbus will work to reshape its transportation system to become part of a fully-integrated city that harnesses the power and potential of data, technology, and creativity to re-imagine how people and goods move throughout their city.

For more details, go to the Smart City Challenge website, where you can read the full press release, view the pitch made by the City of Columbus and learn more about the Challenge.

 

2016 ITS Arizona Service Event

Come join your fellow ITS Arizona members as we give back to our community at our first Service Event of 2016!
 
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that provides free meals to those in need around the world.  Children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, which are then shipped to distribution partners. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world during the organization’s nearly 30-year history.
 
There is no cost to attend, other than a couple hours of your time, and you are welcome to bring your friends and family members, including children. ITS Arizona will be making a donation on behalf of our membership, and individual cash donations can be made as well.
 
Volunteer Age Guidelines
Everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum age to volunteer at FMSC is 5 years old.
 
Jewelry Policy
Jewelry and other accessories present the potential for foreign objects to accidentally fall into the meals as they are being packed. To avoid this possibility, FMSC requires that all jewelry and other accessories be removed.

ITS Arizona has signed up from 3:30-5:30pm on Thursday, June 30th and we hope you can join us!

Online registration link

 

Employment Opportunity with the City of Scottsdale

The City of Scottsdale is seeking an ITS Signals Tech I to perform “semi-skilled work of routine to moderate difficulty in the installation, maintenance, and repair of traffic signals and streetlights, and underground utility identification (blue staking) in Street Operations within Public Works”.

This is a full-time, classified, non-exempt, benefits eligible position and applications will be accepted through Wednesday, June 29th at 11:59PM.

Full details are available on the City’s Employment Opportunities page.

 

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Update

We would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the upcoming ITS Arizona 23rd Annual Conference:

Gold Sponsors

  • AM Signal Inc.
  • Clark Transportation Solutions

Bronze Sponsors

  • Eberle Design Inc.
  • Iteris, Inc.

Exhibitors

  • Advanced Traffic Products, Inc.
  • American Signal Company
  • Antaira Technologies
  • Jensen Precast
  • MSI Tec
  • SES America
  • Siemens Industry, Inc./RUGGEDCOM
  • Simrex Corporation
  • Wireless Technology, Inc.

Day 2 Lunch Sponsor

  • Y S Mantri & Associates LLC

Lanyard Sponsor

  • Eberle Design Inc.

Quarterly Newsletter/Website Sponsor

  • SES America

Raffle Prize Donations

  • Wireless Technology, Inc.

Attendee Gift Sponsors

  • MSI Tec
 

2016 AZITE/ITSAZ Summer Breakfast Series

Arizona ITE is once again holding a Summer Breakfast Series and this year ITS Arizona is a co-sponsor.

The meetings 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.

At the June 22nd meeting, we’ll be discussing Multimodal Mobility and how it integrates car sharing, bike sharing and existing transit infrastructure.

  • Dawn Coomer, TDM Manager with Valley Metro, will discuss Valley Metro’s Transportation Demand Management Program
  • David Corbin, Senior Account Executive with Xerox Services – Public Transportation, will then talk about the Transit Mobility Marketplace

At the July 27th and August 24th events, nationally-recognized leaders in the Connected and Automated Vehicle space will be on hand to discuss the latest technological advances as well as the important legal, economic and political issues involved with these rapidly advancing areas and their potential impacts on the transportation field.

Space is limited, so please register by June 20th to reserve your spot at this month’s meeting.

 

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, exempt, benefits eligible position and applications will be accepted through June 24th at 4:00PM.

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

 

Arizona Innovation Exchange Day

The Federal Highways Administration’s Every Day Counts (EDC) Initiative is designed to identify and deploy innovation aimed at reducing the time it takes to deliver highway projects, enhance safety and protect the environment.

One of EDC’s two goals — the Technology Innovation and Deployment Goal — includes the formation of a State Transportation Innovation Council. Arizona is meeting that goal through the Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation (ACTI).

The mission of ACTI is to facilitate the implementation of innovative technology, tactics and techniques among transportation program delivery professionals to ensure smart, efficient investment in Arizona’s highway and transportation infrastructure.

ACTI will be holding Arizona Innovation Exchange Day on October 4, 2016, 8:00am – 3:00pm, where innovators from around the state will share their ideas and lessons learned.

More info is available on the event flyer, with more details coming soon.

 

ITS Arizona 23rd Annual Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the ITS Arizona 23rd Annual Conference!

The theme of this year’s conference is Connecting Mobility and Safety and it will be held on Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 29th at the Mesa Convention Center.

Registration links and the Call for Presentations are available on the Conference page.