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ITS ARIZONA 28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Tentatively Scheduled for September 29-30, 2021

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AZITE/ITSAZ Free Webinar – High Friction Surface Treatment for Improving Highway Safety

AZITE and ITSAZ are co-hosting a free webinar on High Friction Surface Treatment for Improving Highway Safety. 

High friction surface treatment (HFST) is an emerging surface application/technology that has been proven to reduce crashes and the related injuries and fatalities. It also helps motorists maintain better control in both dry and wet driving conditions. The Maricopa County Department of Transportation used HSIP (Highway Safety Improvement Program) funding at two locations in Maricopa County, and  project was successfully completed in December 2019. 

The webinar will be presented by Mazen Muradvich – MCDOT, Jeff King – FHWA and Captain Joseph Ritchie- DPS.

The webinar is scheduled for October 6, 2020 from 12 PM – 1 PM and is free for all attendees.

Please register at AZITE webiste.

 

 

 

 

Nominations for ITS Arizona Board of Directors

The upcoming election for the 2021 ITS Arizona Board of Directors is just around the corner, so now is the time to throw your name in the hat if you are interested in taking an active role in one of Arizona’s premier professional organizations.  

Whether you are interested in being Treasurer or a Member-at-Large, please send an email to itsazinfo@itsaz.org with your full contact info, a recent bio, the position you would like to be nominated for and why you want to serve on the ITS Arizona Board of Directors.  Nominations must be received by 5 PM on Friday, September 4th, 2020.  Submissions will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee, which will forward its recommendations to the Board of Directors for inclusion in the upcoming ballot.

 

ITS Arizona 27th Annual Conference – Call for Abstracts, Award Nominations and Student Papers

ITS Arizona 27th Annual Conference – Era of Smart Mobility will be a virtual event to be held on October 14, 2020. 

Call for presentations is open. If you are interested in presenting your work to other transportation professionals, please submit a 200-word abstract using the form on the conference page. The deadline for abstract submission is August 21, 2020.

ITS Arizona is sponsoring an awards program to honor outstanding achievement in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems. Now in its 16th year, the ITS Arizona awards program will continue to recognize the best and brightest ITS planning projects, implementation projects, and industry products. The awards will be presented at the Annual Conference being hosted virtually. Self and second-party nominations are encouraged. Nominations are due on August 30, 2020. Please visit the conference webpage for more information.

In conjunction with the ITS Arizona 2020 Annual Conference, you are invited to submit a write-up of your research to be included in the “Best ITS Arizona Student Research Paper Contest”. Announcement of the $500 award for the winning paper will be made at the closing session of the conference.  To qualify for the competition, the research must be related to Intelligent Transportation Systems and have been accomplished as a graduate student at ASU, NAU, UA or any other recognized institutions of higher learning in Arizona during the 2020 calendar year. The deadline for submission is August 30, 2020. Please visit the conference webpage for more information.

Our conference committee is hard at work on developing the virtual conference program and schedule; more details will be shared in the next month. The registration fees for the meeting will be significantly reduced to ensure that this meeting is accessible to as many of our members as possible.

 

ITS Arizona Annual Conference Date and Call for Presentations

ITS Arizona 27th Annual Conference – Era of Smart Mobility will be a virtual event to be held on October 14, 2020. Please save the date!

Call for presentations is open. If you are interested in presenting your work to other transportation professionals, please submit a 200-word abstract using the form on the conference page. The deadline for abstract submission is August 21, 2020.

Our conference committee is hard at work on developing the virtual conference program and schedule; more details will be shared in the next month. The registration fees for the meeting will be significantly reduced to ensure that this meeting is accessible to as many of our members as possible.

 

ITS AZ WEBINAR/TECHNICAL SESSION JULY 13, 2020

ITS AZ is hosting a free webinar/technical session on July 13th, 11 AM to 12 PM. 

Topic: TRAFFIC SIGNAL TIMING: THE COMING REVOLUTION

Speakers: Reggie Chandra, Ph.D, PE | President and CEO | Rhythm Engineering

Reggie Chandra is the founder and CEO of Rhythm Engineering. Reggie has been practicing traffic engineering since 1993. Most of his career has been in the public sector prior to Rhythm Engineering. Under his leadership, Rhythm Engineering has introduced game-changing traffic signal optimization models such as In|Sync and code|GREEN.

TRAFFIC SIGNAL TIMING: THE COMING REVOLUTION:
This decade has made autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence available to the common man. CPUs are giving way to GPU’s. Flip phones have given way to smart phones. Yet, we aren’t seeing any major breakthroughs in the way we develop and implement traffic signal timing.

Existing timing optimization models such as PASSER II, TRANSYT-7F, Synchro, etc. use a modified form of Webster’s delay equation developed in the 1950s. The Achilles’ heel of all these models is that they are based on the incorrect assumption that vehicles arrive at a uniform rate and depart at a uniform rate. Subsequently the models use a corrective term for delay to rectify the wrong assumption. While this model worked well for us in the pre-computer era, new models and methods are essential to optimize traffic signal timing.

This presentation will give a brief overview of the existing signal optimizing models and introduce a game-changing and practical way of developing and deploying traffic signal timing.

This is a free webinar/technical session.

Please register at below link: ITS AZ JULY 2020 WEBINAR REGISTRATION

The webinar link and call-in information will be shared in the registration confirmation email