The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) has called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to save lives on U.S. roadways by withdrawing its proposal to give away a majority of the spectrum used for transportation safety critical communications.
The 5.9GHz spectrum, currently allocated for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications, allows vehicles to communicate with each other, all road users, and infrastructure.
ITS Arizona is sponsoring an internship program to provide on-the-job experience and mentoring to a student aspiring to be a professional in the transportation and technology disciplines. ITS Arizona will provide up to $5,000 in matching funds to a public agency or private firm for the purposes of subsidizing the direct hourly rate of an intern. The funds shall not be used for fringe benefits or similar expenses.
For 2020, the program will provide support for one internship position. Once a sponsoring employer has been selected by ITS Arizona, the board will work closely with the partnering agency to select and place the intern. Full details of the program are available for download. Employers interested in participating should submit a letter of interest to Sanjay Paul at email@example.com by 5pm Friday, February 7, 2020.
City of Mesa has an exciting career opportunity for the position of ITS Operations Foreman.
The ITS Operations Foreman will determines equipment needs and orders materials and supplies and has project management and contract administration responsibility. The incumbent researches and composes specifications for ITS equipment and hardware and participates in preparing budget preparation. The ITS Operations Foreman reports to the ITS Operations Supervisor.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking information from State, local, and industry partners and the public on proven processes or technologies that have the potential to provide efficiencies in the planning, design, construction, operations, and/or maintenance of the nation’s highway system. Specifically, the FHWA is interested in innovations and processes that have the potential to transform the way the highway transportation community does business by shortening project delivery time, enhancing roadway safety, reducing traffic congestion, and integrating automation.
The information submitted in response to this notice may assist FHWA identify proven, market-ready innovations for potential deployment in the next round of Every Day Counts (EDC) in 2021-2022.
Thank you to everyone who joined the combined ITS and ITE Service and Outreach Committees for the Feed My Starving Children event in December. We had a healthy turn-out of 18 members and family to assist in the food packing process for meals destined for children in the Philippines. In total, the efforts of our team and the other volunteers that day resulted in the preparation of 140 boxes for a total of 30,240 meals. This is enough food to feed 82 children for an entire year! What is truly amazing about this organization is that 90% of donations go directly to the packaging of food for children across the world. Saturday’s efforts reflected donations totaling $7,257.60.