Thank you for continued support of the ITS Arizona Annual Conference. To support the health, safety, and well-being of our members and attendees, the 2020 ITS Arizona Annual Meeting will be transitioned to a virtual conference. The fall conference dates will be announced in the near future.
Our conference committee is hard at work on developing the virtual conference program and finalizing the dates 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.