Saturday, March 21st – Social Event – Spring Training Baseball Game
ITS Arizona members are invited to bring friends and family to watch the White Sox take on the Royals at Camelback Ranch in Glendale at 1:05pm on March 21, 2015. Tickets will be provided at no cost for each member and up to 3 guests; additional tickets are available for purchase from the Camelback Ranch ticket office. Note that children 2 and under are free ‘on the lap’ with a paid adult.
Each ticket is for lawn seating and also includes $10 in Camelback Cash, which can be used to purchase food and beverages. Facility policies and information are available here.
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Thursday, April 23rd – Joint ITS Arizona/AZITE Luncheon
Timothy Hall, Market Development Director for Global Traffic Technologies, will speak about the “Evolution of the Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) and Transit Signal Priority (TSP) Systems“, including leading edge developments that leverage existing and future technologies. Meeting registration information will be emailed to all ITS Arizona members in the next few weeks.
The first ITS Arizona Technical Workshop of 2015 was a big success, with over 60 members in attendance at the Mesa Transportation Training Room on January 29th as Scott Evans, VP of Engineering for Eberle Design, Inc. gave an introduction to the Advanced Transportation Controller Cabinet (ATCC). If you weren’t able to attend or just want to review the presentation again, it is available for download, along with a gallery of photos from the workshop. Keep an eye out for the next Technical Workshop in April, which will be a joint meeting with Arizona ITE.
This year’s local Future Cities competition came to a close with students from throughout the state presenting their concepts to judges and their peers. There were many imaginative concepts and several teams were deserving of our award this year, but unfortunately, only one could win. The winner of ITS Arizona’s award this year for “Best Future Transportation System” was awarded to Desert Breeze Elementary in Avondale. The name of their future City is Island of Elements.
ITS America’s “Best of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Awards,” annually recognize the most innovative projects and influential achievements among the high-tech transportation community. This year, Best of ITS winners will be honored during the Opening Plenary Session of the 25th ITS America Annual Meeting & Expo amongst hundreds of transportation professionals, policymakers, and press.
2015 Best of ITS Awards Nomination Categories
- Best New Innovative Product, Service or Application
- Best New Innovative Startup Company
- Best New Innovative Practice:
– Rural ITS Project
– Sustainability in Transportation
– Partnership Deployment
– Research Design and Innovation
If you or your colleagues know of an innovative ITS product or practice that has been implemented within the 2014 calendar year, please begin drafting your nomination for consideration. Winners will be awarded in each category. To view the full descriptions for each nomination category, eligibility requirements and criteria, submission instructions, and award selection procedures please download our 2015 Official Best of ITS Awards Nomination Guidelines.
Full details are available online.
The National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC) distributes a newsletter every other Wednesday, pulling together articles from a variety of sources, including state DOTs, transportation journals, and local and national media websites. The latest news, as well as information on signing up for the newsletter, are available here.
The following are some articles of interest from the latest NTOC Talks Newsletter:
- USDOT Releases Plans for the Future of ITS
- Vehicle Consumers Want Traffic and Parking Information
- Consumer Electronics Show Focuses on Latest Vehicle Technology
- Highway Bill Won’t Be Funded Through Gas Tax
- Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems: 2015
- Connected and Self-Driving Cars Take Center Stage at CES