2016 Annual Meeting


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Opening Session

A Look at a Mature Statewide Operation Center, Maryland's Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART) - Rick Dye, CHART

Opening Session

Keynote Address - John Corbin, Federal Highway Administration

Kansas City is a Smart City - Kurt Rotering, Walter P Moore

State Updates

Missouri State Update - Randy Johnson, Missouri Department of Transportation

Iowa State Update - Tim Simodynes, Iowa Department of Transportation

Nebraska State Update - Austin Yates, Nebraska Department of Roads

Oklahoma State Update - Alan Stevenson and Jared Schwennesen, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Kansas State Update - Shari Hilliard, Kansas Department of Transportation

Session 1

Iowa DOT Traffic Critical Projects
 · Federal Work Zone Safety & Mobility Resources - John Jackels, SRF     Consulting
 · Iowa TCP Program - Mike Jackson, Iowa DOT
 · Iowa Statewide Intelligent Work Zones and Traffic Incident Management -     Tim Simodynes, Iowa DOT
 · Council Bluffs Interstate System Reconstruction: TCP in Action - Tara      Kramer, HDR

Smart Work Zone Technology - Slade Engstrom, TranSystems

Connected Vehicle Environmental Applications via Cellular Network: Challenges with Latency - Kiel Ova, Traffic Technology Services, Inc.

Traffic Signal Analysis using an Automatic Performance Measurement System - Heng Hu, Live Traffic Data LLC

Unpredictable Traffic and Construction: How South Expressway Became an Adaptive Corridor - Mark Franz, City of Council Bluffs and Jeff Riesselman, HDR

iRWIS - The Municipal RWIS Solution - Kurt Kinion, Vaisala

Innovations in Automating Real-Time Winter Road Condition Reporting - Kristin Virshbo, Castle Rock Associates

Low Cost Rural Roadway Cameras in Kansas - Ron Hall, Kansas DOT

Collaborative Decision Making Tools for Significant Event Coordination - Nikola Ivanov, UMD CATT Laboratory

The Impact of Cooperative Planning and Enhanced Traveler Services on Operations During Major Events - Mary Farrell, Information Logistics, Inc.

Using ITS Technology to Improve Event Management Traffic - Adam Lyons, Iteris, Inc.

Technology Scan and Best Practices - Full Color LED Dynamic Message Signs - Matthew McLaughlin, HDR, Inc.

MoDOT Rural Queue and Delay Warning System - K. Mark Sommerhauser, KC Scout/Missouri DOT

Travel Time Connectiviity in Dynamic Messaging - Real and
Predictive Travel Time Direct to DMS or Roadside Signage
- Mike McKay, SES America

Going Open - Challenges and Successes in Deploying Open Source Transportation - Mark Gallagher, SRF Consulting

Traffic Incident Management - Connected Vehicle Considerations and National Responder Training update - Steven Cyra, HNTB Corporation

Intersection Conflict Warning Systems - Willy Sorenson, Iowa DOT

Update on the Multistate Corridor Operations and Management Program Grant - Blake Hansen, Olsson Associates and Kyle Garrett, Synesis Partners

Multistate Operations in the Great Lakes Megaregion - Peter Rafferty, University of Wisconsin - Madison and Adam Francour, Wisconsin TOPS Lab

MoDOT's Road to Tomorrow - Marc Lewis, Missouri DOT

Best of ITS Awards

Congratulations to Missouri DOT - winner of the ITS Heartland "BEST OF ITS" Project Award.

MoDOT Rural Queue and Delay Warning Project - K. Mark Sommerhauser, Missouri DOT

Student Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the ITS Heartland Student Competition.

  • Tingting Huang- Statewide Evaluation of Radar Sensor Using Self-Health Monitoring Techniques
    Iowa State University- 1st Place

  • Roozbeh Rahmani - Work Zone Safety Assessment Software
    University of Missouri - 2nd Place

  • Tim Barrette- Data Driven Performance Analysis of Dynamic Message Signs
    Iowa State- 3rd Place

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Platinum Level:
HDR Engineering
Iteris, Inc.
Olsson Associates

Gold Level:
American Signal Company
Boschung America
gba Systems Integrators
General Traffic Controls
Rhythm Engineering
SES America
Skyline Products
Southern Manufacturing
SRF Consulting
Street Smart Rental


ADDCO (Booth 24)
American Signal Company (Booth 15)
Black and McDonald (Booth 6)
Bosch Security Systems, Inc. (Booth 9)
Boschung America (Booth 14)
CohuHD Costar (Booth 30)
Daktronics (Booth 20)
EtherWAN Systems, Inc. (Booth 3)
gba Systems Integrators (Booth 11)
General Traffic Controls (Booth 23)
GRIDSMART Technologies (Booth 32)
Iteris, Inc. (Booth 17)
Larson Data Communications (Booth 7)
MG Squared (Booth 33)
Mid American Signal (Booth 26)
MoboTrex (Booth 18)
Multilink, Inc. (Booth 28)
Olsson Associates (Booth 2)
Rhythm Engineering (Booth 27)
Siemens/RUGGEDCOM (Booth 8)
Sensys Networks (Booth 34)
SES America (Booth 4)
SkyBracket (Booth 16)
Skyline Technology Solutions (Booth 31)
Southern Manufacturing (Booth 19)
SRF Consulting (Booth 12)
Street Smart Rental (Booth 13)
Swarco (Booth 29)
TAPCO (Booth 1)
TKH Security Solutions (Booth 5)
Traffic Control Corporation (Booth 25)
TrafficVision (Booth 10)
Vaisala (Booth 21)
Wireless Technology, Inc (Booth 22)


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