ITS Heartland Corridor Coalition awarded MCOMP Grant!
The ITS Heartland Corridor Coalition has been awarded an $800,000 grant by the U.S. DOT as part of the Multi State Corridor Operations and Management Program. The grant will be used by the ITS Heartland Corridor Coalition to fund projects related to providing real-time data on rural freeways to users and the development of a regional ATIS data collection and distribution system. The ITS Heartland Corridor Coalition is a cooperative coalition of five states and the ITS Heartland Chapter of ITS America. The five states involved are Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Sarah Tracy, ITS Engineer at the Nebraska Department of Roads and President of ITS Heartland, made the announcement and expressed the gratitude of ITS Heartland towards the U.S. DOT for selecting ITS Heartland as a recipient. “We consider the ITS Heartland five-state region to be the crossroads of the nation with respect to the movement of people and commercial goods throughout the country. This grant will help us to make that movement safer and more efficient for all.” The ITS Heartland Corridor Coalition is expected to release RFPs for the anticipated work within the next few months.
2013 Annual Meeting presentations available for download!
Missed the Annual Meeting or just wanted to look at a presentation, click here to visit the 2013 conference page. You can also look at the agenda or download the attendee list.
2013 Student Awards
The 2013 ITS Heartland Student Competition challenged student to analyze operations data in a highly congested corridor and suggest and defend mitigations measures to relieve congestion, and increase safety and reliability. The Center for ITS Training and Education (CITE) co-sponsored the event by offering prizes to attend ITS America in April as well as the awards and prizes provided by ITS Heartland.
The study location was a well known portion of the Washington DC beltway, famous for its congestion and unreliable travel characteristics. Sensor data, outsourced probe data, and incident data were made available to the students through the Regional Integrated Transportation Information System, (RITIS), hosted at the University of Maryland. RITIS contains multi-state operations data and various analysis and visualization tools to manipulate that data. RITIS also contains a suite of tools developed specifically for the visualization, access, and analysis of leading edge probe data provided through the I95 Corridor Coalition’s Vehicle Probe Project. The objective of the competition was to provide students access to the best operations data available, and see what their skills, imagination and ingenuity could produce.
Copies of the student entries can be found below. Winners will be announced Tuesday, March 26th during the Annual Meeting.
University of Missouri-Columbia (Boris Claros) (read paper)
Bylaw Changes Adopted
A big "thank you" to everyone who voted on our recent bylaw changes. The changes were adopted and the revised bylaws can be viewed here.
Thanks to our 2013 Annual Meeting Sponsors
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