2017 Annual Meeting


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Opening Session

Keynote Address - Patrick Son, National Operations Center of Excellence
A Message from ITS America - Steven Bayless, ITS America

Opening Session

Iowa State Update - Tim Simodynes, Iowa DOT
Missouri State Update - Randy Johnson, Missouri DOT
Oklahoma State Update - Alan Stevenson, Oklahoma DOT
Nebraska State Update - Austin Yates, Nebraska DOR

Session 1

MAASTO TPIMS - Multiple Pathways to Success for Multi-State Collaboration - Davonna Moore, KDOT and Chuck Miller, HNTB

Pilot Study: A Real-time Truck Parking Availability System for Kansas - Ted Morris, University of Minnesota and Vassilios Morellas, University of Minnesota

Recent CARS Developments from the Heartland to the Headland - Kristin Virshbo, Castle Rock Associates

Kansas City ICM "Light" Strategy - Jennifer Russell, Garver and Ray Webb, Operation Green Light/MARC

Session 1A

A Transportation Data Story - Nikola Ivanov, UMD CATT Lab

Session 2

Kansas City Scout Copper Theft Prevention Technologies - Gary Covey, KC Scout

ITS Network Documentation and Asset Management Best Practices - Matthew McLaughlin, HDR and Ryan Klug, Olsson Associates

"MOMS" Know Best...Asset Management for ITS - Lindsay Harris, Kansas City Scout

Session 2A

Work Zone Performance Monitoring Application - Nikola Ivanov, UMD CATT Lab

Model Systems Engineering for Integrating Arrow Boards with Traveler Information - Dean Deeter, Athey Creek Consultants

The Swiss Army Knife of Intelligent Work Zones - F. Todd Foster, Ver-Mac, Inc.

Session 3

The Making of a Smart City - The Columbus, Ohio Experience and Beyond - Eric Plapper, HDR

Smart Pavement Pilot Project in Kansas City - Tim Sylvester, Integrated Roadways

The What Works Cities Bloomberg Grant Initiative - ITS Heartland Cities and their Experiences - Sarah Doherty, City of Olathe and Michael Mayta, City of Wichita

Session 3A

Traffic & The Cloud | Advances in Traffic Management Systems using Cloud Hosting - Chris Bax, Cubic Transporation Systems

The Development of Wichita's Traffic Management Network - Zach Hanson, SRF Consulting Group; Tom Hein, Kansas DOT; Brian Sovik, Data Transfer Solutions

Adaptive Signal Control - Jim Dickinson, City of West Des Moines, Iowa

Opening Session

Closing Session - John Corbin, Federal Highway Administration

2017 Best of ITS Awards

ITS Heartland "BEST OF ITS" Awards

Congratulations to Kansas Department of Transportation - winner of the ITS Heartland "Best of ITS Project Award."

Congratulations to Rusty James - winner of the ITS Heartland "President's Award."

2017 Student Competition

ITS Heartland Student Competition

1st Place - Hemin Mohammad, The University of Kansas

2nd Place - Bobby Cottam, The University of Arkansas

3rd Place - Sean McCartney, Pittsburg State University

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Vendor Layout


Advantech B+B SmartWorx
Axis Communications
Kyland Corporation
Olsson Associates


Digital Traffic Systems
EtherWAN Systems, Inc.
Gades Sales Company
gba Systems Integrators
Innovative Software Engineering
MG Squared Lowering Systems
MoboTrex, Inc.
Southern Manufacturing
SRF Consulting Group
Street Smart Rental
The Hoosier Company
Ver-Mac, Inc.


ADDCO (Booth 13)
Advantech B+B SmartWorx (Booth 36)
American Signal Company (Booth 16)
Antaira Technologies (Booth 30)
Bosch Security Systems (Booth 18)
Cardinal Scale Weigh in Motion (Booth 31)
Comtrol (Booth 14)
Daktronics (Booth 25)
Digital Traffic Systems (Booth 6)
EtherWAN Systems (Booth 15)
Gades Sales Company (Booth 10)
GBA (Booth 19)
General Traffic Controls (Booth 32)
Innovative Software Engineering (Booth 12)
International Road Dynamics, Inc. (Booth 26)
Iteris (Booth 3)
Kyland Corporation (Booth 11)
Larson Data Communications (Booth 27)
Mid-American Signal (Booth 5)
Miovision (Booth 20)
MoboTrex, Inc. (Booth 1 and 2)
Multilink, Inc. (Booth 8)
Olsson Associates (Booth 4)
Pelco Products (Booth 34)
Sensys Networks (Booth 9)
SES America (Booth 23)
Siemens/RUGGEDCOM (Booth 7)
SkyBracket (Booth 21)
Southern Manufacturing (Booth 22)
SRF Consulting Group (Booth 17)
Street Smart Rental (Booth 28)
The Hoosier Company, Inc. (Booth 33)
Traffic Control Corporation (Booth 38)
TrafficVision (Booth 29)
Vaisala (Booth 35)
Ver-Mac, Inc (Booth 24)
Wireless Technology, Inc. (Booth 37)

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