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ITS Midwest 2008 Annual Meeting

2008 ITS Midwest Annual Meeting
The 2008 Annual Meeting of the new, four-state ITS Midwest chapter has been held in conjunction with the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference in Columbus, OH on October 30-31, 2008.

The Final Program of the 2008 ITS Midwest Annual Meeting is available and more (Last Updated: Nov. 14, 2008)...
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Commuter Feed: a free Twitter tool to post reports on traffic/transit in your local area
Commuter Feed is a website designed to let community members of the popular Twitter micro blogging service tell the world what's in store for their daily travels (traffic? transit delays?...) by utilizing the Twitter API to display traffic and transit updates for a user's local area....
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"Fast Lane": Secretary Mary Peters' blog on transportation innovation
Since April 2008 the Department of Transportation has a new blog: the Fast Lane, the official blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters....
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Intelligent Transportation Systems for Planned Special Events: A Cross-Cutting Study
To increase economic development, many localities are eager to host planned special events, such as conventions, sporting events and state fairs. But with the benefits of planned special events also come challenges, including intense demand on transportation facilities....
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Upcoming CITE and FHWA Blended Courses (2009)
The Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) eliminates the inconvenience of attending courses away from the office by providing "blended" courses through an interactive web-based format. The preliminary schedule for 2009 is now available...
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Highway Trust Fund Revenue Falls $3 Billion in Single Year as Americans Drove Almost 11 Billion Fewer Miles This September
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2008 -- The Highway Trust Fund, the federal government's primary source for financing highway, bridge and transit projects, took in $3 billion fewer in Fiscal Year 2008 as Americans drove 90 billion miles less over 11 months of the same fiscal year, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced today....
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Meet ITS Midwest at the 15th World Congress on ITS
ITS Midwest is pleased to join our sister Chapters to actively participate in the 2008 World Congress in New York City....
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ITS Midwest Election Results
ELECTION BALLOT FOR OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS - During its 2008 Annual Meeting, ITS Midwest held an election ballot for officers and directors on October 30, 2008. All Directors serve a 1-year term and all Officers serve 2-year terms...
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ITS Midwest Newsletter: October 2008
The first ITS Midwest Newsletter since the expansion of ITS Midwest to a Four-State Chapter is now available for download. Visit the ITS Midwest Newsletters page to download the October 2008 issue...
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Agency/Company World Congress Opportunity at ITS Midwest kiosk in State Chapter Pavilion
ITS Midwest members and friends - ITS Midwest is pleased to offer your agency or company the opportunity to participate in the upcoming ITS World Congress, Nov. 16-20 in NYC. ...
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Americans Drove 1.4 Billion Fewer Highway Miles in April of 2008 than in April 2007 While Fuel Prices and Transit Ridership are Both on the Rise
At a time of record-high gas prices and a corresponding surge in transit ridership, Americans are driving less for the sixth month in a row, highlighting the need to find a more sustainable and effective way to fund highway construction and maintenance, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters....
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Understanding the New FHWA Final Rule on Temporary Traffic Control Devices (Subpart K): Webinar Video and Presentation Now Available Online...
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Webinar Series - Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Showcasing the ICM Pioneer Sites
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) invites you to attend a series of webinars showcasing the eight Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Pioneer Sites and their results to date with the ICM initiative....
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ITS America to Host Free Webinar on Vehicle Technology Demonstrations at the 15th World Congress on ITS
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) announced a free Webinar, "World Congress Technology Demonstrations" will take place on June 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will provide participants with an overview of the largest fully-integrated demonstration of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communication technologies and services....
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Upcoming CITE and FHWA Blended Courses (Fall 2008)
The Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) eliminates the inconvenience of attending courses away from the office by providing "blended" courses through an interactive web-based format. New "blended" courses are scheduled this fall....
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CTA Bus Tracker Program Expanding With Addition of 18 Bus Routes
Chicago Transit Authority President Ron Huberman announced on May 5 that 18 additional bus routes will be available on the CTA's Bus Tracker system effective Monday, May 19....
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CITE and FHWA Introduce New Blended Course: Improving Highway Safety with ITS
The Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) and the FHWA Office of Safety have released an interactive web-based course on "Improving Highway Safety with ITS." This course aims to increase awareness of the benefits to be gained through the deployment of ITS for highway safety applications....
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Learn about the ITS Midwest Award Program
The ITS Midwest Award Program was initiated in 2005 in recognition of the many activities occurring in our states that warrant a special honor. The ITS Midwest Awards Program highlights the major accomplishments our public and private sector members have made over the past year....
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National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission's Working Papers Now Available
National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission has released a series of technical issue papers relating to a broad array of surface transportation topics that were prepared to assist in the Commission's work....
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Draft ITS Program Goals and Focus Areas Posted - USDOT Seeks Comments
The Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration would like input from our stakeholders and the general public regarding the future strategic direction of the ITS Joint Program Office....
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Exhibit Hall Selling Out for 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems
With less than eight months left before the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems kicks off, the 250,000 square foot exhibit hall at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is nearly sold out, it was announced today by ITS America President and CEO, Scott Belcher....
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National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission: Interim Report
The National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission released an interim report on February 1, 2008....
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Peters Announces New Strategy to Improve Safety on Rural Roads
U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters today announced a new national strategy that will bring new focus, including resources and new technology, to reducing deaths on the nation's rural roads....
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U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Technology Solutions to Improve Safety and Reduce Congestion on Nation's Roadways
On February 28, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) issued a Broad Agency Announcement to private industry, research organizations, and state and local governments seeking proposals under its SafeTrip-21 initiative that seeks field test sites and commercially available technology applications designed to fight congestion and improve the safety and performance of the nation's transportation system....
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U.S. DOT to Release RFI on Business Case to Develop Networked Roads and Cars
U.S. DOT announced it intends to issue another request for information to advance its effort to develop networked highways where vehicles communicate with the road in an intelligent transportation system....
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U.S. DOT Invites Industry to Review IVBSS Field Test Results at Public Meeting
U.S. DOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration invites all interested transportation professionals to attend the 2008 Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) Public Meeting to be held in Ypsilanti, Michigan on April 10-11, 2008, at the Eagle Crest Conference Center....
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U.S. DOT Announces Appointments to ITS Advisory Council
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (U.S. DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration has announced the selection of Joseph M. Sussman, Ph.D., to chair the Department's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Advisory Committee....
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Incorporating ITS Into the Transportation Planning Process: An Integrated Planning Framework (ITS, M&O, Infrastructure) Executive Guidebook
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 118, Part I: Incorporating ITS Into the Transportation Planning Process: An Integrated Planning Framework (ITS, M&O, Infrastructure) Executive Guidebook is available online....
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Incorporating ITS Into the Transportation Planning Process: An Integrated Planning Framework (ITS, M&O, Infrastructure) Practitioner's Guidebook
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 118, Part II: Incorporating ITS Into the Transportation Planning Process: An Integrated Planning Framework (ITS, M&O, Infrastructure) Practitioner's Guidebook is available online....
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New T3 web cast planned: "How to Implement the TimeTable Publisher: An Open Source Application for Transit Agencies"
The web cast is planned for May 14, 2008. The TimeTable Publisher is an open source  single system that allows a transit agency to examine, modify, and transform raw scheduling data into easy-to-read timetables for customer information purposes....
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Abstract Submission deadline for National Rural ITS Conference Extended
The abstract submission deadline for the National Rural ITS Conference has been extended. All abstracts must be received by Friday, February 22, 2008....
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CITE and FHWA Introduce New Blended Course: Principles and Tools of Road Weather Management
The Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) and the FHWA Office of Operations have released an interactive web-based course on the "Principles and Tools of Road Weather Management." This course provides transportation professionals in highway maintenance and/or highway operations with training to develop tools and strategies for addressing road weather problems....
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New Deadline for Paper Submission for 15th World Congress on ITS
ITS America has received several requests from around the world to extend the deadline for the Call for Papers for the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. If you haven't yet submitted a paper for the World Congress, you now have some extra time: the new deadline is February 15, 2008....
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New ITS Standard Funded by RITA's ITS Program Approved and Available
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) are pleased to announce that the Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) Application Programming Interface (API) Standard v02.06b is now an approved standard....
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TRB: A National Academies Podcast
The National Academies has released a podcast, as part of its Sounds of Science series, that highlights the recently completed 87th Annual Meeting and ...
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ITS Presentations made by USDOT at Transportation Research Board 2008 Annual Meeting now available...
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HEADS-UP: Papers sought for ITS World Congress in New York
ITS America is looking for qualified papers for the International World Congress 2008, being held in New York City, New York. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY, PLEASE ACT FAST....
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US DOT Releases Transportation Vision for 2030...
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National Surface Transportation and Revenue Study Commission Report to Congress
The National Surface Transportation and Revenue Study Commission has released its Report to Congress on Tuesday, January 15, 2008....
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Abstracts submission deadline for the Conference on Freeway and Tollway Operations approaching!
The 2008 Transportation Research Board (TRB) / International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) 2008 Joint Conference on Freeway and Tollway Operations (FTOC) is expected to be one of the most interactive and informative events to date....
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