Each year, the Fall Forum provides public and private sector attendees presentation, exhibition, learning, and networking opportunities. The focus of this year's Fall Forum includes Smart Cities, Autonomous and Connected Vehicles, and Connected Corridors, and will feature industry-leading speakers from across the country.
This conference provides a forum for sharing information on best practices in engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency medical/health services and for identifying new approaches to reducing the number of traffic fatalities and life-changing injuries on Minnesota roads.
For general information about the conference, including topics covered, intended audience, and the annual awards presentation, please visit the statewide conference page.
The ITS World Congress 2017, produced by ITS America in conjunction with ITS Canada and co-organized by ITS Europe and ITS Asia-Pacific, brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes, and live systems. Academics, researchers, policymakers, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, implementers, and the media—thousands of people from the transport, automotive, telecommunications, and technology sectors—will engage in robust discussions and spirited debates as to how this rapidly changing and ever-expanding industry is addressing the very real challenges facing our mobile, connected societies today and in the future.
A highlight of the event will be the Smart Cities Pavilion. As a designated section of the Exhibit Hall, the Pavilion will highlight Smart Cities from around the world, continuing the discussion and debate around how policy can advance the future of integrated mobility, how transportation is moving to the center of the Internet of Things and how technological solutions and the IoT are changing cities. It will serve as a learning laboratory and feature information about leading international smart cities.
ITS World Congress 2017 will offer cutting-edge keynotes and educational programming presented by intelligent transportation experts from all over the world. Technical Papers will address technical subjects as well as the institutional, business, and economic aspects of intelligent transportation and supporting systems. The educational program will also feature Full Scientific Papers, focused on research and scholarship, as well as Special Interest Sessions.
As part of this event, Congress organizers are planning to feature live demonstrations of ITS technologies. The City of Montréal will create a virtual testbed on the streets adjacent to the Palais des congrès. This test bed will include an arterial loop circling the Palais and a section of a nearby limited access highway that will be equipped with DSRC roadside units integrated with local signal controllers to support demonstrations of Connected Vehicle technologies.
The ITS World Congress 2017 exhibit hall will showcase the latest advances and solutions in an ITS market that is projected to reach $143 billion by 2020. The event will offer participants and companies—representing the entire spectrum of an ever-growing ITS world—unparalleled opportunities for B2B and B2G networking and business growth.
This event is a save the date for the 2018 Minnesota Transportation Conference scheduled from Feb. 27th through March 1st, 2018.
Event to be held at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, MN.
More information to be posted when it becomes available. Please visit http://mntransportationconference.org/ for additional details.
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Minnesota Transportation Conference! The 2017 event is scheduled for March 1-2, 2017, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN.
Come visit the USBank Stadium to tour the stadium’s Security Operations Center (SOC) and Joint Operations Center (JOC). Billy Langenstein, Director of Event Services, will discuss how his staff works with other agencies, such as MnDOT, City of Minneapolis, and Metro Transit, to efficiently manage event traffic. Please note this event is free of charge for all ITS MN Member firms and agencies.
This 1½ day ITS Project Management Design course is designed to enable the participants to obtain a high level of understanding of the fundamental concepts and MnDOT standard design practices related to the design and construction of Intelligent Transportation Systems within Minnesota. New technical information related to MnDOT Systems Engineering, standard specifications, special provisions, and sample plan set resources will be presented. Emerging technologies such as Connected and Automated Vehicles will also be covered.
Please click here to download the registration form for the event. Registrations will close on January 16, 2017.
The University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) is hosting the 27th Annual CTS Transportation Research Conference, which is a one-day event held on Thursday November 3rd on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.
The conference convenes researchers and practitioners from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to highlight new learning, emerging ideas, and the latest innovations in transportation. Attendees will learn about research findings, implementation efforts, and engagement activities related to a variety of transportation topics.
Please go the CTS Event page to register and learn more information about the conference.
Special boat tour of the St. Croix Bridge construction site! This special one and a half hour tour on the St. Croix River is specific to the ongoing St. Croix Bridge construction, and will include an on-board MnDOT engineer to educate the group and answer questions regarding the construction.
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) vendors and other related technology service providers are invited to the Vendor Information Forum being hosted in conjunction with the design and future deployment of the Regional Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS) across eight states (Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin).
The Forum will be held from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Michigan Dept. of Transportation’s SE Michigan Transportation Operations Center, 1060 W. Fort St., Detroit. The event will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about the $25 million TPIMS project and its scope, schedule, budget and potential procurement schedule and opportunities. Representatives from state DOTs taking part in the regional project will be present. This is a professional service consultant outreach event being held in advance of any potential future release of a project-related Request for Proposal.
Space at the event is limited, so RSVP by May 27 to Erin Rodriguez at email@example.com or at 816-527-2133 to reserve your spot. Content of the Forum also will be made available via WebEx for those who cannot attend in person.
Luncheon Keynote Presentation
David Levinson - UMN Department of Civil Engineering
Frank Douma - Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Transport systems are being augmented with a range of information technologies, and large scale trends are revolutionizing the transport landscape: electrification, automation, the sharing economy, and big data. This presentation reviews the trends and suggests policies for the Future of Transport.