March 14th ITS MN Board Meeting
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.
February 14th ITS MN Board Meeting
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.
January 10th ITS MN Board Meeting
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.
2016 Guidestar Board Meeting Dates
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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.
Check-In & Continental Breakfast - 7:30 am
Educational Session - 8:00 am to 11:30 am
"ITS Planning, Funding, Operations and Maintenance - the State and Federal Perspective"
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is currently leading the update of Minnesota's 20 Year Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and the Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan. Together, these plans establish agency objectives and strategies along with the investment framework for meeting these objectives. Strategic investment in Intelligent Transportation Systems has a significant and increasing role in addressing several objectives. This seminar will provide an overview of the plan development process, the draft plan objectives and investment direction, as well as, discuss specifically where ITS solutions can be applied to meet objectives.
Also, you will learn about MnDOT's efforts towards Transportation System Maintenance and Operations (TSMO) along with the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) reliability implementations in Minnesota.
Mark Nelson - MnDOT Finance
Sue Porter - MnDOT TSMO
John Corbin - FHWA
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Holiday Inn St Paul East
2201 Burns Avenue
Saint Paul, MN, 55119