Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum

The Western States Forum is an annual event where implementers of ITS technologies have the opportunity to share technical information on best practices and field deployment experiences with fellow professionals from across the western United States. It can best be described as an engineering practitioner's conference with the goal of providing a forum for high-quality exchange of technical information that can help to support better ITS deployment in rural areas. It is a forum for dynamic discussion of practical and technical issues associated with rural ITS, to promote transferability of solutions and knowledge across the ITS community. Four to five highly interactive technical presentations, ranging in length from 1 to 2 hours each, in-depth equipment demonstrations, and numerous opportunities for networking with peers, are all part of the agenda.

Who should attend?

ITS technology practitioners at the state and local level:

  • Field engineers and maintenance staff
  • Systems integration/networking engineers
  • Wireless/communications technicians


Registration for the 2019 Western States Forum is now open! Go to the 2019 Forum pages for more information and instructions on how to register.

Abstracts for the 2019 Forum have been selected. To see the topics that will be presented this year, please visit the 2019 Forum page.

Save the date! The 14th Annual Western States Forum will be June 18-20, 2019, in Yreka, California. Information about the event can be found on the 2019 Forum page.

The Western States Forum won the 2012 Best of Rural ITS Award for Best New Innovative Product, Service or Application! The award was announced during a special presentation of the opening session of the 2012 National Rural ITS Conference held in Biloxi, Mississippi, September 16th-19th.