Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum
June 20th-22nd, Mount Shasta, California

Conference room during 2007 technical presentations.
Wednesday, June 20th
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Reception (no-host)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner

Thursday, June 21st
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am – 11:30 am Technical Presentations
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm Technical Presentations & Closing Comments
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm Evening Social and Dinner (Lake Shasta)

Friday, June 22nd
7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast


Improving Traffic Data Collection Using Wireless Technology
Clint Gregory, Caltrans District 10

Clint Gregory, Caltrans District 10, talked about improving traffic data collection using wireless technology. This presentation focused on an intelligent modem that allows systems to collect, process, and distribute data within a wireless network. The system integrates into the Caltrans Automated Warning System (CAWS) as a means to reduce highway incidents caused by high traffic volumes and severe weather conditions. The data from the system is also sent to the Freeway Performance Measurement System for use in real-time traffic decisions.

Weather Warning Systems in Oregon and Region 5 Interstate Access Gates
Doug Spencer, Oregon Department of Transportation

Doug Spencer, ODOT, discussed about the Weather Warning Systems in Oregon and Region 5 Interstate Access Gates. This agenda slot included two presentations. The first presentation discussed flood, high wind, ice, and debris warning systems installed and operated by ODOT. The second presentation discussed the implementation of remotely operated gates on on-ramps on Interstate 84, which eliminated the need to dispatch ODOT personnel to implement and monitor road closures. Both presentations included discussions of systems architecture, equipment, engineering design and installation and maintenance issues.

Unlicensed Wireless Multipoint System in Sacramento Metro
Dean Campbell, Caltrans District 3

Dean Campbell, Caltrans District 3, explained the unlicensed wireless multipoint system in sacramento metro. This presentation discussed the creation of a multi-point wireless link to provide telecommunications between four cameras along I-80 and downtown Sacramento. It compared the manufacturer’s claims with actual experience, and reviewed lessons learned.

Weigh-In-Motion NOT DONE ON A WIM!
Matt Hanson & Stanley Norikane, Caltrans

Stanley Norikane and Matt Hanson, Caltrans Traffic Operations/Weigh-In-Motion, talked about technical and institutional issues related to Caltrans’ WIM. This presentation dealt with both technical and institutional issues related to Caltrans’ high-speed weigh-in-motion (WIM) technology, which has been used at 135 locations in the state. It discussed installation, operation, and maintenance issues, as well as issues associated with data delivery.