Here’s a record of chapter activities in 2015. If you need PDH documentation, you’ll find it here.
After a very successful 2014, ITS Georgia members jumped right into 2015 by hosting a training event with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in January. The audience was composed of about 50 GDOT project managers and plan reviewers. The topics covered NaviGAtor, which is Georgia’s Intelligent Transportation System, ITS specifications, plan development, the I-285 variable speed limit signs project, the I-75 South Managed Lanes and arterial ITS.
Speakers shared their ITS-related experiences from concept development, design, construction, or daily operation and maintenance. They discussed the challenges that they faced as well as their successes. The goal was is to educate GDOT staff on the importance of ITS and how it affects the average driver as well as the project design and construction. Additionally, the audience shared their experiences with the presenters and asked questions so that the Traffic Operations community can better support Designers and Project Managers in the future.
The session concluded with a panel of all the speakers discussing the future of Connected Vehicles in Georgia and taking any remaining questions.
This was a unique opportunity for the Department to hear from experts in ITS on advances we are currently making in Georgia and how they apply to current and future projects.
We want to thank Paul DeNard and Matt Glassner with GDOT for making the meeting arrangements, the speakers and most importantly, those who attended.
The presentations are in the Knowledgebase.
January 28 – ITS Georgia Meeting – Social Media and Transportation
Karlene Barron, GDOT’s top communicator, gave us the scoop on their very successful outreach program. By attending you can learn about GDOT’s initiatives to improve digital outreach efforts.
Thanks to our sponsor Antaria Technologies.
February 25 – Snowed Out
We were planning to meet on the Georgia Tech campus, but the snow day kept us away. We want to thank SLTS for being our sponsor.
March 12: The ITS Georgia NaviGAtors placed third in their debut. Way to Show!
March 25 Chapter Meeting
April 29 Chapter Meeting
April 29 we got the latest on advanced technologies for pavement condition monitoring. Arash Roshandeh, Ph.D. from the City of Alpharetta discussed the application of different sensor types for early detection of pavement distresses. This to help state and local transportation departments meet the goals of MAP-21 legislation.
May 28 Chapter Meeting
Matt Glasser presented GDOT’s Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) and how they have become a new tool for GDOT to use when combating winter weather.
June 25 Chapter Meeting
July 30 Chapter Meeting
Technology developed at Georgia Tech now in use by transit agencies, Universities and corporations.
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Work Shop – Signal Timing
This workshop aims to provide in-depth training on traffic signal timing and operations by linking theory with practices. Target Audience: Entry to mid-level traffic engineers & traffic signal technicians. Seating is limited.
- Traffic signal timing process
- Signalized intersection operational and safety analysis
- Traffic signal design concepts
- Signal timing procedure and controllers settings
- Signal coordination
- Developing signal timing plans
- Field implementation and fine tuning
Cost: $300 (including breakfast and lunch during the workshop)
Participants will receive 18.0 PDHs.
Jidong Yang, PhD, PE , Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University, former City Traffic Signal System Engineer of Chattanooga, TN
Eli Veith, PE, Veith Traffic Services, former City Traffic Signal Engineer of Alpharetta, GA
August 27 Chapter Meeting
State Traffic Engineer Andrew Heath will give a briefing on the impact of the Transportation Funding bill (HB 170) on ITS projects in Georgia.
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October 29 Chapter Meeting
We’ll hear about exciting ITS R&D taking place at Georgia’s Universities and meet the ITS problem solvers of tomorrow.
This new student chapter is a major accomplishment for ITS Georgia and the work of dedicated faculty and students. Let’s celebrate this accomplishment.
Connected Vehicles 102
This instructor-led workshop builds on the Connected Vehicle 101 workshop by providing additional details about future vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure applications. It will describe initial considerations for deploying the enabling technology such as:
- Identifying regional and local transportation challenges
- Developing deployment concepts
- Integrating your connected vehicle project into ongoing operations
- Determining the kinds of data to collect and share
- Using the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) to identify the key interfaces across the connected vehicle environment.
The objective of this workshop is to prepare transportation managers, project engineers, and operations staff for participating in a connected vehicle pilot deployment.
Support your ITS Georgia Chapter by becoming a monthly meeting sponsor. Cost is $500. For that you get:
Company logo and link on the ITS Georgia home page for the month. Company logo and link on the events web page for the entire year. Exposure on social media (facebook and twitter feeds) plus logo and link on all ITS Georgia emails for the month. Company get five minutes before the meeting to present information about products/services. Company can distribute material and show products at meeting.