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Metro Detroit Regional Transportation Operations – July 2018

MEETING MINUTES SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS COORDINATING COMMITTEE Date: July 13, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM Meeting Held: Southeast Michigan Transportation Operations Center (SEMTOC), Detroit, Michigan Freeway Operations Report Sarah Gill reported on freeway operations activities. She is completing an

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Wireless Infrastructure Partnership in Oakland County, Michigan

ROAD COMMISSION ACTIVATES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE Beverly Hills, MI — Neo Network Development  activated the first installation of a “small-cell” communications system housed on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) traffic-signal poles at the intersection of 13 Mile

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ITS America Comes to Detroit 2018

Some of the highlights from ITS America’s Annual Meeting in Detroit included: • 3M’s connected roads with their intelligent road signs and building infrastructure for the next generation of vehicles • ITS America Hall of Famer Kirk Steudle, the Director

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Detroit Regional Transportation Operations – April 2018

MEETING MINUTES SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS COORDINATING COMMITTEE Freeway Operations Report Barbara Swan reported on freeway operations activities. Addressing the problem of wrong-way drivers on freeway lanes has been an emphasis area. Dynamic message signs on the freeway can

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2018 Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop – Metro Detroit

On March 8th, 2018,  110 members from across the traffic incident management (TIM) community gathered for the 13th annual Southeast Michigan Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop at the Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. Participants in the workshop ranged from

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Transportation Operations – The Never-ending story

Civil engineers are sometimes asked to tell the stories of the projects they worked on. These projects typically have a beginning, a middle, and an end to the story. The work of transportation engineers usually involves planning, design, and operation

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Metro Detroit Transportation Systems Operations – January 2018

MEETING MINUTES SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS COORDINATING COMMITTEE Date: January 12, 2018 Freeway Operations Report Sarah Gill reported on freeway operations activities. She reported Joe Chapin is helping with traffic incident management outreach and after-action reviews. After action reviews

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Driverless Cars

As a profession we have a consistent interest in the safety of travelers.  We also have a responsibility to serve people.  As automobiles become more capable of assuming driving tasks, there is a temptation to take the human out of

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Award for Outstanding Support of ITS Michigan

An award for outstanding support of ITS Michigan was presented by the ITS MI Board of Directors to Richard Beaubien at the ITS Michigan Annual Meeting at NextEnergy in Detroit on September 27, 2017.

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Institute of Transportation Engineers Transportation Systems and Management Council Outstanding Project Award

Richard Beaubien delivered the Institute of Transportation Engineers Transportation Systems and Management Council Outstanding Project Award to the Macomb County Roads Department.  The award was presented at the Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July

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