2018 Western States Forum

Plans are underway for the 13th annual Western States Forum, to be held June 19-21, 2018. We promise continued excellence in technical content along with a range of new technical topics.

Registration for the 2018 Forum is now open!

2018 Western States Forum brochure

The Forum will be held in Yreka, California, at the Best Western Miner's Inn. Lodging information for the Forum can be found on the 2018 Forum Lodging page.

The following technical presentations and demonstrations are currently on the 2018 Forum agenda:

  • Cellular Communications in Rural Applications
    Keith Koeppen, P.E.
    Caltrans District 2

  • DWR Hydrological Weather Stations
    Bryan Prestel
    California Department of Water Resources

  • Active Traffic Management
    Blaine Van Dyke, P.E., Michael Burkart
    Oregon Department of Transportation

  • From AWOS/RWIS to Caltrans Aviation Weather Information (AWI)
    Douglas Galarus, Melissa Clark, Derek Kantar
    WTI/MSU, USU, Caltrans

  • Managing Winter Maintenance Costs and Increasing Safety through an Advanced Weather Visualization Platform
    Ira Pray, Robert Koeberlein, Sara Lightbody, Zachary Spielman, Scott Wold
    Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho National Laboratory

  • UDOT’s Snow and Ice Performance Measure
    Jeff Williams, Cody Oppermann
    Utah Department of Transportation

  • ITS, Signals, Signage, and Sign Structures Condition Rating Dashboard
    Doug Spencer, P.E.
    Oregon Department of Transportation

  • Mobile Device App for Maintaining CMS Field Elements
    Stephen M. Donecker
    UC Davis

  • Adapting an Advanced Traffic Management System for Rural Deployment
    Ansley Skillern, Amit Misra
    Southwest Research Institute