Iowa ITS UpdateTim Simodynes, PE                  “The New Willy”ITS EngineerIowa DOTITS HeartlandKansas City, MissouriMar...
ThanksITS Staff in Iowa & Other StatesConsultants & VendorsThe people who did not remind me of the greatness of Willy’s...
Three people I am starting to relate toPhil BengtsonGene BartowMatthew Ridgway                                 3
Who?Phil Bengtson  Packers Coach after   Vince LombardiGene Bartow  UCLA coach after   John WoodenMatthew Ridgway  S...
Tim SimodynesIowa’s ITS Engineer afterthe Great Willy Sorenson                            5
About MeOriginally from Omaha, NebraskaIowa State University for BS & MS in Civil EngineeringLast 14 years at Iowa DOT,...
ITS Staff in Iowa                                                 Sandra Larson, PE                                       ...
ITS Staff ChangesITS                      Traffic & Safety      Willy                     TimAlex Preston, Co-Op Student ...
About Iowa9 “Metro” Areas (> 50,000)              Ames                             9
Urban ITS DeploymentsCameras, Sensors, Permanent DMS            Ames                              10
Mike JacksonCurrent Urban EffortsCameras, Sensors, Permanent DMS            Ames                              11
Urban ITS Deployments                  Overhead DMSPTZ Cameras                           Side-Mount                       ...
Statewide Operations Support                         John HaasCenter (SOSC), Ames
Advanced Traveler InformationSystem (ATIS) – “CARS” 511                      Sinclair Stolle
Advanced Traffic ManagementSystem (ATMS) – “SIMS”                      Mike Jackson
Evolving Website – 511ia.orgGoogle Map Based         Sinclair Stolle
Evolving Website – 511ia.orgNew: My Routes                         2011                         Traffic                 ...
Evolving Website – 511ia.org   New: Twitter SubscriptionsTwitter feeds for 99 counties, Metro Areas, and Statewide. (i.e....
ITS InventoryBeyond Urban Deployments
Dynamic Message Signs (DMS)          Overhead DMS (56+)        Side-Mount DMS (40+)Portable DMS (64+)             Rest Are...
Roadway Weather InformationSystem (RWIS)       • 64 RWIS Installations          • 47+ with Cameras          • 41 with Traf...
Highway Advisory Radio (HAR)Transmitters    AM “Super HAR”          Low Power FM    Transmitters            HAR Transmitte...
Highway Advisory Radio (HAR)10 Permanent   2 Portable                             24
Portable ITS Equipment Portable Cameras      Portable HAR   Portable DMS(w/ Traffic Sensors)   Transmitters       (64+)   ...
Additional CamerasRWIS (Weather) StationsOn Some Rural DMSDistrict Staff RequestsHigh Crash Intersections             ...
Intersection Cameras at 5 Expressway IntersectionsHistory of severe crashesVarious geometric improvementsFuture: Incide...
Current ITS Efforts                      28
Traffic Incident ManagementElectronic pdf Manuals
Traffic Incident Management“Tim Shareswell”
Traffic Incident Management“Tim Shareswell”
Bluetooth Detection for Work Zone Travel TimesI-380 north of Iowa City2012 Bridge Project                            32
Bridge Over-height Detection& Warning Systems (2)                               33
GPS/AVL in Maintenance Vehicles                          34
ITS Outside Services in 2012On-call ITS Maintenance ContractDynamic Message Sign SupplierBridge Clearance Warning Syste...
Potential Future ITSOngoing Urban ITS DeploymentsIntersection Incident Detection SystemWrong Way Traffic on FreewaysRe...
Potential Future ITSMy InterestsCrash/Incident PreventionVehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I)                                ...
How’s Willy?               38
How’s Willy?               39
Questions?I probably won’t have the answer, but amhappy to take it with me and follow up later.       Tim.Simodynes@dot.io...
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ITS Heartland 2012
Annual Meeting
Kansas City, MO

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    1. 1. Iowa ITS UpdateTim Simodynes, PE “The New Willy”ITS EngineerIowa DOTITS HeartlandKansas City, MissouriMarch 27, 2012
    2. 2. ThanksITS Staff in Iowa & Other StatesConsultants & VendorsThe people who did not remind me of the greatness of Willy’s presentations …Both of you! 2
    3. 3. Three people I am starting to relate toPhil BengtsonGene BartowMatthew Ridgway 3
    4. 4. Who?Phil Bengtson  Packers Coach after Vince LombardiGene Bartow  UCLA coach after John WoodenMatthew Ridgway  Supreme Allied Commander after Vincelombardi.com Dwight Eisenhower 4
    5. 5. Tim SimodynesIowa’s ITS Engineer afterthe Great Willy Sorenson 5
    6. 6. About MeOriginally from Omaha, NebraskaIowa State University for BS & MS in Civil EngineeringLast 14 years at Iowa DOT, Office of Traffic & Safety Crash Data, Safety Research, Human Factors, Roundabouts, etc. 6
    7. 7. ITS Staff in Iowa Sandra Larson, PE Director, Research and Technology Bureau Sinclair Stolle, PE Mike Jackson, PE Tim Simodynes, PE Iowa 511 Special Projects ITS Engineer Co-Op Student (vacant)Kyle Halligan, EIT Tony Taylor Jason Dale, EIT 7
    8. 8. ITS Staff ChangesITS Traffic & Safety Willy TimAlex Preston, Co-Op Student Graduated Dec. 2011 to TransCoreAlex Preston, EIT 8
    9. 9. About Iowa9 “Metro” Areas (> 50,000) Ames 9
    10. 10. Urban ITS DeploymentsCameras, Sensors, Permanent DMS Ames 10
    11. 11. Mike JacksonCurrent Urban EffortsCameras, Sensors, Permanent DMS Ames 11
    12. 12. Urban ITS Deployments Overhead DMSPTZ Cameras Side-Mount DMS Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) Transmitters CommunicationsSide-Fire Radar Gates Fiber OpticTraffic Sensors & Wireless
    13. 13. Statewide Operations Support John HaasCenter (SOSC), Ames
    14. 14. Advanced Traveler InformationSystem (ATIS) – “CARS” 511 Sinclair Stolle
    15. 15. Advanced Traffic ManagementSystem (ATMS) – “SIMS” Mike Jackson
    16. 16. Evolving Website – 511ia.orgGoogle Map Based Sinclair Stolle
    17. 17. Evolving Website – 511ia.orgNew: My Routes 2011 Traffic Incidents along saved routes
    18. 18. Evolving Website – 511ia.org New: Twitter SubscriptionsTwitter feeds for 99 counties, Metro Areas, and Statewide. (i.e. 99 Twitter Feeds)Coming: Pushed TXT message or email for your saved “My Routes”  Choose days, times, and direction of travel for your alerts. Sinclair Stolle’s work!
    19. 19. ITS InventoryBeyond Urban Deployments
    20. 20. Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) Overhead DMS (56+) Side-Mount DMS (40+)Portable DMS (64+) Rest Area DMS (37)
    21. 21. Roadway Weather InformationSystem (RWIS) • 64 RWIS Installations • 47+ with Cameras • 41 with Traffic Sensors • Weather information available via http://weatherview.iowadot.gov
    22. 22. Highway Advisory Radio (HAR)Transmitters AM “Super HAR” Low Power FM Transmitters HAR Transmitters - Council Bluffs (1) - Adair (I-80) - Des Moines (2) - DeSoto (I-80) - Iowa City (1) - Sloan (I-35) - Quad Cities (1) - Urbana (I-380) - Sioux City (1) Portable HAR Transmitters (2)
    23. 23. Highway Advisory Radio (HAR)10 Permanent 2 Portable 24
    24. 24. Portable ITS Equipment Portable Cameras Portable HAR Portable DMS(w/ Traffic Sensors) Transmitters (64+) (4) (2)
    25. 25. Additional CamerasRWIS (Weather) StationsOn Some Rural DMSDistrict Staff RequestsHigh Crash Intersections 26
    26. 26. Intersection Cameras at 5 Expressway IntersectionsHistory of severe crashesVarious geometric improvementsFuture: Incident Detection Systems
    27. 27. Current ITS Efforts 28
    28. 28. Traffic Incident ManagementElectronic pdf Manuals
    29. 29. Traffic Incident Management“Tim Shareswell”
    30. 30. Traffic Incident Management“Tim Shareswell”
    31. 31. Bluetooth Detection for Work Zone Travel TimesI-380 north of Iowa City2012 Bridge Project 32
    32. 32. Bridge Over-height Detection& Warning Systems (2) 33
    33. 33. GPS/AVL in Maintenance Vehicles 34
    34. 34. ITS Outside Services in 2012On-call ITS Maintenance ContractDynamic Message Sign SupplierBridge Clearance Warning SystemITS On-call Consultant Services Contracts  Probably 3 35
    35. 35. Potential Future ITSOngoing Urban ITS DeploymentsIntersection Incident Detection SystemWrong Way Traffic on FreewaysRest Area Truck Parking Availability Information 36
    36. 36. Potential Future ITSMy InterestsCrash/Incident PreventionVehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) 37
    37. 37. How’s Willy? 38
    38. 38. How’s Willy? 39
    39. 39. Questions?I probably won’t have the answer, but amhappy to take it with me and follow up later. Tim.Simodynes@dot.iowa.gov 515.239.1606 40

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