Scout Hosts 2013 TIM Symposium

Scout hosted its annual Traffic Incident Management Symposium on Thursday, April 25 at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The symposium held in conjunction with the 2013 MOVITE(Missouri Valley Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers) Spring Meeting was attended by more than 80 people and provided a great opportunity for information sharing.

National guest speaker, Chuck York, of Gannett Fleming in State College, Pennsylvania spoke on the ABC's of Traffic Incident Management including the importance of responder safety, safe quick clearance and prompt reliable, interoperable communication. Regional speaker, Pam Holt, a Trauma Nurse from Springfield, Missouri's Mercy Hospital gave a very candid presentation on responder responsibilities, and the need for safety.

There was discussion about the SHRP2 Traffic Incident Management Training that was conducted in February to see when training classes can be scheduled for responders. As well as a discussion about the winter weather this year, and some of the more innovative things that happened, which will help in planning for future weather incidents. Scout manager, Jason Sims talked about the streaming video which will be coming to all of Scout's partners in the very near future.

New to this year's symposium was the inclusion of traffic engineers, the symposium was an excellent opportunity for improvement on Scout's Incident Management program and was beneficial for all who attended.







2012 Annual ITS Heartland Meeting and ITS Symposium

Scout/KC District Showed ITS Heartland How We Rock

Scout and the KC District hosted the 2012 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Heartland Annual Conference. The 13th Annual Meeting was held March 26–28th at the InterContinental Kansas City Hotel Plaza located at 401 Ward Parkway in Kansas City. The ITS Heartland Chapter of ITS America consists of five heartland states including Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. ITS Heartland is intended to facilitate information sharing for Intelligent Transportation Systems' projects and activities and to showcase ITS applications in the five heartland states. To date, all five State Departments of Transportation, along with major universities in each state and the Federal Highway Administration are involved in developing the organization.

The conference was exciting and informative featured interesting breakout sessions with knowledgeable guest speakers. The KC District of MoDOT made a strong presence at the ITS Heartland conference this year. Scout Manager, Jason Sims, who also served as ITS Heartland President for the 2012 year. The conference was a great two day occasion to be educated on the five states ITS initiatives.


Live jazz music kicked off the Conference at the Ice Breaker/Networking Event

ITS President and Kansas City Scout Manager addresses the Conference at Opening Session

Dan Niec, MoDOT District Engineer, welcomed the ITS Heartland Conference to Kansas City during the opening session

Rusty James, Scout Incident Management Coordinator, gives a presentation at the ITS Heartland Conference

Conference participants received interesting information on Incident Clearance during the Traffic Incident Management Break Out Session


Conference participants received interesting information on Incident Clearance during the Traffic Incident Management Break Out Session


Kansas City ITS Symposium 2010

3rd Annual Kansas City ITS Symposium
Sponsored by KC Scout and MOVITE
This year the ITS Symposium will be held in conjunction with the MOVITE annual spring meeting!

Crowne Plaza Hotel (Downtown)
1301 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

***KC Scout and MOVITE have joined together this year to combine the KC Scout ITS Symposium and spring MOVITE conference. What does this mean for you? If you typically attend the symposium, you can still do so with no requirement to attend the MOVITE conference. Typically attend the MOVITE conference? The opportunity to attend the symposium is provided, so you can do both. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with more professionals and will have access to more exhibitors. Want to attend the conference, or just the ITS Symposium? Visit www.kcite.org for registration materials. Registration forms are also available at www.kcscout.net. Want to be a sponsor or exhibitor? Visit www.kcite.org for information on sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities. Want to sponsor or exhibit for the KC Scout symposium only?

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Scout Hosts 2nd Annual Kansas City ITS Symposium

Kansas City Scout hosted its 2nd Annual Kansas City ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) Symposium, May 6, 2009. The symposium convened at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS.

The purpose of the symposium is to bring ITS professionals together to gain valuable information, share past experiences, build on lessons learned and increase collaboration on future initiatives within the Kansas City region. Kansas City has so many great technology projects already in operation, under construction and scheduled for the future. Scout tagged as "Kansas City's Traffic Management System" realizes the need to facilitate a forum that provokes needed discussion and communication on key topics that affect this region.

The Symposium consisted of quick fire presentations from representatives of the cities of Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa and Wyandotte County Unified Government in Kansas and the City of Kansas City, Missouri as well as both the Kansas and Missouri Departments of Transportation to bring attendees abreast of ITS projects in their respective organizations. The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) was represented in addition to Operation Green Light in the quick fire session.

The regional featured speakers were Carlos Sun, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Missouri-Columbia and Tom Ryan Senior Traffic Engineer for HDR Engineering Inc. in Springfield, Missouri. These presenters spoke about Arterial Service Patrol Traffic Response and Performance Measures.

The national keynote speaker was Steve Kuciemba who is the National ITS & System Operations Manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff located in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Steve gave a presentation on Travel Information and 511.

This years symposium was sponsored by Brown Traffic Products, Inc, Cambridge Systematics, Capital Electric, Delcan, HNTB, Iteris, Network Integration Services, Open Roads, Parsons – Brinckerhoff, Sensys Networks, Telvent and Transcore.

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