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Tour of Caltrans Traffic Management Center plus Smart Corridor Presentation

This event is full.    Do not show up if you are not pre-registered.    Please cancel your registration if you can't attend.

Come learn about Caltrans' plans for a safer, faster and more efficient future by touring the Oakland Traffic Management Center and hearing a presentation about the San Mateo Smart Corridor. 

6:30pm Security check-in,  1st floor auditorium:

Refreshments:  drinks, chips and cookies.  There is a vending machine in cafeteria.

7:00  Intro presentation – Caltrans overview and San Mateo Smart Corridor

7:30   Traffic Management Center group tour to 6th floor

8:00  Connected Vehicles

8:30   Questions and Answer Discussion session.

Transportation Logistics: 

BART will be a great mode of transportation. 

Metered parking available on street and free after 6 pm. 

Parking lots: there are a few garages and outdoor lots:  Ampco Parking at 2353 Webster; Ace Parking at 2101 Webster

Restaurants:  May want to try Food Trucks at Telegraph and Grand Avenue.  Here are some suggestions for those arriving early that are very close to Caltrans:  Burgers:  Umami or True Burgers.  Whole Foods on Harrison; Hawker Fare (east/west fusion), Vo’s (Vietnamese), Subway,  There are a few sit down restaurants on Grand such as Lucca’s or Loring Café or Ozumo. 

Activities in Oakland:  There is a street party this Friday and every first Friday 5pm to 10 pm:  Food trucks, lots of people in Uptown and streets from 19th to 27th around Telegraph and Broadway.  http://oaklandartmurmur.org/firstfriday/

As always, proceeds from the event registration go directly to the Paypal account of the San Jose State University Formula SAE, which is why there are no refunds.    Thanks for supporting local automotive engineering education.


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  • Cho

    Thanks Alison. Really appreciated.

    February 17, 2014

  • Alison C.

    Here are David and Al's slides including an overview and engineering detail:

    http://files.meetup.com/2623882/AlLee_DavidMan_Caltrans_Overview_Engineering.pdf

    Thanks again to Al, David, Greg, Kane and Ed for giving up their Friday nights to share Caltran's plans with us and show us their impressive facility.

    February 14, 2014

  • Cho

    Hi Alison, just wonder whether it is possible to get the presentation from Al B Lee of Caltran on the San Mateo Smart Corridor as well? I think the presentation is very good as well.

    February 10, 2014

  • Alison C.

    Here are Greg Larson's slides from Friday night:

    http://files.meetup.com/2623882/Caltrans_Connected_SVAOS_Feb2014.pdf

    Thanks again to Kane, Al, Greg and David for their hard work in arranging the tour and putting on the presentations.

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • Alec D.

    A great set of presentations and tour of the Center. Thanks to all the Caltrans people involved. I really appreciated their being open to questions. I learn a lot from other attendees questions -- they help the speaker expand on their topic. And, of course, thanks to Allison and the other organizers for making it happen (again).

    February 8, 2014

  • Jonathan H.

    Please ask people to hold their questions until the end of the presentation. Some questions were useful but others just wasted everyone's time. Keeping to the schedule would help everyone get home on time.

    February 7, 2014

    • Alison C.

      Others have complained in the past, but when I offer to let someone be the moderator for an event and control the questioning, volunteers are scant.

      February 8, 2014

    • Jonathan H.

      By the way, thanks very much for organizing this meeting. It was a great opportunity to visit a very interesting facility that normally closed to the public. Bravo.

      February 8, 2014

  • Frank van G.

    We enjoyed the presentation and tour! Thanks Alison for arranging it. We had to leave at the Q&A section due to time, but I would have liked to have stayed longer.

    February 8, 2014

  • John L.

    I'll be driving from Mountain View. Does anyone want to car pool. I'd like to leave MV early, around 4pm.

    February 6, 2014

    • Min K.

      I would like to join the carpool if you still have spot in your car. I am from PA.

      February 6, 2014

    • Steven

      John: I was going to try to go to the talk Peter mentioned, so I ended up in Oakland early. Really sorry that I didn't update my carpool status

      February 7, 2014

  • Peter M.

    There's also this 4PM talk at UC Berkeley this afternoon if you can make it, I'm planning to attend that too: http://events.berkeley.edu/?event_ID=73270

    Innovations in Traffic Safety Research: ITS Berkeley - Special Transportation Seminar
    Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Davis Hall

    Speaker/Performer: Mohsen A. Jafari, Ph.D., Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Rutgers University

    Traffic crashes and accidents at intersections, roundabouts and roadway segments result from many complex factors, but at a basic level, they are outcomes of the interactions among vehicles and other road users. In this talk we will present risk based traffic safety models using multiple data streams, including near miss data, systemic data, historical traffic accidents, and drivers’ behavior data. We will also briefly discuss ongoing research at Rutgers on the development of Plan4Saefty software which is currently being used by the State of New Jersey for traffic safety analysis and planning.

    1 · February 7, 2014

    • Qirfiraz S.

      Peter, this seems like a real interesting talk. However, at this short notice, I will NOT be able to attend it. Will you post the "goodies" at this forum, if possible. Still, I do plant to attend Caltran event this evening, and hopefully will be there in time.

      February 7, 2014

    • Peter M.

      4PM Davis Hall Room 534

      February 7, 2014

  • Steven

    I'm planning on heading out from MV as well.

    February 6, 2014

  • Alison C.

    Directions to the Caltrans Traffic Management Center:

    http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/documents/d4directions.pdf

    I plan to arrive at 19th St. BART and walk. I'll park at Fremont BART and take the 5:30 PM train.

    On-time arrival by car will be challenging indeed, so take BART if you can.

    February 2, 2014

  • Dean L.

    Unfortunately I'll be out of town on that date now. Revised my RSVP from YES to NO.

    January 21, 2014

  • Alison C.

    Please, feel free to bring kids along, although they may enjoy the Tour more than the technical presentation that follows.

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Harsh V.

    This should be interesting!

    October 22, 2013

  • Steve

    Outstanding field trip— Thanks for setting this up, Alison!

    October 22, 2013

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