Minutes from February 18, 2014 Open Board meeting-Intelligent Transportation Society

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

 Open Board of Directors Meeting
 San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408


Present:  Don Averill, Deborah Barmack, Peter Barmack, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Ken Coate, Ron Griffin, Dick Hart, Scott Hofferber, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Pam Langford, Temetry Lindsey, John Mirau, Beverly Powell, John Prentice, Kristine Scott, Paul Shimoff, Steve von Rajcs, Phil Waller, A.J. Wilson and Ray Wolfe.


Guests: John McMahon


Announcements:   1) Federal issue papers are due from the committees today.  Priority issues will be decided by the group at next week’s meeting.  2) Congressman Gary Miller’s office continues to work on scheduling appointments for the group’s Washington, D.C. trip.  3)  A ground breaking ceremony for the Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project and transit Center will be held at 3:00p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the corner of E Street & Rialto.  Rsvp to Angela Meluski (909) 384-8188.   4) The San Bernardino International Airport Authority will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Open House for the newly constructed International Arrivals Terminal on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10a.m. at 275 N. Leland Norton Way.  Rsvp to Cathie Weber at 909-382-4100 no later than February 24, 2014.


M/S/P: Minutes from February 11, 2014.


John Mirau introduced Scott Belcher.

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the research, development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve the nation’s surface transportation system. Founded in 1991, ITS America’s membership includes more than 450 public agencies, private sector companies, and academic and research institutions. ITS America’s 27 State Chapters are represented across 40 states and includes more than 1200 member organizations.

ITS America gives the ITS industry a voice in the national conversation on the role technology can play in building a safer, smarter, more efficient and sustainable transportation system. By engaging with Members of Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation and other government entities, ITS America serves as a leading resource for solutions that advance the nation’s transportation system, such as accelerating the deployment of technology solutions and developing new innovations to meet the demands of future generations.

ITS America works to amplify the advancements in transportation technologies that our members are developing and deploying around the world.  For over 20 years, ITS America has provided technical services to further the research, development, and innovation of the global ITS industry. With a diverse, highly trained and experienced technical staff, ITS America offers members and clients expertise in the areas of transportation and traffic engineering, ITS systems, Transportation Management Centers, telecommunications, telematics, transit, statistical analysis, and international standards.

Transportation is at a pivotal time.  Much of the public is turning to new options that are available with cell phone applications like “Ridescout”.  Systems like car share, zip cars, ride share, and others are used and growing in popularity.  There is an increasing demand for data sharing, data access for traffic management and data in our vehicles.  Auto manufacturers are trying to meet demand with automating features such as self parking vehicles and vehicle that will communicate with each other. 

Legislators have and will continue to emphasize that transit projects must address the “last mile” question.  Discussions regarding rail or bus station will need to include ways to move people from the rail or bus station to their final destination.


A Q & A period followed.


Meeting adjourned at 8:33a.m.