16th Annual Western States Forum


Front cover of 2021 Western States Forum brochure

NEW DATE: October 5-7, 2021

Registration for the 2021 Forum is now open! Attendance is limited. Registration will close when the maximum number is reached or on September 3rd, whichever comes first.

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 2021 Forum Lodging page.

For maps and directions to the Forum or information about the many activities in the Yreka area, check out the links above.




Here are the invited presentations / demonstrations for the 2021 Forum:

  • ASWSC Phase 3: Migration of the Automated Safety Warning System Controller to the Caltrans Advanced Transportation Controller Platform
    Douglas Galarus, Jeremiah Pearce, Jeff Worthington
    Montana Tech, Caltrans District 2

  • Development of a Truck Parking Occupancy Prediction Algorithm for Use in a Truck Parking Information Management System for Washington State
    Frank Yang, Wei Sun, Yinhai Wang: University of Washington STAR Lab
    Karthik Murthy, Matt Neeley: Washington State DOT

  • Evaluating Methods for Wrong Way Driving Deterrence
    John Slonaker
    Caltrans Division of Research, Innovation, and System Information

  • Field Site Power Data Acquisition and System Reporting
    Kenneth Shipley
    Caltrans District 2

  • Innovative Uses of UAV Technology
    Tony Leingang, Alyssa Ryan
    Washington State DOT, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • UDOT’s Statewide Wrong-Way Detection, Design and Implementation Project
    Troy Torgersen, Tyler Laing, Brad Lucas
    Utah Department of Transportation

  • Wrong Way Driver Systems: Technological Solutions for Behavioral Problems
    Rick Tydeman
    Nevada Department of Transportation