The UDOT conference, which included exhibits, keynote addresses and classes, was attended by thousands of traffic professionals, contractors and suppliers, many of whom have contributed to UDOT’s mission.

November 11, 2014

PROVO, UT—The Utah Department of Transportation held its annual conference 28 – 30 October 2014, and Wavetronix was an active participant. In addition to exhibiting at the conference, Wavetronix products featured prominently in many of the projects that UDOT highlighted as examples of this year’s conference theme: “Collaboration is the Road to Success.”

The three day conference, which included exhibits, keynote addresses and classes, was attended by thousands of traffic professionals, contractors and suppliers, many of whom have contributed to UDOT’s mission.

“With three million residents now and 2.5 million more expected in 30 years, our vision at UDOT is simple – keep Utah moving,” Carlos Braceras, P.E. and executive director at UDOT, told attendees. “UDOT’s mission is to create innovative transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.”

To accomplish this, UDOT’s strategic goals have focused on safety, including zero injuries or fatalities; mobility and innovation; and preserving infrastructure. Safety has become such a priority at UDOT, Braceras announced at the conference that employees, contractors and suppliers will be invited to participate in an extensive safety education program that the agency plans to implement through the next two years.

Conference workshops mirrored UDOT’s commitment to innovation and drew attention to several projects that illustrate the agency’s interest in collaboration. For example, UDOT’s Signal Performance Metrics website, which relies heavily on data provided by SmartSensor Advance and SmartSensor Matrix, was featured in a workshop on signal innovation. The website is part of a national innovation initiative and shows the increasing effectiveness of signalized intersections due to improved detection. The website is open to the public and can be viewed at http://udottraffic.utah.gov/signalperformancemetrics.