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Compete to Solve Real-World Transportation Problems and Win a Free Trip to the ITE 2019 Annual Meeting

Compete to Solve Real-World Transportation Problems and Win a Free Trip to the ITE 2019 Annual Meeting

The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) and the U.S. DOT ITS Joint Program Office Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program are again hosting a competition for students to work directly with state and local DOTs to solve real-world transportation problems utilizing ITS and TSMO solutions.

Student teams will assemble to work with a local or state agency to define a problem or challenge in their region. After submitting an initial contest application identifying the team and the problem or challenge, students will work with academic advisors to learn about potential ITS and TSMO solutions via online training programs. Teams will then utilize their experience, education, and new coursework to develop a solution or suite of solutions to directly address the originally defined problem. Students will submit their solutions via a proposal. Finalist teams will develop a presentation and then will be flown to participate in a live event at ITE 2019 in Austin, TX where they will give a presentation in front of a panel of judges made up of leaders in the ITS and TSMO community. A team will then be selected as the 2019 Transportation Technology Tournament Winner.

The 2018 Tournament featured nine teams, four of whom were chosen as finalists to compete in the live event at ITE 2018 Annual Meeting. More information on that event is available in the video below, and an overview of the teams and their materials is available here. The deadline for entering the tournament is February 1, 2019. More information on application details and the 2019 Tournament is available here.

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