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Webinar Available


Intelligent Transportation Systems and EMS System Data Integration for Traffic Safety

Part of the Advanced Transportation Technologies Seminar Series — 2008 For more information, contact Shawn Haag at the ITS Institute, 612-625-5608 or

October 21

Tom Horan [bio]
Research Director, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety

3:30–4:30 p.m., Rm 1130, Mechanical Engineering Building, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis [map]

Tom Horan will discuss his ITS Institute research in emergency response systems. This research has examined the role of ITS and related IT systems in improving the timeliness and quality of emergency response services. The presentation will include an overview of a multi-level framework for considering IT/S implementations to support end-to-end performance monitoring and improvement. Two case studies will also be presented; one case is based in Minnesota (Mayo/Rochester) and one in California (San Mateo). In addition, work on development of visual information systems to guide management and communication of traffic safety will be outlined, including the recent launch of, and preliminary work on an EMS focused CrashHelp system.