Border Wait Time Detection System, June 20, 2018

(This event is free and open to all, including non-members.)

Title: Border Wait Time Detection System

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Location: Filippi’s Restaurant in Kearny Mesa at 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123 (Google)

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 5:30-7pm

Presentation and Dinner:
The first 1/2 hour is for dinner and networking. The optional buffet dinner starts at 5:30, and the presentation begins at approximately 6 pm. The cost of the buffet is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and includes pizza, salad, pasta, and soft drinks.

Webcasting: This presentation will be webcast and start at 5:50 pm. You will be able to view the presentation slide show and hear audio. During our phase in period, we may not be able to take questions from our webcast audience (we hope to do so in the future).

To join the WebEx meeting, you will go to , the meeting number is 597 603 749. To join by phone, call 1-877-647-3411 and use audio passcode 634 301 5653. PLEASE NOTE: you may need to install software on your computer or mobile device, so please do this beforehand as it may take some time to download and install.


Significant economic interdependence exists between Southern California and Northern Mexico regions, with a large magnitude of cross-border personal travel and freight movements at the region’s ports of entry. Without mitigation steps and increased traveler information, delays and economic losses will more than double in the next ten years. Systems Engineering and affordable detection technologies can be used to determine travel times and border wait times in order to provide accurate data to industry and the traveling public, helping to inform optimal decisions regarding the movement of both goods and people. This presentation will explore the existing pilot project for Southbound Border Wait Times at the San Ysidro port of entry, along with current efforts underway to expand the system to other ports of entry along the southern border in California, as well as Northbound waits in collaboration with Mexican authorities.

Speaker: Ian Kilgour

Ian Kilgour is a Transportation Systems Engineer with IBI Group in San Diego, specializing in Intelligent Transportation Systems and Communications Systems. He has been with IBI for 12 years, working in different offices throughout North America, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Ian has been a member of Professional Engineers Ontario since 2010 and an INCOSE member since 2018.

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