The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) announced the list of finalists for the 2011 Best of ITS Awards. The awards will recognize the best and the brightest in the high-tech transportation industry during the 18th World Congress & Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Besides having the opportunity to learn about the best new products, services, applications and practices within the transportation industry, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with the award finalists and winners.
The finalists were announced in the categories of Best New Innovative Products, Services, or Applications and Best New Innovative Practices.
Best New Innovative Products, Services, or Applications - The finalists are:
- Carnegie Mellon University, “Tiramisu Transit”
- City of Minneapolis, “First Avenue Dynamic Parking Lane”
- Florida DOT District Four, “Maintenance Inventory Management System”
- Houston TranStar, “Cost Effective Arterial Network Travel Times”
- ICX Transportation Group, “New Jersey 511 and Data Fusion Engine”
- King County, DKS Associates, and ConSysTec, “King County Metro Transit ITS Architecture Deployment”
- Mississippi DOT, “Video Migration”
- San Diego Association of Governments, “T-PeMS Development and Deployment”
- University of Maryland CATT Lab, “The Regional Integrated Transportation Information System”
Best New Innovative Practices - The finalists are:
- Chicago DOT, “Chicago Traffic Tracker”
- Florida DOT District Six, “95 Express Marketing and Outreach Program”
- Florida Turnpike, “Specialty Towing and Roadside Repair Program”
- Houston TranStar, “Real Time Travel Time Monitoring System for Hurricane Evacuation Routes”
- Iteris and the City of Long Beach, “Douglas Park Adaptive Traffic Control Program”
- New York State DOT, “Universal Smart Roadside Electric Screening Platform for Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Program”
- Pinellas County Public Works, “The Integration of Environmental Sensors into Pinellas County's Smart Tracs Advanced Traffic Management System”
- TransCore and NYC DOT, “Large Scale Urban Traffic Management Using a Wireless Network”
- Vermont Agency of Transportation, “RWIS-VMS Automation”
Finalists will be recognized and the winners announced during a special awards ceremony sponsored by Fontinalis Partners on Monday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. during the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.