On April 21, in Nashville, Tenn., nearly 2,000 of the nation’s top transportation officials and high-tech leaders will gather alongside policymakers at one of the most important transportation technology events of 2013, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s (ITS America) 23rd Annual Meeting & Exposition being held from April 21 – 24, 2012 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
At the four day event leaders will explore solutions for easing traffic congestion, financing the nation’s transportation system, and advancing life-saving vehicle technologies through exhibits and panel discussions featuring national, regional and local transportation officials and innovation leaders.
The latest intelligent transportation system (ITS) innovations being developed and implemented across the U.S. will be showcased at the meeting — solutions such as connected vehicle technology, adaptive traffic signals, advanced traffic and incident management systems, electronic tolling and pricing systems, smart mobility apps, and real-time traffic, transit, navigation and parking information.
This year’s annual meeting and exposition will also feature more public sector participation than ever before. As governments at all levels are always being asked to do more with less, leading transportation professionals from public agencies, private industry and academia will explore new ideas on how intelligent transportation systems (ITS) can make the nation’s roads and public transit systems more efficient and cost-effective, while providing commuters and highway users with more convenient, modern travel options.
The annual meeting will kick-off with a state DOT roundtable featuring 20 state DOT CEOs from across the country who will share strategies and opportunities for making better use of ITS technologies to finance, manage and modernize their transportation network.
The Annual Meeting will highlight transportation leaders and innovators including:
• Polly Trottenberg - under secretary for policy, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
• Victor Mendez - administrator, Federal Highway Administration
• David Strickland - administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
• Bill Bronrott - deputy administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
• Greg Winfree - deputy administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
• Ken Leonard - director, ITS Joint Program Office
• The Honorable Marsha Blackburn - vice chairman, House Energy and Commerce Committee (R-Tenn.)
• The Honorable Karl Dean - mayor, city of Nashville
• Tom Taylor - vice president of advanced strategy, Hughes Telematics, A Verizon Co.
• Dan Ferrick - CEO, Agero
• Kamyar Moinzadeh - president and CEO, Airbiquity
• Dennis Beal - vice president of global vehicles, FedEx Express
• Dan Pallme - director, Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, University of Memphis
• Thom Mason - laboratory director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory