State DOT Executives Share “Next Generation ITS” Experiences, Prep & Planning at ITS America 2016
Washington, DC, May 5, 2016—State Department of Transportation (DOT) executives in charge of intelligent transportation deployment decisions will participate in a DOT Roundtable on Sunday, June 12, 3:00-4:45 p.m., at McEnery Convention Center as part of ITS America 2016 San Jose. The roundtable is sponsored by HNTB.
These leaders, from across the United States, will discuss their states’ experiences, successes, failures, challenges, and lessons learned in launching ITS projects while, on broader scale, endeavoring to prepare their state’s infrastructure to meet and support tomorrow’s ITS mobility demands. The roundtable is co-hosted by ITS America and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). HNTB Senior Vice President Ananth Prasad will serve as moderator.
“These discussions among stakeholders are critical in order for us to advance transportation,” said Ananth Prasad, HNTB transportation leader. “Sharing lessons learned allows us to learn from each other and continue to develop technologies for more safe and efficient travel.”
“ITS America 2016 San Jose is about the integrated mobility systems of the future,” said Regina Hopper, president and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). “State DOTs are on the front lines of simultaneously providing safe and efficient transportation networks through building and maintaining their state’s traditional infrastructure while planning to meet the challenge of future smart mobility through intelligent transportation systems.”
State DOT officials participating at the time of this release include:
- Jim Barna, Ohio Department of Transportation
- Kevin Beisty, Arizona Department of Transportation
- Shailen Bhatt, Colorado Department of Transportation
- Carlos Braceras, Utah Department of Transportation
- Malcolm Dougherty, California Department of Transportation
- Matthew Garrett, Oregon Department of Transportation
- Bill Kingsland, New Jersey Department of Transportation
- Roger Millar, Washington State Department of Transportation
- Charles Remekes, New Mexico Department of Transportation
- John Schroer, Tennessee Department of Transportation
- Kirk Steudle, Michigan Department of Transportation
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial, and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management, and construction management. For more, visit www.hntb.com.
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) advocates for industries marrying tech and transportation, putting transportation at the center of the Internet of Things (IoT). ITS America works to identify and drive public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels to advance deployment of the technologies that will support data-driven integrated mobility.
ITS America 2016 San Jose, a new show representing this transformative moment in intelligent transportation, is built around the theme “Integrated Mobility. Transportation Redefined.” Each day has its own focus:
- “#THISisITS Making It Work,” on Sunday, June 12, features pre-show public-private partnership and investment opportunities, highlighted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Accelerating ITS Deployment Day” workshop and more.
- “Wheels & Things” rolls in on Monday, June 13. Sponsored by Xerox, the day revolves around all things using, altering, or creating new ITS technology.
- “The Infrastructure of Things” is on Tuesday, June 14. Sponsored by Lear, the day is built around all the things that interact with wheels and things.
- “Show Me The Money!” on Wednesday, June 15, will feature venture capitalists and the changing business models that are disrupting the “transportation” landscape.
- Thursday, June 16, will show intelligent transportation systems at work through a series of tours around the San Jose area.
For conference schedule and sessions detail, visit www.ITSAmerica2016.org.
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