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2015 Closing Session Wrap

Doc’s Closing Remarks – “See you again in the future” (or the past). Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2015 Annual Meeting. See you next year at Callaway! John Hibbard, GDOT – GDOT ITS Projects – Here’s What’s Coming (Moses and Elnora) – Download the presentation. Tom Sever, ITS Georgia President – Great Scott! A… Continue Reading

Receipt and PDHs

  For your records here is a receipt for the annual meeting and PDH certificates. Thanks again for attending the 2015 ITS Georgia Annual Meeting. Receipt Session 1 PDH Session 2 PDH Session 3 PDH Session 4 PDH Session 5 PDH Continue Reading

Session 5 Wrap

I-75 South Managed Lanes – What’s the toll for a hover board? Big project south of the city combining tolling and remotely controlled reversible lanes.  Our panel of experts gives the inside story. Thanks to Mark Demidovich for moderating. Mark Demidovich, GDOT – Moderator Ask the Experts – Project Panel Session Download the presentation. Annie… Continue Reading

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Sunday

12:30 Golf/Social Activity - Jekyll Island Club

4:00 - 6:00 Registration - Palm Court

7:00 - 9:00 Hawaiian Luau - Riverfront Lawn (sponsored by Serco, Inc.)

9:00 Networking Late Party - Cherokee Cottage

9:00 - Networking Late Night Party

Monday

7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00 Registration/Breakfast - Morgan Center

8:00 - 9:15 Opening Session

9:15 - 9:45 Break / Vendor Hunt – Exposition Hall

9:45 - 11:15 Session 1

11:15 - 12:30 Lunch on the Morgan Lawn

12:30 - 1:00 Break / Vendor Hunt – Exposition Hall

1:00 - 2:30 Session 2

2:30 - 3:00 Break / Vendor Hunt – Exposition Hall

3:00 - 4:15 Session 3

5:15 - 6:15 Networking Social - Cherokee Cottage

6:30 - 8:00 Dinner and Awards Club Ballroom (sponsored by Intelight)

8:30 - 11:00 Casino Night - Morgan Center (sponsored by Utilicom)

11:00 - Networking Late Night Party - Cherokee Cottage

Tuesday

7:00 - 8:15 Breakfast and Check Out - Morgan Center

8:15 - 9:45 Session 4

9:45 - 10:00 Break / Vendor Hunt – Exposition Hall

10:00 - 11:15 Session 5

11:15 - 11:30 Break / Vendor Hunt – Exposition Hall

11:30 - 12:15 Closing Session

Platinum Sponsors

360ns logo [expand title="360 Network Solutions"] Contact: Billy Stalcup

Working with ITS Engineers and designers across the country, 360ns is able to provide a team of experts to overcome any obstacle and support a product offering featuring the latest technologies in Video Surveillance & Analytics, Industrial Networking, Wireless Communications, Data Collection, and Tolling applications.

We are your trusted provider of technology product lines and infrastructure solutions, backed by a solid guarantee, that we will support you until the job is done. Our mission is to be your trusted, preferred partner to supply, support, and service all your ITS Video, Communication, Data, and Tolling needs.[/expand]

atkins[expand title="Atkins Global"] Contact: Ashlyn Morgan

Atkins (formerly PBS&J) offers a full-service intelligent transportation systems (ITS) team that is at the forefront of ITS development and deployment. We have assisted clients by helping them achieve their safety, security, and efficiency goals through ITS deployment. Together, with our agency partners, we have helped our clients finance, design, build, operate, and maintain their ITS infrastructure. Our specialists are considered industry experts throughout the ITS world and are known for their extensive experience in cutting-edge ITS technologies, traffic management systems, incident management programs, and traffic operations. Atkins’ world-class ITS team is made up of subject matter experts in every ITS specialty and has developed sophisticated tools to manage all phases of ITS deployment. We are committed to harnessing the power of ITS technology, while ensuring new technologies work in conjunction with existing systems to support our client’s long-term objectives.[/expand]

control tech[expand title="Control Technologies"] Contact: Mike DayControl Technologies of Central Florida, Inc. has been active in the Traffic Control Systems arena, including ITS applications for over 20 years. We have designed and manufactured over 20,000 Traffic Control Enclosures throughout the U.S. and we are an active importer of European Traffic Technology including Video Detection, Red Light Enforcement and Video Compression / Transmission. [/expand]
hntb[expand title="HNTB"] Contact: Keith Strickland

HNTB is a multidisciplinary firm known and respected for our work in transportation, bridges, aviation, architecture, urban design and planning, environmental engineering, water and construction services. We serve our clients with integrity, technical excellence and a commitment to performance— providing quality work, on time, on budget and to the client's satisfaction. The HNTB Companies provide professional services in three primary markets—transportation, architecture and federal.[/expand]

Temple[expand title="Temple, Inc."] Contact: Winter Horbel

Temple, Inc., located in Decatur, Alabama, is a family-owned company that’s been serving the Southeast for over 50 years. Temple, Inc. continues to be a pioneer in the vast innovation and distribution of product solutions necessary to support applications from the stand-alone intersection to State-wide control of traffic systems. Throughout its history, Temple, Inc. has been, and remains, committed to matching products and services to customer requirements. Temple, Inc. has developed the right relationships with industry leaders who bring the very best Intelligent Transportation Systems, communications, infrastructure design, and product technologies to market to meet your ever-changing requirements. Now in its fourth generation, Temple, Inc. works diligently to maintain your trust and reputation as a comprehensive solution provider for all things regarding Intelligent Transportation.[/expand]

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Technical Track

2015 Opening Session

2015 Opening Session

Welcome Back! To the ITS Georgia Annual Meeting and Exhibition. ITS Georgia President Tom Sever opened the 2015 ITS Georgia Annual Meeting and Exposition and welcomed the more than 120 attendees, 19 exhibitors and 17 sponsors at the Morgan Center at the Jekyll Island Club. Atkins Global, the meeting organizer, was represented by Ashlyn Morgan, Whitney…

2015 Session 1

2015 Session 1

Getting Information to the Public – For when the DeLorean hits 88 mph. Session 1 covered a lot of territory. Vehicles talking with one another, the driver’s need to know and sensing while moving. Cool Stuff. Thanks to Keith Murphy for keeping things organized. Keith Murphy, GDOT – Moderator Gary Carlin, Inrix –  The Changing…

2015 Session 2

2015 Session 2

Georgia’s Path to Connected Vehicles – It no longer means towing cars with rope. Session two was really good and covered the gamut from research to deployment. Thanks to Chris Maddox for keeping things in order and Dr. Hunter for a little, very little, humor. Chris Maddox, City of Sandy Springs – Moderator. Suzanne Murtha,…

2015 Session 3

2015 Session 3

Flux Capacitors – Arterial travel time (time travel) enhancements. From TMCs of the future to more traffic technology from down under, Session 3 was fascinating and thought provoking. Thanks to Keith Rohling for moderating this session. Keith Rohling, Clayton County DOT – Moderator Marcus Wittich, Atkins – The TMC of the Future – Download presentation here….

2015 Session 4

2015 Session 4

A look at innovative ITS projects – Where we’re going we don’t need roads. A look at projects in three key Southeastern states. Thanks to Scott Zehngraff for doing a great job with introductions and keeping us on track. Scott Zehngraff, GDOT – Moderator Alan Davis, GDOT & Tom Stiles, Intelight – Traffic Signal Software – Enhancements, Improvements,…

2015 Session 5

2015 Session 5

I-75 South Managed Lanes – What’s the toll for a hover board? Big project south of the city combining tolling and remotely controlled reversible lanes.  Our panel of experts gives the inside story. Thanks to Mark Demidovich for moderating. Mark Demidovich, GDOT – Moderator Ask the Experts – Project Panel Session Download the presentation. Annie…

2015 Session 6 – Closing

2015 Session 6 – Closing

Doc’s Closing Remarks – “See you again in the future” (or the past). Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2015 Annual Meeting. See you next year at Callaway! John Hibbard, GDOT – GDOT ITS Projects – Here’s What’s Coming (Moses and Elnora) – Download the presentation. Tom Sever, ITS Georgia President – Great Scott! A…

Gold Sponsors


[expand title="AECOM"] Contact: Scott Mohler

Travel by land, by sea or by air, and you will encounter transportation projects AECOM has designed. Whether for a new subway line in New York City, the world’s largest Greenfield port development project in Qatar, a 24-kilometer sea crossing in Malaysia or the major expansion of Los Angeles International Airport, AECOM delivers innovative, award-winning transportation projects from concept through operation. AECOM and URS have joined together as one company. Find out more about URS’ transportation infrastructure offerings for Aviation, Highways & Bridges, Ports & Maritime, and Rail & Mass Transit.[/expand]

arcadis[expand title="ARCADIS"] Contact: Marwan Abboud

ARCADIS has defined standards of excellence that reflect a long history of leadership in the fields of infrastructure, buildings, environment, and communication. In buildings, infrastructure, communication, and environmental projects, our clients have come to expect the highest levels of service - and we deliver.[/expand]

gresham[expand title="Gresham Smith & Partners"] Contact: Carla Holmes

Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P) was founded in 1967 in Nashville, Tennessee. Today, GS&P is an organization of over 600 professionals working from offices in 14 cities. GS&P has the depth to provide a full range of technical design services in such diverse market areas as transportation, environmental, aviation, land planning and urban design, corporate and healthcare architecture and industrial. We manage a multitude of projects across the country and around the globe, yet we continue to uphold our core values of Integrity, Respect, Commitment and Teamwork.[/expand]

Jacobs[expand title="Jacobs"] Contact: Marco Friend

As a broad-based technical professional consulting firm, we offer a complete range of services to help our clients maintain a competitive edge in their respective markets. From feasibility studies and planning to operations and maintenance (O&M), we customize our services to meet your business and project goals. Our global network of technical experts works under a boundaryless, seamless philosophy so that you receive the best, most economical project or program solution, worldwide.[/expand]

kimleyhorn_2014[expand title="Kimley-Horn"] Contact: Kenn Fink

Kimley-Horn provides a wide range of consulting services to public and private clients for both the visible "built environment" roadways and bridges, land developments, traffic signals, water/sewer systems, airports, landscape architecture, transit systems and the less-visible elements related to these facilities. We are civil, transportation, and systems engineers; urban and land planners; environmental specialists; landscape architects and urban designers; and computer/systems specialists. And while we are not contractors or constructors, we routinely provide construction-related services as part of our projects.[/expand]

WSP PB[expand title="Parsons Brinckerhoff"] Contact: Mike Holt

Smart, efficient transportation management is critical in an era of increasing travel demand, capacity constraints, and heightened awareness of the environmental impact of transportation. Parsons Brinckerhoff is an international leader in ITS planning, design, implementation, and ongoing program support. Our ITS expertise is a key aspect of our broader capabilities in the management, operation, and staffing of transportation and transit systems. Our operational focus emphasizes performance measurement, development of options based on real-time conditions, and infrastructure-based operational enhancements.

We provide a wide range of services related to ITS—from support for policy and program development to planning, design, systems engineering, construction services, operations, and Owner’s Engineer/General Engineering Consultant services. We offer expertise in leading-edge areas such as connected vehicle research, environmental performance monitoring, active transportation and demand management, managed lanes, and Transportation Management Center (TMC) operations.Parsons Brinckerhoff has a national ITS practice with a deep bench of regional and local resources. We can bring to bear the right level of expertise to address any need. We are ready to support clients in maximizing their transportation infrastructure investments to meet 21st-century objectives.[/expand]
worldfiber[expand title="World Fiber"] Contact: Yancy Bachmann

World Fiber Technologies has over the past 10 years grown to be one of the most respected general and electrical contractors in the Mid Atlantic, South Central and South East regions. We employ on an annual average approximately 100 to 140 employees. We are pre-qualified and licensed as a general, utilities and electrical contractor in ten states in the southern regions of the United States. World Fiber Technologies specializes, installs and maintains ITS, ATMS and Traffic Signalization systems including variable message signs, closed circuit video cameras, fiber optic cables, road sensors, vehicle detection devices, programmable traffic signals, electronic sensors and highway lighting. World Fiber Technologies also services the Power and Telecommunications Industries. We are committed to providing the highest quality construction, on time project completions and dedicated service to our customers and end users. World Fiber Technologies is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.[/expand]

Exhibits

Exhibit Floor Map


Check out the latest in ITS hardware and solutions on display in our exhibit area in the Morgan Center. See the list below for locations and booth assignments.

 MezzanineMezzanineMezzanineFoyer
1. Skyline Products 6. Southern Lighting and Traffic Systems 11. Wavetronix 16. Anixter
 2. Trafficware Group, Inc. 7. Communications Networks 12. Control Technologies 17. 360 Network Solutions - Two
 3. Southern Manufacturing 8. Cohu HD 13. TrafficVision 18. ASCO Power Technologies
 4. Swarco Traffic Americas, Inc 9. CoreTec Communications 14. Transportation Control Systems 19. Valsala, Inc.
 5. EtherWAN Systems, Inc. 10. 360 Network Solutions 15. Temple, Inc.

Exhibits

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Silver Sponsors

coretec[expand title="CORETEC"] Contact: Hadi Daryadel

Core Tec Communications, LLC was established early in 1997 bringing the latest in digital video communications technology to the transportation, security, military, and industrial markets.The company’s founders have over 35 years of engineering, technical, marketing, and management experience in the design and manufacturing of these products.Products designed by Core Tec are highly robust and deliver superb performance in tough environments. They feature expanded temperature operating ranges, rugged packaging, and advanced electronic design . The products feature easy-to-use LCD diagnostic displays, providing system and environmental status. Products are further designed for harsh environments and are tested to a variety of industry standards including and NEMA TS-2 for the transportation market . [/expand]


[expand title="North Cherokee Electrical Contractors"] Contact: Danny Wilkerson

North Cherokee Electrical has been serving the North Georgia area since 1986 – using only drug-free certified technicians that strive to exceed your expectations for quality and affordable service. It is the goal and policy of North Cherokee Electrical to provide the most efficient electrical service and quality installations to “strive for perfection in everything we do[/expand]

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