2018 ITS Georgia Best of ITS Awards


Larry R. Dreihaup Award

Presented To: GDOT ITS
Project: Northwest Corridor Express Lanes
Project Manager: Mark Demidovich

For adding nearly 30 miles of reversible, tolled Express Lanes to the heavily-congested I-75 and I-575 corridors in Northwest Atlanta – with the large-scale deployment of CCTV cameras, microwave detection systems, dynamic message signs, traffic signals, and infrared cameras, rush hour commute times have significantly decreased for both the Express and General Purpose lanes along these corridors.


Innovation: Outside the Box Award

Presented To: GDOT Traffic Operations
Project: Application of Advanced Arterial Performance Metrics
Project Manager: Matt Glasser & Sam Harris

For providing free access to advanced corridor and signal metrics to engineers across Georgia through several projects and programs including GDOT’s Measurement, Accuracy, and Reliability Kit; GDOT’s Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures website; and vehicle probe data – thus allowing for both a global and intersection-specific view to identify and resolve maintenance and operational deficiencies.


Project of Significance Award

Presented To: GDOT Traffic Operations
Project: I-475 Smart Corridor
Project Manager: Roderick Ware

For deploying the world’s longest contiguous 100% video detection coverage along the I-475 smart corridor in Macon, Georgia, consisting of a suite of real-time features including automated incident detection, dedicated data collection alleys, and wrong-way detection zones at off-ramps along a 94-linear lane mile stretch of highway.


Outstanding Private Member Organization Award

Presented To: Applied Information, Inc.

For their innovation in deploying several ITS projects in Georgia including the GDOT Smart School Beacons, the North Avenue Smart Corridor, and the Campbellton Road Transit Corridor projects and for their collaboration with ARC, SRTA, and GRTA in support of socializing and advocating ITS technologies with the general public, politicians, and media.


President’s Award

Presented To: Mike Holt of WSP

For serving on the Executive Committee for the 2018 ITS5C Summit and for leading the planning efforts for the ITSGA 2019 Annual Meeting, thus providing ITSGA members with outstanding technical programs and valuable networking opportunities year after year.