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September 27 ITS Chapter Meeting – Solar Road Applications in Georgia

Solar Road Applications in Georgia

There are a number of solar applications being tested in Georgia on a unique platform in West Georgia – I-85. Come hear about these cutting edge technologies and how The Ray is “paving” the way for the future of highway transportation.

Our guest speaker is The Ray Executive Director Allie Kelly.

 

WELCOME TO THE RAY

The Ray is a proving ground for the evolving ideas and technologies that will transform the transportation infrastructure of the future, and it starts on 18 miles of West Georgia’s I-85, and the land and communities surrounding it.

By innovating from the ground up, The Ray is creating a corridor that reconnects and restores, paving the way to a safer and more prosperous future for all.

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Thanks to our sponsor – Vaisala

2017 ITS Georgia Annual Meeting

Early-bird discount rate extended through September 8

Thanks to our Diamond Sponsors

 360 network solutions IntelightUtilicom

Thanks to Savannah Cams for the view

Please plan to join fellow transportation professionals from around the state and nation for the 2017 ITS Georgia Annual Meeting and Expositions. This year we are meeting at the Hyatt Regency Savannah October 8 – 10.

Our theme this year is fittingly, The Big “Twenty” – “20 Years of Technological InnovaTionS in GA.” We’ve been marking the chapter’s 20th anniversary all year and the annual meeting will be another celebration of the benefits ITS solutions have brought to Georgia travelers.

We will be announcing a new slate of Officers and Directors for the chapter for the 2018 – 2019 term during the meeting.

We are also shining a special spotlight on our vendors this year. In addition to plenty of time set aside to visit the exhibit area, our vendors will be presenting their latest products and ITS solutions to the plenary session. Read more here.

In addition to the vendors, commemoration events and chapter business, we have an excellent technical program lined up focusing on regional ITS programs to preparing for the future with sessions on connected vehicles and Smart Cities. While there may be some changes before meeting time, here is the technical program as it stands today:

Opening Session (Monday, 10/9/17, 8:15-9:15)
• President’s Welcoming Remarks – Mike Holt, WSP
• Public Policy Driving Intelligent & Transformational Transportation – Dan Ronan, ITS America

Session 1 (Monday, 10/9/17, 10:00-11:30): Vendor Innovation Presentations
Moderator (Sam Harris, GDOT)
• Vendor Presentations on Real ITS related projects

Session 2 (Monday, 10/9/17, 1:00-2:30): Coastal ITS Projects
Moderator (Scott Zehngraff, GDOT)
• Savannah Mini RTOP – Scott Mohler, AECOM
• TIM Strategies for Intracoastal Waterway Bridges – Bob Murphy, AECOM
• Savannah Port Projects – Georgia Ports Authority representative

Session 3 (Monday, 10/9/17, 3:00-4:30): Connected Vehicles
Moderator (Keith Strickland, Stantec)
• Recent Developments in Connected Automated Vehicles and Installation of CV Roadside Units in
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Dan Baxter, Stantec
• Connected Vehicle Experiences – Scott Shogan, WSP
• Connected Vehicle Experiences – Martha Eddy, KCI

Session 4 (Tuesday, 10/10/17, 8:15-9:45): Smart Cities
Moderator (Grant Waldrop, GDOT)
• Atlanta Smart Cities North Avenue Corridor – Keary Lord, Atkins/Faye DiMassimo, City of Atlanta
• What Does Zero Highway Fatalities Really Mean – Andy Boenau, Alta Planning
• SPaT Challenge – Joe Averkamp, Conduent

Session 5 (Tuesday, 10/10/17, 10:15-11:45): Past/Future ITS Experience Panel Discussion
Moderator (Bayne Smith, KCI)
o Four panelists
 Local DOT Representatives – Tom Sever, Gwinnett County and Brook Martin, Cobb County
 GDOT Representative – Mark Demidovich, GDOT
 Consultant Representative – Ingrid Birenbaum, Atkins

Closing Session (11:45-12:00)
Message from President of ITS GA.

Exhibit Space

Vendor participation is an integral component of the ITS Annual Meetings and the ITS Technical committee understands the valuable and unique experience our vendor partners brings regarding ITS devices and transportation industry challenges.

Exhibitor Layout
Exhibitor Hall

2017 ITS Georgia Chapter Events

Date

Event Type

Topic

Sponsor

Wednesday, January 25, 2017Monthly MeetingScholarship Winners
Thursday, February 2, 2017Social Event Brewery Tour
Wednesday, February 22, 2017Monthly Meeting Drones
Thursday, February 23, 2017Social Event Trivia
Monday, February 27, 2017Student ChapterBig data/transportation
Monday, March 13, 2017Student ChapterSmart Cities/IoT
Wednesday, March 29, 2017Monthly Meeting Legislative Update
Thursday, March 30, 2017Social Event Trivia
Wednesday, April 26, 2017Monthly Meeting IoT
Wednesday, May 31, 2017Monthly Meeting ITS response to I-85 Collapse
Thursday, June 9, 2017Social Event Top Golf
Wednesday, June 28, 2017Monthly Meeting Legislative update
Wednesday, July 26, 2017Monthly Meeting Positive Train Control
Friday, August 4, 2017Social Event ITSGA/GAITE Braves
Wednesday, August 30, 2017Monthly Meeting Local ITS Projects
Wednesday, September 27, 2017Monthly Meeting Solar Roads
Sunday, October 8, 2017Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 2017Monthly MeetingAwards and ITS Georgia 20th
NovemberHoliday Party with ITE
DecemberSeminar

2017 Event Archives

August 30 ITS Georgia Chapter Meeting – Small but Significant ITS Projects

August 30 ITS Georgia Chapter Meeting – Small but Significant ITS Projects

Sometimes small projects can have a large impact on local communities and travel routes. On August 30 we heard about three local ITS projects that made a real difference. These project focus on school zone and pedestrian safety.

Thanks to our Sponsor. Visit them today!

COHU HD

 

Video from Tim Cox, detailing the Marietta Project

Victoria Coulter’s presentation.

Download (PDF, 2.16MB)

Wyvern Budram’s presentation.

Download (PDF, 670KB)


Enjoy some pictures from the meeting.

July 26 Chapter Meeting – Positive Train Control

Positive Train Control has been recognized as the biggest and most technologically challenging effort to affect the rail industry.

Implementing PTC has required resources from across the industry and supplier community and in excess of $13B of capital.

Norfolk Southern’s Lisa Wilson will discuss the system and what it does and some of the technology and hurdles in implementing an interoperable safety system on 60,000 miles of railroad.

PDH and Receipt

Thanks to our Sponsor this Month

Photos from the July 26 Chapter Meeting

PDH and Photos – June 28 ITS Georgia Chapter Meeting – State Senate Transportation Policy

PDH and Receipt

Join us June 28 for a discussion on state-wide transportation policy at the legislative level. Ga State Senator Brandon Beach will be presenting.  As the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, he will be discussing his legislative agenda and goals for enhancing transportation technology and infrastructure in Georgia.

We’ll be meeting at GDOT’s offices at One Georgia Center – 4th floor.

 

Thanks to our Sponsor

Pictures – June 9 ITS Georgia Social – TopGolf

June 9 TopGolf Social

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Join us for the ITS Georgia TOPGOLF social this June 9 from 3pm to 6pm for some golf swings, spicy wings, and frosty beverage things! Top Golf is a no-experience-necessary golfing experience turned into a target-practice game. Golf balls are micro chipped, and scores are tracked based on how close balls land to targets. ITS Georgia will be renting bays for registrants to socialize, hit a few rounds, and enjoy some food and drinks! No golf experience is necessary. Golf Clubs are provided by the venue. Just come ready to have some fun! $5.00 advance registration fee.

 Limited to 40 people, so register early.
Questions, comments?
Whitney Nottage – [email protected]
Rachel Cohen – [email protected]
Enjoy some pictures from last year, thanks to Mark Demidovich.

SOLD OUT – May 31 ITS Georgia Chapter Meeting – ITS response to the I-85 bridge collapse

Receipt and PDH

The Role of ITS in the Response to the I-85 Collapse

Check out some photos from the meeting

Following the fire and collapse of a section of I-85 in north Atlanta, ITS played a crutial role in helping provide mobility options for commuters. One of those tools was CommuteATL.  Rob Hathcock with Esri will be sharing about how their team responded to the I-85 bridge collapse and what tools were provided to help Atlanta commuters navigate the city through CommuteATL.

Thanks to this month’s sponsor – Miovision

[email protected] April 17th Meeting Smart City eBiking

[email protected] April meeting

The April meeting was a great success! Prof. Osvaldo Cleger gave us a presentation about eBiking in the context of Smart Cities and overall provided a different perspective for us in the engineering field who are pursuing autonomous and connected vehicles.

We had 16 attendees at the meeting and students tried the bike on campus, which brought a lot of fun to our meeting. 

Best,
[email protected] student chapter

[email protected] March 27 Meeting ITS Technology and Equipment

[email protected] student chapter’s second meeting will be on March 27th 4:00pm, Monday
Mason 2117 (790 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313)
Topic: ITS technology and equipment——Radar and Sensor 
[email protected] student chapter held our second meeting and the meeting is awesome, getting all the participants involved in the discussion of ITS technologies. All the students were concentrated on the speakers and shared thoughts with others. Thanks for introducing Jan to be our speaker, and he is really kind and thanks Jim, thank you for answering all the students’ questions and providing insights for us!!!

March 30 Social – Trivia

TRIVIA!!!!

Come socialize with your fellow ITSGAers and play TRIVIA for money!

(Knowledge of any useless or useful facts not actually necessary – we come for fun. Though it’s always a bonus!!)

 

Register Today

When: Thursday, March 30

7:00 pm (Trivia starts at 7:30)

Where: Wing Factory, Smyrna

2997 Cumberland Blvd

Smyrna, GA 30080

 

Details:

Food and drink at your own cost.

Family and friends welcome!!! The more the merrier.

Contact:

Rachel Cohen
(770)-329-6915

Whitney Nottage

407-506-2565 with any questions

Wing Factory: http://wingfactory.com/

HOST: Team Trivia: http://www.teamtrivia.com/locdetail.asp?locid=2885

 

[email protected] – Big Data Challenges in ITS – Student Chapter Meeting

[email protected] – Big Data Challenges in ITS – Student Chapter Meeting

Join the [email protected] Chapter for a session on the challenges presented in managing Big Data in transportation and it’s impact on intelligent transportation systems. Dr. Angshuman Guin of Georgia Tech will lead the discussion.

The meeting will be at 4:00 p.m., February 27, 2017
Room 122
O. Lamar Allen Sustainable Education Building
788 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
For registration, students can mail to [email protected] and they will receive invitations to join the student portal.

February 23 ITS Georgia Trivia!

Check out the Big Brains on Brad!

Come socialize with your fellow ITSGAers, enjoy some tasty wings and frosty libations, and play TRIVIA for money!
(Knowledge of any useless or useful facts not actually necessary – we come for fun. Though it’s always a bonus!!)

Register Today

When:Thursday, February 23
7:00 pm (Trivia starts at 7:30)
Where: Wing Factory, Smyrna
2997 Cumberland Blvd
Smyrna, GA 30080

 

Details:
Food and drink at your own cost… but wait…. if we  win, we get free stuff next time

February 2 ITS Georgia Social – Brewery Tour and Tasting

WEEKENDS ARE OVERRATED!!!

Join us on Thursday, February 2nd for the first ITSGA Social of 2017!!!!

Register Here

WHEN: Thursday, February 2nd

TIME: 5:30 – 7:30pm

WHAT: Brewery tasting and tour (optional). $12 gets you a tour with a souvenir pint glass and 6-6oz samples

WHERE: Monday Night Brewing: 670 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Other Details: Brewery has outdoor space with a fire place, corn hole, and other entertainment (dogs welcome!). Indoor space has shuffleboard and more entertainment! Food trucks frequent the venue, but are not guaranteed to be there. Guests responsible for own tasting fees.

Now Pouring: Nerd Alert, Fu ManBrew, Eyepatch ale, Drafty Kilt, Slap Fight, Tie 5 On, Blind Pirate, Super Nerd, Dad Bod, Drafty Kilt Nitro, Ginger Soda

Please drink responsibly. Uber, Lyft, or other ride sharing services are recommended for anyone who may participate in the beer tastings.

Contacts: Whitney Nottage (407-506-2565) or Rachel Cohen (770-329-6915)

February 2 ITS Georgia Social – Brewery Tour and Tasting

January 25 2017 ITS Georgia Chapter Meeting

Receipt and PDH

Join us January 25 at the Georgia Tech Academy of Medicine in Midtown as we kick off our 20th anniversary year. We’ll hear from our Shackelford Scholarship winners and look ahead at the many exciting events planned for 2017.

It’s going to be a great year for ITS Georgia and ITS in Georgia.

Thanks to our sponsor!

Visit www.sesamerica.com today

Scholarship winning entries here. 

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