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:
Session 1 (Monday, 10:00-11:30): ITS Performance Measures
Session 2 (Monday, 1:00-2:30): Coastal ITS Projects
Savannah Mini RTOP Deployment
TIM Strategies for Intracoastal Waterway Bridges
Session 3 (Monday, 3:00-4:00): Connected Vehicles
Recent Developments in C/AV and CV Roadside Units in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Michigan CV Deployment Experience
Session 4 (Tuesday, 8:15-9:15): Smart Cities
Atlanta Smart Cities North Avenue Corridor
What Does Zero Highway Fatalities Really Mean?
GDOT SPaT Challenge Preparations
Session 5 (Tuesday, 10:00-11:15): Past/Future ITS Experience Panel Discussion
Lessons learned from past experiences and moving forward how to apply this to future ITS practices.
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.
At the 2017 ITS GA Annual Meeting there will be a session to allow selected vendors an opportunity to speak about how their product or service was used in an innovative ITS project or to address a specific issue. Click here to submit your abstract.
Jason Dickerson introducing a first time attendee to the June 2017 chapter meeting
State Senator Brandon Beach talking about the importance of transportation to growing Georgia’s economy
Cassie McEnroe (L) speaks to Billy Stalcup and Keary Lord, while Mark Demidovich and Derrick Crowder (R) discuss a project
Congrats to Tom Sever who is now Director of Traffic Operations in Gwinnett.
ITS Georgia Board Member Matt Glasser introducing Sen. Brandon Beach
ITS Georgia President Mike Holt opening the June Chapter Meeting
Scot Love (L) and ITS Georgia President Mike Holt
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.
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.
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.
Join us April 26 to hear the latest developments of the role of ITS in the Internet of Things. ITS was an early use of connected devices now there are connected refrigerators, light bulbs and connected vehicles.
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.
[email protected] student chapter’s second meeting will be onMarch 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!!!
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.
Join us February 22 when we’ll explore the use of drones in traffic operations and incident management. “Unmanned Aircraft Policies and Applications for ITS” will be presented by Said El Said, P.E., Manager of ITS for Tennessee Department of Transportation.
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
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.
ITS Georgia President Mike Holt
ITS Scholarship Committee Chair Keary Lord, Scholarship WInner Anirban Chatterjee and ITS Georgia President Mike Holt