ITS America Announces Finalists for 2011 Best of ITS Awards

August 16, 2011                                 Cherie Gibson: 202-721-4224 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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 ITS America Announces Finalists for 2011 Best of ITS Awards

Award to Showcase Top Innovators in the Transportation Technology Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) announced the list of finalists for the 2011 Best of ITS Awards.  The awards will recognize the best and the brightest in the high-tech transportation industry during the 2011 Best of ITS Awards at the 18th World Congress & Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.  

The finalists are: 

Best New Innovative Products, Services, or Applications  

  • Carnegie Mellon University, “Tiramisu Transit”
  • City of  Minneapolis, “First Avenue Dynamic Parking Lane”
  • Florida DOT District Four, “Maintenance Inventory Management System”
  • Houston TranStar, “Cost Effective Arterial Network Travel Times”
  • ICX Transportation Group, “New Jersey 511 and Data Fusion Engine”
  • King County, DKS Associates, and ConSysTec, “King County Metro Transit ITS Architecture Deployment”
  • Mississippi DOT, “Video Migration”
  • San Diego Association of Governments, “T-PeMS Development and Deployment”
  • University of Maryland CATT Lab, “The Regional Integrated Transportation Information System”

Best New Innovative Practices 

  • Chicago DOT, “Chicago Traffic Tracker”
  • Florida DOT District Six, “95 Express Marketing and Outreach Program”
  • Florida Turnpike, “Specialty Towing and Roadside Repair Program”
  • Houston TranStar, “Real Time Travel Time Monitoring System for Hurricane Evacuation Routes”
  • Iteris and the City of Long Beach, “Douglas Park Adaptive Traffic Control Program”
  • New York State DOT, “Universal Smart Roadside Electric Screening Platform for Commerical Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Program”
  • Pinellas County Public Works, “The Integration of Environmental Sensors into Pinellas County's Smart Tracs Advanced Traffic Management System”
  • TransCore and NYC DOT, “Large Scale Urban Traffic Management Using a Wireless Network”
  • Vermont Agency of Transportation, “RWIS-VMS Automation”

Finalists will be recognized and the winners announced during a special awards ceremony sponsored by Fontinalis Partners on Monday, October 17 at 5 p.m. during the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. 

Join us in Orlando this October to experience the cutting-edge of transportation with industry leaders and decision makers from across the globe.  For the latest updates on the event, visit the World Congress website at www.itsworldcongress.orgRegister now.

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