For Immediate Release
Pittsburgh Selected as Host City for
25th ITS America Annual Meeting & Exposition
More than 2,000 high-tech transportation and business leaders to showcase intelligent transportation systems,
discuss innovative solutions to national and regional infrastructure challenges
Washington, D.C. (June 4, 2014) – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) today announced that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been selected as the host city for the 25th Annual ITS America Meeting and Exposition.
Taking place June 1 - 3, 2015, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, the event is expected to draw more than 2,000 of the nation’s top transportation and technology policymakers, innovators and engineers, investors, researchers and business leaders to Pittsburgh to address the critical role of technology in the nation’s and region’s transportation future.
“ITS America is thrilled to host our 25th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—a city that is at the forefront of researching and developing high-tech transportation solutions,” said Scott Belcher, president and CEO of ITS America. “Pittsburgh is leading the way in advancing technologies such as smart sensors for parking, real-time traffic and transit information, advanced vehicle and robotics technologies, and smart mobility applications that are revolutionizing transportation as we know it.”
Co-hosted with ITS Pennsylvania, the 2015 Annual Meeting will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions with the intelligent transportation industry’s premier thought leaders and rising stars, and provide attendees the opportunity to experience the latest transportation innovations through interactive technology demonstrations, a bustling exhibit hall, technical tours, and networking events.
“ITS Pennsylvania is excited to have the City of Pittsburgh selected as the Annual Meeting location. With a surge of activity in recent years in university research, technology transfer, and robotics, Pittsburgh is transforming itself into a center of intelligent transportation activity. There has also been a tremendous ITS focus on transportation, safety, operations and mobility issues throughout the state that we look to share with our colleagues”, said ITS Pennsylvania President Dan Corey. “ITS Pennsylvania thanks ITS America for the selection and is ready to help make this meeting a success for both our organizations as well as the region.”
Belcher added, “We look forward to working with our ITS Pennsylvania State Chapter members, and the City of Pittsburgh to showcase the latest smart transportation technologies and partnerships that are advancing mobility, increasing connectivity, and working to create a safer, smarter, more efficient and sustainable surface transportation system throughout the greater Pittsburgh region and across the U.S.”
About ITS Pennsylvania
As an official State Chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, ITS Pennsylvania is a volunteer society of more than 50 organizations dedicated to the development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Pennsylvania. Learn more at www.itspennsylvania.com.
About ITS America
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to advancing research, a development, and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions to improve the nation’s surface transportation network. Learn more at www.itsa.org and follow us on Twitter @ITS_America.