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ITS Georgia 2009 Annual Meeting October 4-6, 2009 • Brasstown Valley Resort. I ntelligent T ransportation S olutions for A merica. Safety, Mobility and Environmental Solutions for 21 st Century Challenges. U.S. Transportation System Facing Historic Challenges.

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ITS Georgia 2009 Annual Meeting October 4-6, 2009 • Brasstown Valley Resort

Intelligent Transportation Solutions for America

Safety, Mobility and Environmental Solutions for 21st Century Challenges

U.S. Transportation System Facing Historic Challenges

  • Close to 40,000 fatalities, 2.5 million injuries

    annually, costing more than $230 billion

  • The average rush-hour commuter spends nearly a full work week stuck in traffic; congestion cost estimated at $200 billion each year

  • 28% of CO2 emissions attributed to transportation sector

  • Highway Trust Fund is going broke

We can’t simply build our way out!

The projection for 2035…

It looks like the U.S. is having a heart attack…and this

is just the trucks!

Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Transportation Analysis

Would you rather be here…

  • 4.2 billion hours of delay

  • 2.8 billion gallons of wasted fuel

  • Price Tag: more than $87 Billion

  • (and that’s just wasted time and fuel)

…or here?

New Federal Safety Focus: Distracted Driving

Driver distraction is our oldest new problem!

Consumer devices can distract drivers, but smart technologies can improve driver safety

  • Lane departure warnings

  • Proximity / blind spot warnings

  • Pre-emptive braking

  • Automatic crash notification

  • Electronic stability control

  • Fatigue detection

  • IntelliDrive (next generation of vehicle safety systems)

Technology is a double edged


Authorization and Climate Change Debates:Critical Opportunity to Advance ITS Solutions

ITS technologies are proven and ready for prime time, but federal leadership is needed to jumpstart broader deployment

  • New momentum behind a performance-based transportation system

  • Safety, mobility, environmental and funding challenges demand smarter solutions

  • We can’t simply build more roads; we must manage our transportation system better

ITS technologies can get you from

  • to



…faster, safer, and cleaner.

Campaign for Intelligent Transportation Solutions

  • ITS America has launched campaign to showcase ITS safety, mobility and environmental solutions

  • New Legislative Steering Committee is advancing ITS priorities including:

    • Dedicated ITS deployment funding

    • A new Smart Cities and Communities initiative

    • Doubling the federal ITS research budget

    • Advancing performance management, financing solutions

    • Incentives for ITS deployment in climate change legislation

  • Public outreach campaign to raise visibility through media outreach, press events, Congressional advocacy

  • Please consider joining ITS America in sponsoring the campaign and shaping the future of transportation!

20th Annual Meeting and ExpositionMay 3-5, 2010 • Houston, Texas

  • Most important national event for ITS industry – your participation is critical

  • Exchange information on smart technology solutions to the nation’s transportation challenges

  • Make connections with potential customers and partners

  • Network with federal, state and local officials, private sector leaders, research institutions, other transportation leaders

  • 150,000 sq. ft. of exhibits showcasing the latest technologies, products, and services

  • Participate in technical, policy and educational sessions with over 2,000 attendees, speakers, and exhibitors

ITS America Key Contacts

2010 Annual Meeting, May 3-5 in Houston: Edgar Martinez or 202-721-4223

Government Affairs and Advocacy: Paul Feenstra or 202-721-4237

Communications and Outreach: Sabrina McGowan or 202-721-4205

ITS America Membership: Laura Rogers or 202-721-4217

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