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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

U s transportation system facing historic 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
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
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
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
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
Authorization and Climate Change Debates: technologies can improve driver safetyCritical 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 technologies can improve driver safety

  • to



…faster, safer, and cleaner.

Campaign for intelligent transportation solutions
Campaign for Intelligent Transportation Solutions technologies can improve driver safety

  • 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 exposition may 3 5 2010 houston texas
20th Annual Meeting and Exposition technologies can improve driver safetyMay 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
ITS America Key Contacts technologies can improve driver safety

2010 Annual Meeting, May 3-5 in Houston: Edgar Martinez

[email protected] or 202-721-4223

Government Affairs and Advocacy: Paul Feenstra

[email protected] or 202-721-4237

Communications and Outreach: Sabrina McGowan

[email protected] or 202-721-4205

ITS America Membership: Laura Rogers

[email protected] or 202-721-4217

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