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 2013 ITS Transit Best Practices Workshop

2013 ITS Transit Best Practices Workshop - Connecting the Dots: Leveraging the Union of Current and Future Technologies. APTA in conjunction with ITS America and with support from the USDOT is pleased to announce the next ITS Best Practices Workshop on the topic of Connecting the Dots: Leveraging the Unon of Current and Future Technologies.

Objective

The objective of the workshop is to create a forum that brings together industry leaders among the transit systems using Transit ITS, transit systems exploring innovative enhancements for their current / future systems, as well as the consultants and suppliers involved in the deployment of Transit ITS.  The objectives of the Workshop are to:

  • identify the state-of-the-art of Transit ITS,
  • build awareness and identify the potential opportunities offered by the connected vehicle developments that might be pertinent for transit in terms of enhanced safety and new mobility applications, and
  • enable a discussion among participants of potential benefits and challenges facing the transit industry with respect to ITS Transit.

About This Workshop 

This ITS Best Practices Workshop will be held in Detroit, MI, near the home of hte USDOT's Connected Vehicle Test Bed, a federally funded resource available to developers to test how connected vehicle technologies will perform under real-world operating conditions.  The Test Bed has been established to provide a real environment where intersections, roadways and vehicles are able to communicate through wireless connectivity.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts at this facility to learn about and see the transit-specific aspects of the Test Bed.

Selected Topics for Workshop Discussion

  •  Using Technology to Enhance Safety and Mobility
  • Conneced Vehicle Program and Transit
  • ITS Transit Best Practices
  • ITS Transit Perspectives and Challenges

Who should attend:  Transit systems exploring innovative enhancements for their current / future systems, as well as the consultants and suppliers involved in the deployment of ITS Transit.

 

 APTA Contact

 

Rachelle Jezbera

(202) 496-4883
rjezbera@apta.com

 

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