EXCLUSIVE: ITS America event commences with Board of Directors meeting and presentation of Hall of Fame Awards


Ahead of yesterday’s (June 5) exhibition opening at the 27th ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, ITS America’s Board of Directors (above) met and presented the organization’s Hall of Fame Awards.

Before the ceremony key figures across the industry shared opinions on topical issues. A financial overview was given by ITS America’s treasurer Pat McGowan; new president and CEO Shailen Bhatt talked about ITS America’s mission, goals and vision; and emerging industry issues in the leadership circle were outlined by Jason Goldman, VP, external affairs/stakeholders.

Following the meeting the ITS America Hall of Fame Award was presented by Carlos Braceras, chair of ITS America, to Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT); and the Student Essay Contest Winner Award was presented by Josh Johnson of SwRI, to Alex Gross, Jacob Kaltenbronn and Colby Wedwick, from the University of Missouri Columbia, for their paper titled, Evolution of sharing in transportation: transitioning to driverless fleets.

Finally, Goldman, took the opportunity to notify board members of upcoming events in the ITS industry, including executive forums in NYC and San Francisco; the ITS World Congress in 2018, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark; and the ITS World Congress 2020, taking place in Los Angeles, California, USA.

This week (ends June 8) Detroit’s Cobo Center (above) welcomes thousands of visitors to the ITS America Exhibition, which takes places alongside keynote sessions, networking opportunities and technological demonstrations.

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