ITS: Intelligent Transportation Systems

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DC/Baltimore Area Event Alert: UMD’s Advanced Transportation Technologies Event – Thursday, August 28

UMD’s upcoming Advanced Transportation Technologies event is taking place in College Park, Md. on the morning of Aug. 28. This event will feature UMD’s first-ever Labor Day weekend traffic forecast (issued by their Center of Advanced Transportation Technology Lab). Even more, each of their three labs will speak to their specific capabilities and major projects, … Continue reading

YPT Innovator Series — The Power of Where and When with AirSage

Today we talk to AirSage’s Matthew Martimo, VP of R&D.  Matthew is an accomplished R&D executive and respected thought leader in the rapidly evolving big data and predictive analytics sectors with nine years of experience driving high-tech product development and revenue goals.  We talk to Matthew about how AirSage’s innovative wireless signaling analytics has changed the transportation … Continue reading

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Offers Transportation Professionals and Students a Free Online Resource to Learn More about Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Your colleagues are already taking advantage of the USDOT’s web-based textbook on intelligent transportation systems, the ITS ePrimer. It’s not too late to jump on the bandwagon. Visit the USDOT website and explore the electronic resource’s in-depth modules describing key ITS topics. The ITS ePrimer helps transportation professionals and students better understand how ITS is … Continue reading

YPT DC Event Recap: EU Leadership Seminar

On March 19, approximately 70 YPT members and friends gathered at the Delegation of the European Union in Washington, DC for a lively discussion with Dr. Felix Leinemann on the latest transportation initiatives in the European Union, and transatlantic cooperation in transportation. The discussion focused on the European Union’s transportation policies and initiatives, followed by … Continue reading

YPT Mentor Interviews – Kevin Burke, Local Policy and Technology Engineer, IDOT

This week’s interview in YPT’s “Better Know a Director” series is with Kevin Burke, Local Policy & Technology Engineer, of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).  Kevin is a national expert in transportation policy and technology, having come to the field with an unconventional background. AP: You have an interesting job at IDOT.  Can you … Continue reading

NYC Job Alert: 2 Jobs on the MTA NYCT Bus Technology Team

MTA NYCT’s bus technology team, which is responsible for a range of bus technology projects, including MTA Bus Time (, a real-time bus tracking and customer information system has 2 job postings currently available. Please see below for more details. Applications are due December 10. Systems/Integration Engineer (Computer Specialist): We are looking for a skilled … Continue reading

Guest Post: How Ford Sync Started A Smart-Traffic Revolution

Ford’s award-winning Sync connectivity system will be inducted as a permanent exhibit in the Mountain Valley, California’s Computer History Museum. This museum is devoted to exhibiting the computing milestones of the last century. The museum’s curator, Alex Bochannek stated that Ford Sync marks the merging point of automotive and computing platforms, which is why it … Continue reading

Online Resource Alert: ITS Standards Training Modules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s ITS Professional Capacity Building Program (ITS PCB) is offering free online ITS standards training. The 18-module series is aimed at practitioners in state and local highway agencies and transit agencies who seek the skills needed to procure, implement, and operate ITS standards-based devices and equipment. Consultants, system designers and integrators, … Continue reading

DC Job Alert: Crash Avoidance / ITS Research @ Toyota

Automotive Crash Avoidance and Intelligent Transportation Systems Researcher-TMA0000S Description TOYOTA is seeking to fill an automotive crash avoidance and intelligent transportation systems research position in our Washington, D.C. Technical and Regulatory Affairs Safety group. The candidate must be a professional individual with a working knowledge of key automotive crash avoidance and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) issues to … Continue reading

NYC Event Alert: Short Talks, Big Ideas: Transportation at the Tech Frontier

Presented by Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management How is cutting-edge technology bringing us into the new frontier of transportation? Join us for a fun, engaging, fast-paced event, with several speakers making short presentations about their tech-enabled and optimistic projects and theories, followed by networking and refreshments. Confirmed speakers include: • Anthony Townsend, Institute … Continue reading

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