ITS: Intelligent Transportation Systems

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Job Alert: Transportation Policy Manager – Central U.S. (Chicago, IL OR Austin, TX)

Transportation Policy Manager – Central U.S. Lyft This position is located in Chicago, IL OR Austin, TX. Description Lyft is looking for an experienced Transportation Policy Manager to join our rapidly growing team. Reporting to the Director of Transportation Policy, the Transportation Policy Manager will manage Lyft’s work on transportation, infrastructure, public transit, and environmental … Continue reading

YPT Pittsburgh Hosts Event at ITS American Annual Meeting on June 1

The 25th Annual Meeting for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America is being held May 31 – June 3 in Pittsburgh. This exciting conference will bring together transportation professionals from around the country to discuss innovations and issues in the transportation industry. Friends and members of YPT (both local and out-of-towners) are invited to meet … Continue reading

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

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