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ITS America Honors State Chapters For 2011 Achievements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           

May 22, 2012                                                                    

Outstanding Chapter and Membership Growth Awards Presented During 2012 Annual Meeting


WASHINGTON, DC – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) today honored several state chapters with awards for achievements in 2011 at the 22nd ITS America Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C.  ITS America has 26 state and regional chapters across the country that represent a range of ITS stakeholders in various jurisdictions and 2011 achievements in chapter governance, outreach and advocacy, and professional development were honored. 

“ITS America’s State Chapter Awards are an opportunity to recognize these organizations for their direct role in increasing awareness and understanding of the ITS industry and promoting and achieving national, interoperable deployment of ITS,” said Scott Belcher, President and CEO of ITS America.

The Outstanding State Chapter Award, divided into two categories based on size, recognizes overall chapter achievements in 2011.  ITS Georgia was the Outstanding State Chapter in division one.  ITS Florida and ITS Michigan tied for second place.  In Division two, ITS Virginia was the first place winner while ITS Connecticut took second place.     

The Membership Growth Award recognizes growth in state chapter membership, along with the activities undertaken to increase membership numbers.  In division one, ITS New York won first place with a 15 percent membership growth over the past year.  The Gulf Region ITS Chapter, or GRITS, took second place.  ITS Arizona won first place in division two with a 45 percent membership increase in 2011.  Division two also recognized ITS Midwest as runner up. 

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