Momentum Issue #143

April 16, 2024


We are one week away from ITS America’s 2024 Conference and Expo. The countdown is on! If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? Recently, we have talked about our plenary sessions on artificial intelligence and digital infrastructure, our demonstrations, and highlighted sessions but there are still so many more reasons to join us. Including: 

  • Before you hit the ground running in Phoenix make sure you download the Conference APP sponsored by Michael Baker International. Bookmark sessions to attend, see who’s coming, set up meetings, and network! Download the app today to prepare for the event.  
  • The City DOT Roundtable will be discussing the potential applications and deployment of digital twins and their ability to play a crucial role in enhancing public safety by creating virtual replicas that simulate real-world scenarios. This session is sponsored by Miovision and we will hear from Brent Rogerson and Kurtis McBride. The panel will include Eulois Cleckley of Miami-Dade County, Abraham Emmanuel of Chicago DOT, Stephanie Dock of DDOT, Manny Manriquez of Albuquerque, and Karina Ricks of Cityfi.  
  • We previously announced our first State DOT Roundtable panel of state DOT leaders and are able to add a second panel to the session. Both will discuss how state DOTs are increasingly investing in connectivity and deploying digital infrastructure solutions to save lives, increase transportation mobility, and improve sustainability within the nation’s transportation system. In addition to our first panel, we are pleased to announce a second panel in this session that is hosted by HNTB featuring Elise Feldpausch of Michigan DOT, Tara Olds of Minnesota DOT, Darran Anderson of Texas DOT, alongside John Hibbard of Georgia DOT. These will be enlightening conversations about all the work at America’s state DOTs. 
  • Join ITS America staff in the ITSA Booth #856 on Thursday, April 25 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm for the ITS America Membership Meeting over coffee and treats. Network with your ITSA staff and discuss Committee engagement, upcoming networking & event opportunities, and learn more about the ITS America Policy Summit this fall.  
  • This year, companies could submit for the ITS Innovation Showcase which features groundbreaking innovations and solutions that define the future of transportation. There six submissions for the first year of the award that include: Drivewyze, Iteris, GridMatrix, HyMax, Western Systems, and ZED Digital. The winner will be voted on in real-time for the technology you feel embodies the innovation that is driving the future of transportation toward increased safety, efficiency, and sustainability. The winner will be announced at the ITS Awards Ceremony & Reception, taking place on Wednesday, April 24 at the Expo Hall Education Theater Booth #2255.  
  • On Wednesday, April 24th, the Student Transportation Summit will take over our main stage in the Exhibit Hall. As part of the ITS Future Leaders Program, the ITSAZ Student Transportation Summit will see students presenting their ITS-related research, opportunity, or challenge to practitioners in our field. The summit will be hosted in partnership with ITS Arizona and SwRI.  
  • New DEMO announced – The new Coalition for Cyclist Safety will provide live opportunities to experience the significant near-term safety benefits for the cyclist community from deployments of vehicle-to-everything, or V2X, technology. These deployment demos will take place at The Canyon on Third throughout the day on April 23. Visit our demo on Cyclist Safety along with our demonstrations from May Mobility/PAVE featuring an autonomous vehicle ride and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and IntelliRoad will demonstrate on Phoenix roads, real-time detection of incidents and audible alerting in-vehicle to motorists.
  • Want to take a fully autonomous ride in Phoenix? Waymo One currently operates 24/7 across 225 square miles of Metro Phoenix. Let the Waymo Driver take the wheel from Downtown Phoenix, to Scottsdale, to the East Valley. Download the Waymo One app and enjoy your next ride in an all-electric Jaguar I-PACE, with no human behind the steering wheel. Visit: