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ITS ARIZONA 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Scheduled for September 28-29, 2022
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ITS Joint Program Office: What’s Available Today and the Vision for Tomorrow (Video)

The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Office has released this great video that summarizes ITS applications now and in the future.  You can click on the video to access their Youtube Channel for more great content.

 

Meet our 2021 ITSAZ Internship Winner- Griffin Bodow!

ITS Arizona’s Annual internship program provides on-the-job experience and mentoring for a student aspiring to be a professional in the transportation and technology disciplines.  Please join us in congratulating Griffin Bodow for winning the 2021 ITS Arizona Internship!

Griffin is spending his summer with Y.S. Mantri & Associates, LLC in Tempe, AZ. He is a native Arizonan and attends Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts where he is pursuing a major in Physics and a minor in Business while playing for the varsity baseball team. He also is a part-time student at Tufts University School of Engineering in nearby Medford. After graduating from Brandeis in the spring of 2023, Griffin plans to pursue a Master’s in Civil Engineering.

Griffin is enjoying his time with YSMA this summer where he is being exposed to fiber optic communications and the inner workings of traffic signal cabinets, sharpening his CAD drafting skills, and learning the basics of engineering design.

He feels that this opportunity has reinforced his desire to be a civil engineer and is grateful to ITS Arizona for sponsoring his internship at YSMA.

 

2021 ITS Arizona 28th Annual Conference Updates

THE CONFERENCE IS JUST 2 MONTHS AWAY!  REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 1ST TO RECEIVE EARLY-BIRD PRICING!

The Draft Conference Program is now available!

Thank you all for the many great abstracts we received this year.  Please take a look at the draft Conference Program to see all the great content we have planned for this year’s conference!

Our Day 1 Conference Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Transportation will feature nationally-recognized experts who will explain what AI is and isn’t, and discuss the state of the practice of AI in the transportation field, specifically in the areas of autonomous vehicles, communications, smart sensors and smart systems. Workshop participants will come away with a better understanding of AI and the real-world benefits and opportunities it provides to ITS professionals.

Deadlines for the Call for Awards and Student Papers have been extended to Friday August 13th! Despite the challenges of the pandemic, you all have continued to do excellent work in ITS in Arizona, so please take this opportunity to highlight these efforts and be recognized!

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS:

We invite you to become a sponsor or exhibitor for the 2021 ITS Arizona Annual Conference.  The last time we had an in-person conference in 2019, we had record attendance of over 400 registrants and look forward to seeing you again and challenging that record.

We only have a handful of exhibitor booths remaining, so please register soon to reserve your space!  For those who have already registered, booth assignments are now taking place, so please keep an eye out for email from our Conference Committee finalizing your booth choice.  In addition to the latest Booth Layout being online, the Exhibitor Service Kit is now available for download.

Several sponsorship opportunities remain, including the new Power and Network sponsorships, and full details are available online.

INDIVIDUALS & SPEAKERS:

Individual registrants and speakers from the public and private sectors, along with full-time students, are also invited to register using the Individual Registrants online form.

 

From ITS America: Call for Participation MobilityXX Working Groups

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: MOBILITYXX WORKING GROUPS

 MobilityXX is committed to increasing the number of women in the transportation industry by 10% over the next 10 years. #10in10

MobilityXX, a partnership of ITS AmericaThe Ray and WTS International Foundation, is engaging the broader transportation industry to increase the number of women from all backgrounds in the transportation workforce by 10% over the next ten years.

Why? U.S. Census data shows that from 2005 to 2019, the proportion of women in transportation occupations only increased by 3%.  As of 2019, women comprised only 15% of a 14.8 million transportation workforce, and even fewer are in decision-making roles. Access to transportation is directly linked to economic opportunity; and yet, women are at a considerable disadvantage.

The MobilityXX founders are launching working groups to help advance our goal of 10 in 10 – and we need your help.  There are several ways to become involved over the coming months.  Our near-term action plan covers 3 key areas and we are seeking volunteers of all backgrounds, and of all genders, to help in each area below:

Pledge Program Working Group | for corporate/organizational commitment to change

  • Socialize pledge within your network and serve as ambassadors to recruit companies to sign the pledge, shape peer exchanges for pledged companies & highlight successes.

Grants & Research Working Group | to support gender equity in transportation

  • Work with our researchers cohort to identify additional research needs and funding, explore additional grant opportunities & draft proposals.

Education/Outreach Working Group | to increase awareness and broader stakeholder involvement

  • Help program regular MobilityXX panels, make outreach to industry groups to become involved in initiative, amplify social media campaigns, assist with program and outreach for the Emerging Leaders Program for university students to coincide with ITSA’s 2021 Annual meeting.

Working groups will meet at least once a month, virtually, and more as needed. 

If you are interested in participating in one of the above working groups, please respond to mobilityxxinfo@gmail.com by JULY 27, 2021.

 

2021 ITS Arizona Students’ Transportation Summit – Thank you!

A huge thank you to our students from University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona State University for presenting their extraordinary and cutting edge research at the 2021 ITS Arizona Students’ Transportation Summit. Please accept our sincere appreciation for the outstanding research you have accomplished and sharing it with ITS Arizona.