Major Transportation Conference Held on Fairfax Campus Today

Posted: June 7, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Hope J Smith

The Intelligent Transportation Society for Virginia (ITSVA), a five-year-old, industry-driven association dedicated to the improvement of Virginia’s transportation systems through technology, holds its annual conference in the Johnson Center June 7 and 8. This year’s conference focuses on how technology is being used to meet Virginia’s rapidly changing transportation needs. Along with the Dulles Area Transportation Association, Federal Highway Administration, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Center for Innovative Technology, and others, George Mason University serves as a conference partner.

Conference panel discussions and presentations feature industry representatives from all facets of the transportation industry, including Chip Nottingham, Virginia Department of Transportation commissioner, who presents his vision of the changing transportation needs in Virginia. At the technology showcase, buyers and sellers from around the United States exhibit intelligent transportation system (ITS) products.

ITSVA works with public and private organizations to promote ITS in the commonwealth by serving as a forum for these organizations to work cooperatively. Its mission is to “promote, stimulate, and provide assistance” to industry and government agencies interested in developing and implementing ITS and to help educate public officials and citizens about how technology can benefit ITS.

For more information, visit the ITSVA website or contact Beth Grohnke in Events Management at x32124.

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