ITS AMERICA 2018 AWARD WINNERS
ITS America Hall of Fame
The ITS Hall of Fame was established to recognize those whose contributions to the intelligent transportation profession and service to ITS America have been significant, substantial and long-standing. Inductees are selected annually based on their leadership in the intelligent transportation arena. Recipients personify achievement in the ultimate standards for a leader in the ITS field.
2018 ITS America Hall of Fame Winner
Kirk T. Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) since 2006, oversees MDOT’s over four billion dollar budget, and is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and operation of nearly 10,000 miles of state highways and more than 4,000 state highway bridges at a department with 2,500 employees. He also oversees administration of a variety of multi-modal transportation programs and projects. Read Full Bio
Student Essay Competition
ITS America and Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) proudly partner
again for the 2018 ITS Student Essay Competition. This competition serves as an opportunity for today’s transportation, engineering, and public policy students to apply their knowledge in a thought-provoking manner for a chance to win scholarship money while building awareness of the high-tech transportation industry as a limitless career path. There is a $1,000 cash prize for the winning essay.
2018 ESSAY TOPIC:
How do you envision disruptive consumer technology will affect transportation systems over the next 10 years?
The 2018 Student ITS Essay Winner:
“Evolution of Sharing in Transportation:Transitioning to Driverless Fleets” by Alex Gross, Jacob Kaltenbronn, and Colby Wedwick of The University of Missouri – Columbia.
State Chapters Awards
ITS America State Chapter Awards are given annually to the State Chapters that have demonstrated a superb level of programming, fostered the highest qualities of leadership among its members, advocated for ITS solutions at the state and regional levels, and provided outstanding value overall to its membership.
Outstanding State Chapter Award:
Overall Membership Growth Award:
Best of ITS Awards
ITS America’s competitive ‘Best of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Award’ annually recognizes organizations that have implemented the most advanced transportation projects in the transportation and technology industry. This program aims to distinguish organizations whose projects demonstrate specific and measurable outcomes and exemplify innovation.
Connectivity, Autonomy, and the Future of Transportation Category
The American Center for Mobility (Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and The American Center for Mobility (ACM))
The American Center for Mobility is a non-profit public/private partnership creating a world-leading facility for innovation, testing and product development, to act as a national proving ground for future mobility. The project is a model of how partnerships can accelerate the development and deployment of life-changing and live-saving technologies, and is creating opportunities through collaboration with the auto industry and technology solution providers to realize the vision of greater transportation safety, mobility, accessibility, sustainability, economic sustainability, economic growth, and quality of life.
Transportation Systems Operations Category
US-23 Flex Route (Michigan Department of Transportation and HNTB Corporation)
Active Traffic Management (ATM) is the ability to dynamically manage recurrent and non-recurrent congestion using technology and operational strategies. US-23 Flex Route, Michigan’s first ATM system, provides additional capacity during peak periods by opening the median shoulder, improves incident response, speed harmonization and advance notice to driver of upcoming conditions.