What Is ITS Georgia?
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia is a state Chapter of ITS America. ITS America is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to advancing the research, development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve the nation’s surface transportation system. ITS America and ITS Georgia members are organizations that believe these technologies can significantly improve the performance of our transportation system, and that have a stake in the success of ITS. The ITS stakeholder groups are typically identified as transportation agencies, transportation system users, ITS technology and service providers, and other agencies whose missions are about or affected by the transportation system.
What is our mission?
We believe that ITS is a valuable tool for improved management of any transportation system, regardless of the inherent complexity of the system. Therefore, ITS can help operate, manage, and maintain the system once it has been constructed.
We believe that ITS should be systematically incorporated into the earliest stages of project development, especially into the planning and design of transportation projects. Additionally, we believe the best way to achieve this systematic incorporation into the process is through a coordinated, comprehensive program to “get out the word” on ITS to constituencies that might not otherwise consider the relevance of ITS to their transportation system.
Towards achieving this goal, the ITS Georgia Board adopted the following objectives:
- Develop a broader ITS constituency.
- Educate policymakers (e.g. agency administrators, county commissioners, mayors, planning commissions, etc.) on benefits of continued operations and maintenance and how ITS can help.
- Educate our members about national directions and technologies.
- Provide forums to share and coordinate ITS Georgia member missions and experiences.
ITS Georgia is governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by the membership.
Joining ITS Georgia
Membership in ITS Georgia is open to any organization, agency, or company interested in furthering the use of advanced technologies towards relieving congestion, enhancing safety, and minimizing the environmental impacts of our transportation system.
Click here to apply for a membership.
Click here for a current W-9.