International Report: ITE Annual Meeting

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It seems like our transportation profession is changing at warp speed which continually challenges transportation professionals to keep up with the latest changes and trends. The upcoming ITE 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibit, August 14-17 in Anaheim, California, is an excellent opportunity for all of us to be better informed and learn the latest techniques that are being implemented in the U.S. as well as internationally.

The theme for the meeting is “Expanding Our Horizons” and I can assure you that attending this meeting will be a worthwhile and eye-opening experience. You will have opportunities to network with other transportation professionals from around the world and learn about their experiences and challenges.

The technical sessions, which will feature direct discussions between presenters and attendees to stimulate brainstorming and creative applications of new techniques, will cover innovate topics such as self-driving and connected vehicles, the sharing economy’s impact on transportation, case studies for implementation of Vision Zero, smart city technologies, creative concepts in intersection design and the latest in bikeway design, roundabout design and sustainability.

The exhibit hall will feature the latest in equipment and software and the excellent technical tours will highlight innovate bikeway facilities, special event planning for Disneyland and Anaheim’s Regional Intermodal Center. Also, you can join other innovative thinkers to talk about the future of transportation at ITE’s first TransportationCamp and participate in the planned social activities including ITE Game Night.

Finally, to top it off, the Collegiate Traffic Bowl championship will be decided in Anaheim, with Clemson University representing SDITE. I encourage you to attend what will be an outstanding learning experience in sunny California. To check out the full program for the meeting and register go to http://ite.org/annualmeeting.

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