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Category: Public Policy


The Importance of Policy as the Next Iteration of Transportation Evolves

Day 3 at INTERSECT17 focused on the future of transportation. In his morning keynote address, former Congressman Bob Walker spoke extensively about the importance of policy as the next iteration of transportation evolves. “Nowhere is it more important than in the arena of transportation. Policy has to reflect and it’s not doing so at the […]

Should the Best Idea Win if it’s Not Fair?

It’s a controversial and rarely asked question in intelligent transportation. Should the best idea win if it’s not fair? In a discussion on diversity held at INTERSECT17, panelists and audience members debated the issue through the lens of service delivery and fairness, particularly in disadvantaged communities. GRIDSMART Founder and CEO Bill Malkes, who moderated the […]

Accuracy is Key to the Multi-Modal Future

Every day brings a new advancement in the Intelligent Transportation industry, and with the growing use of shared mobility and an increase in different modes of transportation, consumers are beginning to take full advantage of their options. Tarik Hammadou, CEO of VIMOC Technologies, says that there is a paradigm shift quickly coming to transportation that […]

Vision Zero Through Big Data

Carlos Braceras, Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director and the incoming chair of ITS America, discussed his state’s goal of reducing traffic fatalities to zero during a presentation at INTERSECT17. He said the key to understanding the crash issue, is in first understanding the reason for transportation system. “Fundamentally, every transportation system was built for […]

Why ITS Policy Matters

INTERSECT17’s theme, “It’s time we had the talk,” is about generating new thought and sometimes controversial ideas. In a panel discussion entitled “Why ITS Policy Matters,” when asked to discuss where we are on the path to fully autonomous vehicles, Alain Kornhauser, Director of Princeton University’s Program in Transportation responded, “We’re still at zero.” While […]

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RETURNING 2021

After much deliberation, and with much remorse, GRIDSMART has decided to cancel INTERSECT this year. The safety of our employees, distributors and customers is of utmost importance.