Intelligent Transportation Society to have 25th annual convention here next year

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The Intelligent Transportation Society of America today announced that it would hold its 25th annual convention here next June.

ITS America will convene at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on June 1-3.

The organization said the event "is expected to draw more than 2,000 of the nation’s top transportation and technology policymakers, innovators and engineers, investors, researchers and business leaders to Pittsburgh to address the critical role of technology in the nation’s and region’s transportation future."

Scott Belcher, president and CEO, said the city "is at the forefront of researching and developing high-tech transportation solutions. Pittsburgh is leading the way in advancing technologies such as smart sensors for parking, real-time traffic and transit information, advanced vehicle and robotics technologies and smart mobility applications that are revolutionizing transportation as we know it.”

The event will feature speeches and panel discussions with industry leaders and showcase the latest innovations in transportation technology.

"Pittsburgh is earning a worldwide reputation for its cutting-edge traffic technologies, and this conference provides another chance to showcase all the great urban lab projects we have underway here,“ Mayor William Peduto said.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said the announcement was "great news for Pittsburgh on many fronts. It's continued validation of some of the things we're doing here and will definitely help economically to have a couple thousand folks here, filling up our hotels and restaurants."

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