Who We Are
Founded in 1992 as an educational and information-sharing group, ITS Florida was the first formal ITS state chapter organization, and we affiliated with ITS America in April 1994. ITS Florida has been named Outstanding State Chapter of the Year in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2017.
ITS Florida advocates the advancement of our industry and our members
ITS Florida is one of the leading advocates for the deployment of technologies that improve the safety, security and efficiency of the nation’s surface transportation system. Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) encompass a broad range of wireless and wire line communications, information processing, advanced computing, and electronics technologies. When integrated into the nation’s roadways, vehicles, and public transit systems, these technologies can help reduce congestion, enhance mobility options, and help save lives. Our members include private corporations, public agencies, and academic institutions involved in the research, development and deployment of ITS technologies.
What We Do
The purpose of ITS Florida is to serve as a mechanism to facilitate communication and coordination among our members; ITS America; and other governmental, academic and private institutions, and associations. The overall goal is to provide the Florida government, academic agencies, and the private sector with improved access to advanced transportation technology to meet the demands placed on highways, public transportation, and interfaces with air, rail, and sea-borne modes.
The primary methods of information exchanges are through our interactive website, committee meetings, our annual meeting, the bi-annual conference and expo (Transpo™), email updates, newsletters, and our outreach and training series-led by the ITS Florida Professional Capacity Building Program.
Membership in ITS Florida is organizational, that is, via a governmental agency, company, university, local transportation agency, etc. Individuals who are not associated with a qualifying organization may become individual affiliates. ITS Florida is led by a Board of Directors.
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Florida promotes safe and efficient transportation by delivering nation leading innovation, information, advocacy and interest in ITS solutions for our members, policy makers, industry leaders and Florida’s diverse population, visitors and commercial enterprises.
ITS Florida Goals:
ITS Florida goals and the committee(s) responsible for implementing the goals are grouped into “external goals” and “internal goals”.
Advocate ITS on behalf of our members (Outreach).
Provide the premier forum for ITS information exchange among public, private and academic sectors (Events).
Partner with other transportation associations (Member Services/Events).
Promote the development and expansion of ITS markets (Outreach).
Provide members with information on current ITS markets and opportunities (Outreach).
Develop and support guiding principles for the planning, implementation and operation of ITS (Advisory).
Promote collaboration among ITS stakeholders (Outreach).
Advise the FDOT ITS program on ITS issues (Advisory).
Maintain a strong chapter structure (Management).
Maintain financial stability in all accounts (Management).
Expand membership (Member Services/Outreach).
Provide services responsive to member needs (Member Services).
Facilitate effective PCB/training (PCB).
Engage membership in chapter activities (Member Services/Outreach).