Transportation Technology Conference Brings Developers And Managers Together To Share Ideas

Orlando, Fla., June 26, 2008 – The early registration discount for the Transpo2008 conference Sept. 22 to 28 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., has been extended to July 11.  Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos will be the featured, key note speaker on Sept. 25. The updated schedule also offers an opportunity for attendees to tour the Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) for FDOT’s District 5 and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise.

This conference brings together the best and brightest in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), traffic engineering and operations, and transportation planning in the southeastern U.S. for informative technical presentations, lively discussions, training, on-site tours of Orlando area ITS facilities and a state-of-the-art technology exhibition. Transpo2008 will challenge participants to understand how each piece of transportation systems can complement each other to create a better overall system including planning implementation, management and innovation.

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Florida (ITS Florida), the Florida Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (FSITE), FDOT and the Florida Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are the conference sponsors of Transpo2008.  This event is held every other year and is the premiere Florida venue for sharing ITS expertise among esteemed organizations. 

President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Scott F. Belcher, will address the gathering.  Belcher speaks nationwide to raise awareness of the value of ITS among consumers, legislators and the media and to seek increased federal funding of ITS initiatives. Belcher will showcase ITS initiatives that are moving our nation’s transportation network to a new level of enhanced safety, reduced traffic congestion and decreased fuel consumption.

The technical program presentations begin Monday morning on Sept. 22 and run through Thursday afternoon on Sept. 25.  The theme of Transpo2008 is “ITS-Piecing It All Together.” The technical tracks are to plan, implement, manage and innovate our ITS in Florida.  The ITS Florida awards will be announced at the banquet. For more information on Transpo2008, visit

About ITS Florida
ITS Florida is a state chapter of ITS America, an organization that provides technical advice and assistance to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ITS America and its state chapters use technology to significantly improve the performance of our transportation system. ITS Florida members include transportation agencies, private and commercial transportation system users, ITS technology and service providers, and other agencies supporting the transportation system in Florida. To learn more about ITS Florida, visit