Delcan Technologies, a Parsons company, has had a busy few months. DTI recently attended three major transportation conferences and won an award at the most recent ITS World Congress.
The 2014 NRITS conference, held in Branson, Missouri, was an important gathering for the transportation community. Because the conference united traditional and non-traditional users of intelligent transportation systems, it represented a unique opportunity to learn about a wide variety of ITS disciplines. Discussions this year addressed rural safety and transit, multi-agency coordination, workforce development, EMS issues, and more.
DTI representative Mark Neill attended the conference along with Steve McDonald from Delcan. Mark, with members of the South Dakota DOT and ITERIS, helped present on the state of the Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) industries.
The 2014 APWA Congress hosted more than 125 technical and professional development sessions. The APWA Sustainability Conference and the Public Works Stormwater Summit were both held during the Congress. Together, they provided extensive educational workshops and ample opportunities for networking. Topics covered this year included integrating modes of transportation, traffic and transit, fleet and facilities, sustainability best practices, construction management, emergency management, and engineering and technology.
DTI representatives Russ Brookshire and Mark Neill attended and met with the Parsons Toronto office to demo the new MDC-006.
ITS World Congress
ITS America hosted the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11. The conference included nearly 10,000 of the world’s leading transportation policymakers, researchers, and business professionals from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Featured speakers at the event included GM CEO Mary T. Barra, Bill Ford, and the US Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Fox. Topics covered included the future of federal funding and V2X-V2P (vehicle to person, autonomous parking, and connected valet systems).
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), supported by Delcan Technologies and ITERIS, Inc., won the award for the Best New Innovative Practice – Sustainability in Transportation for its AVL and MDSS implemented in more than 300 MDOT winter maintenance trucks.
Additionally, the effort put forth by MDOT to ensure the show and demonstrations on Belle Isle ran smoothly was appreciated by all the attendees. DTI was excited to learn what others are doing in the transport industry and to interact with clients and new customers.