Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, November 6, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Experience Atlanta’s Transportation Redevelopment Firsthand: Register Today for the Complete Streets & ITS Symposium
Make plans to join ITS America, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and ITS Georgia later this month in Atlanta, Georgia—November 17-18—for a two-day event focused on creating a transportation environment that balances the needs of all users whether it’s pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, transit users, or freight operators.
The Symposium’s four unique panels will focus on fostering innovation to advance ITS solutions that can optimize existing transportation infrastructure and design of our cities and towns for the future with the individual in mind. A special program highlight includes guided tours of Atlanta-specific ITS projects that are enhancing the region’s complete streets network that you won’t want to miss. Experience AT&T’s Drive Studio and the Atlanta BeltLine with your registration. Special rates are available for both private and public sector individuals to attend the symposium. For a detailed schedule of events, exhibitors and speakers visit

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