U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary LaHood to Speak at ITS America's 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition on June 1

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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be the featured speaker at the opening plenary of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America's (ITS America) 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition, which will take place June 1-3 at the Gaylord Convention Center on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland. The Secretary's remarks are scheduled for 10 a.m. in the convention center's Potomac A-B rooms on the Ballroom level.

We are thrilled to have Secretary LaHood join the 2,000 transportation, technology, business and policy leaders who will be gathered just outside our nation's Capitol for the 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be the featured speaker at the opening plenary of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America's (ITS America) 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition, which will take place June 1-3 at the Gaylord Convention Center on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland. The Secretary's remarks are scheduled for 10 a.m. in the convention center's Potomac A-B rooms on the Ballroom level.

"We are thrilled to have Secretary LaHood join the 2,000 transportation, technology, business and policy leaders who will be gathered just outside our nation's Capitol for the 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition," said Scott F. Belcher, president and CEO of ITS America. "This event could not come at a more important time as the Administration works with states and cities to invest the economic stimulus, and as Congress debates the next surface transportation bill and critical issues like energy and climate change. Our nation needs not only more investment in transportation infrastructure, but also a smarter investment in technology solutions that will help create a safe, smart, efficient, and sustainable transportation system for the 21st century."

Information about ITS America's 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition is available at http://www.itsa.org/annualmeeting.html. In addition to policy and technical sessions, the event will feature "city streets" vehicle and infrastructure technology demonstrations, a 150,000 square foot exhibit hall, tours of area transportation projects and facilities, and many other activities.

Credentialed journalists interested in covering this event for media purposes are asked to contact Sabrina McGowan at smcgowan (at) itsa (dot) org to obtain a media pass.

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America represents more than 400 organizations including state and local transportation and transit agencies, universities, and private sector companies that are working to advance the research, development, and deployment of intelligent transportation systems and technologies.

Press Contact:
Sabrina McGowan
Director of Communications
smcgowan (at) itsa (dot) org
202-721-4205

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