The Intelligent Transportation Society of Alaska
(ITS Alaska) is a nonprofit corporation that was established
in January 2008 as a chartered state chapter of the national organization,
ITS America. ITS Alaska is a strong advocate for intelligent transportation
systems (ITS) and fosters an environment for members to share
ideas and technical information, stimulate public-private and
institutional partnerships, and support ITS developers, implementers
and policy makers.
Members of ITS Alaska include those with an interest
in advancing ITS deployment in Alaska, especially those in the transportation
related industry. Members may represent colleges and universities,
government agencies, private companies, and individuals. With a
wide variety of members, ITS Alaska is able to carry out its mission:
" to promote ITS solutions that improve safety and mobility
on Alaska's highways."
A major task of ITS Alaska is to increase ITS awareness
in Alaska. Projects utilizing ITS technology in Alaska used to mainly
be confined to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public
Facilities and the Municipality of Anchorage. Since 2008, ITS projects
are being implemented by private consultants, engineering firms,
universities, and other State and Federal agencies. Together with
a wide variety of members, the power of cohesion and exchange of
information, ITS Alaska can accomplish its goals.