Transport Technology Achievements Recognised at ITS Australia National Awards 2017

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By Thinking Highways June 28, 2017 16:12

Transport Technology Achievements Recognised at ITS Australia National Awards 2017


The Australian Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) industry has been invited to ensure talent and achievements are duly recognized.
ITS Australia has called on Australian governments, industry and academic institutions to nominate cutting edge projects and high achievers operating in the transport technology industry for the ITS Australia National Awards 2017.
“The transport, innovation, research and technology sectors are invited to identify their major accomplishments and nominate project teams and stand-out individuals for the 2017 ITS Australia National Awards,” said ITS Australia President Brian Negus.

Now in its 8th year, the ITS Australia National Awards recognise professional ITS expertise and raise industry awareness across all levels of government and community. The Awards highlight the significant enhancements made by the transport technology industry to the liveability of our cities and communities, personal and private mobility, vehicle safety, transport infrastructure and network sustainability.

The 2017 Presentation Night will be held at The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne on Thursday 23 November. Categories include Industry, Government, Research, Automated Vehicles Award (sponsored by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative -ADVI), the Young Professional Award and for Lifetime Achievement (Max Lay Award).

Additional benefits of winning include the chance of Industry and Government Award winners being considered by ITS Australia for recognition at the 2018 ITS World Congress. The winner of the Young Professional Award receives a sponsorship by ITS Australia to attend the ITS Asia Pacific Forum, next year in Japan.

The 2016 ITS Australia National Awards, Young Professional winner, Ben Hanly, SICE Project Engineer, will be in Hong Kong for this year’s ITS Asia Pacific Forum and he recommends the Awards experience.

“As a young professional, I gained a lot from reflecting on what I have done, how I started and where I am now. Thinking about the changes I have gone through, it makes me excited to continue to grow and aim for new heights. The process itself is very enlightening and I would recommend that just participating is a well valued experience.”

ITS Australia Chief Executive Susan Harris said following the success of the 23rd ITS World Congress in Melbourne in the last 12 months, there is plenty to celebrate this year.

“The Congress put Australian transport and infrastructure technology expertise on the world stage and over the last year there have been significant advances in intelligent transport systems in Australia.

“The ITS Australia National Awards recognize organisations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry.  Nominations are now open and we encourage industry to submit their applications across all categories. In particular, I encourage organisations to back their next generation ITS leaders by nominating them for the Young Professional Award,” Ms Harris said.

The closing date for nominations is 21 August 2017. To nominate visit www.its-australia.com.au.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways June 28, 2017 16:12