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ICT and ITS in Transport

Location:   Washington, D.C.
Begins:   May 24, 2011 11:00
Ends:   May 24, 2011 12:30


Tom Kern
, Executive Vice President, Intelligent transportation Society of America (ITSA)

The purpose of this event is to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and experience about the use of Information, communication and Technologies (ICT) and Intelligent transport Systems (ITS) within the transport sector. The exchange will allow WB staff to draw on ITSA  expertise, particularly as applied to development of national ITS strategies.  

It allows participants to share lessons learned and good practices on specific issues as well as opportunities and challenges in integrating ITS and ICT  in transport policies, strategies and programs.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • ITS America Overview and a Quick Reflection on the Status of ITS Deployment in the United States
  • The Mexico Story:  An ITS Strategic Plan
  • Knowledge Sharing and the World Bank and ITS America
  • General Discussion/Next Steps

Thomas E. Kern, Executive Vice President, Intelligent Transportation Society of America
As Executive Vice President of Intelligent Transportation Society of America, Thomas Kern provides oversight and support for all technical programs, business development activities, legislative initiatives, meeting planning, member sales and service, and communications. Prior to joining ITS America, Tom was a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, overseeing knowledge management and organizational learning. He previously served as deputy executive vice president of the American Consulting Engineers Council, the executive director of its Research Foundation, program manager for American Management Systems, Inc., and as a public servant in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He holds a BA in Government and Economics from Georgetown University, earned his MPA from the London School of Economics, and attended Oxford University where he did graduate work in the Department of Politics.  In his spare time, Tom is an adjunct instructor for knowledge management in Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Graduate School of Business.

Transport Brown Bag Series


ITS presentation
World Bank Presentation on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) (PDF)

Can we really do more at less cost with the UK road network? (The Institution of Engineering and Technology:

ITS video
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