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Mission

The Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITSCA) is a public/private professional organization formed to foster the development and deployment of intelligent transportation systems in California.

ITSCA seeks to educate all sectors on the merits of technology in transportation and serve as a forum for industry-wide networking. ITSCA believes that manufacturers, service providers, technology companies, and end-users can all benefit from initiatives that drive the implementation and commercialization of technology in transportation.

ITSCA facilitates partnerships that advance efficient transportation systems, and with that, strengthen California’s presence as a world leader of intelligent transportation research, development, deployment, and commercialization. Our goal is to add value to our target constituencies that include transportation agencies, private industry, elected officials, and end users, and to inspire improvement in public services while promoting opportunities for private investment.
ITSCA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), private-public organization.

History

ITSCA was established in 1994 through the collaborative efforts of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Project California, and the California Council on Science and Technology. Startup funds were provided by the US Department of Commerce, Caltrans, and private industry, and later augmented when ITSCA received a 3-year contract from Caltrans to continue its mission. Since 2002, financial support has been generated from membership fees, sponsorships, and industry events. ITSCA is currently an autonomous and fully self-funded non-profit organization that enjoys significant membership increase each year! With our innovative programs and growing network, we’re on our way to becoming the premier destination for smart transportation information.

Board of Directors

Melissa Hewitt (Chair)

Vice President
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Jane White (Treasurer)

Traffic and Lighting Division 
LA County Dept. of Public Works

Mike McIntee

Director, Western Sales
Econolite

Katherine Mertz

Director of Sales
Sensys Networks

Carlos Ortiz

Chief Operating Officer
ADVANTEC

Alan Clelland

Vice President, West
Applied Information

Aravind Kailas, Ph.D.

Research and Innovation Manager
Volvo Group North America

Brian Burkhard

Manager ITS Products
Jacobs

Carol Kuester

Director, Electronic Payments
MTC – Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Dan Lukasik

Vice President
Parsons

Greg Larson

Division of Research, Innovation & System Information
Caltrans

James Dreisbach-Towle

Principal Technology Program Manager
SANDAG

Jim Misener

Senior Director, Technical Standards
Qualcomm

Josh Peterman

Principal, National Engineering Lead
Fehr & Peers

Kenny Chao

Principal, Regional Director of
Transportation Technology

DKS

Mark Jensen

Principal
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

Ramin Massoumi

Vice President
Iteris, Inc.

Steven Y. Gota

Deputy Executive Officer, Highway Program
LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Victor Koo

Project Manager 
City of Pasadena

Committees

LEADERSHIP

Melissa Hewitt

(Chair)

Jane White

(Treasurer)

Steven Y. Gota

Nominating Board
(Chair)

Katherine Mertz

Northern California
(Chair)

Carlos Ortiz

Southern California
(Chair)

OPERATING COMMITTEES

Membership

Brian Burkhard (Chair)
Kenny Chao (Co-Chair)

Events & Annual Meeting

Dan Lukasik (Chair)
Melissa Hewitt (Co-Chair)

Legislative Outreach

Tom West (Chair)
Ramin Massoumi (Co-Chair)

Partnerships

Carlos Ortiz (Chair)

Bylaws

Mike Mcintee

Awards & Scholarship

Jim Misener (Chair)

Communications

Katherine Mertz (Co-Chair)
Josh Peterman (Co-Chair)

YPG Advisory

Steve Gota (Chair)
Kenny Chao (Co-Chair)

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