October 2017
From the President
Greetings!we recently surveyed our Board Members and Industry Group Members to help prioritize what we should be working on. In summary, what we learned was that strategically we should:
  • Maintain a clear direction
  • Increase membership
  • Have an action-oriented committee structure

Tactically we should work on the following tasks:
  • Document results from ATN systems in public service
  • Collaborate with other organizations
  • Obtain outside financial support
  • Be a thought leader/knowledge repository
  • Continue this newsletter
  • Optimize the website
  • Send letters/emails to transportation leaders
  • Continue improving the APM Standards
  • Educate legislators/demonstration system
  • Develop technical and design guidelines.

We will keep all of these ideas (and more) in mind as we work to restructure ATRA and ATRA IG and develop a new committee structure.

As always, enjoy reading!

Best regards,
Peter Muller, ATRA President
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