Awards 2020

Awards 2020

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Canada (ITS Canada) celebated the 5 winners of the ITS Canada Awards Program. Watch the celebatory video at

2020 marks the 11th year of the ITS Canada Awards Program, which was originally created to better serve and profile members and young professionals and by acknowledging significant and defining people, projects, and innovations in our Canadian ITS marketplace.

ITS Canada is thrilled to recognize the 2020 winners’ contributions and achievements to the Canadian ITS marketplace and beyond,” says Usha Elyatamby, Chair of the Awards Program. 


Distinguished Service ITS Canada Member Award

Mr. Richard B. Easley E-Squared Engineering  

Richard B. Easley is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Service ITS Canada Member Award. Richard has a BS and MS in Engineering (UT at Austin), an AAS in Civil Engineering Technology and an AS in Mathematics. He is a member of the Order of the Engineer. Richard is the President of E-Squared Consulting Corporation. For 22 years, he has led his company’s ITS efforts on projects in 33 U.S. states and 22 countries.  Read more...


ITS Project/Program Award (Municipal/Provincial/Federal)

EcoDrive II  City of Ottawa

The EcoDrive II project is the winner of the 2020 ITS Project/Program Award. In 2019, the City of Ottawa conducted a pilot project, named EcoDrive II, to investigate the potential environmental and fuel efficiency benefits of giving City fleet drivers advanced signal information across its entire 1,200 traffic signal system. Read more...


Canadian ITS R&D/Innovation Awards

A Real-time Multi-Modal Traffic Monitoring System based on 3D Lidar Technology 
Blue City Technology

The 2020 Canadian ITS R&D/Innovation Award recipient is “A real-time Multi-Modal Traffic Monitoring System based on 3D Lidar Technology” submitted by Blue City Technology. Blue City is a start-up founded in Q2-2018 based in Montreal, Canada. The idea was based on more than six years of research and development as a part of the founder’s Ph.D. thesis at McGill University on the traffic management and monitoring field. Read more..


Information Fusion in Detection, Recognition and Classifications of Road Infrastructure from Remote Sensing Data
University of Alberta

The 2020 Canadian ITS R&D/Innovation Award recipient is “Information Fusion in Detection, Recognition, and Classification of Road Infrastructure from Remote Sensing Data” submitted by the University of Alberta. Alberta Transportation sponsored the feasibility study (concluded in March 2018), and a potential application in noise modeling was explored with a Canadian industry partner through the NSERC Engage program (concluded in August 2018). Read more..


ITS Young Professional Award

Mr. Kevin Henry, PhD, ESCRYPT

Kevin Henry, PhD is the recipient of the 2020 ITS Canada Young Professional Award. Kevin holds a B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Brandon University, and an M.Math and Ph.D from the University of Waterloo, Kevin currently works as a Security Consultant and Software Developer for ESCRYPT, based in Waterloo. Read more..

This year's Award Winners will be celebrated during the virtual Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12:30 pm EDT. To register for this event, please click here

Questions or Comments

Should you have any questions or comments regarding the ITS Canada National Awards Program, please direct these to the 2020 ITS Canada Awards Program Chair:

 Ms. Usha Elyatamby
Director, Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems, IBI Group