Aldis Inc., a provider of next-generation traffic management systems, announced today, June 1, that former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters has been elected to the Aldis board of directors.
“She will help raise the profile of the company’s next-generation traffic control technology among leading transportation officials,” says Bill Malkes, officer and cofounder. “This is a perfect fit for everyone involved. Secretary Peters urged the greater use of technology to fight traffic congestion when she was in Washington, D.C., and making our transportation network more efficient and cost-effective, which is what Aldis is all about.”
Peters, who served as the nation’s 15th transportation chief from October 2006 until January 2009, says the Aldis technology makes sense, especially as cities and towns are facing shrinking budgets.
“We can’t pave our way out of this problem of congestion,” she says. “Technology like that being developed and implemented by Aldis represents our best chance to keep people and products moving. These systems are easier to install, require less maintenance and cost less than conventional video-detection systems. They are designed to save transportation managers money and, more importantly, motorists time by making intersections more efficient.”