About ITS JPO
The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) collaborates across modal administrations to coordinate and plan the U.S. DOTís multimodal ITS technology research program, working toward improving transportation safety, mobility, and efficiency and enhancing productivity through the integration of innovative technologies into the nationís transportation system.
The ITS JPO’s vision is to accelerate the use of ITS to transform the way society moves. The ITS JPO’s purpose is to spur the development and use of ITS to move people and goods more safely and efficiently.
The ITS JPO leads collaborative and innovative research, development, and implementation of intelligent transportation systems to improve the safety and mobility of people and goods.
Our Organization and Leadership
The ITS JPO is led by Managing Director Egan Smith. It is comprised of program managers for the U.S. DOT's multimodal ITS initiatives.
The ITS JPO collaborates across modal administrations to coordinate and plan the U.S. DOT’s multimodal ITS technology research program, working toward improving transportation safety, mobility, and efficiency and enhancing productivity through the integration of innovative technologies into the nation’s transportation system. These agencies include:
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
- Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Maritime Administration (MARAD)
- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
- St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Snapshot of Federal ITS Research
Over the past three decades, the ITS JPO has initiated research that has led to numerous successes. Its work has enabled intelligent transportation technology to be integrated into vehicles and infrastructure and has catalyzed existing and planned deployments by government agencies and private entities. As the private sector’s role in technology development and implementation has accelerated, the ITS JPO has funded training and outreach activities to develop a modern workforce that can adapt to new technology needs. Coordinating with states, local communities, and the private sector, the ITS JPO continues to help in implementing and evaluating new emerging technologies and collaborating on research advancing interoperability.