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Year after year, the transportation sector has been the largest source of greenhouse gases (GHGs), accounting for 29 percent of total U.S. GHG in 20191. Thus, the U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to creating a more sustainable relationship with the environment. Here, at the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO), we have been researching how innovative ITS technologies can reduce transportationís impact on the environment.4/8/21
Welcome to another edition of the ITS and You blog post. At the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO), innovation and demonstration of the benefits of emerging ITS technologies for underserved populations are top priorities. As such, Iím excited to highlight one of our efforts to improve mobility options for all travelers.2/18/21
The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. That’s three decades of researching advanced transportation technologies. Accelerating the deployment of these ITS technologies has always been a high priority for the ITS JPO. We are steadfast in our goal to bring the benefits of innovative technologies to regions and communities across the nation.
Continue reading Supporting New Transportation Technologies11/6/20
For decades, the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has been steadfastly researching the latest innovations in transportation technology. From electronic toll collection and dynamic message signs, to road weather forecasting and information systems, to lane departure warning systems, and more, our research has driven changes in our nationís transportation system that have had lasting effects on the safety of our roads and the way Americans travel.
Continue reading Accelerating the Benefits of ITS Deployment for All Travelers10/14/20
When we talk about the safety of our roads, many of us think of travelers inside vehicles. But road safety also includes travelers outside vehicles. Pedestrians, bicyclists, children being pushed in strollers, and people using wheelchairs or other mobility devices are all at risk when traveling along roads, parking lots, crosswalks, and garages.
Continue reading Protecting the Safety of Drivers Inside and Outside the Vehicle9/10/20
The top priority for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) is and always will be safety. The need for safety underlies all our program areas, including our focus on enabling access to core transportation data across the ITS ecosystem. Data access is crucial to the development and integration of innovative ITS technologies, such as connected and automated vehicles, that promise to drive our transportation into the future.
Continue reading Harmonizing Data in an Evolving World7/8/20
Over 36,000 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roads in 2018.†Moreover, 94 percent of serious crashes are due to human error. In other words, the vast majority of those deaths were avoidable. When you begin to consider this in terms of the number of our family members, friends, neighbors who couldíve been saved, you begin to grasp the urgency of finding a solution. Automation in transportation could be part of that solution.†
Continue reading Can Automation Address Today's Public Health Challenges?6/10/20
Welcome back to the ITS and You blog! This month, letís jump right into discussing one of our new research areas, Emerging and Enabling Technologies. This program is about keeping America at the forefront of advancements in transportation technology. We want to make sure that we stay ahead of the curve in tracking and assessing promising innovative or disruptive technologies for our transportation systems, particularly those that offer the greatest benefits to youóthe public.
Continue reading How Emerging Technologies Can Help in Crisis Response5/7/20
Welcome to the very first ITS and You blog post. When we initially considered launching a blog series on behalf of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO), the impetus was to connect with people, share highlights of our program, and outline how our activities affect you. That was a couple of months ago; we never could have predicted then the impact of COVID-19 and the unprecedented times we’d find ourselves in—or how important virtual communication would become to all of us, as the best and safest way to reach out and engage with each other...