Ken Leonard, Director
ITS Joint Program Office
The Intelligent Transportations Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)
Accelerate the use of ITS to transform the way society moves.
Lead collaborative and innovative research, development, and implementation of ITS to improve the safety and mobility of people and goods.
Planning for the Future of ITS
The ITS Joint Program Office’s 2020-2025 ITS Strategic Plan
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s ITS research focuses on several high-priority areas including Emerging and Enabling Technologies, Data Access and Exchanges, ITS Cybersecurity Research, Automation, Complete Trip – ITS4US, and Accelerating ITS Deployment. The ITS Strategic Plan includes in-depth discussion of the ITS Program’s strategic goals, these research areas, and four technology transfer programs.
Learn more in the 2020-2025 ITS Strategic Plan.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Participation in the Upcoming Automated Vehicles Symposium
The 2019 Automated Vehicles Symposium (AVS) will be held from July 15 through 18 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The symposium, a joint event held by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Transportation Research Board, is expected to draw over 1,800 attendees from the technology, academic, research, development, and transportation communities.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) will be well represented at the symposium with Federal Motor Carrier Administration Administrator Raymond P. Martinez and Federal Highway Administration Administrator Nicole R. Nason giving two of the event's keynote addresses. In addition, multimodal U.S. DOT staff are participating in several sessions throughout AVS.
The U.S. DOT will also have a booth at the event, which will showcase the Cooperative Automation Research Mobility Applications (CARMA) project and include a vehicle demonstration.
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