U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Complete Trip - ITS4US Deployment Program Webinar Series
Starting this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is hosting a series of webinars on the Complete Trip - ITS4US Deployment Program to assist prospective deployers and partners. The first webinar is scheduled for January 30 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm EST. Details on additional webinars will be posted on the program's website.
The U.S. DOT launched the Complete Trip - ITS4US Deployment Program to solve mobility challenges of all travelers, regardless of location, income, or disability, in accessing jobs, education, healthcare, and other activities. This program is a multimodal, multi-year effort led by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) with support from the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The Complete Trip - ITS4US Deployment Program will make up to $40 million available to enable communities to showcase innovative business partnerships, technologies, and practices that promote independent mobility for all. The program expects to procure and award multiple large-scale, replicable, real-world deployments of integrated innovative technologies to address the challenges of planning and executing complete trips.
The first webinar will introduce the Complete Trip - ITS4US Deployment Program and provide an overview of the upcoming solicitation. Loren Smith (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy) will open the webinar with an introduction of the program. Elina Zlotchenko (Program Manager, ITS JPO) will present the program vision, mission, guiding principles, and expected outcomes, and provide an overview of the upcoming solicitation. In addition, Shari Schaftlein (Director, FHWA Office of Human Environment) will introduce the Complete Trip concept and Dawn Sweet (Director of Headquarters Operations, FTA Office of Civil Rights) will present transportation challenges that the program aims to address.
This webinar will conclude with information for potential deployers about the remainder of the webinar series.
Additional webinar dates and topics will be announced soon. Topics will include partnerships and planning, enablers and technologies, deployment scenario examples, privacy, security, open data, and the procurement path.
Title: Webinar 1: Complete Trip - ITS4US Deployment Program Overview
Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Presenters: Loren Smith, OST-Policy; Elina Zlotchenko, ITS JPO; Shari Schaftlein, FHWA Office of Human Environment; and Dawn Sweet, FTA Office of Civil Rights