About the Accelerating ITS Deployment Research Area

The ITS JPO has four technology transfer programs under Accelerating ITS Deployment:

By integrating these programs that focus on knowledge and technology transfer into the Accelerating ITS Deployment program area, the ITS JPO has created a “lab-to-market” capability that supports transitioning federally funded innovations into use. By combining these four activities, the ITS JPO is better able to coordinate actions and resources to help accelerate the deployment of ITS.

Planned Accelerating ITS Deployment Activities

ITS Evaluation

ITS Evaluation

Transforms its data and decision-tool products to support evidence-based policy options and decisions that accelerate national ITS implementation.

  • Conduct a program review to revamp key elements of connected and automated technology deployment, including revisions to the deployment tracking survey and the knowledge databases
  • Develop evaluation plans for ITS research initiatives to track the transfer of results into operation for cybersecurity, data exchanges, Complete Trip, and new emerging technologies
  • Explore uses of data visualizations, innovative economic and policy analyses, and new approaches to evidence-based decision-making evaluation
  • Provide evidence to decision-makers of the value of ITS deployment nationwide, such as socio-economic benefits, job creation, and efficiency gains
  • Develop a common set of best practices or guidance that deployers can use to facilitate their planning and activities, reduce cost and time to deployment, and gather early-stage benefits
ITS Professional Capacity Building

ITS Professional Capacity Building

Supports the learning and knowledge transfer process, which will be developed to ensure that transportation industry professionals are prepared for each generation of ITS.

  • Develop courseware to advance knowledge and technology transfer for connected vehicle technologies and applications on smart phones, social media, and other platforms
  • Facilitate round-table events and discussions that allow experts to inform interested stakeholders
  • Expand coordination with other U.S. DOT programs to maintain a multimodal, multidisciplinary focus to transfer knowledge to decision-makers
  • Develop case studies, best practices, and lessons learned that serve current deployers and academics seeking to incorporate real-world, hands-on experiences into education
ITS Architecture and Standards

ITS Architecture and Standards

Products support applied research, pilots, and expedited integration of emerging technologies into the transportation system.

  • Make a complete and mature set of ITS standards available to support secure, interoperable integration of connected and automated technologies into the transportation system along with advanced ITS infrastructure services
  • Identify voluntary technical standards needs and support adaption of suitable information and communication technology standards and development of ITS standards when beneficial
  • Evolve ITS architecture reference and tool sets supporting wide-scale, cross-border, interoperable deployments of ITS infrastructure as well as connected and automated vehicle deployments
  • Develop additional architecture functionality to support the needs of the transportation planning community
ITS Communications

ITS Communications

Initiatives accelerate deployment through knowledge-sharing opportunities and partnerships to deliver tailored ITS product and capability information to stakeholders throughout the transportation system.

  • Encourage market-based solutions based on U.S. DOT research and products with effective communications
  • Translate ITS research results into clear, step-by-step guides for deployers
  • Establish teams with modal partners to promote and mainstream ITS technologies
  • Develop simplified and targeted communications materials that explain the benefits of and paths to implementation of ITS technologies for state and local transportation professionals


Please explore this site for a more detailed description of the program and progress. We will continue to upload relevant program information for public consumption as it becomes available. For inquiries regarding the program, please contact the USDOT Point of Contact below.

Michelle Noch

Program Manager, ITS Professional Capacity Building

ITS Joint Program Office

(202) 366-0278

Steve Sill

Program Manager, Vehicle Safety Technology, ITS Architecture and Standards

ITS Joint Program Office

(202) 366-1603

Marcia Pincus

Program Manager, ITS Evaluation

ITS Joint Program Office

(202) 366-9230

Mike Pina

Program Manager, Communications

ITS Joint Program Office

(202) 366-3700