Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

• What factors make ITS adoption safer and more efficient?

Once technologies are proven, states and localities must have the tools, capacity, and information they need to implement technologies and systems. Interoperability also is essential to a safe and efficient intelligent national transportation system as well as cooperation and consistency across jurisdictional boundaries. In addition, evaluations determine the effectiveness and benefits of deployed ITS and the value of ITS Program investments and ensure progress toward the vision of integrated ITS.

• What technologies are ITS JPO priorities for deployment?

The ITS JPO evaluates ITS technologies for their ability to perform effectively to solve real-world transportation challenges. This involves continually assessing the feasibility, maturity, and benefits of ITS and shepherding transportation solutions from inception to implementation. In 2020 through 2025, the ITS JPO will capitalize on past investments in key technologies such as automation and connectivity and continue to augment such efforts by focusing on new emerging technologies that show promise.

• What is ITS JPO’s role in accelerating deployment?

As new ITS technologies and systems evolve into market-ready products, the ITS JPO’s role focuses on transitioning federally funded innovations into adoption and widespread use. This includes facilitating the transfer of knowledge and technologies into regular practice and helping to bring the next generation of ITS into interoperable deployment. This role provides foundational information to reduce uncertainty for market investors and minimize industry risk. The ITS JPO also provides ongoing support through the development and delivery of standards, policy, technical assistance and training, and other mechanisms. The ITS JPO coordinates long-term collaborative mechanisms to facilitate the continued integration and deployment of ITS and facilitates cooperation and consistency across jurisdictional boundaries.


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