The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recognizes the need to advance the adoption and use of emerging practices and technologies for transportation—particularly, where they play a key role in providing public benefits to Americans. The ITS JPO will coordinate and conduct investigations and exploratory research into emerging technologies across government, academia, and the private sector. This research will provide the U.S. DOT with a significant understanding of the potential benefits and disruptions these technologies could represent to the transportation system.
Identify research needs and opportunities by exploring federal, state, local, private, and academic research on technologies
Research and test communications technologies to support transportation connectivity, enabling cooperative ITS and connected and automated transportation
Investigate future spectrum use models that support transportation safety and system efficiency
Develop new institutional models to help accelerate adoption of technology innovations
Transfer technologies from exploratory research to development and deployment when appropriate
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 reach out to the USDOT point of contact below.
Chief Policy, Architecture, and Knowledge Transfer
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
ITS Joint Program Office