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.
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications for Safety
- Truck V2V Research
- Transit V2V Research
- Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot
- Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communications for Safety
- Truck V2I Research/Smart Roadside
- Transit V2I Research
- Connected Vehicle Safety for Rail
- Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) Communications for Safety
- Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE)
- Road Weather
- Connected Vehicle Technology
- CV Pilots Deployment Project
- Automated Vehicle
- ITS Cross-Cutting Support
- Success Stories
- Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Core and Expanded Deployment Program
- Congestion Initiative
- Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems (CICAS)
- Electronic Freight Management
- Emergency Transportation Operations (ETO)
- Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS)
- Intelligent and Efficient Border Crossings
- Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA)
- Next-Generation 9-1-1
- Rural Safety Initiative
- Vehicle Infrastructure Integration
ITS Professional Capacity Building (PCB)
From 2010 to 2014, the primary focus of the ITS PCB program is on building ITS professional capacity and developing the future ITS workforce. The program seeks to leverage the most engaging and effective learning platforms to deliver the latest in best practices in ITS research results to targeted audiences. The program supports activities that deliver multimodal ITS learning opportunities to the ITS community by:
- Promoting knowledge sharing of best practices;
- Providing technical assistance to ITS deployers through ITS Peer-to- Peer (P2P) and Talking Technology and Transportation (T3) webinar programs; and
- Delivering ITS training through partners.
A set of core components provide a basis for the program’s four interrelated goal areas:
- Professional Development, which seeks to equip current and emerging ITS professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, design, deploy, operate, and maintain ITS Technologies;
- Leadership Outreach which includes the development of a network of champions who promote the value of ITS;
- Knowledge Exchange to facilitate the exchange of knowledge through innovative PCB solutions; and
- Technology Transfer to accelerate technology transfer to bring ITS research and proven solutions to the user community.
Put into action, the four components and goal areas support a strategic approach for program delivery that seeks to connect partners, accelerate the adoption of ITS technologies, deliver learning in the most effective and engaging manner, and continuously evaluate the program for maximum impact.
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