Mobility RDT: Intelligent Transportation Systems

Mobility RDT: Intelligent Transportation Systems

The ITS program is DOT's largest crossmodal initiative. This program supports mobility and other DOT objectives through the application of advanced technologies to surface transportation. Major elements include intelligent vehicles, commercial vehicle operations, transit systems, and ITS architecture. Policy guidance comes from the ITS Management Council, which is composed of senior leadership from across DOT. Recently, the Council reoriented the program to focus on a fewer number of higher-risk, high-payoff initiatives. These are:

  • Integrated Vehicle Based Safety Systems
  • Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems
  • Next Generation 9-1-1
  • Mobility Services for All Americans
  • Integrated Corridor Management Systems
  • Nationwide Surface Transportation Weather Observing and Forecasting System—Clarus
  • Emergency Transportation Operations
  • Universal Electronic Freight Manifest
  • Vehicle Infrastructure Integration

These initiatives and ongoing efforts—such as the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative and Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks—depend on program funding and the passage of reauthorizing legislation. The ITS program will also conduct exploratory studies to assess promising, but as yet untested, ITS strategies.