Program Description

The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program researches ways that information and communications technologies can improve surface transportation safety and mobility and contribute to America’s economic growth. ITS applications focus on both the infrastructure and vehicle as well as integrated applications between the two. Familiar ITS technologies include electronic toll collection, in-vehicle navigation systems; rear-end collision avoidance systems and dynamic message signs.

Technology transfer is also a key element of the ITS program. Research findings and evaluations are published online; a National ITS Architecture and Standards program ensures that States and jurisdictions have the framework they need to deploy interoperable ITS systems; and training on the latest ITS applications is developed and delivered by the program. Implementation planning, technical assistance and support is available at ITS Technology Transfer.

ITS houses a Professional Capacity Building Program (PCB) that provides the ITS workforce with flexible, accessible ITS learning through training, technical assistance and educational resources. The program assists transportation professionals in developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities to build technical proficiency while furthering their career paths. ITS PCB offer an array of training resources such as web-based training, classroom learning and blended learning; more at Advancing ITS Education.

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