Standing Advisory Committees

ITS America Standing Advisory Committees are member-driven forums where representatives can help shape policies and programs key to their organizations’ goals. Every committee is open to all members – a place where public, private, academic, and research sectors have an equal voice to tackle challenges and opportunities relevant to each committee.
If you are a current member of ITS America and you’d like to participate on a standing committee, please sign up at the link below.

For for general information on standing advisory committees, please contact Brenna Rivett at brivett@itsa.org.


AUTOMATED VEHICLES

Chair: Nat Beuse, Aurora
Vice Chair: Greg Winfree, Texas A&M TTI

The Automated Vehicle Standing Committee advocates for policies and regulatory frameworks to facilitate the safe testing, deployment, and integration of highly automated vehicles into the surface transportation system. Members work together to address highly automated vehicle policies and programmatic efforts covering highly automated vehicles, self-driving trucks, automated transit, workforce impacts and mitigation strategies, and land use and transportation system integration.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Chair: Stan Caldwell, CMU Mobility21
Vice Chair:
Andrew Liu, AECOM
The Emerging Technologies Standing Committee identifies legislative and regulatory barriers and opportunities to safely advance emerging technologies, monitor national trends and related research, and promote best practices and private and public sector partnerships. It serves as a forum to disseminate and exchange information and other innovations, addressing areas such as rapid speed travel hyperloop, urban air mobility and cargo delivery, automated cargo delivery and blockchain and integrated technology platforms.

MOBILITY ON DEMAND

Chair: Andy Taylor, Cubic
Co-Chair: Sophia Mohr, COTA

The MOD Alliance identifies legislative and regulatory barriers and opportunities to advance Mobility on Demand, monitors national trends and related research, and promote best practices and private and public sector partnerships. It also serves as a forum to disseminate and exchange information and other innovations, addressing areas like transit and cargo delivery automation, payment integration, mobility wallets, accessibility, equity, data sharing, rural/suburban MOD, workforce, insurance, value/congestion pricing and privacy/cybersecurity.

SMART INFRASTRUCTURE

Chair: John Barton, HNTB
Vice Chair: Cordell Schachter, NYC DOT

The Smart Infrastructure Standing Committee advocates for automated, connected, shared, electrified transportation and broadband policies and programs that support the rapid deployment of intelligent transportation technologies leading to safer, greener, smarter, and more equitable communities. Recently, the committee led the policymaking process to develop the association’s FAST Act reauthorization platform – Moving People, Data, and Freight – and its COVID-19 response legislation. Committee members work on innovative policies to protect infrastructure and transportation systems from cyber threats; technologies to improve roadway efficiency, reduce accidents, and facilitate the safe introduction of autonomous technologies into the transportation system; and policies that support the electrification of our nation’s roadways, transit, and freight systems. As COVID-19 continues to impact the nation’s transportation system, the committee will continue its advocacy for emergency assistance for the transportation sectors ITS America represents.

SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCY

Chair: Lori Pepper, CalSTA
Vice Chair:
Jannet Walker Ford, AECOM
The Sustainability and Resiliency Standing Committee identifies legislative and regulatory barriers and opportunities to safely advance sustainable and resilient transportation technologies and frameworks; develops and advocates for related legislative and regulatory policies; defines and promotes the roles of public and private sector entities; monitors national trends and related research; promotes the development of technologies, best practices, and private and public sector partnerships; and serves as a forum to disseminate and exchange related information and best practices. It addresses topic areas such as electrified vehicles, charging infrastructure, power generation, power grid capability and resiliency, infrastructure resiliency, roadside management, advanced materials technologies, mobility efficiency, and transportation sector emissions.

V2X/CONNECTED TRANSPORTATION

Chair: John Hibbard, Georgia DOT
Vice Chair:
Steve Kuciemba, WSP
The Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) and Connected Transportation Standing Committee identifies legislative and regulatory barriers and opportunities to safely advance V2X technologies and connected transportation; develops and advocates for related legislative and regulatory policies; monitors national trends and related research; promotes the development of technologies, best practices, and private and public sector partnerships; and serves as a forum to disseminate and exchange related information and best practices. It addresses topic areas such as the development and deployment of connected, V2V, V2I, and V2P technologies and innovations; spectrum allocation and use; standards development; interoperability among technologies and infrastructure; cybersecurity; V2X application priority; and the future of V2X and connected technologies.