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August 24, 2021
Jetsons, Star Wars, Blade Runner, or Terminator?

Harnessing Advanced Air Mobility as a component of a safer, greener, smarter transportation future August 25, 2021 Like the major vehicle manufacturers of today, the future of aircraft propulsion is heading toward zero emissions. Similar to those who doubted the age of electric vehicles, I too have remained cautiously optimistic about the future of electric... Read More…

August 2, 2021
Looking Toward the 21st Century Railroad

August 3, 2021 ITS America had three students join our Summer Intern program in 2021. Max Read, who worked alongside our policy team, recently completed his junior year at the University of Edinburgh majoring in Economics and Politics. Viewing railroads as transportation of the past is a common misconception – they are an integral part of... Read More…

July 20, 2021
Cooperative Automated Transportation Systems – Observations and Trends | Partnerships

August 5, 2021 Blog # 2 in a Series When it comes to transportation and technology, we talk about partnerships in many different contexts.  For example, an infrastructure owner/operator (IOO) might enter a partnership because:  splitting the contributions can make it more reachable for agencies of all sizes  sharing risk and increasing the shared gain will benefit public taxpayers ... Read More…

July 13, 2021
Cooperative Automated Transportation Systems – Observations and Trends

July 13, 2021 Technology, mobility, and societal trends are evolving rapidly, particularly as they relate to transportation.  The emergence of automated vehicles, connected vehicles, electrification, and mobility as a service are changing the landscape faster than most state and local DOTs can keep up.  The exchange of information between infrastructure owners/operators (IOOs), private companies, and academic research organizations traditionally... Read More…

June 24, 2021
The Critical Role of Data in Making Mobility Infrastructure Smarter and Roads Safer

June 25, 2021 In ITS America’s 2021 policy blueprint, which sets the framework for thinking about the future of mobility and ensuring a safer, greener and smarter transportation system in the United States, six broad categories of transportation technology are highlighted. And while each of these innovative categories have their own unique ways of improving... Read More…