January 4, 2021
NEW STANDING COMMITTEES – DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15th!
Last fall, we told you about our multi-year plan to realign our priorities and operations with our vision. As we said then, the foundation of that plan is providing more opportunities for all members to engage in our work. Your passion and expertise are critical as we begin 2021, which we believe will be a pivotal year in our industry.
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. This is your opportunity to bring your ideas and experience to the table, and we can’t wait to get started!
All members in good standing are eligible to serve on the committees. All committee members will be expected to participate throughout the year, and now is the time to let us know which committee(s) you are interested in joining. Here is more information on committee operations, which the ITS America Board of Directors approved last month, and here is the Google doc to indicate your choices. THE DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th! As you will see in the governance document, committee slates will be approved by the end of January.
Automated Vehicles: Chair – Nat Beuse, Uber ATG; Vice Chair – Greg Winfree, TTI
This committee will advocate for policies and regulatory frameworks to facilitate the safe testing, deployment, and integration of highly automated vehicles into the surface transportation system. Members will 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 Mobility 21; Vice Chair –Andrew Liu, Parsons Corporation
This committee will identify 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 will also serve 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; Vice Chair – Sophia Mohr, COTA
This committee 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, NYCDOT
This 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/Resiliency: Chair – Lori Pepper, CalSTA; Vice Chair – Jannet Walker Ford, AECOM
This committee will identity legislative and regulatory barriers and opportunities to safely advance sustainable and resilient transportation technologies and frameworks; develop and advocate for related legislative and regulatory policies; define and promote the roles of public and private sector entities; monitor national trends and related research; promote the development of technologies, best practices, and private and public sector partnerships; and serve as a forum to disseminate and exchange related information and best practices. It will address 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, GDOT
This committee will identify legislative and regulatory barriers and opportunities to safely advance V2X technologies and connected transportation; develop and advocate for related legislative and regulatory policies; monitor national trends and related research; promote the development of technologies, best practices, and private and public sector partnerships; and serve as a forum to disseminate and exchange related information and best practices. It will address 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.
If you have questions on the standing advisory committees, please contact Bobby McCurdy, firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to working with you next year to advance our vision of a better future transformed by intelligent mobility – one that is safer, greener and smarter!