Automated VehiclesCongress is working to develop a self-driving car bill. Through our presence on Capitol Hill and through our A/V Task Force, ITS America actively informs House and Senate technology and transportation committees on member priorities as they develop legislation.
ITS America Comments to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Notice on Automated Driving Systems (Infrastructure Needs and Impacts)
ITSA President and CEO Shailen Bhatt’s AV Infrastructure Questions for the Record – Senate EPW Committee, June 13, 2018
Shailen Bhatt’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Testimony on “Innovation and America’s Infrastructure: Examining the Effects of Emerging Autonomous Technologies on America’s Roads and Bridges.”
ITS World Congress Los Angeles 2020 News & ITS America 2021 Atlanta Announcement
“We are disappointed not to gather in person, but the spirit of innovation to solve transportation challenges is more important than ever right now. Join us for a virtual engagement to learn from leaders around the world on how different countries are using technology to solve challenges during this difficult time,” said Shailen Bhatt, President & CEO, ITS America.
ITS America Equity Policy
Today’s transportation systems suffer from historic and ongoing inequities embedded in infrastructure, access, and cost. As we explore and fulfill the promise of new technologies, we must embrace and support the paradigm shift occurring in our nation, learn from the lessons of the past, and incorporate transportation equity principles into policy, research, and implementation strategies. This must include explicit consideration of technology’s effects on those least prepared to use it or who face particular barriers to adoption to ensure their safety, access, and mobility are not compromised.
Summary of Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Surface Transportation Investment Act
The STIA includes many ITS America priorities. It provides $10 billion in grants over five years for projects of national significance by establishing the National Infrastructure Project Assistance Program. In selecting project grants, the Department of Transportation will take into consideration technologies that will allow for future connectivity and automation.
2021 ITS America Technology Blueprint
ITS America believes that developing and deploying transportation technologies provides the opportunity to alleviate many of the negative impacts of our transportation system while providing more equitable and accessible mobility without leaving behind the transportation workers who allow our transportation system to function.
FIXING AMERICA’S SURFACE TRANSPORTATION (FAST) ACT REAUTHORIZATION: Platform and RecommendationsMoving People, Data, and Freight: Safer, Greener, Smarter.
ITS America supports a FAST Act reauthorization that recognizes the added value of integrating technology into transportation infrastructure and services and provides funding for the rapid deployment of intelligent transportation.”