Emerging Technologies

ITS America advocates for the safe development and deployment of emerging technologies like rapid speed travel, urban air mobility and cargo delivery, automated cargo delivery and blockchain and integrated technology platforms.

ITS America Equity, Climate, Safety, and Infrastructure Principles for Automated and Autonomous Mobility

ITS America’s Automated Vehicle Standing Advisory Committee established task forces on equity, climate, safety, and infrastructure to develop a set of principles to ensure AV benefits are broadly realized. The resulting principles are intended to inform federal programs, regulations, and recommend best practices that can be implemented today and in the future.

ITS America Equity Policy

Summary of Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Surface Transportation Investment Act

ITS America’s letter of support for INVEST in America Act EV Charging Stations in the Interstate Right-of-Way

ITS America’s Standing Advisory Committee on Emerging Technologies

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.

Committee Leadership

Chair: Stan Caldwell, CMU Mobility21
Vice Chair: Andrew Liu, AECOM

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  • 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.

  • ITS America’s letter of support for INVEST in America Act EV Charging Stations in the Interstate Right-of-Way

    ITS America writes to express our strong support for Section 1211 of the INVEST in America Act that allows for the charging of electric vehicles on rights-of-way of the Interstate System, including in a rest area; or a fringe or corridor parking facility, including a park and ride facility.

  • 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.

  • ITS America Meets with Biden-Harris Transition Officials

    ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt met with members of the Biden-Harris transition team for the USDOT to discuss the association’s transportation priorities.

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Statement of ITS America President and CEO Laura Chace on House Passage of IIJA

With today’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the House of Representatives set the stage for transforming the U.S. transportation system.

ITS America Board of Directors Names Laura Chace President & CEO

The Intelligent Transportation Society’s (ITS America) Board of Directors today unanimously elected Laura Chace as President and CEO effective August 30, 2021.

ITS America Statement on House T&I Surface Transportation Bill

“We appreciate the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s investment in technology and look forward to working with the Committee as the bill now moves to the House floor.”