Smart Infrastructure

ITS America advocates for federal surface transportation programs that recognize the added value of integrating technology into transportation infrastructure and services, and provides funding for the rapid deployment of intelligent transportation technologies.

ITS America Surface Transportation Broadband Policy

Providing national, state, and local broadband infrastructure that supports the implementation of intelligent transportation systems, including connected and automated vehicles (CAV) and cooperative automated transportation (CAT), to improve the safety, mobility, equity, and operational efficiency of our surface transportation system is critical to meet the demands of rural, urban and underserved communities.

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

2021 ITS America Technology Blueprint

Increasing Worker and Driver Safety Through Access to Work Zone Data

ITS America’s Standing Advisory Committee on Smart Infrastructure

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.

Committee Leadership

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

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  • ITS America Summary of the Senate Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684)

    On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate approved the roughly $1 trillion H.R. 3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs (IIJA) Act. The bill passed with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 69-30. The bill includes the surface transportation reauthorization slated to expire at the end of September 2021.

  • ITS America’s Summary of the House passed INVEST In America Act

    On July 1, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 3684, Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act, or the INVEST in America Act. The bill passed largely along party lines in a 221-201 vote, with two Republicans voting for the package, even though the bill included funding for specific projects — known Member Designated Projects — that both Democrats and Republicans had requested for their districts.

  • ITS America’s Position on Amendments to INVEST in America Act Committee on Rules

    In anticipation of the House Committee on Rules meeting on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, to discuss amendments for floor consideration of H.R. 3684, “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act” or…

  • ITS America’s Summary of INVEST in America Act as it Moves to the House Floor.

    On June 18, 2021, the House Committee on Rules released the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684) as ordered reported by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, with modifications. The bill now includes the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and House Committee on Ways and Means titles.

  • ITS America National Vision Zero Policy

    Safer Streets For All Users

    Far too many vulnerable road users—including people walking and cycling—die on U.S. roads. Motor vehicle crashes killed an estimated 42,060 Americans in 2020, the worst death toll in 14 years.

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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.

Statement of ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt on Senate Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The Senate’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is an historic investment in transportation. It provides an opportunity to modernize our transportation system and work with state and local transportation agencies to build a digital…