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U.S. DOT ITS Strategic Plan: Webinar Series Announcement Stakeholder Engagement Webinars

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Strategic Planning process is underway.  As we look toward the next five years, and build on the progress of the current plan, the USDOT will continue to engage stakeholders in our ITS research, development and education efforts.  The next ITS Strategic Plan is focused on developing a blueprint for how the Department will allocate federal ITS research funds during the second half of this decade and today we announce a series of webinars as part of the ITS strategic planning process. The webinars are an opportunity for stakeholders to provide input and perspectives that are necessary for the development of the plan. The ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) is leading this effort and will  provide an overview of the strategic planning process and the work done to date during the webinars.   Facilitated discussion will generate various viewpoints based on various focus areas of interest to webinar participants.  We will also discuss our current effort around developing strategic goals and objectives.

To learn more about the ITS JPO visit www.its.dot.gov, and to read current status and provide feedback through our focused website, please visit: http://www.its.dot.gov/press/2013/stakeholder_strategicplan.htm

Registration is open to anyone, though all webinars will have a core focus audience, in order to concentrate on issues and questions specific to various stakeholder groups.  In addition, stay tuned for announcements about ITS JPO strategic planning sessions at several conferences over the summer and fall.

Date and Time Webinar
Thursday August 29, 2013 at 3:30 – 5:00 PM / EDT Tolling,  Pricing, Safety and Signals
Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 12:30 – 2:00 PM / EDT Environment and Weather
Tuesday September 10, 2013  at 12:30 – 2:00 PM / EDT Goods Movement

 

Register for these webinars at: http://www.itsa.org/strategicplanwebinar  

Take a 3 minute pre-webinar questionnaire to share your thoughts and ideas for webinar topics at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YHZDW6Q

Background

The Next ITS Strategic Plan will identify the ITS-related research, development, and education areas that USDOT will focus on for the rest of the decade. As part of this effort, the ITS JPO is conducting interviews, internal staff discussion sessions, and external stakeholder workshops and webinars to develop a Strategic Plan that supports the ITS JPO’s overall mission—“to conduct research, development, and education to facilitate the adoption of information and communication technology to enable society to move intelligently”.  The feedback collected during the stakeholder workshops and webinars will be key inputs to the development of the draft external ITS Strategic Plan. The stakeholder engagement webinars will further support the future implementation and success of the ITS Strategic Plan through a discussion on how to best frame goals and objectives to better support and fulfill the missions of the JPO many stakeholders.

Webinar Details

ITS Strategic Plan: Tolling, Pricing, Safety and Signals
Thursday, August 29, 2013
3:30 – 5:00 pm EDT

The webinar is designed to facilitate open dialogue that will produce inputs and considerations for ITS’ Strategic Plan by gathering ideas and perspectives from each stakeholder group. 
Possible discussion topics include:

  • Congestion Pricing, Express Lanes, Variable Parking Pricing
  • Payment Systems and interoperability issues
  • Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems
  • Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems
  • Mobile Accessible Pedestrian Signal Systems
  • DMS Safety Messages
  • Stakeholder’s suggested topics

ITS Strategic Plan: Environment and Weather
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
12:30 – 2:00 pm EDT

The webinar is designed to facilitate open dialogue that will produce inputs and considerations for ITS’ Strategic Plan by gathering ideas and perspectives from each stakeholder group.
Possible discussion topics include:

  • Weather-responsive Traffic Management
  • Road Weather Equipment & Operations
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction through ITS applications
  • Stakeholders’ suggested topics

ITS Strategic Plan: Goods Movement
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
12:30 -2:00 pm EDT

The webinar is designed to facilitate open dialogue that will produce inputs and considerations for ITS’ Strategic Plan by gathering ideas and perspectives from each stakeholder group.
Possible discussion topics include:

  • Assessing the Use of Navigation Systems in the Trucking Industry
  • Optimizing drayage operations
  • Truck Parking Issues and Opportunities
  • Applications addressing Maritime Safety/Environment
  • Stakeholders’ suggested topics

Registration

Please register for these webinars at: http://www.itsa.org/strategicplanwebinar  

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