Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee Scope, Objectives, and Duties

Reference:  Federal Advisory Committee Charter
Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee
U.S. Department of Transportation
February 7, 2010

1. Scope and Objectives:

  • a. The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee (ITS PAC) shall act solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Transportation on all matters relating to the study, development, and implementation of intelligent transportation systems.  Through the ITS Joint Program Office, the ITS PAC will make recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation regarding ITS program needs, objectives, plans, approaches, contents, and progress.
  • b. The ITS PAC will provide a forum for national discussion and recommendations on ITS activities and will work to promote the coordination of external ITS activities with those of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

4. Description of Duties:

  • a. The ITS PAC shall be responsive to specific assignments and may conduct studies, inquiries, and workshops as the Secretary of Transportation may authorize or direct.
  • b. At a minimum, the ITS PAC will be expected to:
    • (1) Provide input into the development of ITS aspects of the strategic plan under section 508 of title 23, United States Code.
    • (2) Review, at least annually, areas of ITS research being considered for funding by the Department, to determine:
      • whether these activities are likely to advance either the ITS state-of-the-practice or state-of-the-art;
      • whether ITS technologies are likely to be deployed by users, and if not, to determine the barriers to deployment; and
      • the appropriate roles for government and the private sector in investing in the research and technologies being considered.
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