|Here are some of the
important successes that we have delivered over the past two decades. I’m not
going to go over each one of them but will take a minute to quickly highlight
a couple :
|National 511 Program
- One easy-to-remember number, regardless of the traveler's location, gives
travelers' choices - choice of time, choice of mode of transportation, choice
of route – which save lives, time and money. A great deal of information is
collected via ITS. Providing access to traffic information via one
nationwide, three-digit telephone number is a means to make the most of that
investment. That is, to get that information to the driver and shipper by
this country's most common means of communication – the telephone.
|Next Gen 9-1-1 - The
Nation's current 9-1-1 system is designed around telephone technology and
cannot handle the text, data, images and video that are both increasingly
common in personal communications and critical to future transportation
safety and mobility advances. The Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) Initiative
has established the foundation for public emergency communications services
in a wireless mobile society.
|•Enable 9-1-1 calls from any networked device.
|•Provide quicker delivery and more accurate information to
responders and the public alike. Delivery will incorporate better and more
useful forms of information: real-time text, images, video, and other data.
|•Establish more flexible, secure, and robust PSAP operations
with increased capabilities for sharing data and resources, and more
efficient procedures and standards to improve emergency response.
|•Enable call access, transfer, and backup among PSAPs and
between PSAPs and other authorized emergency.