About the Accelerating ITS Deployment Research Area

The ITS JPO has four technology transfer programs under Accelerating ITS Deployment:

By integrating these programs that focus on knowledge and technology transfer into the Accelerating ITS Deployment program area, the ITS JPO has created a “lab-to-market” capability that supports transitioning federally funded innovations into use. By combining these four activities, the ITS JPO is better able to coordinate actions and resources to help accelerate the deployment of ITS.

Planned Accelerating ITS Deployment Activities

ITS Evaluation

ITS Deployment Evaluation

The ITS Deployment Evaluation Program will continue to generate data and analyses related to the benefits, costs, and extent of deployed ITS. These data have been instrumental in understanding trends in ITS technology deployment technologies and emerging priorities in agencies’ ITS deployment plans. The ITS JPO has been collecting data on the benefits, costs, and extent of deployed ITS for over 20 years. These unique data resources also allow the ITS JPO to continue to support Departmental goals related to evidence-driven and data-based decision making

The ITS JPO uses the ITS deployment data it collects to:

  • Assess the current state of ITS deployment and communicate the benefits that might be accrued by deploying ITS technologies and systems;
  • Highlight ITS technologies that have had particular success in solving common transportation problems;
  • Highlight ITS technologies that enjoy widespread use and show how they have been successfully deployed over time;
  • Identify opportunities for strategic action and more intensive tech transfer, training, support, and data collection related to ITS; and
  • Identify gaps or needs that the ITS JPO and its modal partners can address with respect to ITS deployment data.
ITS Professional Capacity Building

ITS Professional Capacity Building

Supports the learning and knowledge transfer process, which will be developed to ensure that transportation industry professionals are prepared for each generation of ITS.

  • Develop courseware to advance knowledge and technology transfer for connected vehicle technologies and applications on smart phones, social media, and other platforms
  • Facilitate round-table events and discussions that allow experts to inform interested stakeholders
  • Expand coordination with other U.S. DOT programs to maintain a multimodal, multidisciplinary focus to transfer knowledge to decision-makers
  • Develop case studies, best practices, and lessons learned that serve current deployers and academics seeking to incorporate real-world, hands-on experiences into education
ITS Architecture and Standards

ITS Architecture and Standards

Products support applied research, pilots, and expedited integration of emerging technologies into the transportation system.

  • Make a complete and mature set of ITS standards available to support secure, interoperable integration of connected and automated technologies into the transportation system along with advanced ITS infrastructure services
  • Identify voluntary technical standards needs and support adaption of suitable information and communication technology standards and development of ITS standards when beneficial
  • Evolve ITS architecture reference and tool sets supporting wide-scale, cross-border, interoperable deployments of ITS infrastructure as well as connected and automated vehicle deployments
  • Develop additional architecture functionality to support the needs of the transportation planning community
ITS Communications

ITS Communications

Initiatives accelerate deployment through knowledge-sharing opportunities and partnerships to deliver tailored ITS product and capability information to stakeholders throughout the transportation system.

  • Encourage market-based solutions based on U.S. DOT research and products with effective communications
  • Translate ITS research results into clear, step-by-step guides for deployers
  • Establish teams with modal partners to promote and mainstream ITS technologies
  • Develop simplified and targeted communications materials that explain the benefits of and paths to implementation of ITS technologies for state and local transportation professionals


Please explore this site for a more detailed description of the program and progress. We will continue to upload relevant program information for public consumption as it becomes available. For inquiries regarding the program, please contact the USDOT Point of Contact below.

Marcia Pincus

ITS Joint Program Office

Program Manager, ITS Deployment Evaluation

(202) 366-9230

Mike Pina

ITS Joint Program Office

(202) 366-3700