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The Promise of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Thoughts on US Highway Authorization Transportation Border Working Group Plenary Meeting—Chicago April.

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1 The Promise of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Thoughts on US Highway Authorization Transportation Border Working Group Plenary Meeting—Chicago April 28-29, 2009

2 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Over 40,000 fatalities, 2.7 million injuries each year, economic cost exceeding $230 billion Congestion estimated to cost the economy nearly $200 billion annually; the average rush-hour commuter spends nearly a full work week stuck in traffic 28% of greenhouse gases attributed to transportation Estimated cost of needed infrastructure investment ranges from $225 – $340 billion per year, current gas tax-based funding system insufficient to meet needs Significant Transportation Challenges

3 Intelligent Transportation Society of America What ITS Can Do to Help ITS technologies are available today that can: –Prevent accidents before they happen –Provide more effective incident, emergency response –Reduce traffic congestion and provide real-time traffic and traveler information –reduce energy use and emissions –enable innovative financing including VMT user fees Next transportation bill must make better use of available technologies and innovative solutions

4 Intelligent Transportation Society of America The Way Forward: The Fiscal Stimulus Package and Authorization of a New Transportation Bill

5 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Fiscal Stimulus Package Total investment of $787 billion Approximately $46 billion for transportation, majority for other projects including energy, health care, broadband Strong focus on “ready to go” infrastructure projects ITS America advocated for ITS investment that will create short-term economic stimulus and provide lasting productivity, safety, environmental benefits Final bill signed in February States and metropolitan areas in the process of allocating funding

6 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Priorities for Solving America’s Transportation Challenges Prevent Accidents Before they Happen and Improve Emergency Response Reduce Traffic Gridlock Preserve the Environment Finance the Future of Transportation Create Jobs and Strengthening the Economy

7 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Recommendations for the Next Surface Transportation Legislation Incentivize Performance Improvements –National Performance Goals –State and Local Performance Targets –Performance Incentives –National Scorecard

8 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Recommendations for the Next Surface Transportation Legislation Put Smart Technologies to Work –Plan for Performance –Address Strategic Challenges –Technology/Operations/Systems Management Program –Smart Towns and City Streets Initiative –VMT-Based User Fee Demonstrations –Mainstream Vehicle Collisions Avoidance Systems –Advance Efficient Transportation Systems thru Cap & Trade

9 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Recommendations for the Next Surface Transportation Legislation Advance Next Generation Transportation Solutions –Focused Federal Research Program –Complete IntelliDrive sm –ITS Costs, Benefits, and Deployment Strategies Report –Conduct a VMT User Fee Research, Development and Demonstration Program –Strengthen University Research –Centers of Excellence for Operations and Applied Transit Technology

10 Intelligent Transportation Society of America ITS America and the Vision for ITS

11 Intelligent Transportation Society of America The Intelligent Transportation Society of America What is ITS America: Trade association representing 400 public and private sector organizations involved in all aspects of ITS research, planning, development, and deployment Headquartered in Washington, DC with 24 regional and state chapters representing 36 states Our Vision: Help save lives, time and money and help sustain the environment through broad deployment of interoperable ITS technologies Our Mission: Be proactive leaders for all ITS stakeholders promoting collaboration and networking in research, development and design of ITS technologies to accelerate deployment

12 ITS America’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition “Moving America Forward” June 1-3, 2009 Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

13 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Why You Should Attend Hear first hand what is happening with the fiscal stimulus resources Showcase ITS solutions to senior Members of Congress and their staff during critical transportation authorization debate Connect with leaders around the country to discuss ITS development and deployment Participate in live, hands-on technology demonstrations on the streets of National Harbor Experience the most comprehensive exhibition of ITS technologies, services, and solutions in the world Participate in Capitol Hill Day featuring speeches by senior Members of Congress, technology demos, meetings on Capitol Hill, and a closing reception at the new Capitol Visitor Center

14 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Annual Meeting Program 2 Plenary Sessions –Monday Plenary – Federal Perspective –Wednesday Plenary – Congressional Perspective 10 Executive Sessions 52 Special Sessions 24 Technical/Scientific Sessions 1 Interactive Session 5 Forum Showcases 6 Congressional Fact-Finding Sessions

15 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Exhibition Expanding now for a second time to nearly 100,000 square feet of exhibits –Already 25% larger than the ITS America 2007 Annual Meeting Over 130 companies and organizations participating ITS State Chapters Pavilion Local Agency Pavilion Virginia DOT Pavilion I-95 Corridor Coalition Pavilion Intelligent Sustainability Pavilion Automotive & Telecommunications Pavilion Homeland Security & Public Safety Pavilion

16 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Capitol Hill Day Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Members of Congress will experience ITS technologies in action during technology demonstrations and exhibit hall tours Congressional fact-finding sessions Congressional Policy Breakfast and closing plenary focusing on transportation authorization and other key legislation Scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill Special Closing Reception at Capitol Visitor Center Regular bus service between Capitol Hill and the Gaylord

17 Intelligent Transportation Society of America Technology Demonstrations Three days Demonstrations at National Harbor Resort based on 15 th World Congress on ITS –Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstrations –Mobility: tolling, vehicle mile charging, infrastructure monitoring, traffic information, and freight security –Safety: Intersection safety and vehicle priority –Set up in parking lot and city streets

18 Intelligent Transportation Society of America See ITS In Action 2009 ITS America Annual Meeting and Exposition, June 1-3, 2009 Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, MD For more information:


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