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  1. ITS Program Advisory Committee MeetingSeptember 25, 2007

  2. Opening • Introductions • Meeting Purpose • Agenda 2

  3. Opening • Introductions • Meeting Purpose • Agenda 3

  4. Meeting Purpose ITS Program Advisory Committee orientation: • Legislative, • Administrative, and • Organizational issues The meeting agenda is structured to provide the background that will enable committee members to support substantive discussion on the ITS Program issues at the November meeting. 4

  5. Opening • Introductions • Meeting Purpose • Agenda 5

  6. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing 6

  7. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing 7

  8. Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Advisory committees play important role in shaping federal government programs and policies Federal officials and nation have access to information and advice on broad range of issues In turn, public is afforded opportunity actively to participate in the federal decision-making process 8

  9. Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)(cont) ITSPAC established pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), October 6, 1972; and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), August 10, 2005 The FACA recognizes merits of seeking advice and assistance of nation’s citizens and seeks to assure that advisory committees: Provide advice that is relevant, objective, and open to the public Act promptly to complete their work Comply with reasonable cost controls and recordkeeping requirements The General Services Administration (GSA) monitors advisory committee activities government-wide 9

  10. Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)(cont) Advisory committee meetings shall be open to the public, and timely notice of the meetings shall be published in the Federal Register FACA/GSA requires that the committee sponsoring agency appoint: Committee Management Officer (CMO) to oversee administration of FACA requirements A Designated Federal Official (DFO) to: Call, attend, and adjourn committee meetings Approve agendas Maintain required records on costs and membership Ensure efficient operations Maintain records for availability to the public Provide copies of committee reports to CMO for forwarding to Library of Congress 10

  11. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing

  12. ITSPAC Charter • Scope and Objectives: • Function of advisory committee is advisory only • ITSPAC is expected to: • Provide input into development of ITS aspects of Surface Transportation Research and Technology Development Strategic Plan, and, specifically, into Five-Year ITS Program Plan updates (specifics in next agenda topic) • Review, at least annually, areas of ITS research being considered for U.S. DOT funding to determine: • Whether the activities are likely to advance either ITS state-of-the-practice or state-of-the-art • Whether ITS technologies are likely to be deployed, and if not, to determine the barriers to deployment • The appropriate roles for government and the private sector in investing in the research and technologies being considered 12

  13. ITSPAC Charter (cont) • U.S. DOT Secretary Report to Congress on ITSPAC recommendations: • To be transmitted to Congress not later than February 1 of each year • Report will include • All ITSPAC recommendations made during preceding calendar year • Explanation of how Secretary has implemented the recommendations • For recommendations not implemented, reasons for rejection

  14. ITSPAC Charter (continued) • Duration: Committee will remain in existence 2 years from charter effective date unless recommended for termination or renewal by the Secretary (charter due for renewal in February 2008) • To Whom Committee Reports: Committee will report to the Secretary of Transportation through the ITS Joint Program Office • Membership: • Committee will be composed of not more than 20 members appointed by the Secretary of Transportation upon recommendation by the ITS Management Council and the ITS Joint Program Office • Membership will be fairly balanced in terms of metropolitan and rural interests, and will include, to the extent possible, individuals and/organizations that represent minorities, women and disabled persons. • Committee members serve for up to 2 years, or until replacements have been appointed 14

  15. ITSPAC Charter (continued) • Committee Officers: Chairman and Vice-Chairman will be appointed by the Secretary of Transportation with recommendations from ITS Joint Program Office • Meetings: • Held at call of or with advance approval of DFO • DFO must be present at each committee meeting • Approximately three meetings per year • Special meetings and working group meetings may be held as necessary • All meetings open to the public • A quorum (at least one-half of appointed members) must exist for any official action • Meeting agendas must be approved in advance by the DFO in consultation with the Committee Chairman 15

  16. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing

  17. ITS Program Plan • SAFETEA-LU directs that the Secretary of Transportation develop a 5-year National ITS program plan that shall: • Specify goals, objectives, and milestones for research and deployment of ITS • Specify the manner in which specific programs and projects will achieve goals, objectives, and milestones in the context of: • Major metropolitan areas • Smaller metropolitan and rural areas • Commercial vehicle operations

  18. ITS Program Plan (cont) • SAFETEA-LU directs that the Secretary of Transportation develop a 5-year National ITS program plan that shall (cont): • Identify activities that provide for dynamic development, testing, and revision of standards and protocols to promote and ensure interoperability of ITS technologies • Establish cooperative process with State and local governments for: • Determining surface transportation system performance levels • Developing plans for accelerating incorporation of ITS into surface transportation systems

  19. ITS Program Plan (cont) • The ITS program plan shall be submitted and biennially updated as part of the transportation research and development strategic plan. 2008 update milestones: • Final draft: June 2008 • Submission to Congress: August 2008 • The Five-Year ITS Program Plan is available on line in the ITS Electronic Document Library (http://www.its.dot.gov/library.htm), document # 14289

  20. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing 20

  21. Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) • Coordinates the U.S. DOT research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system. As directed by Congress in its founding legislation, RITA leads DOT in: • Coordinating, facilitating and reviewing the Department’s research and development programs and activities • Advancing innovative technologies, including intelligent transportation systems • Performing comprehensive transportation statistics research, analysis and reporting • Providing education and training in transportation and transportation-related fields

  22. Program Manager (SES) Managing Dir.(15) Deployment Support Coordinators Initiative Coordinators Program Support Professional Capacity Building(15) Fiscal Mgt. Specialist (14) Secretary (9) Vehicle Safety (14/15) Traffic Management (14/15) Program Mgt. Specialist (14) Evaluation (15) Transit (15) Freight/CVO (14) Architecture/ Standards (14) Highway Safety (15) Emergency Management (14) Communication & Outreach (15) Vehicle-Infrastructure Tech.(15) Traveler Information (14) ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • Responsible for ITS Program strategic leadership, coordination, and oversight

  23. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing 23

  24. ITS Management Council • The U.S. DOT “Board of Directors” • Purpose: to guide and direct Federal ITS program • Role: to ensure the overall effectiveness of ITS program and to provide connection between ITS program and Modal Administrations. • Chair: RITA Administrator • Members: • U.S. DOT Deputy Secretary • Under Secretary for Policy • Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy • Modal Administrators from operating administrations 24

  25. ITS Strategic Planning Group • Role: provides ITS program internal management coordination and programmatic advice to ITS Management Council and ITS Joint Program Office • Chair: ITS Joint Program Office Director • Members: Modal Associate Administrators 25

  26. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing 26

  27. Overview of Current ITS Program • ITS Research Program • R&D Initiatives • Technology Transfer

  28. Overview of Current ITS Program (cont) • ITS major research initiatives are centerpiece of ITS Program • Focus on innovative combinations of technologies to solve critical transportation problems related to safety, mobility, and global connectivity • Consistent with Congressional goals, purposes, and research objectives outlined in SAFETEA-LU and also with U.S. DOT goals of: • Safety • Congestion reduction • Productivity/global connectivity 28

  29. Overview of Current ITS Program (cont) Each initiative is: Partnership that includes: U.S. DOT Modal Administrations Private-sector organizations State and local transportation agencies Professional associations Other public-sector interests Oriented to focus on fewer, larger, higher-risk, high-payoff “major initiatives” Nine major initiatives were approved by the Management Council Congestion Initiative was added this year 29

  30. Major Initiatives Safety Mobility Global Connectivity Integrated Vehicle- Based Safety Systems Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems Next Generation 911 Congestion Initiative Integrated Corridor Management Systems Mobility Services for All Americans Clarus Emergency Transportation Operations Universal Electronic Freight Manifest Crosscutting: Vehicle Infrastructure Integration

  31. Congestion Initiative • Secretary’s Signature Congestion Program • More than $1B total funding (most from transit) • $100M ITS funds: $20M ’07, $40M ’08, $40M ’09 • ITS funds for: • Technology components for operational tests • Evaluation & Oversight ($5M) • Developing evaluation and oversight plan Urban Partners: Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego

  32. Technology Transfer • Information Dissemination • Professional Capacity Building • Architecture & Standards • National ITS Architecture Version 6.0 • 105 ITS standards • 88 published • 13 in final process • 4 in development • Benefits & Costs, Lessons Learned, Deployment Statistics

  33. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing 33

  34. Strategic Direction Time for a Fresh Look at our Strategic Direction and Vision

  35. Strategic Direction (cont) The Conundrum: Big Transportation Problems • Congestion • Safety • Productivity

  36. Strategic Direction (cont) Traditional Solution: • Public investment through • Federal-Aid Program • State and Local Funds BUT • Trust Fund is Going Broke (2009) • Funding is Insufficient for Basic Needs • Technology Investments Typically are Low Priority

  37. Slow Pace of Deployment • At the present rate, full deployment will not be achieved for years. • Not until 2035 in freeways, 2019 in transit Freeway Miles with Real-Time Fixed Route Vehicles Equipped Data Collection with AVL Source: ITS Deployment Statistics Database (www.itsdeployment.its.dot.gov)

  38. 2B 1.5B 820M 190M 50+M 50M Mobile Wireless Devices TVs PCs Game Boys iPods PDAs Strategic Direction (cont) At the Same Time: • Information Technology Explosion • Small • Fast • Ubiquitous Connectivity • Person-to-person Networking

  39. Strategic Direction (cont) Information Technology Explosion is: • Market Driven • Enabled by Open Access Internet • Based on Industry Set Standards

  40. 2B 1.5B Federal Research & Technology Transfer 820M 190M 50+M 50M Mobile Wireless Devices TVs PCs Game Boys iPods PDAs Information Technology System Performance Strategic Direction (cont)

  41. Time For a New Vision ITS Advisory Committee Program Plan Common, Clear, Concise Vision Major Initiatives Ending Reauthorization

  42. Strategic Direction (cont) ITS Advisory Committee • Advise and input on strategic direction • Reach out to others in your industry for input • Link to the ITS Program Plan (text complete June ’08) • November Meeting • Share knowledge of your industry’s current state and market trends • Discuss implications for the ITS program • Discuss opportunities for the future ITS program

  43. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing 43

  44. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing

  45. Next Steps • Advisory Committee Meeting in Washington, DC at HQ U.S.DOT on November 26/27, 2007 • Focus on current state and market trends • Administration and Logistics • Travel service information to be mailed to you to facilitate your making airline, lodging, and other transportation arrangements • Read-ahead materials and agenda will be FedEx-ed NLT October 31 • Meeting scheduled November 26 from 1 PM – 5 PM and November 27 from 8 AM – 4 PM.

  46. Next Steps (cont) • Preparation • Review read-ahead material, especially SAFETEA-LU: Reference on ITS Advisory Committee, SEC. 5305 (h) (3) Duties • Secretary of Transportation will appoint a Committee Chair and Vice Chair • Reminder • Advisory Committee recommendations will be included in a report from the Secretary to the Congress due February 1, 2008.

  47. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing 47

  48. Agenda • Opening • Ethics and FACA Briefing • ITS Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC) Charter • ITS Program Plan • Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) • ITS Management Council and ITS Strategic Planning Group • Overview of Current ITS Program • Strategic Direction • General Discussion • Next Steps • Public Comments • Closing 48