State DOT Leadership Forum: A Focus on Transportation Futures

The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress comes to North America once every three years, and to the U.S. even less frequently. The 2014 Congress was located in the American hub of auto manufacturing, Detroit, Michigan, and the timing aligned with several transformational activities in the transportation industry. Communication and sensing systems are enabling the creation of an integrated system as our roadways and vehicles become smarter. These connected vehicles (CVs), once only a transportation research concept, are now a reality. Research at the state and federal levels is providing for rapid advancement that defines CV concepts for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and other transportation owners and operators. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and Transportation Research Board (TRB) invited State Transportation Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) to attend the Congress, hear from global leaders, explore vendor products and exhibits, experience the latest technologies, and engage in technical discussions. The intent was to engage these leaders and help them understand the issues that today’s CEO must consider in order to prepare for the coming CV environment. This initiative also included a workshop at the Congress to hear from CEOs about their experiences, capture their insights, and document the fresh thinking and potential development paths affecting the future of transportation given the exciting advancements being showcased in Detroit. The objective of this report is to capture the issues, challenges, and proposed actions CEOs must consider in the short term and beyond. This report provides results of the workshop that will help inform the leaders of AASHTO, FHWA, and others as they prepare for a CV environment in the short term and help them set priorities to support DOTs in this effort. This report also will serve as a resource as the industry moves from research to deployment.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24, Task 100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2018 2:42PM