1997-08-06

Report on the U.S. DOT ITS Joint Program Office Standards Program 972678

The U.S. Department of Transportation's ITS Joint Program Office is supporting an extensive, multi-year program of accelerated standards development to facilitate the successful national deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems The program is supporting and accelerating the existing ITS consensus-based volunteer standards processes already underway in the U.S.. This paper explains the background and goals of the program and reports on progress to date.
The standards chosen for the JPO program include both infrastructure standards and vehicle standards, although the focus is on infrastructure standards which support public sector needs. It is intended that the more rapid development of ITS standards through this program will help accelerate the deployment of ITS on a nationwide basis, thus providing the benefits of safer, more efficient, nationally integrated advanced transportation as early as possible.

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