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(Electronic resource accessed February 2007)

Government / Associations – Domestic / Associations – International / Academic Research


Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)
United States. Joint Program Office for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS JPO)

National Transportation Library (NTL). Electronic resource accessed February 2007:

Administered by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the NTL features links to a number of resources, including its digital collection of technical, research and policy documents, TRIS Online, the Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT), and the TranStats statistical database.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Center for Transportation Analysis. ITS Research Program. Electronic resource accessed February 2007:

Describes the Center’s ITS research program focusing on the environment, safety, and security of the traveling public.

Transitweb. Electronic resource accessed February 2007:

Provides resources to help transit agencies better communicate with their customers through websites and ITS-related technologies. Lists guidelines, best practices, reports and publications, and links to other resources.

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. Electronic resource accessed February 2007:

As the Office of Operations Research and Development, conducts research supporting the Federal Highway Administration’s key goals of improved mobility and improved safety though applications of ITS. Links are provided to related publications, articles, and other resource sites.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. ITS Architecture Implementation Program. Electronic resource accessed February 2007:

The ITS Architecture Implementation Program provides ITS practitioners with he guidance and resources necessary for implementing the Final Rule on Architecture and Standards Conformity issued on January 8, 2001. This program is part of the Facilitating Integrated ITS Deployment Program within the FHWA Office of Operations.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Transit Administration. Electronic resource accessed February 2007:

Provides links to reports produced or sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration on applications of ITS for transit.

United States. Department of Transportation. Joint Program Office for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS JPO). Electronic resource accessed February 2007:

The Federal ITS program supports the advancement of ITS through investments in initiatives, studies and deployment. This website features links to current news, federal initiatives, technical assistance resources, other U.S. DOT programs activities supporting ITS, and decision-making resources. Provides numerous links, including the Electronic Document Library, major initiatives, architecture, standards, telecommunications, and deployment support (statistics, databases, and lessons learned). Additional links are included for websites to the various Federal Government modal programs, associations and working groups, and university programs.

Associations – Domestic

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. Information available at:

Describes the scope and activities of the Society, a professional association focusing on technical issues related to communications and control issues dealing with ITS. Features links to publications, conferences, meetings, and related organizations.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Information available at:

ITE is international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals. It promotes professional development and research, and develops public awareness programs. ITE has 11 councils, of which the ITS Council ( coordinates different application areas and develops products and services necessary to advance the deployment of ITS.

Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). Information available at:

Serves as the leading advocate for the development and deployment of ITS in the U.S. Members include private corporations, public agencies, academic institutions, and research centers. Website provides links to events, forums, government affairs, resources, member services, and news. Certain features are available only to members. Links to over 25 State Chapters affiliated with ITS America are available at:

National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC). Information available at:

Provides information and resources on news, meetings, documents, and products related to transportation management and operations and ITS. Serves as an alliance of national associations, practitioners, and private sector groups.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Information available at:

Organization of international engineers and scientists promoting the advancement of automotive engineering and mobility. The SAE Store website provides access to information on books, technical papers, conference proceedings and standards.

Associations – International

ERTICO. Information available at:

ERTICO-ITS Europe is a multi-sector, public/private partnership pursuing the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS).
Website includes links to activities, partners, glossary, publications, news and events, congresses, ITS associations in Europe and worldwide, European Commission sites, and other ITS-related websites.

IBEC. Information available at:

International Benefits, Evaluation and Costs (IBEC) is a cooperative working group set up to coordinate and expand international efforts, to exchange information and techniques, and evaluate benefits and costs of ITS.

ITS Australia. Information available at:

Australia’s only organisation focused on facilitating the development and deployment of advanced technologies across all modes of transportation.

ITS Canada. Information available at:

ITS Canada is recognized as the most knowledgeable source for information and advice on intelligent transportation systems in Canada.

ITS Japan. Information available at:

Formerly known as Vehicle, Road and Traffic Intelligence Society (VERTIS), this is the premier organization in Japan promoting research, development, and deployment of ITS. Website includes an overview of the ITS program in Japan, events, system architecture, and related links.

ITS Nationals – Network of National ITS Associations. Information available at:

Hosted by ERTICO, this is a network of over twenty international member organizations. Links to other national ITS associations are included.

ITS Netherlands. Information available at:

ITS-NL is primarily directed toward implementing ITS in The Netherlands, creating public support for ITS, disseminating ITS knowledge, and addressing issues such as standardization and system architecture.

ITS Sweden. Information available at:

ITS Sweden is the national organization promoting the development, support, and coordination of ITS in Sweden.

ITS UK. Information available at:

Association representing 150 UK organizations, comprised of government departments, local authorities, police forces, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions.

Transport Canada, Intelligent Transportation Systems. Information available at:

The ITS Branch of Surface Transportation Policy leads Transport Canada’s planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive policy framework in support of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Plan for Canada.

Academic Research

California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH). Information available at:

One of the first academic research programs focusing on ITS in the U.S. Administered by the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Website provides links to various research program and other resources. Includes a publications link to the PATH Publications Database, a searchable database of PATH research reports and working papers, many of which are available full-text.

ITS Decision. Information available at:

A project of the California Center for Innovative Transportation, a unit of the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Transportation Studies, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Website provides objective information on ITS services, technologies, and their performance. Resources range from brief summaries to detailed reports to articles and research from government and trade sources.

Noblis. Information available at:

Noblis is a non-profit scientific research and engineering corporation providing  independent, objective, and technical analysis and expertise to ITS applications, issues, and technologies. Website for Noblis’ Intelligent Transportation Systems Division provides links to publications, special projects, and technology assessments. Accessible directly at:

Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). Information available at:

As the United Kingdom’s independent research laboratory, TRL conducts research and testing on all aspects of transportation. Website includes a link to reports published by TRL on Intelligent Transport.

Further information on the major academic programs in the U.S. focusing on ITS is available at the following websites:

Iowa State University, Center for Transportation Education and Research:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Intelligent Transportation Systems Program:

Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Center for Automotive Research:

University of Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) ITS Traffic Operations and Safety Program:

University of Idaho, National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology:

University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT) Laboratory:

University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI):

University of Minnesota, Center for Transportation Studies, Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute:

University of Washington, Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Program: