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DOT - 685 - Intelligent Transportation Society of America - Agency Authority


Committee NameIntelligent Transportation Society of AmericaAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2003Committee Number685
Original Establishment Date2/11/1991Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date3/17/2003Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date3/17/2001Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, ITS Joint Program Office, FHWA
Date Of Renewal Charter3/17/2003Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date3/17/2003Designated Federal Officer First Name*Christine
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM.
Specific Termination AuthorityAGENCYDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Johnson
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*54 FR 9400Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-366-9536
Effective Date Of Authority*2/11/1991Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*ITS America, - since receiving its utilized advisory committee charter in March 1991 has formally conveyed nine program advice submissions to U.S. DOT through its Board of Directors (Executive Committee) and Coordinating (Technical) Council: (1) a recommended methodology for development of a national intelligent vehicle highway system architecture; (2) the Strategic Plan for Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems in the United States; (3) advice regarding development of uniformed evaluation methodologies for operational tests; (4) The Federal IVHS Program Recommendations for Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995; (5) the white paper, Procurement Issues in IVHS Development and Deployment; (6) the National ITS Program Plan developed jointly with U.S. DOT, which included input from interested members of the public; (7) Program Advice Memorandum consisting of seven specific program recommendations on the scope and direction of the U.S. DOT ITS Program; (8) the ITS America Privacy Principles were submitted to DOT in 2001; and (9) advice on the direction of the Intelligent Vehicle initiative was also provided in 2001. Also, The National Goal for ITS was developed jointly by ITS America, U.S. DOT, and interested members of the public.Other advisory activities pending include an update of the Strategic Plan for ITS and development of a joint plan for ITS Research and Technology.
How is membership balanced?*ITS America incorporates in its membership a broad and balanced array of Federal, State, and local agencies; academic institutions; professional and industry associations; and private corporations. The views of these interests are reflected in the composition of the Board of Directors and Coordinating Council (which serve as the formal advisory committees), the State Chapters Council, and the numerous technical committees that advise them. The Board of Directors is required by its articles of incorporation to be balanced between public (government, academic, and associations) and private interests. The Coordinating Council membership representation includes the chairs of its functional technical committees, along with at-large members selected on the basis of their expertise and balance of interest. The State Chapters Council is comprised of representatives from each state chapter.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board of Directors and Coordinating Council each meet four times yearly.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*No other source brings such a broad array of organizations involved and interested in ITS development and deployment together. It is only by bringing such organizations together that consensus based advice can be effectively formulated, that is in concert with the activities of the other private, public, and academia ITS partners.
Why close or partially close meetings?All the committee meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe committee does not produce individual recommendations. The Department contracts with ITS-America to produce studies and technology assessments that are used as the Department moves ahead with ITS technology.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*Top level officials are members of the ITS governing board of the advisory committee. They provide continual feedback.Narrative Description*The committee was terminated on 3/17/2003. It is to be replaced by an agency-sponsored ITS committee.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$15,000.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$15,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$15,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$45,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-016629Intelligent Transportation Society of America2002
 COM-017675Intelligent Transportation Society of America2001
 COM-018808Intelligent Transportation Society of America2000
 COM-019644Intelligent Transportation Society of America1999
 COM-020522Intelligent Transportation Society of America1998
 COM-021576Intelligent Transportation Society of America1997