Next-generation information and communications technologies are revolutionizing America’s transportation system. With the emergence of intelligent infrastructure, connected and fully autonomous vehicles, and innovative payment systems, the future of surface transportation lies not just in pouring more asphalt, but in leveraging information technology to improve every aspect of the U.S. transportation network—from roadways and private vehicles to commercial truck fleets and public transit systems. This will create tremendous benefits, including improved safety, greater mobility, lower environmental impact, and increased productivity. But achieving this promise will require a new approach to federal surface transportation policy and funding.
Please join us as ITIF releases a new report, Driving ICT Innovation In the 2015 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, which articulates key principles and provides actionable policy recommendations to make ICT-based innovation a central focus of both the 2015 transportation bill and U.S. transportation policy overall.