Establishing strategic direction for the federal “Intelligent Transportation Systems Program”

From comes an alert that the USDOT Resarch and Innovative Technology Administration is seeking comments on the “Intelligent Transportation Systems Program”.

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Research and Innovative Technology Administration

[Docket No. RITA 2009-0001]

Establishing Strategic Direction for the Intelligent
Transportation Systems Program

AGENCY: Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), DOT.

ACTION: Request for public comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Intelligent
Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) is requesting
public comments on the proposed direction, goals, and objectives for
the multi-modal ITS Program over the next five years. Comments will be
used to shape a multi-year, strategic, research agenda that will result
in an ITS Program Strategic Plan in October 2009. Respondents to this
RFI are invited to comment on any of the items; in particular,
respondents are encouraged to address the specific questions
that are featured at the end of this RFI. This RFI was prepared
with the intention of insuring that all
stakeholders and parties interested in ITS have the opportunity to
provide input and comment on the next five-year, strategic direction
for ITS research, technology transfer, and evaluation.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by May 20, 2009. Late-filed comments
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number RITA
2009-0001 by any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    [cir] Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

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