Leadership Circle

The ITS America Leadership Circle brings together transportation and technology visionaries from the public, private and academic sectors as thought leaders on behalf of ITS America and the broader transportation community.

Together, Leadership Circle participants develop strategic approaches and polices to improve the nation’s surface transportation systems through innovative ITS solutions and work on cutting-edge projects to expand the ITS marketplace, forge new public-private partnerships, and encourage investment in transportation technology.


 Leadership Circle Forum Reports

Leadership Circle Year in Review, November 2014 

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In the past year, the ITS America Leadership Circle has grown both in size and industry influence. The substantive contributions from the members of this group of leaders and innovators are transforming the way the private, public and academic sectors come together to support mobility across the United States. From establishment in 2013 until now, the Leadership Circle has strengthened ITS America's thought leadership activities, while adding financial support to ITS America's most vital operations; funding education efforts on Capitol Hill, groundbreaking ITS market data research and membership activities.


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 ITS America Leadership Circle Mini-Forum Report, July 2014

The Leadership Circle convened in Washington, D.C. on June 23-24, 2014, directly before the 2014 ITS America Capitol Hill Fly-In and Technology Showcase. The meeting focused on the three transportation startup concepts that the group had developed in two previous forums. In addition to reporting out on the progress of the startups, the Leadership Circle heard from industry leaders, innovators and disruptors working in the ITS space. This report presents a summary of the discussions and outcomes from the June meeting. The report also identifies next steps to be taken prior to and within subsequent meetings.



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Exploring Innovation examines the influence of disruptive technologies on the transportation industry's ability to change the status quo. The report also presents insights and key takeaways from the Forum, which included sessions with Intel Corp.'s leadership to discuss the impact of autonomous driving, the Internet of Things (IoT) and supply chain disruption as it relates to the end user. This report also discusses the progress of the three transportation "startup" concepts the group previously identified—developing a national ITS data source for shared private-public sector use, targeting the commercial vehicle industry with a comprehensive ITS strategy, and advancing vehicle-to-infrastructure technology deployment.


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The second Leadership Circle report presents a summary of the discussions and results from the August meeting. The group conducted an in-depth exploration of the shared transportation ecosystem in which all participants engage; followed by focusing more narrowly on developing new, problem-solving business models to accelerate innovation and investment in transportation.



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Inaugural Leadership Circle Forum Report, April 2013

The 2013 ITS America Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee marked the first official gathering of the Leadership Circle. It was here that this group began to map out opportunities where technology and policy can be better paired to improve our nation’s transportation system.



 2015 Leadership Circle Members


General Motors

PEEK Traffic Corporation

Arizona Department of Transportation

HELP, Inc.


California PATH 
University of CA, Berkeley


Schneider Electric

California Department of Transportation


Serco Inc.

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Iteris, Inc.

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Carnegie Mellon University

Kapsch TrafficCom

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Contra Costa Transportation Authority

Massachusetts Bay
Transit Authority

Texas A&M 
Transportation Institute

Cubic Transportation Systems

Meritor WABCO

Texas Department of Transportation

Deutsche Telekom

Metropolitan Transportation Commission



Michigan Department of Transportation

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute 

Eberle Design, Inc.

Minnesota Department of Transportation

University of Maryland

Econolite Group, Inc.

National Renewable
Energy Laboratory


Florida Department of Transportation

NYC Department of Transportation

Virginia Tech 
Transportation Institute



Xerox State & Local 



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