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

 "Exploring Innovation: Understanding Risk and Reward in Transportation." Winter 20142014winter lcreport cover

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.

2013 aug lc report cover“Creative Disruption: Exploring Innovation in Transportation,” August 2013

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.



 2014 Leadership Circle Members

Arizona Department of Transportation

HELP, Inc.


California PATH, University of CA, Berkeley


Schneider Electric

California Department of Transportation

Sensing Systems

Serco Inc.

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Siemens Industry, Inc.

Carnegie Mellon University

Iteris, Inc.

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Contra Costa Transportation Authority

Kapsch TrafficCom

Texas A&M
Transportation Institute

Cubic Transportation Systems

Massachusetts Bay
Transit Authority

Texas Department of Transportation

Deutsche Telekom

Meritor WABCO


Digital Traffic Systems

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute


Michigan Department of Transportation

University of Maryland

Eberle Design, Inc.

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Verizon Telematics

Econolite Group, Inc.

National Renewable
Energy Laboratory

Virginia Tech
Transportation Institute

Florida Department of Transportation

PEEK Traffic Corporation

Xerox State & Local



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