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ITS Stakeholder Webinars

ITS Stakeholder Webinars

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation, ITS America frequently delivers webinars to the ITS stakeholder community in order to inform interested parties of some of the current work that is being done in the industry. In particular these webinars focus on the work being done by the ITS Research program which is led by the ITS Joint Program Office (JPO). Most presentations relate directly to the Connected Vehicle Program, though other areas of interest are also addressed. If you would like more information about the U.S. DOT’s ITS Research Program, please vist:

For more information, please contact ITS America’s Carlos Alban

Upcoming Webinars

Smart Columbus Program Webinar: Connected Electric Autonomous Vehicle (CEAV) Project

Through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Smart City Challenge, in 2016, the Department selected Columbus, OH, to define what it means to be a "smart city" and serve as a model for other cities wishing to fully integrate innovative technologies--such as automated vehicles, connected vehicles, and applications--into the transportation network. The goal of the Smart Columbus program is to connect people by creating opportunity for city residents to better access jobs and services while improving the overall safety and efficiency of the city's transportation network. The Smart Columbus program is comprised of nine individual projects covering three themes--enabling technologies, emerging technologies, and enhanced human services.

The Connected Electric Autonomous Vehicle (CEAV) Project is one of nine Smart Columbus projects. DriveOhio initiated the first deployment in Ohio to test the procurement process in the state, develop lessons learned that can be applied to other deployments, and connect educational and cultural institutions in Columbus that allow for exposing the public to the technology. The second deployment in the Smart Columbus portfolio will be used to solve a first-mile/last-mile problem and bridge a transit gap in the neighborhood of Linden.

Webinar Details
This webinar will focus on the Operational Concept (OpCon) developed by the City of Columbus for the CEAV project, as well as the first deployment in Ohio with lessons learned and the lead-up to the second deployment. The OpCon aims to summarize a high-level view of the system to be deployed. It provides a quick reference for project stakeholders to ensure consistent understanding of project needs, process framework, and other system attributes.

The Lessons Learned document from the first shuttle deployment in Ohio outlines the process completed as well as key lessons learned throughout the process to make future deployments more efficient. The lead-up to the second deployment outlines how stakeholders were involved and a Request for Information was used to select a route that would provide a benefit to the community. The City of Columbus is accepting comments on the OpCon and Lessons Learned document for the CEAV project from February 13 to February 27, 2019. The OpCon and Lessons Learned will be available on the Smart Columbus website one week in advance of the webinar. It will be accessible here:

This webinar is sponsored by the USDOT ITS JPO and is free open to the public. To learn about the ITS Joint Program Office’s research, please visit:

Title: Smart Columbus Program Connected Electric Autonomous Vehicle Project Webinar
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET

U.S. DOT Work Zone Data Exchange Project Webinar

The U.S. DOT's WZDx project, featured in Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0), aims to make travel on public roads safer and more efficient through ubiquitous access to data on work zone activity. Up-to-date information about dynamic conditions occurring on roads -- such as construction events -- can help automated driving systems (ADS) and humans navigate safely and efficiently.

Inspired by the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), U.S. DOT launched WZDx in March 2018 to jumpstart the voluntary adoption of a basic work zone data specification through collaboration with data producers and users. This webinar will provide a deeper dive into the WZDx project and walk through the Version 1.1 (v1.1) Common Core Data Specification. Participants will learn more about the project goals, lessons learned, and how to get involved as a data producer or user.

Target Audience

The target audience for this webinar includes potential work zone data producers and users, data brokers, and standards development organizations.


Learning objectives from this webinar include:

  • Provide updates on the WZDx project developments, vision, and status

  • Share WZDx project lessons learned

  • Describe how to access the WZDx v1.1 Common Core Data Specification, contribute comments, and find resources.

To learn about the Data for Automated Vehicle Integration initiative, please visit:  

This webinar is sponsored by the U.S. DOT's ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) and is free and open to the public. To learn about the ITS JPO's research, please visit:

Title: U.S. DOT Work Zone Data Exchange Project
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET