Shailen Bhatt, the incoming President and CEO of ITS America
Shailen Bhatt has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of ITS America
He will join the association from Colorado Department of Transportation where he is currently executive director of an agency with over 3,000 employees and a $1.5 billion budget.
During his time with Colorado, Bhatt has created the RoadX programme, launched a first-of-its-kind feasibility study to build Hyperloop, partnered with OTTO/Uber Trucking on the first commercial delivery by a self-driving truck and deployed
the world’s first autonomous impact protection vehicle.
Bhatt has also help shape US transportation policy as a member of the board of American Association of State Highway Transportation.
Officials, and as chair of both the National Operations Center of Excellence, and the Vehicle to Infrastructure Deployment Coalition.
He will take up his new position at the beginning of December, taking over from David St. Amant who has served as interim president and CEO since 1 August and has helped rebuild the expertise within the association.
On the eve of the ITS World Congress Bhatt said: “There is now a buzz of excitement around the Congress, and ITS America can build on that. Whether you are in a public authority, a private company or a start up, I want ITS America to be the clearing house and the forum for anything and everything to do with ITS.”