ITS America emphasises inclusivity

Organisation issues principles on introduction of technology into transportation projects
Charging, Tolling & Road Pricing / June 28, 2022
By Adam Hill
Laura Chace ITS America inclusivity equity transportation technology
Chace: Transport 'connects us to jobs, healthcare, education, family, friends and much more'

ITS America has released what it calls Principles for Inclusive Future Mobility.

This thought leadership is designed to "guide transportation stakeholders, communities and policy makers on how best to develop policy and programmes that direct investment in technology and drive societal outcomes to save lives, promote sustainability and advance more access and opportunity for all".

“Transportation creates opportunities – it connects us to jobs, healthcare, education, family, friends, and much more. It is foundational to our overall well-being,” said the organisation's president & CEO Laura Chace.

The principles were revealed at ITS America’s Digital Infrastructure: Technology and the Future of Transportation forum, which looked at "the importance of integrating technology into future infrastructure investments and examined how the US transportation system has evolved from one of paved roads and concrete bridges to one that includes sensors, data, software, and algorithms".

The principles are meant to be taken in the round when developing new projects and investments.

They are:

Focus on the user
Reimagine how we look at safety
Cultivate sustainability and resiliency
Champion equity, diversity, and inclusion in transportation and the workforce
Promote access and opportunity
Educate, engage, and convene stakeholders to listen and build consensus

“If we follow these principles to guide us as we develop and deploy technology, we directly advance our vision of a safer, greener, smarter future with more access and opportunity,” Chace concluded.


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