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"Three pillars for ITS Development: National Vision, Investment, Strong Government Leadership" focuses on the importance of ITS for developing economies.

"Three pillars for ITS Development: National Vision, Investment, Strong Government Leadership" focuses on the importance of ITS for developing economies.

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  • 1. December 6, 2011The Three Pillars of ITS DevelopmentStephen EzellSenior AnalystInformation Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • 2. Why Intelligent Transportation Systems? ITS is the 21st century, digital equivalent of the highway system. Brings real-time, actionable intelligence to individuals and to assets in the transportation network. ITS drives economic growth by boosting productivity and serving as a platform for commerce. 2
  • 3. ITS Deliver 5 Key Classes of Benefits By:1. Increasing driver and pedestrian safety;2. Delivering environmental benefits;3. Enhancing personal mobility and convenience;4. Improving the operational performance of the transportation network;5. Spurring broader economic and employment growth. 3
  • 4. ITS Drive Productivity, Economic, Employment GrowthCritical factor in national and regional economic competitiveness:  Enables just-in time delivery business models; serves as a platform for innovations in other industries.  Enables efficient delivery of public services (police, ambulance, mass transit, etc.).  Mitigates economic losses from traffic congestion and accidents/ fatalities.  Source of jobs: 1M in Japan by 2015; 600,000 in North America. 4
  • 5. Principles of ITS Success1. Demonstrate national-level commitment and vision;2. Make substantial investments in ITS;3. Feature strong government leadership. 5
  • 6. Principles of ITS Success1. Demonstrate national-level commitment and vision.  Recognize that ITS empowers all sectors of the economy.  Comprehensively envision economic competitiveness, safety, and environmental benefits of ITS.  Set ambitious goals. 6
  • 7. Principles of ITS Success2. Make substantial investments in ITS.  4-5% of transportation budget should go to ITS.  Recognize that ITS delivers superior RoI over conventional transportation investments.  ITS enables move toward performance-based transportation financing systems. 7
  • 8. Principles of ITS Success3. Feature strong government leadership.  Plan from the beginning to anticipate standards, system compatibility, interoperability, and expandability issues.  Align relevant government agencies at municipal, state, and federal levels (in ITS working groups).  Ensure ITS data is kept open and available. 8
  • 9. Principles of ITS Success3. Feature strong government leadership (ctd.)  Plot yourself on a transportation maturity model. 9
  • 10. Lessons for ITS Success1. Build from the ground-up; start with ITS model cities.2. Don’t reinvent the wheel; leverage what others have learned.3. Doesn’t always take massive deployments to realize tremendous value.  10,000 taxis enough to generate real-time traffic data for Shanghai.4. Leverage the infrastructure you already have in place.5. Collect performance data from the beginning. 10
  • 11. Thank You Stephen Ezell sezell@itif.orgFollow ITIF: Facebook: facebook.com/innovationpolicy Blog: www.innovationpolicy.org YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/techpolicy Website: www.itif.org