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Learn More About ITS Standards Training

What are ITS Standards?

ITS standards are open and non-proprietary communications interface standards. They define how devices interconnect and exchange data to support the delivery of ITS services across a multi-modal transportation network. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s ITS Standards Program has teamed with public highway and transit agencies, and with standards development organizations, to develop nearly 100 standards for use in ITS implementations.

Why Offer ITS Standards Training?

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) encourages agencies to incorporate ITS standards into upgrades and enhancements of existing systems, as well as into new systems. Among other benefits, the use of adopted standards has the potential of reducing life cycle costs. There is no requirement, however, to retrofit or scrap existing systems.

Available ITS Standards Training and Resources

In addition to ITS transit standards modules, the USDOT’s ITS Standards Program offers a list of standards-related training and resources.

Professional Development Hours (PDH) Policy

A link to an online feedback form is available at the end of each module. Submit the feedback form and administrators will email you a confirmation. The confirmation lists the module title, date you completed the module, length, and a description of the training module. It also displays your responses to the feedback questions. Submit the confirmation to your licensing agency. Upon its consent, the licensing agency will proceed with the PDH awarding process.

Note: The ITS Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program cannot submit the email confirmation to a licensing agency on your behalf. The determination of the module’s PDH eligibility, and the number of PDHs awarded, is the province of the licensing agency.


CONTACT

Jonathan Walker, P.E., Ph.D.
Chief Policy, Architecture, and Knowledge Transfer, ITS Joint Program Office
U.S. Department of Transportation
(202) 366-2199
Jonathan.B.Walker@dot.gov

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