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LaHood names Adams to ITS Program Advisory Committee

March 22, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has named University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Teresa Adams to the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC).

Adams is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education at UW–Madison. Her work focuses on multimodal freight and infrastructure asset management, cost-benefit analysis of transportation projects, and resiliency.

The ITSPAC acts in an advisory capacity to the secretary of transportation on matters relating to the study, development, and implementation of intelligent transportation systems in the United States.

Members of this select committee make recommendations on ITS strategic planning and review proposed areas of research funding to determine whether research activities are likely to advance the state of the art and be deployed by users. The committee also makes recommendations regarding governmental and private sector roles in funding ITS-related research initiatives