Strategic Initiatives Working Group

Chair: Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT

Co-chair: Joe Averkamp, Parsons


The Strategic Initiatives TWG will carry on a number of initiatives that are expected to include continued support for the SPaT Challenge, including the SPaT Resources Working Group (open to all) and SPaT Verification/Validation; initiation of the Connected Fleet Challenge; sharing and encouraging deployment of outcomes of the IOO/OEM Forum; and overall V2I Implementation Planning. This TWG meets monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month at 2:00PM Eastern.

Current Initiatives

SPaT Challenge

The SPaT (Signal Phase and Timing) Challenge is a challenge to state and local public sector transportation infrastructure owners and operators to cooperate together to achieve deployment of DSRC infrastructure with SPaT broadcasts in at least one corridor or network (approximately 20 signalized intersections) in each of the 50 states by January 2020. SPaT broadcasts are expected to be accompanied by MAP and RTCM broadcasts. More information on the SPaT Challenge, participating locations, and resources can be found here:

Connected Fleet Challenge

The Connected Fleet Challenge is a challenge to infrastructure owner operators (IOOs) that have responded to the SPaT Challenge to equip at least one vehicle with an send the Basic Safety Message (BSM) and receive the SPaT, MAP, and other data messages that are being broadcast by 2021. IOOs are the primary target audience for the Connected Fleet Challenge, but are expected to collaborate with one or more partners to equip fleet vehicles, which may include development of one or more safety or mobile applications that leverage available Intelligent Traffic Signal System (ISIG), and Eco Approach and Departure at Signalized Intersections applications, as well as those .

Webinar Summaries

Below are webinar summaries for the Strategic Initiatives Working Group: