Today, I have some truly exciting news! I am in San Francisco, where I was joined by Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) officials in announcing that the city has been chosen as the first test site for SafeTrip-21. SafeTrip-21 is a U.S. DOT initiative to reduce traffic-related fatalities and injuries, fight congestion on America’s roadways and improve the performance of the nation's transportation system.
The Department and its partners are investing $12.4 million dollars into using cutting edge Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology and innovations to improve safety and mobility in the San Francisco Bay Area. This initiative represents the largest multi-modal test of ITS technologies in the world!
So, what does this mean for the everyday commuters in San Francisco? SafeTrip-21 will greatly enhance their driving experience, and offer unprecedented situational awareness to the traveling public.