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Sussman interviewed by ITS International magazine

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Professor Joseph Sussman told ITS International that the U.S. transportation industry needs to come up with a new vision for multimodal transportation that will include Intelligent Transportation Systems and “capture the imagination” of the public, which would then be more willing to provide funding. “Current activities are fragmented, and the public is very sceptical of a political system that builds ‘bridges to nowhere’ rather than focusing on real issues and problems in a visionary way.” He also calls for a new type of transportation professional who thinks broadly about transportation technologies and how they relate to transportation systems and institutions. Sussman is chair of the ITS Program Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Transportation. To read the full interview, go to the ITS International website.