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July 20 -- The Office of the Secretary of Transportation is publishing this notice to solicit individuals who wish to be considered as members within the Transforming Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC). Nominations for Committee members must be received on or before August 19, 2022.

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) establishes TTAC as a Federal Advisory Committee in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to transportation innovations. TTAC is tasked with advice and recommendations to the Secretary about needs, objectives, plans, and approaches for transportation innovations. This notice seeks to solicit individuals who wish to be considered as members within the TTAC.
 
The TTAC is being established to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary about needs, objectives, plans, and approaches for transportation innovation. TTAC will consider issues related to:

Pathways to safe, secure, equitable, environmentally friendly and accessible deployments of emerging technologies
Integrated approaches and finding ways to promote greater cross-modal integration of emerging technologies, in particular applications to deploy automation
Policies that encourage innovation to grow and support a safe and productive U.S. workforce, as well as foster economic competitiveness and job quality
Approaches and frameworks that encourage the secure exchange and sharing of transformative transportation data, including technologies and infrastructure, across the public and private sectors that can guide core policy decisions across DOT’s strategic goals
Ways the Department can identify and elevate cybersecurity solutions and protect privacy across transportation systems and infrastructure
Other emerging issues, topics, and technologies
 
TTAC comprises members appointed by the Secretary of Transportation upon recommendation by OST. All TTAC members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Transportation. TTAC will have no more than 25 members and comprise safety advocates, experts from academia/universities, representatives of organized labor, technical experts (e.g., automation, data, privacy, cybersecurity), and industry representatives. The designated members are intended to provide balanced representation in terms of knowledge, expertise, and points of view of interested parties relative to TTAC's tasks. Each voting member holds appropriate authority within the entity with which they are affiliated to speak for it, and the community or industry represented. In addition, members provide a balance in points of view regarding the functions and tasks to be performed by TTAC. Members are appointed for a 2-year term.

The Secretary will make every effort to appoint members to serve on TTAC from among those candidates determined to have the technical expertise required to meet Departmental needs, and in a manner to ensure an appropriate balance of membership. The selection of committee members will be consistent with achieving the greatest impact, scope, and credibility among diverse stakeholders. The diversity in such membership includes representatives of organizations directly and indirectly impacted by transportation innovation as well as the background of the representatives.
 
TTAC webpage: https://www.transportation.gov/priorities/transformation/transforming-transportation-advisory-committee
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-15460

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