Multimodal and Accessible Transportation (MAT) Standards- Phase 2

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) along with their standards development partners have worked on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) standards since the inception of the ITS Standards Program over 20 years ago. In recent years traditional ITS technologies have been a key enabler supporting the integration of multimodal and accessible forms of transportation with more established forms of public sector transportation. Multimodal and Accessible Transportation (MAT) use cases and systems tend to incorporate a wide range of transportation options – walking, bicycling, e-scooters, wheelchairs, and other, which tend to utilize the roadways and public ways (i.e., sidewalks) but in a manner that could expose travelers to greater vulnerabilities (hence, referred to as Vulnerable Road Users or VRUs).


A necessary next step for the USDOT and ITE is working with the multimodal community to survey existing standards and how these standards can support ongoing and future ITS implementations. Additionally, ensuring that the security needs of the multimodal transportation system and VRUs are addressed in both standards and ITS deployments is critical to the safety and security of those users. USDOT previously had a MAT Standards project that produced a MAT Standards and VRU Cybersecurity Coordination Plan which this project is expected to build on. This project is to define and implement critical activities to better address ongoing convergence of ITS technologies with multimodal and accessible transportation and the future integration of new innovative forms of MAT.


The objective of this project is to continue the work, started under the MAT Standards project, to address plan for and execute on development of the near-term necessary standards with a focus on ensuring appropriate interoperability to make MAT experience seamless and secure for users. Further, correct interpretation and adoption includes describing a common understanding of the underlying governance processes that may be by Federal, State, regional, or local in nature and are likely multi-disciplinary.

Task No.

Standard/Document Name

Overall Status- Not Started/ Under Development / Published

Date Completed

Task 5  MAT Technical Brief or Presentation (draft, final) Not Started   




Task 4 

Memo on Operational Readiness Framework (ORF) Case Studies Not Started  
ORF Stakeholders Outreach Plan    
ORF Best Practices Report    
Update ORF Fact Sheet    



Task 3.3 

Draft and Final White Paper on Standards requiring SE    
Draft, Walkthrough Workbook and Final ConOps    
Walkthrough Resolution Report    







Task 3.2

MAT/VRU Development / System Engineering (SE) Plan for 3 MAT/VRU Standards Not Started  
Concept of Operations (ConOps) with mapping to Reference ITS Architecture (Draft-walkthrough workbook and Final)    
ConOps Walkthrough Resolution Report    
System Requirements (Draft. Walkthrough Workbook, and Final)    
System Requirements walkthrough Resolution Report    
Standards Stakeholder / Technical Engagement Plan    






Task 3.1

Completion and update of phase 1 MAT/VRU use case White Papers (Eligibility, PROW, RSD and VRU)    
New MAT/VRU Use Case White Papers    
White Paper on Specification vs Standards    



Task 2.2

Industry Consortia Outreach & Coordination Plan Not Started  
MAT Industry Consortia Technical Notes    



Task 2.1

MAT/VRU Standards Committee Management Not Started  
MAT/VRU Standards Committee Action Plan (Draft)  Published 01/03/2024
MAT/VRU Standards Committee Charter (Draft)  Published 01/03/2024



Task 1

Project Management Plan (PMP) Published 11/9/2023


Published 11/9/2023
Period of Performance (POP)   10/09/2023-10/08/2025