Shailen P. Bhatt
President and CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America
Shailen P. Bhatt is President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. As its chief executive, Bhatt promotes policies that advance the development and deployment of intelligent transportation technologies throughout the United States. He has testified before Congress about the positive safety impact of intelligent transportation technologies, including connected and automated vehicles.
Bhatt is a leading voice in transportation on technology’s ability to save lives and reduce crashes on U.S. roadways. He is also passionate about reducing transportation’s carbon footprint and the need to provide seamless mobility and transportation choices to people no matter where they live.
While serving as Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the agency launched the Road X program, which is focused on deploying innovative technology solutions such as connected vehicles and teaming with the private sector to shape the future of transportation. Prior to CDOT, Bhatt was Cabinet Secretary for the Delaware Department of Transportation. He was also a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Bhatt graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Western Kentucky University. He lives with his wife and two young daughters in Washington, D.C.