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Intelligent Transportation Systems

 

The 2015 Fresno County Intelligent Transportation System Strategic Deployment Plan (ITS SDP) addresses the expanded realm of ITS in Fresno County and responds to specific recommendations and requirements to bring the Fresno COG into compliance with current ITS program standards (23 CFR 940) set by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for development of architecture and strategic plans as well as the Federal Transit Administration’s National ITS Architecture Policy on Transit Projects.  Furthermore, the SDP provides a vision for ITS, outlines a program of low, medium and high priority projects, identifies a funding strategy, and establishes a plan for managing, integrating, operating, and maintaining the ITS elements in the region that are to be implemented over a 20-year horizon.

 

2015 Fresno County Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Deployment Plan

Appendices

 

Background

 

The Fresno County ITS SDP is a critical component of a coherent plan to address the transportation needs of the county through ITS. As travel demand on the freeway and arterial system grows, there is an increasing need to improve the system through active management as opposed to just additional capacity. Similarly, there is an increasing need to apply technology to accelerate the efficiencies of the public transportation systems in the county. In recognition of this, Fresno COG and the various communities in the county continue to invest in intelligent transportation systems. The 2015 ITS SDP will ensure that these investments address important needs in Fresno County and bring the maximum benefit to residents and travelers.

 

What is ITS?

ITS is the use of electronics, communications, and computers in an integrated manner to improve the efficiency and safety of roadways and other modes of surface transportation. It offers non-traditional solutions to transportation problems and provides an alternative to new infrastructure.

 

What is a Regional ITS Architecture?

ITS Architecture provides a structured framework for deployment and integration. It helps to introduce and interconnect ITS services across the region and identifies “gaps” in systems and services. ITS Architecture also assists in the development of cooperative agreements.

 

ITS Architecture Database

Regional ITS Architecture Website

 

To request a change to the Regional ITS Architecture, download the Change Request Form and email in to parnest@fresnocog.org.

 

ITS Resources

The following links provide helpful resources for information on various aspects of ITS.

 

General ITS Topic Areas

U.S. DOT ITS Joint Program Office 

www.its.dot.gov 

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Operations 

www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov 

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Home Page 

www.fhwa.dot.gov 

Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Research and Technology Programs

www.fta.dot.gov/research/index.htm 

Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Transit ITS 

www.fta.dot.gov/research/fleet/its/its.htm 

Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Home Page 

www.fta.dot.gov 

Intelligent Transportation Society of America 

www.itsa.org 

Intelligent Transportation Society of California 

www.its-california.com 

U.S. DOT ITS Benefits and Unit Cost Database

www.benefitcost.its.dot.gov 

U.S. DOT ITS Deployment Tracking

www.itsdeployment.its.dot.gov 

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Road Weather Management Program

www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/weather 

Rural ITS Toolbox 

http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/13477.html 

 

 

ITS Architecture and Standards: 

U.S. DOT ITS Standards, Home Page

www.standards.its.dot.gov 

National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Protocol (NTCIP)

www.ntcip.org 

National ITS Architecture

www.its.dot.gov/arch/index.htm 

 

Contact:

 

Peggy Arnest

Senior Regional Planner

Fresno Council of Governments

2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201

Fresno, CA 93721

Phone: (559) 233-4148 ext. 241

Fax: (559) 233-9645

Email: parnest@fresnocog.org

 

 

 

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Fax: (559) 233-9645

 

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