Intelligent Transportation Systems
CURRENT - Update of Strategic Deployment Plan:
1st Stakeholder Meeting: January 22, 2014
2nd Stakeholder Meeting: March 19, 2014
3rd Stakeholder Meeting: April 30, 2014
4th Stakeholder Meeting: June 4, 2014
5th Stakeholder Meeting: July 30, 2014
6th Stakeholder Meeting: October 1, 2014
7th Stakeholder Meeting: December 3, 2014
8th Stakeholder Meeting: February 18, 2015
9th Stakeholder Meeting: August 12, 2015
- The current 2014/15 update is intended to address the expanded realm of ITS in Fresno County and to respond to specific recommendations and requirements needed to bring the MPO into compliance (23 CFR 940) with current ITS program standards 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 will provide a vision for ITS, outline a program of low, medium and high priority projects, identify a funding strategy, and establish a plan for managing, integrating, operating, and maintaining the ITS elements in the region that are to be implemented over a 20-year horizon.
The Fresno County ITS Strategic Deployment Plan Update is a critical component of a coherent plan to address the transportation needs of the county through Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). As travel demand on the freeway and arterial system increases, 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 increase the efficiencies of 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 ITS Plan Update will ensure that these investments address the important needs in the county and bring the maximum benefit to travelers while developing a specific implementation plan for the county.
For reference purposes, below are links to the 1999 Fresno County ITS Strategic Deployment Plan and the 2001 San Joaquin Valley Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Strategic Deployment Plan:
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.
The success of a regional ITS architecture depends on participation by a diverse set of regional Stakeholders. These stakeholders will be utilized to assist with development of the regional Fresno ITS Strategic Deployment Plan Update. Stakeholder meetings are generally held once a month and attended by a number of the approximately 58 agencies/organizations.
Kick-Off Meeting - October 10, 2013
Agenda – Meeting Notes – Presentation
Stakeholder Meeting – January 22, 2014
Stakeholder Meeting – March 19, 2014
Stakeholder Meeting – April 30, 2014
Stakeholder Meeting – June 4, 2014
Stakeholder Meeting – July 30, 2014
Stakeholder Meeting - October 1, 2014
TTC/PAC Meeting - November 7, 2014
Stakeholder Meeting – December 3, 2014
Stakeholder Meeting – February 18, 2015
Stakeholder Meeting - August 12, 2015
The Fresno COG ITS Strategic Deployment Plan project is organized into 14 Deliverables. The Deliverables will be published on this website as they are completed.
Deliverable 10: Draft and Final Electronic Copy of the Turbo Architecture Database
Deliverable 12: Strategic Deployment Plan
Deliverable 13: PowerPoint Presentations
ITS Architecture Database
The following links provide helpful resources for information on various aspects of ITS.
General ITS Topic Areas
U.S. DOT ITS Joint Program Office
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Operations
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Home Page
Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Research and Technology Programs
Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Transit ITS
Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Home Page
Intelligent Transportation Society of America
Intelligent Transportation Society of California
U.S. DOT ITS Benefits and Unit Cost Database
U.S. DOT ITS Deployment Tracking
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Road Weather Management Program
Rural ITS Toolbox
ITS Architecture and Standards:
U.S. DOT ITS Standards, Home Page
National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Protocol (NTCIP)
National ITS Architecture
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
2001 San Joaquin Valley ITS Deployment Plan
The Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Strategic Deployment Plan for the San Joaquin Valley Region was a 20-month study that was was completed in 2001. ITS technologies are generally considered to be the incorporation of advanced technology into all parts of the transportation system to improve the movement of people, goods, services and information. They can include more immediately recognizable features such as emergency call boxes, changeable message signs, signal synchronization and preemption, and Highway Advisory Radio, to more advanced technologies such as Traffic Operations Centers, Automatic Vehicle Location devices, information kiosks, and electronic payment services for tolls.
This study, which is managed by the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings Tulare and Kings Counties, representing the California Central Valley.
The objectives of the study are to:
1) gain the participation of transportation stakeholders and community members,
2) identify transportation needs that have the potential to be addressed by ITS technologies,
3) evaluate which ITS elements would be beneficial, cost-effective and implementable to meet the identified needs, and
4) develop a plan outlining the short-, medium-, and long-range application of ITS technology including specific operations and maintenance plans and financing.
Project partners include Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, California Highway Patrol and the eight County Council of Governments. Other participants for the San Joaquin Valley region will include transit operators, local jurisdictions, the California Highway Patrol local branches, emergency service providers, the tourism industry, agricultural interests, trucking interests, and others. Participation by community members helped to identify and prioritize needs and solutions specific to the San Joaquin Valley region.