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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


  1. 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: 


1999 Fresno County ITS Strategic Deployment Plan 


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.


Stakeholder Meetings

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.


Meeting Handouts

ITS Needs Ranking

User Services for ITS Architecture


Kick-Off Meeting - October 10, 2013


AgendaMeeting NotesPresentation


Stakeholder Meeting – January 22, 2014

AgendaMeeting NotesPresentation


Stakeholder Meeting – March 19, 2014

AgendaMeeting Notes

Presentation: URS Plan Update 

Presentation: Caltrans Interests in Connected/Automated Vehicles


Stakeholder Meeting – April 30, 2014

AgendaMeeting NotesPresentation -- ITS Needs Prioritization Results


Stakeholder Meeting – June 4, 2014

AgendaMeeting NotesURS Presentation - FHWA Presentation


Stakeholder Meeting – July 30, 2014

AgendaMeeting NotesPresentation


Stakeholder Meeting - October 1, 2014

Agenda - Meeting Notes - Presentation - Caltrans Handouts - FHWA Handouts


TTC/PAC Meeting - November 7, 2014



Stakeholder Meeting – December 3, 2014

AgendaMeeting NotesPresentationHandout


Stakeholder Meeting – February 18, 2015

AgendaMeeting NotesPresentation


Stakeholder Meeting - August 12, 2015

Agenda -- Presentation




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 1: Project Plan


Deliverable 2: Draft and Final Existing Data Report


Deliverable 3: Report assessing the 1999 ITS Strategic Deployment Plan


Deliverable 4: System Inventory Summary Report


Deliverable 5: Visions, Goals, Objectives and Needs Technical Report


Deliverable 6: Draft and Final Regional ITS Strategies Report


Deliverable 7: Regional Consolidated Needs Assessment Summary Technical Report


Deliverable 8: Regional ITS Operational Roles and Responsibilities Technical Report


Deliverable 9: Draft and Final Functional Requirements


Deliverable 10: Draft and Final Electronic Copy of the Turbo Architecture Database


Deliverable 11: Draft and Final Architecture Use and Maintenance Plan


Deliverable 12: Strategic Deployment Plan

                       Strategic Deployment Plan Appendices


Deliverable 13: PowerPoint Presentations



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


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 

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 




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



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.


2001 SJV ITS Strategic Deployment Report

Cover Page

Executive Summary

Table of Contents

• Section 1

• Section 2

• Section 3

• Section 4

• Section 5

• Section 6

• Section 7

• Section 8

• Section 9

• Glossary of Terms

1999 Fresno County Intelligent Transportation System Strategic Deployment Plan

Cover Page and Executive Summary
Table of Contents and Plan Overview

• Section 1 - Introduction

 Section 2 - Vision and Goals

• Section 3 - Regional User Needs

• Section 4 - Market Packages

• Section 5 - Regional System Architecture

• Section 6 - Program Areas and Projects Pgs 6-1 to 6-8
Section 6 - Program Areas and Projects Pgs 6-9 to 6-26

Section 6 - Program Areas and Projects Pgs 6-27 to 6-57

Section 6 - Program Areas and Projects Pgs 6-58 to 6-86

• Section 7- Implementation and Deployment

• Section 8 - Funding Element

• Glossary of Terms



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