The Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) which is currently being deployed in Atlanta integrates data on the freeways from the state owned Transportation Management Center, data on arterials from the city and county owned Traffic Control Centers, and data on transit service from the metropolitan transit agency. Through a central network and common databases, this traffic and transit information is shared between all agencies and information service providers. The integrated system centers on three basis principles which are a client-server architecture, shared databases, and the free sharing of information between clients. The synergy which develops due to integration has resulted in benefits beyond those which could be achieved through independent systems. The benefits of this approach include jurisdictional independence and a strong working relationship between jurisdictions and agencies; expandability of system inputs, outputs, and clients by utilizing object-oriented software development methodology; and the sharing of consistent and uniform data across clients and information service providers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

    1100 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Lynch, S R
    • Stapleton, L P
  • Conference:
    • Intelligent Transportation: Realizing the Benefits. Proceedings of the 1996 Annual Meeting of ITS America.
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 529-532

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1996 12:00AM