This volume, Volume 1, of the National Program Plan (NPP) for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is organized in eight chapters and 6 appendices. Chapter I, National ITS Program Plan Overview, discusses the origins, purpose, features, and organization of the NPP. Chapter II, Origins of the National ITS Program, discusses the social and legislative environment that led to the formal creation of the ITS program. The chapter presents a discussion of the need for ITS, the goals and objectives of the program, and how these goals and objectives can be achieved through the deployment of ITS. It also defines the key participants, elements of the national ITS program, and the annual planning process. Chapter III, User Services, describes the concept of user services and the grouping of services into "bundles". Chapter IV, National Compatibility, describes plans for achieving national compatibility through the development of an open national ITS architecture, ITS standards, and telecommunications systems. Chapter V, User Services Integration, presents a conceptual framework for the interrelationships among user services. User services are not likely to be developed independently. Rather, they will be grouped or bundled according to the most likely development and deployment scenarios. This chapter provides a framework for logically grouping individual user services for development, testing and deployment. Chapter VI, Deployment, presents a vision of ITS deployment and discusses optional roles for the public and private sectors and how these roles impact deployment. Chapter VII, Deployment Support, identifies the major non-technical issues that might present problems or constraints to ITS deployment. Topics addressed are legal and institutional issues, the need for new ways of doing business, outreach programs, funding, financial responsibilities, and market uncertainties. Particular attention is focused on the barriers that affect deployment in the near-term. Chapter VII, Program Assessment, provides a framework for the assessment of the ITS program as well as the process for continuing to manage and update the NPP based on this assessment. Appendices are: (A) Operational Tests; (B) Mapping of User Services to ITS Goals; (C) ITS RF Spectrum Requirements Matrix; (D) Deployment Support Activities Schedule; (E) Glossary; and (F) Bibliography.

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  • Publication Date: 1994-11


  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 202 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00670408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 9 1994 12:00AM