Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) planning studies are currently underway in a number of regions of the United States. Planning the deployment of ITS technologies into a region's transportation system can be complex, which the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recognized when it released the ITS Planning Process. This document is meant to be a guide for successful completion of an ITS strategic deployment plan for a region. This planning process is being analyzed by the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) and Old Dominion University for the FHWA. As part of the analysis, the study team interviewed participants from a number of ITS planning studies across the nation. This report shares the key lessons learned in these surveys. The lessons learned include the following: 1) the importance of creating a vision for the ultimate transportation system in a region; 2) the importance of simulation and modeling in selecting alternatives; 3) continuous education of study participants and those outside the study (the public, and policy makers); and 4) doing what is necessary to successfully implement the study recommendations.


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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 826-829

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  • Accession Number: 00724808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1996 12:00AM