The National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) is a standard for transmitting data and messages between electronic equipment used in intelligent transportation systems (ITS). A communications protocol is a set of rules for how messages are coded and transmitted from one device to another; consequently, the equipment at each end of a data transmission must use the same protocol to communicate successfully. This article focuses on how the NTCIP can be implemented and used in transportation management systems. The article also explains what the NTCIP can and cannot be used for, how easy and beneficial it is to integrate the NTCIP into existing and new systems, and the choices available to public agencies for implementing the NTCIP. Ultimately, the NTCIP offers increased flexibility and choice for agencies operating transportation management systems, allowing equipment of different type and manufacturer to be mixed on the same communications line.

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    • This is the last in a series of articles on the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) published by the ITE Journal, which began in December 1995.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1996-4


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00726942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1996 12:00AM