METROPLAN ORLANDO, acting as the metropolitan planning organization for the Orlando urban area in Florida, has taken a lead role in developing intelligent transportation systems (ITS) activities for its area. At the same time, the organization is aware of the land use, societal impacts, and related aspects of ITS implementation. Since the implementation of the recommendations from the regional computerized traffic-signalization study, METROPLAN ORLANDO has viewed ITS not only as independent projects but as a tool that serves as part of the congestion management system. The most recent ITS project has been the completion of an early deployment plan. This study establishes a regional architecture for METROPLAN that is consistent with the national architecture and ensures the consistent development of future ITS projects. The land-use impacts of ITS can be analyzed by use of location theory. Location theory focuses on how economic processes affect the location decisions of individuals, households, and businesses. The 1995 national ITS program report identified societal impacts as one of the mainstays of the deployment of ITS. Societal issues that should be considered in the deployment of ITS include effects on older and disabled individuals, impact on communities, equity in distribution of benefits and costs, and impacts on the vulnerable road user.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Grovdahl, D L
    • Hill, E T
  • Publication Date: 2000-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00790737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2000 12:00AM