In 1996, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released the first version of the National Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture, which is essential to meeting the DOT goal of a compatible seamless transportation system. What has been lacking until now is a software tool that can take the information found on the National ITS Architecture CD-ROM and apply it directly to creating a customized regional or project architecture that reflects the transportation needs of the region and identifies the full range of integration options available. In response to this need, the Federal Highway Administration has developed a software tool called Turbo Architecture. The tool is a high-level, interactive software program that assists transportation planners and system integrators in the development of regional and project architectures that are based on the National ITS Architecture. Turbo Architecture allows a user to create a regional architecture, create a project architecture when no regional architecture exists, create a project architecture from an existing regional architecture, or merge a project architecture into an existing regional architecture. The user enters their region- or project-specific information into the tool and ultimately generates an architecture that can be customized to their needs.


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  • Accession Number: 00795594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM