Kansas City Scout is an Intelligent Transportation System designed, implemented and soon to be operated under the joint efforts of the departments of transportation in Kansas and Missouri. Scout is a 75-mile, continuous traffic management system that covers some of the most congested freeways that cross state lines in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Scout is the first ITS system in the Kansas City area. Prior to Scout, portable dynamic message signs, a limited HAR system and Motorists Assist crews have been the only instruments of intelligent transportation within the area. Because of that, both the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) committed to implementing a detailed communications plan that would educate and inform the media, traveling public and other interested parties about ITS in general and Kansas City Scout in particular. Today we'll take a look at Scout's Communications Plan and discuss how it evolved based on transportation concerns specific to our locale and our traveling public and based on some of the issues we learned that other DOT's faced when implementing their ITS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Full Conference Proceedings available on CD-ROM.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

    1100 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Lopez, D
    • Yanez, S
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2002


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10p

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 2003 12:00AM