Intelligent Transportation Systems: Benefits, Costs and Lessons Learned - Executive Summary

The report, of which this an Executive Summary, is a continuation of a series of reports providing a snapshot of the information collected by the United States Department of Transportation ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) on the impact that intelligent transportation system (ITS) projects have on the operation of the surface transportation network. New in the 2005 report is the introduction of summaries of lessons learned from ITS planning, deployment, operation, maintenance, and evaluation experience; the previous report contained only benefits and costs information. The ITS JPO has just recently initiated the process of capturing these lessons and this report presents summaries of some of the first few collected. An ITS Lessons Learned Database is planned to be available in the summer of 2005, when it will be publicly accessible via the Internet. Because the Lessons Learned Database is just getting under way as this document is being written, this document focuses on providing an introductory overview. The body of this report includes additional detail on the impacts and costs of applications within the wide variety represented by the major ITS technology application areas. Example lessons learned summaries are presented throughout the report. This Executive Summary, following a brief introduction, summarized above, contains brief descriptions of the 16 ITS technology application areas--13 infrastructure areas and 3 vehicle areas--as well as highlights of the benefits and costs information available for each. The highlighted benefits and costs are reported from various ITS deployments. Project costs are not reported in a standard format; rather, cost data reflect the specific ITS project and vary in detail and content from project to project. Reported costs include: the total cost of the deployment, ITS equipment or component costs, and, less frequently, operations and maintenance costs. The Executive Summary concludes with a discussion of lessons learned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Highway Administration

    ITS Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 6 2005 12:57PM