ITS Benefits: Data Needs 2003 Update

This is the third in a series of reports documenting the results of a periodic assessment of the state of knowledge regarding the impacts of each of the many types of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications. This assessment has been referred to as the “Data Needs” effort since stakeholders are asked to identify their most important needs for benefits data. This report presents the results of a web-based survey taken in the early summer of 2003. The survey asked participants to rate the importance of continued evaluation of implementations in each of the ITS application areas. To make a broad variety of ITS stakeholders aware of the survey, it was announced at the 2003 ITS America Annual Meeting and via several electronic newsletters. The 2003 Data Needs survey was the first to use a series of web-based survey forms to allow ITS stakeholders to provide input regarding ITS evaluation priorities. 113 application areas were presented in the survey, however respondents were not required to respond to each area. The “questions” for each application area were grouped into 13 program areas, and respondents where presented with the opportunity to rate the need for evaluation in each of the areas related to their indicated areas of expertise/interest. The 13 program areas contained in the survey were the following: (1) Arterial Management Systems, (2) Transit Management Systems, (3) Emergency Management Systems, (4) Traveler Information Systems, (5) Crash Prevention and Safety, (6) Road Weather Management, (7) Intermodal Freight, (8) Freeway Management Systems, (9) Incident Management Systems, (10) Electronic Payment Systems, (11) Information Management, (12) Roadway Operations and Maintenance, and (13) Commercial Vehicle Operations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 47p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 2005 2:50PM