California Experience in meeting the FHWA Rule 23 CFR 940 (Applying Systems Engineering Analysis to ITS projects)

The State of California’s Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have taken an aggressive role in laying out a roadmap to meet the FHWA Final Rule (23 CFR 940 part 11) that requires the use of a Systems Engineering analysis to the implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems projects. In recognizing the value of Systems Engineering, Caltrans is providing training through the local assistance program, implementing a Systems Engineering process through the development of a Systems Engineering Guidebook for ITS, and performing an internal assessment and gap analysis on how to mainstream Systems Engineering into the Department. This assessment will identify the strengths, weaknesses and gaps in business practices and capability, and develop a roadmap to achieve the needed level of Systems Engineering for ITS development. This paper will provide a definition of what Systems Engineering is, a brief history for the motivation, current state of the practice and a future look at the Caltrans approach to mainstream Systems Engineering and bring Caltrans to a high level of competency in systems development and acquisition.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

    1100 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Woolley, Randy
    • Cechini, Frank
    • Krueger, Michael E
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  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Illustrations; References;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01016244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2005 11:52AM