Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Intelligent Transportation Systems have been defined as: “the application of advanced sensor, computer, electronics, and communication technologies and management strategies—in an integrated manner—to improve the safety and efficiency of the surface transportation system”. This definition encompasses a broad array of systems and information processing and communications technologies. In order to fully incorporate ITS into the surface transportation network, ITS must be “mainstreamed” into the overall transportation planning and project development processes that exist in each state and metropolitan region of the country.


ITS Architecture Update

NIRPC is updating its ITS Architecture to satisfy the December 2013 Federal Planning Certification Review corrective action and comply with the Federal Highway Administration/Federal Transit Administration Rule/Policy 23 C.F.R. § 940.  Below are the links to the report of the update.  For questions, contact Scott Weber at