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.

Northwest Indiana Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture 2015 Update 

NIRPC adopted the Northwest Indiana Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture 2015 Update on January 15, 2015.  Below are the links to the report of the update.  For questions, contact Scott Weber at 

I.       Table of Contents and Introduction 

II.      Development of the Regional Architecture 

III.     Description of the Region and Definition of Scope 

IV.     Stakeholder Identification 

V.      Operational Concept

VI.     Element Inventory

VII.    Functional Requirements of the Elements 

VIII.   ITS Services

IX.     Information Flows of the ITS Services

X.      Standards

XI.     ITS Agreements

XII.    ITS Projects 

XIII.   Maintenance Plan of the ITS Architecture