Issue Date: 2014-07-30
Overview: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in an effort to improve the overall quality and promote consistency in the use and maintenance of ITS Architecture, is sponsoring a “Best Practices” forum. FHWA recently conducted an internal assessment of how regions nationwide are using and maintaining their respective ITS Architecture. At least 300 active Regional ITS Architectures were assessed nationwide for, among other things, use, updates, and maintenance statuses. The assessment was also designed to help identify where there are gaps among the regions, and determine how best to develop or leverage resources to help support and improve regional practices.
- Share peer-to-peer experiences and best practices regarding the development, use, and maintenance of ITS Architecture.
- Provide a forum for State and local planning and operations agencies to learn about national resources that are available to support their ITS Architecture processes.
- Understand how the ITS Architecture can be used as a framework that promotes and ensures institutional agreement and technical integration for implementation of ITS projects.
- Promote the establishment of a long-term vision and incremental steps to guide the development, use and maintenance of ITS Architecture that effectively supports project implementation.
Course Credit Requirements: View PDH Policy
Course Credit: 1.5 PDH
Kingsley Azubike, P.E., PTOE, Transportation Specialist, Office of Operations, FHWA Headquarters
Tom Bruff, Manager - Plan/Policy Development Group, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
Bruce W. Coltharp, Senior Transportation Planner, Navjoy Consulting Services, Inc. (Denver, CO)
Elise Feldpausch, P.E., ITS Engineer, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Nathan Masek, AICP, Transportation Planner V, Mid-Region Council of Governments of New Mexico
Charles Remkes, P.E., Transportation Engineer, New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT)
Susan S. Walker, P.E., Project Manager, Iteris
The target audience for this webinar will include planning and engineering professionals with an interest in or responsibility for the support, development, use, and maintenance of their regional and statewide ITS Architecture plans and processes. This includes, but is not limited to, transportation and transit operations managers, consultants, vendors, academics, as well as government officials from local, State, or Federal Departments of Transportation. Any other individuals or entities involved in the development, use, and maintenance of ITS Architectures in accordance with FHWA Rule 940/FTA Policy and 23 CFR Parts 655 and 940 are also welcome.
Operations Area of Practice: ITS System architecture, Systems engineering, Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs, Planning for Operations
Organizational Capability Element: Regional Architectures, System Architecture / Engineering, Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation
Event Type: Webcast
Content Type: Photo / Video
Role in Organization: Associate Engineer, Director / Program Manager, Engineer, Manager / First Line Supervisor, Principal Engineer, Senior Engineer, Senior Manager, Transportation Planner
Publishing Organization: OST ITS JPO
Objective: Available Tools, How-To, Networking
Project Website:ITS Architecture Use & Maintenance