The New England Compass System

Shared by Jon Obenberger, TRB

This article provides a high level overview of the process followed to procure, develop, deploy, and use open source software to meet that meets the needs of three State DOTs to The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), and Maine Department of Transportation (ME DOT).  The group acting through NHDOT, released a Request for Proposal (RFP) and developed a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) modular software solution consisting of three major components: an Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS); a Regional Traveler Information System (TIS) and a Data Fusion Hub (DFH). The ATMS-TIS-DFH system called New England Compass (NE Compass) is the result of this Tri-State procurement.