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ITS Architecture Use & Maintenance


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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

Cost: Free

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


Target Audience

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

    Systems engineering
    ITS System architecture
    Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs
    Planning for Operations

Organizational Capability Element

    System Architecture / Engineering
    Regional Architectures
    Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation

Event Type


Content Type

Photo / Video

Role in Organization

Transportation Planner
Senior Engineer
Principal Engineer
Manager / First Line Supervisor
Director / Program Manager
Senior Manager
Associate Engineer

Publishing Organization



Available Tools
Prime Contractor
Intelligent Transportation Systems Professional Capacity Building Program
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