Include certain components to make the Regional ITS Strategic Plan useful in implementation.
National experience developing Regional ITS Strategic Plans to guide implementation.
Made Public Date
09/16/2005

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Best Practices of Rural and Statewide ITS Strategic Planning

Background

This document distills best practices in preparation of rural and statewide ITS deployment plans from 12 in-depth case studies and 18 sites surveyed by written questionnaire. The ultimate goal is to identify factors that should be considered by agencies undertaking such planning projects. The report also documents the benefits of this planning so that these benefits can encourage future ITS strategic planning efforts nationwide.

This document addresses institutional rather than technical issues with emphasis on the complex decision-making process required for ITS strategic planning. This process includes agency interactions, processes and procedures, organizational structures, and the level of institutional involvement.

  • The document uses the case studies/surveys to summarize the following aspects of deployment, and lays out guidance highlights (lessons learned) addressing many of these items:
  • The ITS strategic planning process, including regional ITS architectures
  • Goals and objectives of creating an ITS strategic plan
  • Effective stakeholder participation
  • Best practices for outreach, education, and marketing
  • Funding opportunities and sources, including public/private partnerships
  • Operations, maintenance, and management considerations
  • Costs of planning
  • Potential benefits


The case studies themselves appear in appendices.

This document, along with the Rural Toolbox (FHWA-OP-01-030), forms the rural ITS best practices series.

Lessons Learned

Include certain components to make the Regional ITS Strategic Plan useful in implementation

The Regional ITS Strategic Plan should focus on a list of ITS projects to deploy, their implementation timeline (i.e., short-, medium-, and long-term), integration approach, available funding sources, and procurement methods. The plan should also outline the institutional framework to deploy, operate, maintain, and manage the Regional ITS system (e.g., approach, roles, responsibilities, etc.). In addition, it should serve as the primary resource in the on-going consensus building associated with the ITS Program. Furthermore, it should be used as a primary source of input for inclusion in the next updates of the RTPs, TIPs, and other transportation planning documents.

Best Practices of Rural and Statewide ITS Strategic Planning

Best Practices of Rural and Statewide ITS Strategic Planning
Publication Sort Date
07/01/2002
Author
Charles Dankocsik, Mohsen Zarean, David Register, Karen Timpone
Publisher
U.S. Department of Transportation, ITS Joint Program Office

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