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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Applying a Regional ITS Architecture to Support Planning for Operations: A Primer

5. Report Date

February 2012

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Ronald C. Ice, Jocelyn K. Bauer (SAIC), William R. Loudon (DKS), Kevin Fehon (DKS)

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
8301 Greensboro Drive, Mailstop E-12-3
McLean, VA 221021

R. C. Ice and Associates
27155 Big Horn Mountain Way
Yorba Linda, CA, 92887

DKS Associates
1970 Broadway, Suite 740
Oakland, California 94612-2219

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

United States Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

Mr. Jim Hunt and Mr. Wayne Berman, Federal Highway Administration, COTM

16. Abstract

This primer offers transportation planners and operations managers a menu of opportunities for applying the regional ITS architecture to enhance planning for operations. It provides specific entry points for leveraging the regional ITS architecture in integrating operations into the planning process. This primer centers on the use of an objectives-driven, performance-based approach to planning for operations; an approach that can leverage regional ITS architectures given the approach’s emphasis on operational objectives and performance measures and the architecture’s use of data and services to address operational needs. Additionally, the primer leads planners and operators through techniques to make a regional ITS architecture relevant and more accessible to practitioner needs in planning for operations.

17. Key Words

Planning for operations, regional ITS architecture, operations, management and operations, operations objectives, performance measures, technology.

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)


20. Security Classification (of this page)


21. No of Pages


22. Price


Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)
Reproduction of completed page authorized.

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