Title

ITS MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS--ITE ADOPTS RECOMMENDED PRACTICES

Authors

W H. Kraft

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Subject Area

infrastructure - vehicle, land use - planning, organisation - management, technology - intelligent transport systems

Keywords

U.S. Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, TSM, Transportation systems management, Transportation system management, Transportation planning, Transportation operations, Training, RTI, Road transport informatics, Resource allocation, Recommendations, Procurement, Personnel training, Personnel management, Management, IVHS, ITS (Intelligent transportation systems), Intelligent vehicle highway systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Integrated systems, Integrated control systems, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Installing, Installation, Hardware (Computers), Guidelines, Government agencies, Funding, Financing, Electronic computers, Design, Computers, ATT, Advanced transport telematics

Abstract

For the past 5 years, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, with the support of the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has been developing recommended practices for the management and operations of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). This activity was prompted by a concern with the rapid growth of technology, the many elements that comprise ITS, and the lack of proper management and operations procedures that are essential for a successful system. The intent of the recommended practices is to provide ITS professionals with guidelines to assess and further their own management and operations needs and practices. The recommended practices are contained in the following 10 chapters: system management practices, planning, funding, design, procurement, installation, computer systems, resource sharing/joint operations/integration, staffing/training, and operational issues. Each of the recommended practices contains key recommendations and subsequent recommendations.