Title

AZTECH INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (ITS) MODEL DEPLOYMENT INITIATIVE

Authors

P Pretorius

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1998

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, infrastructure - interchange/transfer, planning - integration, planning - signage/information, ridership - commuting, organisation - management, technology - intelligent transport systems, technology - passenger information, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Vehicular traffic control, Traveler information and communication systems, Transportation operations, Transportation management, Transit, Traffic management (Traffic control), Technology utilization, Technology transfer, Systems integration, Street traffic control, RTI, Road transport informatics, Public transit, Public private partnerships, Phoenix (Arizona), Passenger information systems, Passenger information, Mass transit, Local transit, IVHS, ITS (Intelligent transportation systems), Intelligent vehicle highway systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Integrated systems, Integrated control systems, Highway traffic control, Communications networks, Communication systems, ATT, Advanced transport telematics

Abstract

Rapid residential and industrial expansion in the Phoenix, Arizona, area has caused local transportation agencies to form a unique public/private partnership, named AZTech, of more than 30 partners, to seek ways to reduce travel time and improve traveler safety and the overall quality of life. AZTech is using advanced communication technology to integrate the region's transportation systems and improve both travel conditions and air quality. It is comprised of the following programs: integrating transportation, enhancing traffic management, improving public transit, and informing travelers.