Strategies

In the transportation planning process, strategies are the approaches that are used to achieve the objectives. ITS strategies are represented in the National ITS Architecture by Service Packages (previously known as Market Packages). Service Packages are the units of implementation that represent programs or projects that might be implemented in a region. The relative influence of each of the Service Packages in advancing the ITS Goals is shown in the table below. Select a Service Package to see the collection of components that make it up and additional information about how it relates to the goals, objectives, and performance measures defined in the planning process.

ITS Goals Supported by Service Packages
Service Area Service Package Name Enhance mobility, convenience, and comfort for transportation system users Enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system Reduce environmental impacts Improve the safety of the transportation system Increase operational efficiency and reliability of the transportation system Preserve the transportation system Support regional economic productivity and development Improve the security of the transportation system
AD AD1: ITS Data Mart   X            
AD2: ITS Data Warehouse   X            
AD3: ITS Virtual Data Warehouse   X            
APTS APTS01: Transit Vehicle Tracking X       X      
APTS02: Transit Fixed-Route Operations X       X      
APTS03: Demand Response Transit Operations X              
APTS04: Transit Fare Collection Management X       X      
APTS05: Transit Security X     X       X
APTS06: Transit Fleet Management           X    
APTS07: Multi-modal Coordination X X X   X   X  
APTS08: Transit Traveler Information X       X      
APTS09: Transit Signal Priority X   X   X   X  
APTS10: Transit Passenger Counting X              
APTS11: Multimodal Connection Protection   X     X      
ATIS ATIS01: Broadcast Traveler Information X       X   X  
ATIS02: Interactive Traveler Information X     X X   X  
ATIS03: Autonomous Route Guidance X       X      
ATIS04: Dynamic Route Guidance X   X   X   X  
ATIS05: ISP Based Trip Planning and Route Guidance X   X   X   X  
ATIS06: Transportation Operations Data Sharing X X     X      
ATIS07: Travel Services Information and Reservation X              
ATIS08: Dynamic Ridesharing X   X   X   X  
ATIS09: In Vehicle Signing X   X X X   X  
ATIS10: Short Range Communications Traveler Information X   X X X   X  
ATMS ATMS01: Network Surveillance X       X      
ATMS02: Traffic Probe Surveillance         X      
ATMS03: Traffic Signal Control X   X   X   X  
ATMS04: Traffic Metering     X   X   X  
ATMS05: HOV Lane Management     X   X   X  
ATMS06: Traffic Information Dissemination X   X X X   X  
ATMS07: Regional Traffic Management   X X   X   X  
ATMS08: Traffic Incident Management System X X   X X   X X
ATMS09: Transportation Decision Support and Demand Management X   X   X   X  
ATMS10: Electronic Toll Collection     X   X   X  
ATMS11: Emissions Monitoring and Management     X          
ATMS12: Roadside Lighting System Control       X        
ATMS13: Standard Railroad Grade Crossing       X        
ATMS14: Advanced Railroad Grade Crossing       X        
ATMS15: Railroad Operations Coordination     X   X   X  
ATMS16: Parking Facility Management X       X      
ATMS17: Regional Parking Management X       X      
ATMS18: Reversible Lane Management     X   X   X  
ATMS19: Speed Warning and Enforcement       X        
ATMS20: Drawbridge Management     X   X   X  
ATMS21: Roadway Closure Management       X        
ATMS22: Variable Speed Limits       X X   X  
ATMS23: Dynamic Lane Management and Shoulder Use         X   X  
ATMS24: Dynamic Roadway Warning       X X      
ATMS25: VMT Road User Payment         X      
ATMS26: Mixed Use Warning Systems       X        
AVSS AVSS01: Vehicle Safety Monitoring       X        
AVSS02: Driver Safety Monitoring       X        
AVSS03: Longitudinal Safety Warning       X        
AVSS04: Lateral Safety Warning       X        
AVSS05: Intersection Safety Warning       X        
AVSS06: Pre-Crash Restraint Deployment       X        
AVSS07: Driver Visibility Improvement       X        
AVSS08: Advanced Vehicle Longitudinal Control       X X   X  
AVSS09: Advanced Vehicle Lateral Control       X        
AVSS10: Intersection Collision Avoidance       X        
AVSS11: Automated Vehicle Operations     X   X   X  
AVSS12: Cooperative Vehicle Safety Systems       X        
CVO CVO01: Carrier Operations and Fleet Management             X  
CVO02: Freight Administration             X  
CVO03: Electronic Clearance             X  
CVO04: CV Administrative Processes             X  
CVO05: International Border Electronic Clearance             X  
CVO06: Weigh-In-Motion         X X X  
CVO07: Roadside CVO Safety             X  
CVO08: On-board CVO Safety       X        
CVO09: CVO Fleet Maintenance             X  
CVO10: HAZMAT Management               X
CVO11: Roadside HAZMAT Security Detection and Mitigation               X
CVO12: CV Driver Security Authentication               X
CVO13: Freight Assignment Tracking               X
EM EM01: Emergency Call-Taking and Dispatch X X   X X   X X
EM02: Emergency Routing   X   X X     X
EM03: Mayday and Alarms Support       X       X
EM04: Roadway Service Patrols X X   X X   X X
EM05: Transportation Infrastructure Protection               X
EM06: Wide-Area Alert               X
EM07: Early Warning System               X
EM08: Disaster Response and Recovery   X     X      
EM09: Evacuation and Reentry Management       X       X
EM10: Disaster Traveler Information X     X X     X
MC MC01: Maintenance and Construction Vehicle and Equipment Tracking           X    
MC02: Maintenance and Construction Vehicle Maintenance           X    
MC03: Road Weather Data Collection X     X        
MC04: Weather Information Processing and Distribution X     X     X  
MC05: Roadway Automated Treatment       X X   X  
MC06: Winter Maintenance         X   X  
MC07: Roadway Maintenance and Construction         X      
MC08: Work Zone Management X   X   X   X  
MC09: Work Zone Safety Monitoring       X X      
MC10: Maintenance and Construction Activity Coordination     X   X   X  
MC11: Environmental Probe Surveillance X              
MC12: Infrastructure Monitoring           X    

Architecture Use

The objectives-driven, performance-based approach for planning for operations and the regional ITS architecture process have complementary strengths. The architecture development process begins with an understanding of regional needs and the current state of the transportation system based on input from a broad coalition of stakeholders. It results in a planning framework (the regional ITS architecture) and a sequence of integrated projects that implement a portion of that framework. The strength of the regional ITS architecture process is its development of an integrated view of the regional transportation system based on a set of identified services or strategies. This complements the planning for operations process, where the focus is on defining the most effective strategies for a region based on high-level goals and operational objectives. By connecting the two processes, you combine the strong basis for selecting strategies in planning for operations with the strength of the architecture development process in defining an integrated framework based on selected services. To take advantage of this synergy, you need to connect the ITS services in the regional ITS architecture with the strategies defined in transportation planning. The menu of ITS services presented on this web page is one way to make this connection.


 
Since the mapping between objectives and service packages is not always straight-forward and often situation-dependent, these mappings should only be used as a starting point. Users should do their own analysis to identify the best service packages for their region.