U.S. DOT Seeks Comments on National ITS Architecture

The U.S. Department of Transportation is planning an update to the National Intelligent Transportation Systems Architecture and is seeking comments from stakeholders interested in this important initiative. The survey is being conducted by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office which is part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration. Input collected from the survey will influence the future direction of the National ITS Architecture and will ultimately impact regional ITS architectures and the Turbo Architecture software.

The National ITS Architecture provides a common framework for planning, defining, and integrating intelligent transportation systems.  It is a mature product that reflects the contributions of a broad cross-section of the ITS community.  The architecture defines the functions that are required for smart transportation systems, the physical subsystems where these functions reside, and the information exchanges that connect these functions and physical subsystems together into an integrated system.

Version 6.1 of the National ITS Architecture is available online at http://www.its.dot.gov/research_archives/arch/index.htm.

The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday June 10, 2011. 

All comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.