Intelligent Transportation Systems Application

What You'll Learn

  • Learn about ITS-based projects for urban, rural, and statewide plans that also accommodated future advancements in technology.
  • See how ITS and technology solutions improve multimodal mobility and safety, making transportation safer for zero-vehicle households.
  • Explore field implementation and work across multiple levels of government that implemented ITS solutions across jurisdictions.

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Explore the application of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) strategies using case examples from Texas. See how ITS needs and solutions were identified, how solutions are implemented locally in rural and urban settings as well as statewide, and how solutions are designed to account for future advancements in technology. ITS solutions can also be used to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety, supporting the implementation of Complete Streets and Vision Zero goals. Particularly in rural areas, where households do not have access to a vehicle and active transportation infrastructure is lacking, some ITS solutions can help decrease conflict between modes. Panelists include engineers and planners who discuss the challenges that arise during field implementation and coordination required between multiple levels of government. One example is the Presidio Port of Entry, part of the US 67 Corridor Master Plan, along an international border. See how ITS solutions support long-term transportation goals in ways that design changes alone cannot solve.

ITS makes active transportation safer, increasing mobility for traditionally underserved populations. In places where ITS strategies were deployed in West Texas, there are more zero-vehicle households than the statewide average. Rural communities are less likely to have ITS solutions due to the complexity of implementation.