The U.S. Department of Transportation and its member agencies have pursued a research and development agenda, the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Program, designed to integrate the latest in information technologies to improve the safety, mobility, and reliability of surface transportation. Within metropolitan areas, implementation of these technologies has been carried out by a variety of state and local transportation management agencies. In order to measure the deployment of ITS technology nationally, the ITS Deployment Tracking Project surveys transportation agencies in the largest U.S. cities on a regular basis since 1997.
Nearly 2,100 surveys were distributed to state and local transportation agencies in 2013. A total of seven survey types were distributed, targeting the key agencies within a metropolitan transportation infrastructure: freeway management, arterial management, transit management, transportation management center (TMC), electronic toll collection (ETC), law enforcement, and fire/rescue.
The 2013 ITS Deployment Survey was expanded over previous versions with additional sections devoted to particular applications of ITS technology that are cross-cutting, with a similar set of questions repeated for different agency types. Since these additional topics are not strictly limited to one agency, it is more useful to report results by the application rather than separately for each agency type. This link covers survey results for the cross-cutting applications.