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2013 ITS Deployment Survey: Cross Cutting Issues and Responses


 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.


Source Organization Location


Operations Area of Practice

    Integrated ITS Deployment
    Connected Vehicles
    Configuration Management
    Detection Systems
    Real Time Traveler Information
    ITS standards and specifications
    Systems engineering
    Transportation Management Centers (TMC / TOC)
    Decision Criteria for ITS Device Type and Location
    Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL)
    ITS System architecture
    Performance Management
    Planning for Operations
    Work Zone Management
    Road Weather Management

Organizational Capability Element

    Performance Management
    Freeway Operations
    Work Zone Management
    Road Weather Management
    Arterial Traffic Control Device Operations

Content Type

State-of-the Practice

Role in Organization

Transportation Planner
Senior Engineer
Principal Engineer
Director / Program Manager
Senior Manager
Transit Professional

Publishing Organization

Issue Date