Project Development & Design Architecture

Image: ITS Project Development and Design ArchitectureThe Southern California Regional ITS Architecture assists in defining high-level requirements in ITS design for specific project development. During project development, stakeholders should incorporate elements of the Southern California Regional ITS Architecture, such as roles and responsibilities, standards, and functional requirements in their detailed design documents. This method of defining ITS projects for future deployment is consistent with the National ITS Architecture, it lends credibility to new projects, it limits duplicate efforts by transportation stakeholders, and it supports a uniform regional approach to both the planning and the deployment process.

If an agency wanted to build a transportation management center (TMC) or incorporate ITS elements such as CCTV cameras or changeable message signs in their project, the process for using the Southern California Regional ITS Architecture is described as follows:

1. Consult the Southern Calif. Regional ITS Architecture Inventories

The county-level architectures include inventories of existing and planned ITS projects in each county. The ITS Architecture at the multi-county level focuses on center-center integration and regional services such as commuter rail and 511 that functions beyond a county-level architecture. Reviewing the inventory is an initial step in identifying partnerships with neighboring stakeholders that could lead to opportunities for integration and information exchanges.