- URS Corporation
- May 2013
- Rashmi Brewer, P.E.
The Minnesota Statewide Regional ITS Architecture represents a shared vision of how each agency’s systems work together by sharing information and resources to enhance transportation safety, efficiency, capacity, mobility, and security. The information exchange among transportation stakeholders helps illustrate various integration options, gain consensus on cost-effective ITS technologies and systems to be considered prior to investing in the design, development and deployment of ITS.
The Minnesota Statewide Regional ITS Architecture is a living document and will evolve as needs, technology, stakeholders and funding change. The Architecture was last updated in March 2009. Since the last update, a new version of the National ITS Architecture (Version 6.1) has been released. In addition, several ITS projects have been completed/implemented, underway, programmed, and planned since the last update in 2009. Stakeholders’ visions and needs may have also changed which will be revisited and updated accordingly.
The goal of this project is to provide maintenance support to the Minnesota Statewide Regional ITS Architecture by updating the current architecture in conformance with the latest version of the National ITS Architecture. The architecture maintenance activity will be performed throughout the duration of this project with an updated architecture in the spring of 2013.
Identifies current capabilities in the state as well as gaps in services
Provides a common framework for the planning, design, implementation, integration, and operation of ITS throughout the state
- Enhances the efficiency of ITS planning, project deployment and enhancements, operations, and maintenance
- Improves integration between systems and coordination among stakeholders
Compliance with the National ITS Architecture allows MnDOT to receive Federal funds for ITS projects
- An ITS architecture can be valuable if it helps with implementation and integration of ITS projects
- Establishing a vision and goals of the architecture is vital to the success of ITS planning and architecture development effort
- Involvement of key decision makers throughout the entire planning process is essential
- Gather information and identify changes in ITS planning and deployment status in Minnesota
- Meet with MnDOT offices and other stakeholder agencies to identify additional items that were not previously identified in the architecture
- Update Minnesota ITS Development Objectives and Performance Measures
- Perform update and maintenance to the architecture