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Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are the application of current and evolving technology (particularly computer and communications technology) to transportation systems, and the careful integration of system functions, to provide efficient and effective solutions to multi-modal transportation problems. In the past, ITS was a major emphasis area for improving capacity and efficiency of transportation systems. However, the opportunities and benefits seen from ITS have uncovered another key proponent of transportation systems - management and operations (M & O).

Management and operations can be defined as the consideration of the day-to-day actions and agency responses to the region's transportation system. Examples of management and operations include routine or recurring activities such as reconstruction and maintenance, snow plowing and salting, and traffic signalization. Non-recurring activities such as traffic plans for special events, severe weather, or major disasters also fall under the umbrella of M & O.

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Andrew Meese - (202) 962-3789

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