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Intelligent Transportation Systems Early Deployment Planning for a Small Region
  • Published Date:
    1999
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF-301.03 KB]


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  • TRIS Online Accession Number:
    780110
  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Advanced Public Transit Systems ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Multimodalism ; NTL-FREIGHT-FREIGHT ; NTL-INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS-INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ; NTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-PLANNING AND POLICYNTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-Management Systems ; NTL-OPERATIONS AND TRAFFIC CONTROLS-Traffic Flow ;
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  • Abstract:
    Strategic planning for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in

    smaller metropolitan areas presents a number of difficulties. Awareness of and

    experience with the use of electronics and communications systems among

    transportation system operators is often more limited in a small metropolitan

    region like Portland, Maine than in a major metropolitan center. This paper

    and presentation describes the successful ITS early deployment strategic

    planning process developed for the Portland region. While not populous, the

    Portland, Maine region is a promising setting for ITS deployment. Portland is

    a multimodal environment for both passenger and freight movement. Passengers

    are served by one local and one international ferry operator, four local and

    two intercity bus companies, and a busy regional airport. Planning is also

    underway for the restoration of passenger rail service from Boston to Portland.

    Freight operations included containerized and bulk shipping bulk shipping

    services at the port. Rail and truck operations take place both portside and

    inland. The region is served by the Maine Turnpike, which has recently

    deployed electronic tolling, the state's first major ITS deployment. This

    successful ITS early deployment strategic planning process began with assembly

    of relevant stakeholders, attention to raising stakeholders' awareness of ITS

    capabilities, costs, and benefits; development of a framework based on regional

    goals for evaluating ITS applications; preparation and ranking by stakeholders

    of a program of ITS projects; and completion of a report of findings and

    recommendations to regional, state, and federal decision-makers. 13p.

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