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Establishing an intelligent transportation systems (ITS) lab at LTRC : tech summary.
  • Published Date:
    2009-08-01
  • Language:
    English
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  • OCLC Number:
    682161221
  • Edition:
    Tech summary.
  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS-INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ; NTL-OPERATIONS AND TRAFFIC CONTROLS-OPERATIONS AND TRAFFIC CONTROLS ; NTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-PLANNING AND POLICY ;
  • Abstract:
    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) depicts Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) as an integrated system to improve safety and mobility and enhance productivity through the use of advanced information and communication technologies. Traffi c surveillance and monitoring systems are key components of existing architectures of ITS, which primarily rely on an array of information and communication technologies. In the state of Louisiana, the ITS program has been rapidly evolving in the past few years. Major ITS instrumentation eff orts have been made on highways in order to allow state transportation authorities to better serve the traveling public. In order to achieve this goal, there is a pressing need to use current and future ITS data to improve various operational and management functions at the traffi c management center and other state agencies. This requires state agencies to collect, store, and analyze as much ITS data as possible to maximize the effi ciency of existing transportation networks. This has raised a need for a permanent facility to house and process ITS data collected from remote locations within the state of Louisiana. Such a facility is envisioned to serve academics, researchers, and practitioners in diff erent capacities as well as lend itself as a tool to inspire interest in the fi eld of advanced traffi c management systems among students from within and outside Louisiana.
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