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The Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (AMPA) Regional ITS Architecture is a framework for transportation systems integration in the region over the next 20 years. The AMPA Regional ITS Architecture has been developed through a cooperative effort by the region's transportation agencies, including New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) of New Mexico, covering all surface transportation modes and all roadway facilities in the region.

This AMPA Regional ITS Architecture is an update of the existing AMPA Regional ITS Architecture that was developed in 1999 and updated in 2000. The current AMPA Regional ITS Architecture is a result of thorough and extensive stakeholder input gathered through a series of stakeholder workshops (June 21, 2006 and July 24-25, 2006), from review with individual stakeholders, and from comments received during the review period. In addition to the three previous stakeholder workshops, a final stakeholder workshop will occur on September 18, 2006, at the MRCOG Office (809 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM) to ensure information used in developing the architecture accurately reflects each stakeholder’s ITS plans, roles and responsibilities. The AMPA Regional ITS Architecture represents a shared vision of how each agency's systems will work together in the future, sharing information and resources to provide a safer, more efficient, and more effective transportation system for travelers in the region.

The architecture is an important new tool that will be used by:

  • Planning agencies and organizations to better reflect integration opportunities and operational needs into the transportation planning process.  
  • Operating and implementing agencies to recognize and plan for transportation integration opportunities in the Region.
  • Other organizations and individuals that use the transportation system in the Region.

The architecture provides an overarching framework that applies to all ITS deployment within the AMPA region, consistent with federal requirements identified in 23 CFR Part 940.  Using the architecture, each transportation project can be viewed as an element of the overall transportation system, providing visibility into the relationship between individual transportation projects and ways to cost-effectively build an integrated transportation system over time.

Time Horizon and Services

The AMPA Regional ITS Architecture has a time horizon of up to 20 years with particular focus on those systems and interfaces that are likely to be implemented in the next five years. The architecture covers the broad spectrum of Intelligent Transportation Systems, including Traffic Management, Emergency Management, Maintenance and Construction Management, Public Transportation Management, Commercial Vehicle Operations, and Archived Data Management.

Elements in the architecture are classified as either “existing” or “planned”.  Elements classified as “existing” are those whose interface design is complete, regardless of whether the actual element or interface is implemented.  Elements classified as “planned” are those whose interfaces have not yet been designed.

Time Horizon and Services

The AMPA Regional ITS Architecture has a time horizon of up to 20 years with particular focus on those systems and interfaces that are likely to be implemented in the next five years. The architecture covers the broad spectrum of Intelligent Transportation Systems, including Traffic Management, Emergency Management, Maintenance and Construction Management, Public Transportation Management, Commercial Vehicle Operations, and Archived Data Management.

Elements in the architecture are classified as either “existing” or “planned”.  Elements classified as “existing” are those whose interface design is complete, regardless of whether the actual element or interface is implemented.  Elements classified as “planned” are those whose interfaces have not yet been designed.

About this Web Site

The purpose of this regional ITS architecture web site is to organize the details of the architecture into a form that is more readily accessible to stakeholders. It will provide a method for stakeholders to access the architecture information in order to encourage the use of the AMPA Regional ITS Architecture in both transportation planning and project implementation. In addition, this website will be useful in gathering stakeholder feedback. The menu bar at the left provides access to the stakeholders, the transportation systems in the region (the "Inventory"), the transportation services that will be provided, transportation-related functions that are envisioned, and the existing and planned interfaces in the region.


Last updated: 03-28-07