Chittenden County Regional ITS Architecture
The Chittenden County Regional ITS Architecture was developed using information obtained through numerous meetings and workshops with project stakeholders. The Regional ITS Architecture is based upon real transportation needs, such as congestion mitigation, traveler information, and incident management, identified by the stakeholders during this preliminary input phase.
The Chittenden County ITS Architecture is consistent with both the National ITS Architecture and the Vermont Statewide ITS Architecture. The Architecture has been developed to fulfill the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rule and a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) policy (effective April 8, 2001) requiring that all regions using federal funds for ITS deployment have a Regional ITS Architecture in place by April 8, 2005, and that subsequent ITS deployments are designed in a manner that is consistent with the Regional ITS Architecture.
About this Web SiteThe purpose of the Chittenden County Regional ITS Architecture website is to provide a method for stakeholders to access the Architecture for transportation planning and ITS project implementation.
The menu bar at left provides access to the stakeholders, the ITS/transportation systems in the region (the "Inventory"), the ITS services that will be provided, and the existing and planned communications interfaces in the region.
The majority of this web site was generated directly from a Turbo Architecture database developed for the Chittenden County ITS Architecture. The source database in Microsoft Access format is also available for download. The accompanying Final Report, available through the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization, provides additional information on the background, methods, operations concepts, and maintenance recommendations that supplement this database view of the architecture.
Navigating the Regional ITS ArchitectureThe Chittenden County Regional ITS Architecture uses very specific terminology and concepts based upon the National ITS Architecture. For a primer on the key concepts of the National ITS Architecture, visit this link.
As a starting point, you may wish to browse the Stakeholder list and “Inventory by Stakeholder” to see how your organization relates to the Architecture.
The “Market Packages by Stakeholder” section illustrates the ITS systems and services in which your organization will participate now or in the future. For Market Package Descriptions or additional information on the constituent Equipment Packages and Information Flows, click on the appropriate button on the Menu Bar.
The “Sausage Diagram” is a high-level representation of the concepts and interconnects of the National ITS Architecture used in the Chittenden County ITS Architecture.
Other links on the menu bar provide additional options for viewing the ITS Architecture.
Project ContactsIf you have comments, questions, or would like additional information, please contact:
Susan Smichenko, PE