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The South Dakota Regional ITS Architecture represents the consensus input of a diverse set of stakeholders, encompassing traffic, transit, public safety, and many other operating agencies at local, county, state, and national levels.  It includes both public and private sectors and spans the organizations that manage, support, or are impacted by the surface transportation system in South Dakota. 

Stakeholder Description
Cable Public Access Television Systems Cable television public access television operators. Programming provides traveler information.
County and Municipal Public Safety County and municipality public safety agencies Including law enforcement, fire rescue, and emergency medical.
County and Municipal Transportation Agency County and municipal agency responsible for operation of the transportation system.
County Civil Defense or EOC County civil defense or emeregency operations center.
FMCSA Federal Motro Carrier Safety Administration is part of the US Department of Transportation. Administration activities contribute to ensuring safety in motor carrier operations through strong enforcement of safety regulations, targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers; improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies; strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards; and increasing safety awareness.
IFTA, Inc. The corporation that administers the IFTA Clearinghouse.
IRP, Inc. The corporation that administers the IRP Clearinghouse for netting of registration funds.
Local and Municipal EOCs Local and Municipal emergency operations centers.
Local Taxi Operators Owner operators of taxi service.l
Local Van Pool Operators Owner/operators of van pool services.
Motor Carriers This stakeholder represents private companies who manage a fleet of commercial vehicles.
MPO Operational Database Users Users of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations Operational Database archive.
MPOs Metropolitan Planning Organizations
National Weather Service National Weather Service provided by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
Other States Neighboring states with which information exchange and coordination of transportation activities (via ITS systems) take place.
Private Financial Institutions Represents the private banks that perform the Electronic Funds transfers between motor carriers and state financial institutions.
Private Sector Service Provider Private sector traveler information service provider.
Private Travelers Individual travelers/owners of computing and information access equipment which can access traveler information.
Private Weather Service Providers Private environmenal and transportation weather information service providers. E.g. Meridian.
Rail Operators Owner/operators of rail transportation facilities and associated ITS equipment and communications.
Rest Area Operators Operators of Rest Areas whether DOT, County, Parks, etc.
SD Department of Tourism South Dakota Department of Tourism
SD Governors Office South Dakota Governors Office
SD Office of Emergency Management South Dakota Office of Emergency Management
SD Regional Airport Operators South Dakota Regional Airport Operators
SD State Web Site Administrative Agency SD State Web Site Administrative Agency
SDDOT Office of Data Inventory Users Users of the SDDOT Office of Data Inventory Archive.
South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications The state agency responsible for all information systems and telecommunications, including support through the data center, application development services, telecommunications connectivity, and public broadcasting.
South Dakota DCR South Dakota Department of Commerce and Regulation, which is responsible for regulating the banking, insurance, securities, and gaming industries and twenty-three (23) professions, enforcing traffic and criminal laws, licensing drivers, inspecting facilities, inspecting weighing and measuring devices, investigating charges of discrimination, providing fire service training, promoting highway safety, and providing funding for the cleanup of petroleum releases.
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks and National Parks South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks and National Parks including Conservation Officers. SD GF&P includes: Custer State Park, Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Boating, and Recreational Areas National Park units include: Badlands National Park, Wind Cave NP, Jewel Cave National Monument, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
South Dakota Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources Department mission is to provide environmental and natural resources assessment, financial assistance, and regulation in a customer service manner that protects the public health, conserves natural resources, preserves the environment, and promotes economic development. The agency responsible for administering the Hazardous Materials system throughout South Dakota.
South Dakota Dept. of Revenue Manages both the IFTA and IRP credentials applications, issuance, renewals, and refunds.
South Dakota Dept. of Transportation South Dakota Department of Transportation
South Dakota Dept. of Treasury State department responsible for financial transactions relating to commercial vehicles credentials and licensing.
South Dakota Highway Patrol Agency of state governement charged with promoting traffic safety, enforcing existing statutes, recognizing and eliminating traffic hazards, and encouraging motorists to practice safe driving techniques
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Mission of the commission is to serve and protect the public by ensuring safe, reliable and high quality utility services at rates reflecting either a competitive market, in areas where competition develops, or fair regulation, in areas where competition does not exist.
South Dakota Unified Judicial System State agency responsible for the three tiers of the judicial system- supreme court, circuit courts, and magistrate courts.
State, County, Local Law Enforcement Agencies State, County, Local Law Enforcement Agencies that participate in LETS
State, County, Municipal and Tribal Infrastructure Inventory System Users Agencies, institutions, or individuals who access the information in the Infrastructure Inventory System.
Telephone Service Providers Wireless and wireline local carriers in South Dakota.
Transit Operators Publically and privately (e.g. Greyhound and Casino buses) operated bus services.
Last Update: 02-23-2003