Florida Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures (Update)
About this Project
The objective of the Florida Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures Update is to update the regional and statewide ITS architecture services to comply with the FHWA 23 CFR Rule 940 requirements, and to support Version 5.1 of the National ITS Architecture. A brochure summarizing the Update project and objectives can be found here.
About this Web Site
The purpose of this Florida Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures (Update) web site is to present the ITS architectures that reflect the intelligent transportation system vision for each of the districts.
NOTE: The following files has been updated on the project website(s) since August 19, 2008:
Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures Development ProcessThe ITS Architectures shown here have been developed through a cooperative effort by the State's transportation agencies and identified stakeholders. All stakeholder inputs, diagrams, and database development were developed for each district and the statewide ITS architecture simultaneously. A single database (master copy) for the whole effort was used to document these inputs to ensure that stakeholder names, ITS element names, and their interconnects will be maintained consistently across the statewide and regional ITS architectures. What is shown in this web site are the results of the single database, which encompasses all the regions, plus the contents for any specific region derived from the master copy for each of the eight regions for a total of nine ITS architectures.
Prior to the stakeholder workshops, the contractors collected the available existing regional and corridor ITS architectures, available documentation on existing and future ITS systems as well as documentation and other information on existing ITS deployments. This information was used to begin the process of developing a regional ITS architecture with the stakeholders of the region. The focus of the regional ITS architectures that have been developed is to identify actual communication information exchange requirements between specific ITS elements in the regions.
Through a series of stakeholder workshops in each region, we first systematically identify the existing and future inventory of stakeholder ITS elements based on existing regional and corridor deployments, existing ITS architecture documentation, and stakeholder articulation of needs in the workshops. Next, we identified generic services through National ITS Architecture Market Packages, and where stakeholders indicate a need, we customized those market packages for specific applications (existing, planned (i.e. "programmed") or future) identified by the stakeholders. This customization identifies information exchange at the architecture flow level. Finally, we rolled-up all information exchange requirements at the architecture flow level for each ITS entity in the region, and reviewed them with the stakeholders in a follow-up 1-day architecture workshop. A copy of the generic training presentation can be found here.
A series of Technical Memorandums were developed for this Florida Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures Update. These technical memorandums are in Adobe Acrobat ".pdf" format. The files are viewable using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, available at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html. The Technical Memorandums include:
A Microsoft Access database was created to track all stakeholder comments as they were received by the project team, from the time the comment is first received until the comment is disposed of. A view of the comments database can be found here in .pdf format.