The ITS Architectures shown here have been developed through a cooperative effort by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), including its Central Office, each of its Districts, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and identified stakeholders within each region. All ITS architecture updates are coordinated through FDOT's Central Office - Transportation Systems Management & Operations Program. All stakeholder inputs were documented in a separate database for each region and at the statewide level. The content of each database is represented on the website. Florida has a total of seven regional ITS architectures plus a statewide architecture as follows:
The previous versions of the regional ITS architectures were used as the baseline for these updates. First, the architectures were updated to the current version of the National ITS Architecture, V 7.0. Next, key stakeholders were interviewed to provide input to these architecture updates. Additional information was gathered from documents provided by regional stakeholders, as well as through publicly available planning documents. 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.
A stakeholder workshop was conducted in each region in order to present the initial updates to regional stakeholders, answer questions, and address existing and potential information exchanges, with an emphasis on information that crosses institutional boundaries and the institutional integration that is thus implied. The collected input from interviews, documents, and the stakeholder workshop were used to create a draft regional ITS architecture, which was posted on a temporary website. All stakeholders engaged in the update process were notified of the location of the draft ITS architecture, and provided with specific instructions on how to review at a minimum their portions of the regional ITS architecture. Following the review period, a final ITS architecture website was created, along with a Regional ITS Architecture document. At the end of the architecture update process, each architecture was updated a final time to ensure consistency between the common portions of the regional and statewide ITS architectures.
Two Technical Memorandums were developed for this Florida Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures Update.
- SITSA QA/QA Documentation - This document details all documentation, databases and websites developed or updated for the Florida Statewide ITS Architecture Update program. The file is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
- Regional ITS Architecture Assessment Checklists - The following documents, normally prepared by The National ITS Architecture Team when requested by the regional FHWA Division Office, assess the compliance of a regional ITS architecture with Rule 940 and other architecture quality issues. An assessment has been completed for each ITS architecture. These assessments have been collected here and are downloadable in archived format (.zip).
The following documents were created during the previous update of the Florida Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures. These documents were considered stable and not updated during the most recent effort. The documents are archived below:
Last updated: 01-18-2016