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The Central Ohio Regional ITS Architecture is a roadmap for transportation systems integration in the MORPC (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Council) transportation planning area over the next 10 years. This transportation planning area includes Franklin and Delaware Counties, as well as parts of Licking and Fairfield counties, as shown in the adjacent regional map.

This website contains the final draft of the third update of the Central Ohio Regional ITS Architecture, which was first initiated by MORPC in 1999. The ITS Architecture is a living document and is updated by MORPC every four to five years. The Central Ohio Regional ITS Architecture update is developed through a cooperative effort by the region's transportation agencies, covering all surface transportation modes in the region. This update is a result of thorough and extensive stakeholder input gathered through a series of stakeholder interviews and questionnaires with additional stakeholder input collected during a stakeholder workshop on February 19, 2009. This Central Ohio Regional ITS Architecture documents how the region envisions that each agency's systems will work together in the future and how sharing of information and resources will help 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 to incorporate integration opportunities and operational needs into the transportation planning process;
  • Operating and implementing agencies to recognize and implement transportation integration opportunities in the Region; and
  • Other organizations and individuals that use the transportation system in the Region.

The architecture provides an overarching framework that spans all of these organizations and individual transportation projects. 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 Central Ohio Regional ITS Architecture has a time horizon of 5-10 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 use of the Central Ohio 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 ITS functions that have been selected for the Region, and the existing and planned interfaces in the Region.

The majority of this web site was generated directly from a Turbo Architecture database that documents the architecture for the Central Ohio Region. The source database in Microsoft Access format is available here.

Last updated: 10-22-09