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The Austin Regional ITS Architecture is a roadmap for transportation systems integration in the TxDOT Austin District over the next 20 years. The Austin Regional ITS Architecture has been developed through a cooperative effort by the region's transportation agencies, covering all surface transportation modes in the Region.

The Austin Regional ITS Architecture was developed using the 2003 Austin Regional ITS Architecture and other regional transportation planning documents. Additional information for the Austin Regional ITS Architecture was gathered through extensive stakeholder input from a series of stakeholder workshops (February 15-16, 2006 and May 24, 2006), from review with individual stakeholders, and from comments received during the review period. The Austin Regional ITS Architecture documents how stakeholders envision that each agency's systems will work together in the future and how that 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 Austin Regional ITS Architecture has a time horizon of 20 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 Austin Regional ITS Architecture in both transportation planning and project implementation. In addition, this web site 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 Austin Region. The source database in Microsoft Access format is also available for download.

Project Contacts

This project was led by the Texas Department of Transportation Austin District with Kimley-Horn and Associates as the prime consultant. In the future the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) will be responsible for tracking maintenance needs. For questions or comments, contact information has been included below.

Brian Burk, TxDOT Project Manager

Michelle Meaux, CAMPO

Thomas Fowler, Kimley-Horn and Associates

Last updated: 02-23-07