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The West Virginia Statewide ITS Architecture is a roadmap for transportation systems integration in the State of West Virginia, which covers the entire state and includes various connections to the five states that border West Virginia (Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia), over the next 20 years. The West Virginia Statewide ITS Architecture has been developed through a cooperative effort by the State's transportation agencies, covering all surface transportation modes and all roads in the State.

The West Virginia Statewide ITS Architecture was initially developed from existing documentation for the State (the STIP), a general understanding of the transportation systems in West Virginia, and from information gathered from regional and state government websites. Additional information for the West Virginia Statewide ITS Architecture was identified and elaborated on through extensive stakeholder input gathered at the following series of stakeholder group meetings or workshops:

  • Kick-Off Meeting, Charleston, WV - February 7, 2006.  
  • Stakeholder Workshop, Wheeling, WV - March 14, 2006.
  • Stakeholder Workshop, Clarkesburg, WV - March 15, 2006.
  • Stakeholder Workshop, Martinsburg, WV - March 16, 2006.
  • Stakeholder Workshop, Parkersburg, WV - March 21, 2006.
  • Stakeholder Workshop, Beckley, WV - March 22, 2006.
  • Stakeholder Workshop, Hurricane, WV - March 23, 2006.
  • Additional information was gathered from review with individual stakeholders, and from comments received during the architecture review period. The West Virginia Statewide ITS Architecture represents a shared vision of how each agency's systems will work together in the future, sharing information and resources to provide a safer, more efficient, and more effective transportation system for travelers in the State.

    The architecture is an important new tool that will be used by:

    • Planning agencies and organizations to better reflect integration opportunities and operational needs into the transportation planning process.  
    • Operating and implementing agencies to recognize and plan for transportation integration opportunities in the State.
    • Other organizations and individuals that use the transportation system in the State.

    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 West Virginia Statewide ITS architecture has a time horizon of up to twenty years with particular focus on those systems and interfaces that are likely to be implemented in the next ten years.   The architecture covers the broad spectrum of ITS, including Traffic Management, Transit Management, Traveler Information, Maintenance and Construction, Emergency Management, Commercial Vehicle Operations, and Archived Data Management over this time horizon.

    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 West Virginia Statewide 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 the use of the West Virginia Statewide ITS Architecture in both transportation planning and project implementation. In addition, this website will be useful in gathering stakeholder feedback so that the architecture is used and continues to reflect the ITS vision for the State.  The menu bar at left provides access to the stakeholders, the transportation systems in the region (the "Inventory"), the transportation services that will be provided, transportation-related functions that are envisioned, and the existing and planned interfaces in the State.

    The majority of this web site was generated directly from a Turbo Architecture database which defines the architecture for the West Virginia Statewide ITS Architecture.  The source database in Microsoft Access format is also available for download.

    Last updated: 11-22-06