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ARC ITS Architecture and Data Governance Workshop


ARC ITS Architecture and Data Governance Workshop

The Atlanta Regional Commission is updating the ARC Regional ITS Architecture (intelligent transportation systems), a technical framework for planning and prioritizing ITS deployments in the region. This update will address changes in the region relating to ITS systems, interconnections and projects and create a web-based architecture that will be easier for stakeholders to access and use. ARC will rely on this updated architecture to select and prioritize MPO federal funding for future ITS projects. ARC is also partnering with GDOT, GRTA/SRTA, and all public transit operators to explore ways to better collect, manage, and use transportation data for real-time decision making and long-term planning through data governance.

Key regional stakeholder groups include the following areas/subject matters:

Traffic Operators

Transit Operators

Asset Management Professionals

Public Safety (emergency response, reducing secondary crashes, evacuation, etc.)

Freight and Logistics Industry Members

Private Sector Technology Providers (apps, widgets, real-time data, etc.)

ITS Architecture

A key feature of this workshop will be a review of the ITS projects that will form the basis of the architecture. We have collected data from many of our local governments, as well as through a web-based survey and have used it as the basis for an initial architecture update. At the stakeholder meeting we would like to review the details of this update and discuss additional aspects of the architecture.

Having an updated Regional ITS Architecture is required by the US Department of Transportation to be eligible for federal funding for ITS. Therefore, updating the Regional ITS Architecture is an important effort that must be done accurately to maximize the potential for regional ITS projects to receive federal funding. Completing the ITS Architecture process is also a good opportunity for stakeholders with different technology needs to talk with one another and develop a common plan as well as address any institutional changes that need to be made to achieve success. With your help, we plan on updating the Regional ITS Architecture to provide a sound technical framework, not only for our current initiatives, but also for proposed ITS projects throughout this region for the next 10 to 20 years.

Data Governance

While transportation data have always been a key part of ITS, the vast increases in the amount of available data and types of data available (e.g., associated with mobile devices, CVs, new technology service providers) create tremendous opportunities to support transportation management, and operations. Having the infrastructure in place to better manage these data is crucial in being able to use it effectively for planning and real-time decision making.

Successful data governance requires strong coordination between every level of government and strong partnership with the private sector. We need your input to help us understand the current data landscape in the region and how you would like it to grow and change.

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