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Project Type
UTRC Research Initiative
Project Dates
03/01/2015 - 10/31/2016
Principal Investigators
Project Status

The Strategic Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Deployment Plan for New York City was last updated in 2005 by Polytechnic University of New York. The New York City region has invested significant resources on ITS deployment in the past decades. It has involved the deployment of an advanced controller (the ASTC), a wireless communication infrastructure (NYCWiN), detectors, and the overall data management system to process information and to communicate the control settings. Over the past several years, NYC has designed and implemented a master plan for a total modernization of the entire ITS infrastructure, with the design concept driven by (a) cost-effective procurement and operation, (b) attention to using and advancing national ITS standards, helping to define the state of the practice when needed, (c) development of a system capable of addressing a multi-modal environment that includes Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Transit Signal Priority (TSP), adaptive control (ACDSS) in select locations, delivering vehicular capacity while improving the pedestrian and urban environment.

This ITS Strategic Plan describes the strategic development areas and specific strategies and objectives needed to realize the Department’s ITS goals and priorities, through the acquisition, design, deployment, and operation of ITS technologies and platforms. These strategies and objectives will enable actionable decision making on ITS investments for the next 10-15 years. This document was developed to be consistent with the New York City Sub-Regional ITS Architecture (NYCSRA). The document is also consistent with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Rule issued in 23 Code of Federal Regulations (23 CFR 940) and the comparable Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Policy. Going forward, this document will serve to support and guide the City’s ITS program as it responds to ongoing transportation challenges and ever-evolving transportation technologies.