T3 Webinar Overview

The New National ITS Architecture's V7 - What's New and How to Use It!

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Date:   July 10, 2012
Time:  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Cost:  All T3 webinars are free of charge
PDH:  1.5   View PDH Policy

T3 Webinars are brought to you by the ITS Professional Capacity Building Program (ITS PCB) at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) ITS Joint Program Office, Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). Reference in this webinar to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by U.S. Department of Transportation.


The National ITS Architecture provides a common framework for planning, defining, and integrating intelligent transportation systems (ITS). It is a mature product that reflects the contributions of a broad cross-section of the ITS community (transportation practitioners, systems engineers, system developers, technology specialists, consultants, etc.). Consistency with the National Architecture is required for ITS projects receiving funding in whole or in part from the Highway Trust Fund, including the Mass Transit Account.

This webinar will focus on new features found in Version 7.0 of the National ITS Architecture and the new version of the Turbo Architecture Software. The webinar is not an overview of the National ITS Architecture but will include some background on the purpose and structure of the architecture. This webinar will feature a demonstration of the completely new National ITS Architecture Website along with a discussion of ways to use the architecture to support the development of Active Traffic Management (ATM) strategies. All transportation professionals are welcomed to attend but participants familiar with the National ITS Architecture will benefit most from the content being presented.

Visit the Research and Innovative Technology Administration's ITS Joint Program Office Website at http://www.its.dot.gov/arch/index.htm or the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Operations for ITS Architecture Implementation Program at http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/its_arch_imp/index.htm for a list of resources for new and experienced users of the National ITS Architecture.

The webinar presenter is Susan Walker, Iteris (Norcross, GA).

The webinar will be hosted by Emiliano Lopez, the ITS Deployment Program Manager for ITS Regional Architectures and Systems Engineering from FHWA Headquarters (Washington, D.C.).

Target Audience

Anyone involved in planning, implementation, and operation of ITS systems, including Federal, State, and local transportation professionals, Metropolitan Planning Office staff, systems engineers, system developers, technology specialists, and consultants.

Learning Objectives

  • Ability to identify areas of the National ITS Architecture affected by changes to the framework
  • Understanding of new features available in Version 7.0 of the National ITS Architecture and their affect on the overall Architecture


Emiliano Lopez, ITS Deployment Program Manager, FHWA Headquarters

photograph of Emiliano Lopez

Mr. Lopez is currently the ITS Deployment Program Manager for ITS Regional Architectures and Systems Engineering in Washington, DC. Prior to his assignment at Headquarters, Emiliano worked in the FHWA Resource Center providing technical expertise and assistance on ITS project development, review, deployment, and operations/maintenance. He also provides expertise and assistance on ITS Standards. Before joining FHWA, Emiliano worked at both the State and local levels with agencies such as the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Cities of San Diego and Anaheim. Emiliano brings over 25 years of experience to the agency. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.

Emiliano provides training, outreach, and technical support for the National ITS Architecture and Systems Engineering programs. He co-chairs FHWA's Architecture Field Support Team, and FHWA's Operations Council architecture and systems engineering working group. Emiliano is a certified instructor for National Highway Institute (NHI). He teaches courses in ITS Software Acquisition, Systems Engineering, and National ITS Architecture.


Susan S. Walker, Iteris

Ms. Walker is a project manager in ITS and transportation engineering services. Since joining the National ITS Architecture team in 1999, she has been involved in the maintenance of the National ITS Architecture including revisions for versions 4.0 through 7.0. She has facilitated architecture workshops that have assisted numerous transportation agencies in developing, maintaining, and using their regional architecture. Over the past 12 years, Susan has led the development of regional ITS architectures for varied areas. She is an NHI certified instructor and has been involved in training of transportation professionals most of her career. She has been involved in the development and delivery of many ITS-related training courses and has thousands of hours of classroom training experience. She is a Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.