ITS in Academics

ITS University Workshop #5
November 8-9, 2017 | Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia

Day 1 Presentation | November 8, 2017

Incorporating ITS into Planning Process

Presenter: Cheng Yan
Presenter’s Org: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

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Slide 1: Incorporating ITS into Planning Process

Cheng Yan, Transportation Specialist
FHWA Office of Planning

[This slide contains a graphic of two gears labeled “ITS” and “Planning.” Directional arrows indicate that the gears are turning.]

Slide 2: (No title)

[This slide contains a V-shaped timeline that displays the elements of Development Processes.]

Slide 3: Opportunities within the 3-Cs Process

[This slide contains a lifecycle diagram with a vertical stack of 7 rectangles, each representing Critical Factors and Inputs. There are two bi-directional arrows linking “Regional Vision and Goals” at the top, and “Systems Operations” at the bottom. These arrows are labeled “Feedback.” The feedback arrow on the left includes Economic Development, Public Involvement, and Budgets. The feedback arrow on the right includes Title VI, Air Quality, and Environmental Issues.]

Slide 4: Planning is a Process

[This slide contains a graphic image consisting of two parallel flat planes with icons on each level. The lower plane is labeled “ITS is the technology” and its icons are a traffic light, a dynamic message sign, a transit bus, and a building with solar panels and electronic equipment on the roof. The top plane is labeled “Operations is what you do” and its icons are four business people, a transit bus driver, and a pair of notebooks.]

Slide 5: Collaboration

[This slide contains a graphic of two figures joining large interlocking puzzle pieces together. Each figure has words above them: “People Involved in Planning for Operations” and “People Involved in ITS Architectures.” This graphic is overlaid on other graphics labeled MTP/LRSTP and Regional ITS Architecture.]

Slide 6: Collaboration

[This slide contains a flowchart with four categories of graphics (Traffic, Traveler Information, Public Safety, and Transit) which consist of people, buildings, and vehicle icons that surround a central Planning graphic. All five graphic clusters are connected via bi-directional arrows.]

Slide 7: Planning For Operation

[This slide contains a flowchart with a vertical stack of stages; arrows connect one stage to the next. There is also an arrow connecting the final stage (Implementation) with the second stage (Operations Objectives), and an off-shoot chart that lists the steps within the “Systemic process to develop and select M&O strategies to meet objectives” stage.]

Slide 8: Planning For Operation

[This slide contains the same vertical flowchart that is in the previous slide, with the addition of a secondary box (Regional ITS Architecture) that links to the steps within the “Systemic process to develop and select M&O strategies to meet objectives” stage.]

Slide 9: Performance-Based Planning

[This slide has various charts and graphs superimposed over a photograph of a person holding their palms open.]

Slide 10: Federal Assist, State Manage, Locally Driven

Headquarter Office of Planning

  • Coordinate between offices
  • Develop Guidebooks
  • Host Workshops/Peer Exchanges
  • Transportation Planning Excellent Awards
  • Advance Innovation through Research

FHWA Division Offices

  • Provide guidance and technical assistance
  • Review State DOT and MPOs planning process
  • Promote best practices

[This slide contains a drawing of a man shaking hands with a hand coming out of a computer screen.]

Slide 11: Resources

Slide 12: Thank You

Cheng J. Yan
Transportation Specialist
Phone: (202)366-9206

[This slide contains screenshots of the covers of three U.S. DOT reports.]

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Michelle Noch
ITS Professional Capacity Building Program Manager
ITS Joint Program Office
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)
U.S. Department of Transportation



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