Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) refers to an assortment of technologies, systems, and transportation management concepts.

ITS plays a key role in a safe, efficient, and innovative transportation system that works for all travelers. Examples of ITS technologies include coordinated signal systems, dynamic message signs, portable changeable message signs, ramp meter signals on the freeway, CCTV traffic cameras that monitor traffic flow and incidents, and transit related systems such as the Automated Vehicle Locators (AVL), which helps determine the real-time location of a vehicle.

The importance for collaboration, communication, and system integration cannot be stressed enough, especially when it comes to reducing congestion, increasing traffic flow, enhancing safety, and improving air quality. It is imperative to create one transportation system that works across jurisdictions and agencies and utilizes limited resources most efficiently.

Traveler Information

To convey information to the public, the following traveler information systems are available:

Central Ohio Regional ITS Architecture

The Regional ITS Architecture is a roadmap for transportation systems integration. The architecture was developed through a cooperative effort by the region’s transportation agencies, covering all modes and all roads in the region. It 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 region.

The purpose of this regional ITS architecture web site is to encourage use of the regional ITS architecture and gather feedback so that the architecture is used and continues to reflect the intelligent transportation system vision for the region. It provides access to the stakeholders and systems, the transportation-related functions that are envisioned, and the existing and planned integration opportunities in the region.

For more information contact Jon Heider at 614.233.4168 or

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Jon Heider
Senior Planner

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