​Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has taken a leadership role in the use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve the operations of the state's transportation systems as well as facilitate Louisiana's unique needs for hurricane related emergency evacuation.

The project steering committee that was appointed to help direct Louisiana's ITS efforts established these major implementation objectives:

  • To facilitate the establishment of a clear Statewide Vision and Operations Concept
  • To develop an Integration Strategy, that includes a Statewide Concept of Operations along with a set of Functional Requirements, that builds on the Statewide ITS Architecture previously developed and embodies the principles of the National ITS Architecture
  • To develop an ITS Implementation Plan for Louisiana that will provide functional consistency with the needs of the program participants
  • To develop a statewide ITS Telecommunications Design that is cost effective, utilizes existing telecommunications resources, identifies and addresses the ITS communications requirements.