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Tennessee Regional ITS Architectures and Deployment Plans

Clarksville Regional ITS Architecture

The Clarksville Regional Intelligent Transportation System (CRITS) Architecture was developed in 2006 to organize the implementation of ITS technologies in the Clarksville region. The primary goals of this architecture are to steer the creation of a functional ITS program that satisfies the demands of local and regional transportation stakeholders and to formulate a realistic vision for the future of Clarksville’s ITS network. A secondary aim is to bring the region into compliance with the 2001 FHWA Final Rule on ITS Architecture and Standards Conformity. This document (termed Version 1.0) is intended as the initial CRITS architecture and will be updated on a regular basis as later defined in this document.

The scope of the CRITS system has a twofold definition. With respect to geographic area, the limits are defined as the Clarksville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) planning boundary (see Figure 1). This incorporates 230 square miles along the Tennessee-Kentucky state border including the cities of Clarksville, Tennessee and Oak Grove, Kentucky as well as other portions of Montgomery County, Tennessee and Christian County, Kentucky. Although not included in the MPO planning area, the Fort Campbell military base is also included in the CRITS scope due to its heavy impact on the regional transportation network.

The chronological scope of the CRITS architecture is 25 years. This service life, with regular updates, is an appropriate timeframe in which to allow for the planning of relatively ambitious technology implementation while ensuring that the region’s ITS goals are attainable and are being pursued in a timely manner. All TIP-listed projects and near-term LRTP projects will be supported by the architecture.    

This architecture is being developed in conjunction with the existing Kentucky ITS Statewide Architecture and the draft Tennessee Statewide ITS Architecture. In subsequent updates, the scope of the CRITS or of an adjacent regional architecture may expand to include overlapping ITS boundary areas. At such time, both CRITS and the adjacent regional architecture should be re-developed so as to promote a seamless delivery of communication and services.

Project Documents

Executive Summary

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