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Said El Said
ITS Program Manager
Phone: 615-253-0053
Said.ElSaid@tn.gov

Program Overview - Tennessee Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures

An intelligent transportation system (ITS) architecture is a high level plan for how ITS can be used to address transportation needs in a State or Region. An ITS architecture is required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in order to use federal transportation funding on ITS projects. There are three key steps to developing a regional ITS architecture:

  • Step 1 Identify Needs and ITS Inventory
    Stakeholder needs as well as existing and planned ITS elements are identified and documented.

  • Step 2 Develop ITS Market Packages (Services)
    ITS market packages represent the services that ITS can provide to address one or more needs in a Region. Market packages also show how that service will be operated and the data flows that will occur between agencies.

  • Step 3 Identify Sequence of ITS Projects to Deploy in the Region
    The ITS deployment plan developed for each Region identifies the projects that stakeholders recommended for deployment in order to implement the ITS services identified in the market packages.

ITS Architecture Status

The status of each of the ITS architectures found on this website is shown below. Use the links in the navigation bar to the left to move between regions and view the associated reports, workshop minutes, and other documentation.

Statewide ITS Architecture Completed October 2006

Regional ITS Architectures