What is ITS?
ITS is the application of advanced technology to address transportation problems. ITS makes use of advanced communication and computer technology to address these problems and enhance the movement of people and goods. ITS infrastructure can be categorized based upon the implemented application of the technology.
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ITS ("Intelligent Transportation Systems") is the application of advanced technology to address transportation problems. ITS makes use of advanced communication and computer technology to address these problems and enhance the movement of people and products.
ITS can help address Oregon's current and future transportation system needs by:
Allowing for better management of transportation supply and demand. ITS projects have the capability to continuously manage and fine-tune the transportation system's operation in response to unpredictable fluctuations in travel demand and incidents.
Promoting the use of alternative modes of transportation and improving connectivity across the different modes. ITS devices can collect and exchange real-time transportation system operations data.
Increasing travel efficiency and mobility without increasing the physical size of the transportation facility. ITS can make travel more convenient by providing real-time information about current conditions and options, increasing the reliability of travel.
Enabling travelers to choose travel time, mode and route efficiently based on real-time roadway and transit status information.
Reducing the cost of operating and maintaining transportation facilities and services through more efficient use of existing facilities and with the use of automated or remote control of equipment.
Improve efficiency of the transportation system.
Improve mobility and accessibility.
Improve productivity of transportation system users.
Improve intermodal connections.
Promote economic development in Oregon.