Enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system

Each of the goals in a metropolitan or statewide transportation plan is supported by one or more 'objectives' that define what needs to occur to accomplish the goal. The objectives define what a region plans to achieve and help to determine the strategies and investments that will be included in the transportation plan. In practice, objectives range from high-level regional statements to specific, measurable, time-bound "SMART" objectives. A range of objectives are included in the Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT), gathered from a variety of references and recent transportation plans, that reflect the spectrum of objectives that are used in current practice. The objectives identified below support the identified goal. Select an objective to identify its source, associated performance measures, and the service packages that support the objective.

Objective Category Objective
Emergency/Incident Management: Inter-Agency Coordination At least X percent of transportation operating agencies have a plan in place for a representative to be at the local or State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate strategic activities and response planning for transportation during emergencies by year Y.
Emergency/Incident Management: Inter-Agency Coordination Hold at least X multi-agency after-action review meetings each year with attendance from at least Y percent of the agencies involved in the incident's response.
Emergency/Incident Management: Inter-Agency Coordination Increase percentage of incident management agencies in the region that (participate in a multi-modal information exchange network, use interoperable voice communications, participate in a regional coordinated incident response team, etc.) by X percent in Y years.
Emergency/Incident Management: Inter-Agency Coordination Increase the number of corridors in the region covered by regional coordinated incident response teams by X percent in Y years.
Emergency/Incident Management: Traveler Information Increase number of repeat visitors to traveler information website (or 511 system) by X percent in Y years.
Emergency/Incident Management: Traveler Information Reduce the time between recovery from incident and removal of traveler alerts for that incident.
Emergency/Incident Management: Traveler Information Reduce time between incident/emergency verification and posting a traveler alert to traveler information outlets (e.g., variable message signs, agency website, 511 system) by X minutes in Y years.
Integration: Connectivity Reduce cost of transfer fees paid by X percent by year Y.
Integration: Connectivity Reduce door-to-door trip time by X percent by year Y.
Integration: Transportation Data Collection Enhance planning with better data
Special Event Management: Multi-Agency Coordination and Training Increase the number of agencies with special event management responsibilities that use interoperable communications by X percent in Y years.
Special Event Management: Multi-Agency Coordination and Training Increase the percentage of special event stakeholder agencies participating in a regional event management team to X percent by year Y.
Transit Operations and Management: Park-and-Ride Support Increase pedestrian and bicycle access to park-and-ride lots by X percent within Y years.
Transit Operations and Management: Park-and-Ride Support Increase the number of automobile and bicycle spaces by X percent within Y years for lots currently experiencing X percent utilization.
Transit Operations and Management: Park-and-Ride Support Increase traveler awareness of park-and-ride lots by X percent within Y years.
Travel Demand Management: Parking Management Biannually increase preferred parking spaces for carpool/vanpool participants within downtown, at special events, and among major employers by X percent within Y years.
Travel Demand Management: Parking Management Implement parking pricing for X communities every Y years.
Travel Demand Management: Parking Management Implement shared parking for X communities every Y years.
Travel Demand Management: Parking Management Increase park-and-ride lot capacity by X percent over Y years.
Travel Demand Management: Parking Management Increase the number of residents/commuters receiving information on parking pricing and availability within Y years.
Travel Demand Management: Parking Management Install parking meters along X corridors by year Y in the urban core/transit supportive areas.
Travel Weather Management: Disseminating Information Reduce time to alert travelers of travel weather impacts (using variable message signs, 511, road weather information systems, public information broadcasts, the agency's website, Web 2.0 technologies, etc.) by X (time period or percent) in Y years.
Traveler Information: Data Collection and Sharing on Travel Conditions Increase the percent of modes in the region that share their traveler information with other modes in the region to 100 percent by Y year.
Traveler Information: Data Collection and Sharing on Travel Conditions Increase the percent of the transportation system in which travel conditions can be detected remotely via CCTV, speed detectors, etc. to X percent by Y year.
Traveler Information: Data Collection and Sharing on Travel Conditions Increase the percent of transportation facilities whose owners share their traveler information with other agencies in the region to X percent by Y year.
Work Zone Management: Construction Coordination Decrease the number of work zones on parallel routes/along the same corridor by X percent in Y years.
Work Zone Management: Construction Coordination Establish a work zone management system within X years to facilitate coordination of work zones in the region.
Work Zone Management: Construction Coordination Increase the number of capital projects reviewed for regional construction coordination by X percent in Y years.

Architecture Use

Like the goals, the transportation objectives of the region should be a driving input for the regional ITS architecture. By connecting the objectives with the architecture, transportation planners can easily identify the portion of the integrated regional transportation system that supports each objective. Conversely, ITS architectures and strategic plans can help planning organizations define operations objectives that reflect data that is available and the expertise of operations staff. The RAD-IT Planning Tab can be used to connect your region's objectives with your regional ITS architecture. If your regional ITS architecture does not include this connection, the links between the objectives and ARC-IT defined in this planning view may be used as a starting point.