Improve the security 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: Evacuation Times Reduce the per capita time to evacuate Z persons in the region by X percent over Y years.
Emergency/Incident Management: Incident Duration Reduce mean incident clearance time per incident by X percent over Y years. (Defined as the time between awareness of an incident and the time the last responder has left the scene.)
Emergency/Incident Management: Incident Duration Reduce mean incident notification time (defined as the time between the first agency's awareness of an incident and the time to notify needed response agencies) by X percent over Y years (i.e., through "Motorist Assist" roving patrol programs, reduction of inaccurate verifications, etc.).
Emergency/Incident Management: Incident Duration Reduce mean roadway clearance time per incident by X percent over Y years. (Defined as the time between awareness of an incident and restoration of lanes to full operational status.)
Emergency/Incident Management: Incident Duration Reduce mean time for needed responders to arrive on-scene after notification by X percent over Y years.
Emergency/Incident Management: Incident Duration Reduce mean time of incident duration (from awareness of incident to resumed traffic flow) on transit services and arterial and expressway facilities by X percent in Y years.
Security: Crime Reduce security risks to motorists and travelers
Security: Crime Reduce security risks to transit passengers and transit vehicle operators
Security: Crime Reduce security risks to transportation infrastructure
Security: Terrorism, Natural Disasters, and Hazardous Material Incidents Enhance tracking and monitoring of sensitive Hazmat shipments
Security: Terrorism, Natural Disasters, and Hazardous Material Incidents Reduce exposure due to Hazmat & homeland security incidents
Security: Terrorism, Natural Disasters, and Hazardous Material Incidents Reduce security risks to motorists and travelers
Security: Terrorism, Natural Disasters, and Hazardous Material Incidents Reduce security risks to transit passengers and transit vehicle operators
Security: Terrorism, Natural Disasters, and Hazardous Material Incidents Reduce security risks to transportation infrastructure
Transit Operations and Management: Safety Decrease the number of personal safety incidents by X percent within Y years.
Transit Operations and Management: Safety Increase personal safety ratings by X percent within Y years.
Transit Operations and Management: Safety Increase the number of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed by X percent in Y years on platforms, park-n-ride lots, vehicles, and other transit facilities.

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.