ITS Architecture Plan

The Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture for the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) Region is a roadmap for the integration of technology into the SNHPC transportation system during the next 10 years. The Architecture is a framework for the SNHPC region, rather than a system design or a plan for deployment, within which electronic information is organized. Based on the National ITS Architecture which provides a framework for ITS planning and integration, SNHPC has developed the Architecture to cover all modes in the region. The Architecture exhibits a shared vision of how the systems will work together in the future, sharing information and resources to provide a safer, more efficient transportation system for travelers in the region.

Examples of ITS projects include

  • traffic signal interconnections 
  • transit signal priority systems 
  • traffic signal control software 
  • variable message signs 
  • closed-circuit television cameras 
  • traveler information systems 
  • electronic fare payment systems
  • automatic vehicle location systems

ITS are designed to make better use of existing transportation infrastructure through improved system management and reliability at a fraction of the cost of conventional infrastructure expansion. Successful ITS deployment requires an approach to planning, implementation, and operations that emphasizes collaboration between relevant entities and compatibility of individual systems. Such an approach is designed to maximize user benefits and the cost efficiency of ITS investments.