ITS Architecture Plan

The 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, but are not limited to:

  • 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; and
  • 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.