Transit ITS Standards Education & Outreach

The objective of this project is to deliver training courses that increase transit agency understanding of transit intelligent transportation systems (ITS) standards and their application in the transit environment. ITS standards define how various system technologies and components interconnect and interact within an overall framework. The U.S. Department of Transportation has sponsored an extensive ITS standards outreach and training program to promote awareness and usage of ITS transit standards, including Transit Communication Interface Profiles (TCIP). This project is a continuation of the FY 2001 project to develop and deliver training courses for transit ITS standards. The project provides for the delivery of three sets of courses based on vehicle area networks, incorporating transit communications interface profiles (TCIP) into legacy systems, and specifying ITS standards in procurement documents. During this activity, a set of four courses will be targeted and delivered to transit decision makers and implementers regarding the transit communication interface profiles standards and vehicle area network standards. This project supports educational/outreach activities to ensure that transit ITS projects are compatible with the national ITS architecture requirements. Project is funded under the DOT National ITS Program.