How Do You Teach Local Transportation Professionals What They Need to Know About Intelligent Transportation Systems?

A major question being addressed as part of the intelligent transportation systems movement in the U.S. is: How do you teach local transportation professionals what they need to know about ITS? Such professionals include, for example, local traffic engineers, public works directors, highway superintendents, transit operators, and transportation planners. The objective of this education project is to formulate a strategic plan to teach local professionals what they should know about ITS concepts, technologies, benefits and risks associated with the integration of ITS applications into local transportation plans and projects. The strategy would likely consist of a set of goals, objectives, and learning activities including traditional classroom short courses and training workshops as well as activities employing innovative delivery mechanisms such as on line courses, interactive webinars, and internet based technical assistance tools. This education project will be conducted in collaboration with the UMass Transportation Academy and the Massachusetts Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). The objective of this education project is to formulate a strategic plan to teach local transportation professionals in Massachusetts about basic ITS concepts, technologies, benefits and risks.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $61720.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Massachusetts Transportation Center

      University of Massachusetts
      Amherst, MA  United States  01003
    • Principal Investigators:

      Collura, John

    • Start Date: 20060901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 19607

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466331
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRS99-G-0001, UMAE19-17
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:14PM