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This course examines the importance of communicating the
value of TSMO and the challenges associated with doing that. It presents
strategies for how to build a case and tell a compelling story tailored to
various audiences. And it describes available tools and provides examples
of how they have been used to successfully convey TSMO benefits and success
This introductory course targets transportation planners, managers, and engineers at state and local agency levels, who are interested in learning more about the Connected Vehicle Program and its benefits and implications for public agencies. Participants will learn about the safety, mobility and environmental applications envisioned for the connected vehicle environment. They will gain an overview of the infrastructure requirements being developed, including communication standards, and operations and maintenance implications, and upcoming policy decisions. Lastly, they will be made aware of recent activities being supported by the ITS Joint Program Office and how they too can become involved by considering how vehicle to infrastructure communications and applications could be used to solve their problems.
This course is designed to introduce the benefits of creating an open and accessible data archive of your agency’s data. It explains some of the challenges associated with making your agency’s data more open and available to others, and ways in which you can mitigate those challenges. The course includes some real-world examples of how data can be leveraged for better decision making and analysis, as well as a discussion of the pros and cons of building your very own archive, leveraging technologies that others have developed, or paying a consultant to help you with your archiving needs.
This course emphasizes the importance of database design, use, and management to ITS. The module begins with a general description of databases and database management systems, including the relationships that exist among a database, a DBMS, and an application. Relational database tables, Entity-Relationship Models, and the role of metadata are discussed in detail. Finally, the module describes SQL, and explores the role of databases in data warehousing and Geographic Information Systems.
Many ITS professionals get involved in the design and/or operation of transportation management systems. It is important, however, to step back and consider the essential functions that these systems perform. This course will prepare students to define functional requirements for the procurement or design of a transportation management system.
This course was designed to increase awareness of the benefits to be gained through the deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for highway safety applications at the highway system, mainstream (highway improvement project), and stand-alone project level.
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