The Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Strategic Plan provides a long-range plan for the deployment, integration, and operation of ITS in the Pocatello/Chubbuck Urban Area. The ITS Strategic Plan allows stakeholders to determine what strategies best solve the current and future transportation needs.
Intelligent Transportation System means electronics, communications, or information processing used singly or in combination to improve the efficiency or safety of a surface transportation system. FHWA developed a national architecture to ensure a common language. FHWA developed two systems to assist in developing the architecture. They are:
- Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) – ARC-IT provides the descriptions for the architecture.
- Regional Architecture Development for Intelligent Transportation (RAD-IT) – RAD-IT provides a framework that assists regions in identifying ITS projects and establishing how these ITS projects will be implemented.
In 2013, ITD developed a District 5 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Plan. Since 2013, the National ITS Architecture has been significantly updated. The changes are significant enough that the Bannock Transportation Planning Organization has begun an update of the 2021 regional strategic plan and related Architecture