To operate efficiently, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) must be interoperable and integrated. This requires structured planning, thorough designs, and open standards and protocols.
A new publication provides best practices for individuals and organizations involved in the design and deployment of ITS devices for the State of Qatar Public Works Authority—Ashghal. Not only does the guide foster the exchange of knowledge, it helps to achieve consistency for ITS deployments and advance the efficiency and competitiveness of the ITS infrastructure throughout the country.
Published in June 2015, Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Guidelines Version 2.2 is an update of version one of the guidelines published in 2013, also authored by Gannett Fleming. The new deployment guidelines cover general requirements pertaining to the work of designing, installing, and commissioning ITS devices.
It provides in-depth coverage of such topics as systems engineering process, traffic detection and monitoring systems, closed circuit television cameras, roadway weather information systems and air quality monitoring sites, over-height and over-weight detection systems, dynamic message signs, lane control signs, ramp metering systems, ducts and chambers, power, and communications.Designers, systems integrators, contractors, and ITS equipment vendors can use the document to guide their ITS deployments and support the State of Qatar’s transportation operations goals.