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Florida Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures

This website provides access to the Florida Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures. These architectures define the functional relationships between the transportation systems across the State of Florida, affording the agencies and organizations in the State information they can use to plan and develop transportation solutions to meet the State’s needs.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began a project in 2019 to update Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures to reflect the latest transportation systems implementations and to identify what will potentially be needed to support and address the transportation needs over the next ten years. The revised architectures comply with the FHWA 23 CFR Rule 940 requirements, and are compatible with the Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) Version 8.3.

The purpose of this Florida Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures (2020 Revision) website is to present the ITS architectures that reflect the intelligent transportation system architecture status and vision of the stakeholders represented within each of the architectures across the state of Florida.

Statewide and Regional ITS Architectures Development Process

The ITS Architectures that make up this website were developed through a cooperative effort by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), including its Central Office, each of the FDOT Districts, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and identified stakeholders within each region. All ITS architecture updates were coordinated through FDOT's Central Office - Transportation Systems Management & Operations Program. All stakeholder inputs were documented in a separate database for each region and at the statewide level. The content of each database is represented on the website. Florida has a total of seven regional ITS architectures plus a statewide architecture as follows:

The previous versions of the regional ITS architectures were used as the baseline for these updates. Key stakeholders were interviewed to provide input to the architecture updates. Additional information was gathered from documents provided by regional stakeholders, as well as through publicly available planning documents.

Stakeholder Workshops were conducted for the statewide and each regional architecture to further the stakeholder engagement process. The workshops provided a forum to answer stakeholder questions, to address existing and potential information exchanges, as well as planned projects and initiatives to be reflected in the ITS architectures.

The information gathered was used to initiate the process of revising each ITS architecture. The focus of the ITS architectures is to identify actual information exchange requirements between specific ITS elements in the regions.

The architecture update process was completed at the end of 2020. Starting in 2021, the architectures will be reviewed and assessed on an annual basis for revisions that are necessary to reflect current ITS project and system deployment conditions.

Each architecture was updated using the Regional Architecture Development for Intelligent Transportation (RAD-IT) software which is based on the Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) Version 8.3. ARC-IT and the RAD-IT software are accessible on the ARC-IT website at www.arc-it.net. It should be noted that ARC-IT and its tool set including the RAD-IT software were recently updated to Version 9.0. The Florida Architectures were developed with ARC-IT Version 8.3. Since only ARC-IT Version 9.0 is available on the ARC-IT website, a copy of the ARC-IT Version 8.3 website is available for download in case it is needed as a reference. The RAD-IT Version 9.0 software can be used to explore the RITSA content by selecting the "Open Database" option when prompted in the RAD-IT Version 9.0 session. The Florida Architectures are scheduled to be updated to ARC-IT Version 9.0 early in 2021. Since only RAD-IT Version 9.0 is available on the ARC-IT website, a copy of the RAD-IT Version 8.3 installation file is available for download to support project development using the RAD-IT file for any of the eight Florida ITS Architectures.

Last updated: 1/5/2021