FTE Regional ITS Architecture (Final)

Inventory by Entity


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The FTE ITS element inventory is made up of the transportation and communications centers, the field equipment, the vehicles, and the traveler systems in FTE. Entities represent the library of ITS types from which specific stakeholder ITS elements can be assigned to inherit characteristics. The following table sorts the FTE stakeholder ITS element inventory by generic National ITS Architecture entity. This sorts FTE ITS elements that perform similar functions together, so that stakeholder ITS elements of a particular or similar type can be easily identified.

EntityElementDescription
Archived Data Management
FDOT Statewide OIS Enterprise DatabasesOperated and maintained by the FDOT Office of Information System, this is a statewide database that includes bridge inventory, roadway character inventory system, and pavement management systems.
FTE TEAMSFlorida Turnpike Enterprise Asset Management System (TEAMS). TEAMS allows users to input assets to maintain inventory TEAMS may include traffic safety/crash information, roadway information, traffic operational data, assets, and maintenance information.
FTE Traffic Count DatabaseFuture FTE traffic volume and count database for transportation planning purposes.
FTE Transportation Data WarehouseThis system collects and archives traffic data, land use data, crash data (includes both short and long form inputs in some counties), and inventory data for each of the transportation-relevant systems in the FDOT Turnpike Enterprise. This information is then provided to the statewide archive in Tallahassee.
Private Archived Data ProvidersRepresents private, third-party archived data providers.
SunGuide Data ArchivingThe Regional Integrated Transportation Information System (RITIS) is an automated data sharing, dissemination and archiving system that includes many performance measure, dashboard, and visual analytics tools that help agencies gain situational awareness.
Commercial Vehicle
Commercial VehiclePrivately owned commercial vehicles. Included in the architecture to cover HAZMAT incident reporting.
Emergency Management
911 Emergency Call CentersRepresents the various county and local call taker systems that handle 911 calls. This includes the FHP, county sheriffs, and many local police call taker systems. It also includes E911 systems.
County EOCs/Warning PointsGeneric element representing county emergency operation centers (EOCs). The county EOC provides a coordinating point for the effective management of local emergencies to catastrophic events in and around the county. It is the lead organization in coordinating disaster response from a municipal level to state and federal. Recovery planning and financial assistance from the State of Florida and FEMA are established through the EOC.
County Fire EMS/Rescue DispatchGeneric element representing county fire and rescue dispatch centers. In some counties, this may include dispatching volunteer departments and EMS. The dispatch center provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions. Note that there are multiple fire districts in some counties. In these cases, there is an overall county-wide dispatch operation that dispatches ambulances and other assets and independent dispatch operations for each of the other districts in the county.
County Sheriff DispatchGeneric element representing the county sheriff dispatch center. The dispatch center provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions.
FDLE HeadquartersRepresents the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office in Tallahassee that originates Amber Alerts.
FHP Lake Worth Regional Communications CenterThe Lake Worth Regional Communications Center (LWRCC) dispatches FHP Troop K vehicles, which patrol the FTE Highway System. The dispatch provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions.
Florida Statewide EOC/Warning Point (SEOC)The state emergency operations center, located in Tallahassee that provides central command and control during major emergencies in the state of Florida. Serves as an information clearinghouse for disaster-related information. Includes a regional database containing the evacuation routes for the regional area. Includes basic primary and secondary route information.
FTE EOCRepresent the FDOT Turnpike Enterprise Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
FTE Facilities Management DepartmentRepresents the department of FTE responsible for facilities management and facilities monitoring
FTE Operations Center (Pompano)This regional TMC will manage Floridas Turnpike Enterprise operations in South Florida and will be staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
FTE Operations Center (Turkey Lake)This Turnpike Enterprise operations center is located at Turkey Lake and manages Turnpike operations in the northern portion of the turnpike system. This regional TMC is staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
Local EOCsGeneric element representing municipal and local emergency operation centers (EOCs). The Local EOC provides a coordinating point for the effective management of local emergencies to catastrophic events in and around a metropolitan area. It is the lead organization in coordinating disaster response from a municipal level to state and federal.
Local Fire/EMS DispatchGeneric element representing the local and municipal Fire Rescue and EMS dispatch centers. The dispatch center provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions.
Local Police DispatchGeneric element representing the local and municipal police dispatch centers. The dispatch center provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions.
Private Tow Wreckers DispatchDispatch function for privately owned tow or wrecker service.
Private/Public Ambulance DispatchDispatch center for private/public ambulance service. Currently operating out of the county dispatch centers.
Regional HAZMAT TeamRepresents regional HAZMAT response teams. May consist of local, county and/or FDOT public safety responders.
Emergency Vehicle
County Fire EMS/Rescue VehiclesGeneric element representing the ITS-devices (i.e., mobile data terminals) onboard county fire trucks, fire apparatus, and other rescue vehicles.
County Sheriffs VehiclesGeneric element representing the ITS-devices (i.e., mobile data terminals) onboard county sheriff vehicles.
Florida Highway Patrol VehiclesRepresents the ITS-devices (i.e., mobile data terminals) onboard the vehicles that are owned by the state and operated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
FTE Road Rangers Safety Patrol VehiclesRepresents the ITS-devices (i.e., mobile data terminals) onboard the vehicles that provide roadside assistance to individuals traveling on the Florida Turnpike Enterprise System.
Local Fire/EMS VehiclesGeneric element representing the ITS-devices (i.e., mobile data terminals) onboard the fire trucks, fire apparatus, EMS vehicles and other vehicles operated by local and municipal fire departments.
Local Police VehiclesGeneric element representing the ITS-devices (i.e., mobile data terminals) onboard local and municipal police vehicles.
Private Tow Wrecker VehiclesGeneric element representing the ITS-devices (i.e., mobile data terminals) onboard privately owned tow or wrecker vehicles.
Fleet and Freight Management
CHEMTRECCHEMTREC (CHEMical TRansportation Emergency Center) was established by the chemical industry as a public service hotline for fire fighters, law enforcement, and other emergency responders to obtain information and assistance for emergency incidents involving chemicals and hazardous materials.
Private Fleet Vehicle Dispatch SystemsCharter bus fleets, major truck fleet operators, taxi services, limo services, etc. that operate in Florida. Note that the dispatch may actually be outside the state.
Information Service Provider
Florida 511The system that provides near real-time advanced traveler information in the State of Florida. The system may include video images, travel time information, construction information, and subscription services.
FTE Operations Center (Pompano)This regional TMC will manage Floridas Turnpike Enterprise operations in South Florida and will be staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
FTE Operations Center (Turkey Lake)This Turnpike Enterprise operations center is located at Turkey Lake and manages Turnpike operations in the northern portion of the turnpike system. This regional TMC is staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
Private Sector Traveler Information ServicesRepresents private sector traveler information services that may provide traveler information directly to regional agencies and/or to the traveling public. Examples include WAZE, Google, and a variety of smartphone applications.
SunPass CSC Web SiteWeb site and information portal (including account information) for SunPass customers.
Maintenance and Construction Management
County and City Roadway Maintenance and Construction SystemsGeneric element representing the road maintenance and construction systems operating in the region. This includes local, municipal and county maintenance departments.
FTE Maintenance FacilitiesRepresents the maintenance systems and maintenance dispatch for FDOT Turnpike Enterprise. Dispatches maintenance vehicles and equipment for maintaining the road, bridges and ITS equipment owned by the FDOT Turnpike Enterprise.
FTE Operations Center (Pompano)This regional TMC will manage Floridas Turnpike Enterprise operations in South Florida and will be staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
FTE Operations Center (Turkey Lake)This Turnpike Enterprise operations center is located at Turkey Lake and manages Turnpike operations in the northern portion of the turnpike system. This regional TMC is staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
Other FDOT District Maintenance and ConstructionRepresents the maintenance systems and maintenance dispatch for other FDOT Districts. This element is used to define the interface from the region's FDOT Maintenance and Construction functions to those in other districts.
Maintenance and Construction Vehicle
FTE Maintenance and Construction VehiclesRepresents the ITS-devices (i.e., mobile data terminals) onboard the maintenance and construction vehicle owned and operated by FDOT Turnpike Enterprise. This may include vehicles currently operated or owned by private contractors but used for FTE projects.
Parking Management
FDOT CV Parking Management SystemRepresents the Commercial Vehicle (CV) Parking Management System for the State of Florida. This system determines parking availability at CV parking facilities and communicates this information downstream to commercial vehicle operators.
Payment Administration
E-Pass Service CenterThe Customer Service Centers that distribute E-Pass tags and provide the back room functions.
Florida Statewide Tolling Customer Service CenterThis element represents a future, centralized, state-run tolling customer service center for the entire State of Florida. Tolling information would be sent from individual tolling plazas to this customer service center.
FTE Operations Center (Turkey Lake)This Turnpike Enterprise operations center is located at Turkey Lake and manages Turnpike operations in the northern portion of the turnpike system. This regional TMC is staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
LeeWay Customer Service CenterThe customer service center for the LeeWay toll system.
Osceola County Customer Service CenterCustomer service center providing administrative back office and customer support functions for the Osceola County electronic toll collection system.
SunPass Customer Service CenterCustomer Service Centers (CSCs) for the SunPass electronic toll system, providing administrative back office and customer support functions for the electronic toll system.
Personal Information Access
Private Travelers Personal Computing DevicesE.g., cellular telephones, PDAs, and personal computers.
Remote Traveler Support
Rest Areas/Visitor Centers/Service PlazasRest areas and visitor centers with varied amenities owned, operated or managed by FDOT. Tourist information, emergency evacuation information, and general traffic information could be provided in the future.
Roadway
FTE Data Collection Field EquipmentRepresents the ITS field equipment operated by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise including vehicle detectors and CCTV cameras to monitor traffic. Includes mobile CCTVs (van-mounted).
FTE Data Dissemination Field EquipmentRepresents the ITS field equipment operated by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise including DMSs, HARs, and other public information dissemination systems. Includes portable DMSs.
FTE Portable Workzone Field EquipmentRepresents mobile traffic control and data sensor equipment operated by Florida Turnpike Enterprise, such as portable DMSs, CCTV cameras, and HARs.
FTE Traffic Control Field EquipmentRepresents the ITS field equipment operated by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise such as lane control systems, to control traffic.
Roadway Payment
FTE Sunpass Toll Collection SystemElectronic toll collection roadway equipment. e.g., tag readers, toll booth equipment, lane curtains, etc., operated by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise.
Security Monitoring
FTE Facilities Monitoring EquipmentRepresents monitoring equipment at secure FTE facilities, such as building access control.
FTE Infrastructure Monitoring EquipmentInfrastructure monitoring equipment including IR, cameras and motion detectors. These sensors and detectors are operated by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise to monitor and protect FDOT infrastructure and facilities, and not for traffic monitoring.
Traffic Management
FTE Operations Center (Pompano)This regional TMC will manage Floridas Turnpike Enterprise operations in South Florida and will be staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
FTE Operations Center (Turkey Lake)This Turnpike Enterprise operations center is located at Turkey Lake and manages Turnpike operations in the northern portion of the turnpike system. This regional TMC is staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
FTE Sunpass Toll Collection SystemElectronic toll collection roadway equipment. e.g., tag readers, toll booth equipment, lane curtains, etc., operated by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise.
FTE Sunwatch Center (Turkey Lake)Centralized toll operations center for the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, to monitor toll plaza operations throughout the FTE system.
FTE Toll Plaza CentersRepresents individual tolling locations
Other FDOT District TMCsRepresents FDOT TMCs in other districts. This element is used to define the interface from the region's FDOT TMC to those in other districts.
Vehicle
Commercial VehiclePrivately owned commercial vehicles. Included in the architecture to cover HAZMAT incident reporting.
Connected VehiclesRepresents connected vehicles with the ability to communicate with other vehicles or roadside equipment.
SunPass TagSunPass vehicle transponder used for electronic payment of toll and other, e.g. Airport Parking.
VehiclesRepresents the ITS elements installed on private traveler vehicles.
Archived Data User Systems
Archived Data User SystemsUsers of archived data.
Asset Management
FDOT Asset Management SystemsDatabase systems used by FDOT to perform asset management.
FTE OIS Enterprise DatabaseFTE database that includes bridge inventory, roadway character inventory system, and pavement management systems.
Basic Commercial Vehicle
Commercial VehiclePrivately owned commercial vehicles. Included in the architecture to cover HAZMAT incident reporting.
Basic Vehicle
Commercial VehiclePrivately owned commercial vehicles. Included in the architecture to cover HAZMAT incident reporting.
DMV
Florida DMV Licensing and Registration SystemVehicle registration systems of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. These systems provides commercial driver's license and vehicle registration in the State of Florida.
Enforcement Agency
County Court SystemGeneric element representing the various court systems used to seek restitution from toll violators.
County Sheriff DispatchGeneric element representing the county sheriff dispatch center. The dispatch center provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions.
FDLE HeadquartersRepresents the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office in Tallahassee that originates Amber Alerts.
FHP Lake Worth Regional Communications CenterThe Lake Worth Regional Communications Center (LWRCC) dispatches FHP Troop K vehicles, which patrol the FTE Highway System. The dispatch provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions.
Local Police DispatchGeneric element representing the local and municipal police dispatch centers. The dispatch center provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions.
Event Promoters
Local Venue Event Scheduling SystemThis general system represents the convention centers, music centers, sporting facilities and other venues that regularly host events that impact traffic. Specific examples in the Southeast Florida region include the Pompano Beach Harness Track, the Gulfstream Race Track, Thomas J. White Stadium, Lockhart Stadium, and the Heron Bay Country Club. Major venues for professional sports teams (e.g., American Airlines Arena and National Car Rental Center) are specifically identified by other elements in this regional architecture.
Municipality Event Permit SystemsThis generic element represents the special permit offices and associated systems that provide permits for large public gatherings and special events in the region.
Financial Institution
Financial InstitutionsBanking and financial institutions used by ITS systems to perform various banking transactions (e.g., funds transfers, credit card account management).
Media
Newspapers, Radio, Television StationsThe numerous local media (newspaper, radio, television) stations.
Other Archives
FDOT Statewide OIS Enterprise DatabasesOperated and maintained by the FDOT Office of Information System, this is a statewide database that includes bridge inventory, roadway character inventory system, and pavement management systems.
FTE Traffic Count DatabaseFuture FTE traffic volume and count database for transportation planning purposes.
FTE Transportation Data WarehouseThis system collects and archives traffic data, land use data, crash data (includes both short and long form inputs in some counties), and inventory data for each of the transportation-relevant systems in the FDOT Turnpike Enterprise. This information is then provided to the statewide archive in Tallahassee.
Private Archived Data ProvidersRepresents private, third-party archived data providers.
Other Emergency Management
911 Emergency Call CentersRepresents the various county and local call taker systems that handle 911 calls. This includes the FHP, county sheriffs, and many local police call taker systems. It also includes E911 systems.
County EOCs/Warning PointsGeneric element representing county emergency operation centers (EOCs). The county EOC provides a coordinating point for the effective management of local emergencies to catastrophic events in and around the county. It is the lead organization in coordinating disaster response from a municipal level to state and federal. Recovery planning and financial assistance from the State of Florida and FEMA are established through the EOC.
County Fire EMS/Rescue DispatchGeneric element representing county fire and rescue dispatch centers. In some counties, this may include dispatching volunteer departments and EMS. The dispatch center provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions. Note that there are multiple fire districts in some counties. In these cases, there is an overall county-wide dispatch operation that dispatches ambulances and other assets and independent dispatch operations for each of the other districts in the county.
County Sheriff DispatchGeneric element representing the county sheriff dispatch center. The dispatch center provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions.
FDLE HeadquartersRepresents the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office in Tallahassee that originates Amber Alerts.
Florida State Incident and Mutual Aid NetworkState Public Safety Communications Network.
Florida Statewide EOC/Warning Point (SEOC)The state emergency operations center, located in Tallahassee that provides central command and control during major emergencies in the state of Florida. Serves as an information clearinghouse for disaster-related information. Includes a regional database containing the evacuation routes for the regional area. Includes basic primary and secondary route information.
FTE EOCRepresent the FDOT Turnpike Enterprise Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Local EOCsGeneric element representing municipal and local emergency operation centers (EOCs). The Local EOC provides a coordinating point for the effective management of local emergencies to catastrophic events in and around a metropolitan area. It is the lead organization in coordinating disaster response from a municipal level to state and federal.
Local Fire/EMS DispatchGeneric element representing the local and municipal Fire Rescue and EMS dispatch centers. The dispatch center provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions.
Local Police DispatchGeneric element representing the local and municipal police dispatch centers. The dispatch center provides call taking, communications, and dispatch functions.
Private Tow Wreckers DispatchDispatch function for privately owned tow or wrecker service.
Private/Public Ambulance DispatchDispatch center for private/public ambulance service. Currently operating out of the county dispatch centers.
Regional HAZMAT TeamRepresents regional HAZMAT response teams. May consist of local, county and/or FDOT public safety responders.
Other Payment Administration
E-Pass Service CenterThe Customer Service Centers that distribute E-Pass tags and provide the back room functions.
LeeWay Customer Service CenterThe customer service center for the LeeWay toll system.
Osceola County Customer Service CenterCustomer service center providing administrative back office and customer support functions for the Osceola County electronic toll collection system.
Statewide ETC Reciprocity NetworkThis is a network that allows reconciliation of toll charges across different agencies. This network allows the exchange of information about clients who have incurred charges in jurisdictions of toll collection agencies other than their home (billing) customer service center. This information is used to resolve toll payments between the participating customer service centers. This architecture flow enables "reciprocity" between participating customer service centers.
SunPass Customer Service CenterCustomer Service Centers (CSCs) for the SunPass electronic toll system, providing administrative back office and customer support functions for the electronic toll system.
Other Traffic Management
FDOT Statewide ITS WAN/C2C InfrastructureRepresents the Center-to-Center (C2C) infrastructure, via the Statewide ITS Wide Area Network (WAN) that connects the Regional Transportation Management Centers (RTMCs) and Transportation Management Centers (TMCs) operated by FDOT in the State of Florida.
FTE Operations Center (Pompano)This regional TMC will manage Floridas Turnpike Enterprise operations in South Florida and will be staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
FTE Operations Center (Turkey Lake)This Turnpike Enterprise operations center is located at Turkey Lake and manages Turnpike operations in the northern portion of the turnpike system. This regional TMC is staffed by both FTE and Florida Highway Patrol personnel.
FTE Sunpass Toll Collection SystemElectronic toll collection roadway equipment. e.g., tag readers, toll booth equipment, lane curtains, etc., operated by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise.
FTE Sunwatch Center (Turkey Lake)Centralized toll operations center for the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, to monitor toll plaza operations throughout the FTE system.
Other FDOT District TMCsRepresents FDOT TMCs in other districts. This element is used to define the interface from the region's FDOT TMC to those in other districts.
Traveler Card
SunPass TagSunPass vehicle transponder used for electronic payment of toll and other, e.g. Airport Parking.
Weather Service
National Hurricane Center Info. SystemThis system provides information to the public by issuing watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous weather conditions in the tropics.
National Weather ServiceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regional field office.
Private/Public Weather Information ProvidersThis element represents the variety of public and private weather services that provide weather forecasts and real-time weather information.