Florida Statewide ITS Architecture (Final)

ITS Stakeholders


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The Florida Statewide ITS Architecture resulted from the consensus input of a diverse set of stakeholders, encompassing traffic, public safety, public transportation and other modes, special events, and many other stakeholders at the local and state levels. It includes both public and private sectors and spans the organizations that develop, operate, maintain, and depend on the surface transportation system.

This page contains a list (in alphabetical order) of the stakeholders that develop, operate, maintain, and/or depend on the ITS services. Each stakeholder has a hotlink to a definition of the stakeholder and a list of that stakeholder's specific ITS elements (if any).

StakeholderDescription
Airport Authorities Represents regional airport authorities and agencies responsible for operating and maintaining regional airports.
Amtrak Nationwide passenger rail organization with service throughout the United States.
Archived Data Users Users of archived data.
CFX The Central Florida Expressway Authority currently operates toll roads in Orange County, Florida. CFX has jurisdication to operate and maintain toll roads in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola Counties.
CHEMTREC CHEMTREC (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.
City of Gainesville Transportation Services Division Represents the City of Gainesville Transportation Services Division, responsible for the planning, design, operation, and maintenance nevessary to provide an effective and safe transportation network.
City of Tallahassee Represents the municipal agencies and departments of the City of Tallahassee.
Counties and Cities Represents generic county and municipal agencies and departments, including public works departments, and permit offices.
County and City Traffic Engineering Represents the generic county and local traffic management agencies.
County Emergency Management Agencies Represents the generic county agencies and departments that coordinates emergency response during major disasters or incidents.
County Paratransit Represents county-operated paratransit systems.
County Public Safety Agencies Represents the generic county public safety agencies, including EMS, fire departments, and sheriff's departments.
County Public Safety Agencies - Fire/EMS Represents the generic county fire and EMS departments, including volunteer fire departments.
County Public Safety Agencies - Sheriffs Department Represents the generic county sheriff's departments.
County School Districts Represents the public school districts in Florida.
Escambia County Represents the agencies and departments of Escambia County.
FDOT Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged State of Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD). An independent commission housed administratively within the Florida Department of Transportation whose mission is to insure the availability of efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged persons.
FDOT D3/City of Tallahassee Joint operators of the Regional Traffic Management Center located in the City of Tallahassee.
FDOT D4/Treasure Coast Traffic Engineering Division Represents ITS elements, or systems, jointly operated and managed by FDOT District 4, Indian River County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County.
FDOT D5/FHP A stakeholder group consisting of FDOT District 5 and FHP. Created for elements that are jointly operated by FDOT District 5 and FHP.
FDOT Data Archiving Represents a generic stakeholder that operates a data archive for FDOT SunGuide information.
FDOT District 1 Represents Florida Department of Transportation District 1, Southwest Florida, which includes Charlotte, Collier, De Soto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, and Sarasota counties.
FDOT District 2 Represents Florida Department of Transportation District 2, Northeast Florida, which includes Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union counties.
FDOT District 3 Represents Florida Department of Transportation District 3, Northwest Florida, which includes Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington counties.
FDOT District 4 Represents Florida Department of Transportation District 4, Southeast Florida, which includes Broward, Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties.
FDOT District 5 Represents Florida Department of Transportation District 5, Central Florida, which includes the following counties: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.
FDOT District 6 Represents Florida Department of Transportation District 6, South Florida, which includes Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
FDOT District 7 Represents Florida Department of Transportation District 7, West Central Florida, which includes the counties of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas.
FDOT Districts Represents the various districts that make up the Florida Department of Transportation.
FDOT State Emergency Management Office Represents the Office of Emergency Management for FDOT
FDOT State Maintenance Office State maintenance office for the Florida Department of Transportation.
FDOT State Materials Office This office provides testing, research, inspection, evaluation, recommendations and training in materials composition, use and performance for Florida's transportation system.
FDOT State Office of Information Systems The Office of Information Systems (OIS) is a division level organization within the Department of Transportation. The Chief Information Officer serves as the director of OIS. The primary functions of the OIS are to provide FDOT with a functional, statewide information processing and communications network, provide technical support for the Department's integrated office automation systems; provide staff controls for all statutory requirements of information resources in the area of procurement, security and finance; and manage all computer-based administrative and managerial data processing information. It is the mission of the Office of Information Systems to meet the requirements of customers who use computer-generated information by providing and supporting technology, systems, and services that are reliable, available, and protected.
FDOT State Public Information Office The Public Information Office for the Florida Department of Transportation provide communications support for the department through a central Public Information Office in Tallahassee, eight district public information offices, Toll Operations, and Motor Carrier Compliance.
FDOT State Public Transportation Office State operations office for public transportation programs for the State of Florida. Divisional offices include Aviation, High-Speed Rail, Rail, Seaport/Intermodal, and Transit.
FDOT State Safety Office Responsible for continually improving the safety of users of Florida's highway system, the safety of Department employees, and the Department's preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and man-made emergencies. Users includes motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
FDOT State Traffic Engineering and Operations Office The FDOT Traffic Engineering and Operations Office provides support and expertise in the application of traffic engineering principles and practices to improve safety and mobility. This office is responsible for several program areas such as Traffic Engineering Studies, Signing, Services, Traffic Incident Management, and Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O). The TSM&O section is responsible for four main areas including (1) SunGuide software management and ITS architecture updates, (2) telecommunications to support ITS deployments, (3) Florida advanced traveler information system management and (4) arterial management.
FDOT State Transportation Statistics Office Florida Department of Transportation's central clearinghouse and principal source for highway and traffic data.
FHWA Federal Highways Administration, a division of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).
Financial Institutions Financial and banking institutions that play a role in electronic payment financial transactions.
Florida Department of Agriculture The mission of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is to safeguard the public and support Florida's agricultural economy.
Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry A division of the Department of Agriculture, the Division of Forestry's mission is to protect and manage the forest resources of Florida.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the lead agency in state government for environmental management and stewardship. The department administers regulatory programs and issues permits for air, water and waste management.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles promotes a safe driving environment through law enforcement, public education and service, reduction of traffic crashes, titling and registering of motor vehicles and vessels, licensing motor vehicle operators, and regulation of motor vehicle exhaust.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Florida Department responsible for initiating Amber Alert messages.
Florida Department of Revenue Department responsible for the collection of taxes and other tariffs and payments for the State of Florida.
Florida Division of Emergency Management A division of the Florida Department of Community Affairs, the Florida Division of Emergency Management is responsible for ensuring that the State of Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate their impacts.
Florida Highway Patrol The Florida Highway Patrol's (FHP) mission is to promote a safe driving environment through aggressive law enforcement, public education, and safety awareness; reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes in Florida, preserve and protect human life and property.
Florida Port Authorities Represents the various port authorities in the State of Florida responsible for operating and maintaining the ports in the State of Florida.
Florida Statewide Customer Service Center This future element represents a future centralized, state-managed customer service center for tolling.
Florida Toll Authorities Represents county, local, and expressway toll authorities, including MDX, Tampa-Hillsboro, etc...
Floridas Turnpike Enterprise Represents FTE which manages and operates limited-access toll highways in the State of Florida, including the Florida Turnpike.
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
IFTA, Inc. International Fuel Tax Association, Inc.. Association formed to preserve trust and cooperation among the jurisdictions through efficient and effective oversight, planning and coordination of activities necessary to administer the International Fuel Tax Agreement and to conduct the business affairs of the corporation.
Indian River County Public Works Department The Indian River Public Works department is the management center for planning and implementing engineering design, construction, and maintenance programs within the Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Capital Projects, Parks Maintenance, Fleet Management, Stormwater and Road and Bridge divisions. The function of the Public Works Department is to provide a complete infrastructure for transportation, parks, beaches, and storm water systems within Indian River County, as well as meeting the fleet management needs of all County departments.
IRP, Inc. The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a cooperative agreement for registering vehicles that travel interstate. Under the IRP, interstate carriers must file an application(s) with the jurisdiction in which they are based.
Lee County DOT Represents the agencies and departments of Lee County, including public works departments, and permit offices.
Local Agencies Represents local government agencies and departments, including local fire/rescue departments, law enforcement providers, and emergency management agencies.
Local Agencies - Fire EMS/Rescue Departments Represents the generic municipal and local fire, EMS and Rescue Departments.
Local Agencies - Police Departments Represents the generic municipal and local police departments and other law enforcement providers. May include campus police.
Local Media Owner/operators of communications media including television, cable TV, radio, and news papers.
Local Venue Promoters Local event promoters, such as arenas.
Martin County Represent the agencies and departments of Martin County, including the Engineering Department and General Services.
Miami-Dade County Public Works Department The Miami-Dade County Public Works Department is responsible for the engineering, construction and maintenance of the County's numerous roads, bridges and canals, along with the traffic signals and signs that support them. The Department also oversees and administers the collection of tolls on both the Rickenbacker and Venetian Causeways.
Miami-Dade Expressway Authority The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority is a state-sanctioned, locally administered, public agency responsible for the operation and maintenance of five major expressway facilities in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Includes the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
Osceola County Expressway Authority Planned new Expressway Authority for Osceola County.
Other State Agencies Represents the agencies and departments of neighboring states.
Private Commercial Vehicle and Fleet Operators Owner/operators of private commercial vehicles and fleets.
Private Maintenance Contractors Represents private companies hired by the public sector to provide roadway maintenance, ITS equipment maintenance or vehicle maintenance.
Private Sector ISPs Private traveler and transportation information service providers, including Mobility Technologies, SmartRoute Systems, Shadow Traffic, and Metro Traffic.
Private Transit Operators Owner/operators of bus services, including private long-distance bus service, private shuttle services, and demand-responsive bus services
Private Weather Information Providers Private companies providing weather services and information.
Private/Public Regional Medical Centers Hospital/trauma centers in the region.
Rail Operator Generic owner/operator of commercial or passenger rail service. Includes CSXNS and FEC.
Regional Public Safety Agencies Represents the generic county and municipal public safety agencies, including EMS, fire departments, police departments, and sheriff's departments. Also represents the agencies that manage and operate PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points).
Regional Transit Management Agencies Generic element representing transit management agencies and operators in the State of Florida.
Sensitive Materials Carriers Carriers and transporters of sensitive materials, such as HAZMAT. Also represents private providers of HAZMAT information.
St. Lucie County Public Works The St. Lucie County Public Works Department is responsible for the engineering, construction and maintenance of the County's numerous roads, bridges and canals, along with the traffic signals and signs that support them.
SunGuide Partners/ISP Vendor Team Represents the public agencies and private partners that operate and manage the regional 511 systems.
Traveler Information Radio Network Private companies that provide traveler information radio in the region.
Travelers Represents the general public, including passengers and travelers.
US Coast Guard The United States Coast Guard.