Intelligent Transportation Systems

Contact: Steven Bostel

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) use technology to improve traffic flow, safety, air quality, and fuel efficiency when moving people and goods. The SCTPO is currently developing a Master Plan that can be used to guide the implementation of ITS strategies throughout the County.

With ITS, computer-aided signal coordination optimizes travel speed for a smoother, more predictable traffic flow.

Other benefits include:

  • Reduced time lost from delays and stops
  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Reduced chance of rear-end crashes
  • Improved traffic flow during evacuations
  • Improved emergency response
  • Improved air quality
  • Reduced road rage
traffic detector
Intelligent Transportation Systems use technology such as this traffic detector