4.13. — Intelligent Transportation Systems

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4.13.1 — Roles and Responsibilities Comparison

Key Steps

  • The DTD Transportation Performance and Asset Management Branch performs and updates the ITS asset
  • The CDOT regions are responsible for communicating their needs for maintaining or acquiring new ITS assets to the ITS Branch on an annual basis.
  • The regions requests for replacement devices are compared against asset conditions, including age, software/hardware considerations, down time, past maintenance costs, regulatory requirements, etc. ITS projects are often grouped by geographic area.
  • The ITS inventory goes through CDOT’s AIMS which predicts the long-term performance of each asset given various budget scenarios.
  • The condition of an ITS asset is defined by useful life. The target for device capital replacement as 90 percent of device useful life.

Handoffs and Coordination

  • CDOT is not always the initial installing party for an ITS device. Through devolution, CDOT has come into possession of the many ITS devices, such as fiber optic cabling, that were laid by local or regional agencies or even third-party organizations
  • With HQ assistance, regions develop ITS architecture plans which blend statewide standards and goals with regional and local needs and knowledge.
  • Local partners are responsible for off-system assets and may be contracted by CDOT for maintenance.

Key Policies

  • 23 USC 144, National Bridge and Tunnel Inventory and Inspection Standards.
  • 23 CFR 650, National Tunnel Inspection Standards.
  • Essential Repair Directive Policy Memo.
  • (CRS 43-1-106 (8) (h), and 43-10-109.
  • PD 14 and 1608.2.
  • Guide for the Preservation of Highway Tunnel Systems, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 816, March 2019 Final.