How to Use this Website
CONNECT-IT consists of three primary components:
Final report - the most comprehensive view of the architecture, the final report is available in PDF format and contains the methodology, outreach activity summary, and all components of the architecture.
RAD-IT database - the RAD-IT database, based on version 8.1 of RAD-IT and ARC-IT, is available for download, and includes the interconnect details of the ITS elements and data flows. Interconnect diagrams developed from this database are used throughout the website.
Website - this website serves as a visual means of accessing the basics of CONNECT-IT and provides the ability for users to access the interconnect diagrams and associated stakeholders sorts by service package, stakeholder, or major project type. When planning/designing a new ITS project, project sponsors can find associated information in CONNECT-IT that can assist in project deployment and regional coordination by searching in one of three ways:
- Search by Project Type — See a summary list of some of the major project types that are represented in CONNECT-IT. Each project type includes a brief description, the lead agency(ies), associated stakeholders, service packages and service package diagrams for the project.
- Search by ITS Service — See a list of all of the service package categories and, within each category, a list of all of the service packages – those that are in CONNECT-IT are highlighted and linked to the associated diagram. Each ITS Service Package provides a definition of the service, and the ITS elements that are associated with it.
- Search Online — Search for architecture contents by stakeholder or service package from an interactive web page.
Technical Support — Receive technical support in using CONNECT-IT and verifying project compliance with federal and state requirements related to the regional architecture.
How to Use CONNECT-IT to Plan for and Deploy ITS
CONNECT-IT contains information about the LA Region’s existing and planned ITS elements to allow for coordination among agencies in terms of data sharing, collaboration in operations, and maximizing the investment in technologies across the county.
CONNECT-IT should be kept updated on changes within the region; identifying technology changes and strategies agencies want to implement. Each project implemented within CONNECT-IT will help to fulfill the objectives of the Regional Transportation Plan 2012 - 2035 Sustainable Communities Strategy Towards a Sustainable Future.
CONNECT-IT can be used to define inputs into the planning and deployment processes for projects being deployed locally. There are three primary uses for CONNECT-IT by project sponsors:
- Planning — CONNECT-IT can be used to determine the sequence of ITS projects and provide high-level descriptions that complement the Region's other transportation planning efforts. It can be used during the planning of ITS projects to support interoperability and data sharing with the region's other systems. Project sponsors can use interconnect diagrams to determine whether other systems are providing data that may be useful to a local deployment or vice versa. Regional project descriptions and associated diagrams can also provide insight into standards for region-wide interoperability for projects such as transit signal priority.
- Design — CONNECT-IT can provide information to support the design of projects. Functional requirements that define what the systems should do and the standards that define protocols and formats for data exchange with other systems can be found in the CONNECT-IT final report.