ITS stands for Intelligent Transportation Systems, the advanced technology used to make transportation safer and more efficient. Some local examples include –
Freeway cameras on I-5 that show current traffic conditions
Automated stop announcements on Intercity Transit buses
Traffic signals changing in response to police cars and fire trucks
Other regional examples include variable speed limits, traffic billboards, tweets, internet updates, etc…
Thurston Region ITS Plan
The Regional ITS Plan guides local coordination of transportation technology. The Plan is composed of five technical documents looking at needs for the local and state transportation system. It proposes broad areas for concentration and collaboration among public agencies. It also includes a more specific plan that lays out Intercity Transit’s use of transportation technology.