Transportation Technologies (ITS)

Thurston Regional ITS Architecture Kickoff Workshop

October 17, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 @ Thurston Regional Planning Council

The Thurston Region is Updating Our Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture

A regional Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) architecture is essential to effective inter-agency integration, deployment, and operation of technology-based transportation projects. We will update the Thurston region’s ITS in 2018.

The Architecture Kickoff Workshop will provide you the opportunity to better understand how we will work together to build our regional ITS architecture. Nationally recognized experts in ITS Architecture will facilitate the workshop and work with you. This workshop is FREE to all attendees.


Please RSVP to Scott Carte, (360) 741-2535, by Friday, October 13th. Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Thurston Region ITS Plan

What’s ITS?

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.

  1. User Needs, User Services and User Requirements (PDF)
  2. Thurston Region System Architecture and Appendices (PDF)
  3. Thurston Region Public Transportation System Architecture and Strategic Deployment Plan (PDF)
  4. Thurston Regional ITS Implementation Plan (PDF)
  5. Thurston Region ITS Final Report (PDF)

Smart Corridors Technology Alternatives

Smart Corridors Technology Alternatives Report, 2011 (PDF)

Contact Us

  1. For more information contact:

    Scott Carte
    GIS Coordinator

    Thurston Regional Planning Council
    2424 Heritage Court SW
    Suite A
    Olympia, WA 98502
    Ph: 360-956-7575