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Regional ITS Architecture - Summary of Meetings

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Archived Regional ITS Architecture (2007 - 1998)

Dates of Previous Meetings

November 18, 2007      
March 21, 2007      
February 12, 2007 September 23, 2004 December 14, 2001 June 2, 2000
August 2, 2006 February 3, 2004 November 8, 2001 April 27, 2000
August 29, 2005 November 18, 2003 September 7, 2001 March 23, 2000
August 26, 2005 September 23, 2003 August 6, 2001 February 2000
February 18, 2005 April 28, 2003 July 17, 2001 December 17, 1999
February 16, 2005 November 2002 June 12, 2001 October 22, 1999
January 28, 2005 October 2, 2002 May 21, 2001 September 10, 1999
January 7, 2005 September 5, 2002 April 26, 2001 July 23, 1999
December 13, 2004 July 15, 2002 April 17, 2001 May 21, 1999
December 10, 2004 May 23, 2002 April 6, 2001 February 19, 1999
November 30, 2004 May 13, 2002 January 30, 2001 January 15, 1999
November 2, 2004 March 18, 2002 October 30, 2000 December 16, 1998
October 20, 2004 March 8, 2002 October 3, 2000 October 19, 1998
October 14, 2004 February 22, 2002 August 31, 2000 September 15, 1998

November 18, 2007

The RDVCS Technical Workgroup met on Tuesday, November 18, 2007 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the NCTCOG offices.  The objective of the meeting was to identify high level requirements for the RDVCS system given the input from the previous RDVCS meetings.

The functional requirements, model diagrams, as well as the layer document and other useful links have been uploaded on Assembla at www.Assembla.com.

March 21, 2007

The following documents have been posted posted to this web site.

  • Presentations
    1) Regional Data and Video Communications System (RDVCS) Design Technical Workshop
    2) Regional Data and Video Communications System (RDVCS) Design Final Presentation

  • Documents
    1) Agency Assessment Summary - RDVCS-AAS-1.0.2
    2) System Requirements Specification - RDVCS-SRS-1.0.1  
    3) Design Report - RDVCS-DR-1.0.1  
    4) Comment Disposition Table - RDVCS-CT-1.0.0

February 12, 2007

  • Southwest Research Institute presented the current status and next steps associated with TxDOT's center-to-center software.  The discussion also included an update on their center-to-center work in Florida.  The presentation can be viewed at C2C Update (PDF).

August 2, 2006 -- ITS Steering Committee

  • DRAFT NCTCOG Regional Data and Video Communication System - Agencies Assessment Summary:  This document provides a summary of the agency assessment conducted to develop the high-level design of the RDVCS. This document contains a summary of the information collected through the distributed assessment forms, teleconferences with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and onsite agency visits.  This document contains a Data/Video Communication Assessment section which provides a summary of the information collected from each agency, an Agencies Desires section that details what each agency wants to receive from others in the RDVCS, and Agencies Interconnectivitiy section which describes how SwRI recommends the agencies will connect together in the RDVCS, and a Bandwidth Analysis section that identifies the bandwidth requirement for the RDVCS.
  • DRAFT NCTCOG Regional Data and Video Communication System - System Requirement Specification:  This document describes the requirements of the RDVCS that have been derived from the meetings with the Regional Steering Committee and the assessment summary document that was prepared for and reviewed by the stakeholders of the region.  This document provides the system requirements, including interface and functional requirements, which the region needs to satisfy before RDVCS becomes
    functional.
  • DRAFT NCTCOG Regional Data and Video Communication System - High-Level Design Report:  This document contains a Design Process section to describe the process SwRI went through while designing the RDVCS, a Core Infrastructure section which describes the general RDVCS and the components required, a Backup & Restoration, Security, Network Management, and Policies section which details how backup, security, and network management are handed in the RDVCS as well as policies the agencies should follow, an Estimated Equipment Costs section that provides an estimated cost summary for the hardware in the RDVCS, and a Next Steps section that identifies the next steps that are recommended to be taken after the high-level design.

August 29, 2005 -- ITS Data Archiving Project Review Committee

  • The North Central Texas Council of Government procured a consultant, OZ Engineering LLC, to develop an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) data archiving software plug-in. As a component of the Center-to-Center software, the ITS data archiving software plug-in will develop an automated and integrated system to communicate data from traffic management centers throughout the region to NCTCOG. This software will create tools to collect data, monitor data accuracy, and input data into the NCTCOG database.

August 26, 2005 -- ITS Project Selection Criteria

  • NCTCOG is developing a funding initiative for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) projects. To prepare for this funding initiative, NCTCOG would like to gather input from the Regional ITS Steering Committee regarding the project eligibility and project selection criteria.
    • NCTCOG presentation titled "2005 Partnership Program ITS Projects" (PDF)

February 18, 2005 -- North Texas Regional Steering Group Meeting

  • Agenda

    • Location: Transportation Board Room located on the 3rd floor at NCTCOG

    • DFW Regional ITS Architecture, Sequence of Projects
      Item 8 of the final rule for the development of the regional ITS architecture requires a sequence of projects.  At this meeting staff will outline options regarding the sequence of projects and bring a recommendation to the Committee for discussion.

    • TxDOT Center-to-Center Project
      TxDOT and Southwest Research Institute will provide an update regarding the current status of the C2C project, as well as a C2C web client demo.  TxDOT will also discuss C2C deployment plans for the DFW region.

    • DFW Regional Data and Video Communications System (RDVCS) Project
      TxDOT and Southwest Research Institute will provide an overview and request feedback from the Committe regarding the scope of work, assessment forms, and expectations for this project. Also, the draft regional ITS architecture market package drawings have been posted on the NorTex website http://www.nortex-its.org/Architecture/ArchHome.htm.  These are the drawings that have been tailored based on input from regional partners.  To develop these drawings regional partners were divided into groups that provide similar transportation services.  These groups included emergency management, freeway traffic management, planning and coordination, public transportation, tier 1 and tier 2 cities, and toll administration.  Please review these drawings and provide NCTCOG with your comments no later than March 11, 2005
  • Presentations and Handouts
    • Presentation by NCTCOG (in PowerPoint)
    • Draft prioritization of market packages (in Microsoft Word)
    • Regional Data and Video Communications System (RDVCS) Design Assessment Form (PDF).
    • TxDOT Center-to-Center (C2C) Update -- Feb 18, 2005 (PDF).
    • Regional Data and Video Communications System (RDVCS) Design (PDF).

February 16, 2004

  • NCTCOG meeting with Mark Olson to discuss progress on regional ITS Architecture

January 28, 2005

  • Meeting with emergency operations agencies to discuss ITS Architecture market packages

January 7, 2005

  • Meeting with NTTA and regional passenger airports to discuss ITS Architecture market packages

December 13, 2004

  • Meeting with TxDOT districts to discuss ITS Architecture market packages

December 10, 2004

  • Meeting with regional cities to discuss ITS Architecture market packages

November 30, 2004

  • Meeting with TxDOT districts to discuss ITS Architecture market packages

November 2, 2004

  • Meeting with NTTA and regional passenger airports to discuss ITS Architecture market packages

October 20, 2004

  • Meeting with regional cities to discuss ITS Architecture market packages

October 14, 2004

  • Meeting with TxDOT districts to discuss ITS Architecture market packages

September 23, 2004

  • Meeting with TxDOT districts to discuss ITS Architecture market packages

February 3, 2004 -- North Texas Regional Steering Group Meeting

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Regional ITS Communication Network
    • Natalie Bettger with NCTCOG presented the status of the local match for the design of the regional ITS communication network.
  • Regional ITS Architecture
    • Ed Seymour with TTI and Natalie Bettger with NCTCOG discussed the development of the regional ITS architecture.
    • The development of the regional ITS architecture is a Federal Rule that requires regions using federal dollars to have an architecture in place by April 2005.  Due to the critical deadline for the development of the regional ITS architecture, it is important to devote the time needed to complete the regional ITS architecture on-time, with all stakeholders contributing.  The following regional ITS architecture items were discussed.  A PowerPoint presentation was used to guide the discussion.
  • The stakeholder table has been expanded to identify roles and responsibilities of regional stakeholders, item 3 of the regional ITS architecture.
  • Initiate the discussion of item 5 of the regional ITS architecture, system functional requirements.  This will include an overview of market packages, what are market packages and why are they needed in the regional ITS architecture.  A table was provided outlining the market packages identified in the ITS documents developed by the agencies within the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
  • Three market packages tailored to the Dallas-Fort Worth region will be presented to the Committee for discussion.

November 18, 2003 -- North Texas Regional Steering Group Meeting

  • Meeting Agenda
  • ITS Implementation and Operational Procedures
    • Natalie Bettger with NCTCOG presented the status of the local match for the design of the regional ITS communication network.
  • Monitor Special Events and Identify Specific ITS Strategies to Address Travel Challenges
    • Bruce Abernethy with DKS Associates made a presentation on homeland security.
  • Monitor Existing ITS Plans and Parallel Planning Efforts
    • TxDOT - Fort Worth provided an overview of the ITS projects being implemented within the District.
    • Natalie Bettger with NCTCOG presented items to discuss the development of the regional ITS architecture.
    • Listing of regional ITS stakeholders in PDF.

September 23, 2003 - North Texas Regional Steering Group Meeting

  • Agenda and slides regarding
    • Status of local match
    • ITS Architecture
  • Map identifying the applicable region
  • Listing of the participating agencies and stakeholders
  • Roles and responsibilities of Agencies and Stakeholders
  • List of the existing and future agreements

April 28, 2003 - Meeting to review progress on incorporating statewide center-to-center requirements into the regional set of requirements

  • Presentations:
    • "FY 2002 C2C Earmark" that will upgrade the transport protocol to XML and modify the software infrastructure to version 3.x
    • "Status and Requirements Update Meeting" describes the schedule and functionality of various TxDOT statewide integrator activities that impact the North Texas Region.
    • "C2C Command/control GUIs" illustrates the progress of the remote control GUI as it is migrating to a browser-based implementation
    • "ITS Standards Activities" describing the status of national ITS Standards activities.
  • Various TxDOT Statewide Integrator Task Orders were discussed.  These included Task Order 2 (Refine Requirements), Task Order 012 (High Level Functional and Implementation Design), and Task Order 018 (Browser Based Interface).
  • A March 7th version of the C2C Concept of Operations Document (COO) was posted on the NorTex-ITS.org web site (in Adobe PDF).
  • A March 7th version of C2C Software Requirements Specification (SRS) was post on the NorTex-ITS.org web site (in Adobe PDF).
  • A March 2003 Comment Disposition Table documenting comments not addressed by the COO of SRS (in Adobe PDF).
  • Action Items:
    • NCTCOG will coordinate a meeting with the Executive Committee to discuss task activities and funding alternatives.
    • Data and Video Deployment Task Force members will review the COO and SRS and provide comments to Steve Dellenback with SwRI by Friday, May 9, 2003.

November 2002 - Meetings to assure all center-to-center requirements are being met in the North Central Texas region

  • Status and requirements update meeting handout by Southwest Research
    • Page at a time Web View
    • PowerPoint version (1.2 Megabytes)
October 2, 2002 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting
  • TxDOT ITS SDI Overview for North Texas (adobe slide presentation)
  • Regional ITS Architecture
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Incident Management Training Program

September 5, 2002 -  Data and Video Deployment Task Force Meeting and Software for Centers Task Force Meeting

  • Regional Data and Video Communications System:  SW-TO-012 NCTCOG Communications (Handout)
  • Center-to-Center (C2C):  Implementation Update (Handout)

July 15, 2002 - Data and Video Deployment Task Force Meeting

May 23, 2002 - Data and Video Deployment Task Force Meeting

  • May 23, 2002 - Interagency Agreements Task Force Meeting

May 13, 2002 - Data and Video Deployment Task Force Meeting 

  • Scope of Work for the Design of a Regional Data and Video Communications System for the North Texas Region

March 18, 2002 - Data and Video Deployment Task Force Meeting 

March 8, 2002 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting  

  • RCIP Interagency Task Force Update - March 2002
  • Concept of Operations Framework For Dallas/Ft. Worth Center-to-Center Communications Network, Version 1.0 (PDF)
  • Regional ITS Steering Committee "Center-to Center" Update, presented by Mel Partee, TxDOT (PDF)
  • DART Transit Stakeholders Meeting (PDF) (1.3 MG Slightly long download time)

February 22, 2002 - Data and Video Deployment Task Force Meeting 

December 14, 2001 - Data and Video Deployment Task Force Meeting

November 8, 2001 - Data and Video Deployment Task Force Meeting

  • November 2001 Version of Communications Consultant Topics (PDF)

September 7, 2001 - Data and Video Deployment Task Force Meeting

  • September 7, 2001 Agenda and Flip Chart  Notes (PDF)
  • September 7, 2001 Flip Chart Notes (MS Word)

 August 6, 2001 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • August 6, 2001 Agenda  (MS Word)

July 17, 2001 - Software for Centers and Regional Data Needs for Centers Task Force Meeting

The meeting  focused on "trends" (i.e. what data seems most desired) and the requirements document (the requirements document is the basis for the ICDs and the requirements reflect the content of the Concept of Operations).

  • Concept of Operations (version 0.99)  (in PDF)
  • Requirements Specification (version 2.99) (in PDF)

June 12, 2001 - Software for Centers and Regional Data Needs for Centers Task Force Meeting

  • Present draft first draft "requirements"

May 21, 2001 - May 22, 2001 - Software for Centers and Regional Data Needs for Centers Task Force Meeting

  • Agencies met with SwRI (with support from TTI) to refine preferences for operational concepts, message sets, data items/elements and preferences for deployment time frame

April 26, 2001 - Software for Centers and Regional Data Needs for Centers Task Force Meeting

  • Refine and present city, TxDOT, transit agencies and NTTA preferences for operational concepts, message sets and data items/elements
  • Present results in terms of short-term or long-term data preferences
  • Allow agencies to schedule meeting with SwRI in May
  • Concept of Operations Framework for Dallas/Ft. Worth Center-to-Center Communications Network, Version 0.4 (in MS Word)
  • Concept of Operations Framework for Dallas/Ft. Worth Center-to-Center Communications Network, Version 0.4 (in PDF)

April 17, 2001 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • Impacts on North Texas Region (diagram in PDF)
  • Software Task Force for Centers and the Regional Data Needs for Centers Task Force - April 17, 2001 Status Update (PDF)

April 6, 2001 - Software for Centers and Regional Data Needs for Centers Task Force Meeting

  • Concept of Operations Framework for Dallas/Ft. Worth Center-to-Center Communications Network, Version 0.2 (in MS Word)
  • Time Frame Table - Short Form 1 (in MS Word)
  • DFW Regional Support for C2C (in Power Point)

January 30, 2001 - Software for Centers and Regional Data Needs for Centers Task Force Meeting

  • Requirements Meeting # 1 - Version 1.1 (Power Point Presentation)

October 30, 2000 - Software for Centers and Regional Data Needs for Centers Task Force Meeting

  • Center-To-Center Communications:  Dallas/Ft. Worth Data Server - Concept Document, Version 1.0 (PDF)
  • Center-To-Center Communications:  Dallas/Ft. Worth Data Server - Software Requirements Specification, Version 2.0 (PDF)
  • Center-To-Center Communications Project - General Presentation., October 2000 (Slide Show) 

October 3, 2000 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • Metropolitan ITS Deployment Tracking for the North Texas Region (http://itsdeployment.ed.ornl.gov/its99/documents/Dallas.pdf) - 142 pages slow download time
  • Texas' Experience in Connecting Dissimilar Traffic Management Centers - A discussion with Steven W. Dellenback, Ph.D., Institute Scientist, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas - Link to interview through the ICDN Newsletter: (http://www.nawgits.com/icdn/dellenback.html).

August 31, 2000 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • Agenda  (in Word or PDF)
  • Rule Making Presentation for Dallas August 2000-PDF Format
  • Example Web-Based Posting of Regional ITS Architectures (http://www.jeng.com/)

June 2, 2000 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • US DOT Notice of Proposed Rule Making
    • Information regarding the US DOT Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available at http://www.its.dot.gov/aconform/aconform.htm 
  • HNTB Communications Report
    • Comments received from operating agencies on HNTB Communications Report.  Note that agency names and affiliations have been removed from the table of comments.
    • Draft revised HNTB Chapter 3 (in Word or web viewable html without the map).  
    • Draft revised HNTB Chapter 4 (in Word or web viewable html).  Note that the other chapters have not changed as of the June 2 meeting and are the same as the April 27, 2000 versions directly cited below.
  • Fiber Optic Cables in the Network (Map in .jpg format - size 1 meg)
  • White paper on the use of Turbo Architecture in the North Texas region.

April 27, 2000 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting.

  • April 2000 version of the HNTB Communications Report.
    • Cover sheet (in Word or web viewable html)
    • Executive Summary (in Word or web viewable html)
    • Chapter 1 (in Word or web viewable html)
    • Chapter 2 (in Word or web viewable html)
    • Chapter 3 (in Word or web viewable html)
    • Chapter 4 (in Word or web viewable html)

March 23, 2000 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting.

  • Consensus communications action plan (in Adobe Acrobat pdf version 4 and Microsoft Word format).

February 2000 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • February 2000 version of HNTB Communications Report (in Microsoft Word)
    • Cover sheet and table of contents
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4 
  • Adobe pdf version of the HNTB Report.

December 17, 1999 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • Presentation by Steve Dellenback regarding status of TxDOT Center to Center activities.
  • Draft communications report prepared by HNTB
    • Communications draft report prepared by HNTB (launched in new window in PDF format -- size about 500K).
    • Draft communications report in web viewable html format and Microsoft Word format.
      • Cover sheet and table of contents in html (in Word).
      • Chapter 1 in html (in Word).
      • Chapter 2 in html (in Word).
      • Chapter 3 in html (in Word).  Note:  Word version >2 megabytes in size.
      • Chapter 4 in html (in Word).
  • Presentation by Ed Seymour regarding the Beta version of Turbo Architecture (in html format).

October 22, 1999 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • Communications presentation by HNTB
    • In html browser format launched in a new window.
    • In Adobe pdf format in a new window (about 3.3 megabytes).
    • Text of presentation only without maps in Adobe PDF format in new window.

September 10, 1999 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • Communications presentation by HNTB
    • Communications presentation by HNTB (launched in a new window in html format).
    • Communications presentation in Adobe pdf format (launched in a new window).

July 23, 1999 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • Presentation by Steve Dellenback, from Southwest Research Institute, regarding the TxDOT D/FW Data Server Project (in PDF format, 655K).
  • Presentation by Russ Bautch, from HNTB, regarding regional communications system.
    • PowerPoint html-based presentation (launched in new window).
    • Spreadsheet html-based summary of draft communications requirements (launched in a new window).

May 21, 1999 - North Texas Steering Group Meeting

  • Agenda Notice
  • Presentation by Russ Bautch regarding communications systems for the region (launched in a new window).
  • Presentation (PowerPoint presentation and handout) distributed at the meeting by Russ Wiles, from the City of Ft. Worth, regarding special event operation at the Bass Hall.

February 19, 1999 - North Texas ITS Strategic Deployment Steering Group Meeting

  • Agenda Notice (in PDF format)
  • Incident Management Survey form based on Traffic Management Data Dictionary standard (in PDF format).
January 15, 1999 - North Texas ITS Strategic Deployment Steering Group Meeting
  • TransVISION personal traffic information email description as distributed by Wallace Ewell (in PDF format).
  • Summary of survey regarding sharing information and coordinating responses to incidents (in PDF format).
  • Summary description of Traffic Management Data Dictionary descriptions for Incident Management (in PDF format).
  • Description of incident occurring on Dec. 17, 1998 used in meeting as a case study to highlight incident response options in the region.
  • Survey form used to collect preferences regarding information sharing and coordination of resources in response to incidents.

December 16, 1998 - North Texas ITS Strategic Deployment Steering Group Meeting.

  • TxDOT Information Sharing Policy (in PDF format).
  • Summary of meetings of the Focus Group on Operations Concepts slide presentation by Ed Seymour in web viewable html format (launched in a new window).
    • Detail of "Roadmap" slide used in the Focus Group presentation (in PDF format).
  • Handout distributed by Jim Carvell pertaining to operational scenario responses (in PDF format).
  • Draft Agenda

October 19, 1998 - North Texas ITS Strategic Deployment Steering Group Meeting.

  • Fort Worth ITS Plan presentation by Poonam Wiles in web viewable html format (launched in a new window).
  • Dallas ITS slide presentation by Jim Carvell in web viewable html format (launched in a new window).
  • Dallas ITS Plan Summary distributed by Jim Carvell (in PDF format).
  • Excerpts from the Showcase "Concept of Operations" document were distributed.
  • Draft Agenda.

September 15, 1998 - North Texas ITS Strategic Deployment Steering Group Meeting.

  • Summary of the meeting.
  • Regional ITS Deployment Presentation by Ed Seymour in web viewable html format (launched in a new window).

 

 

 


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