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ITS Standards Outreach, Education & Training Resource Documents. Washington, DC: Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2001.1 CD-ROM.

Contains guide documents, fact sheets, case studies, ITE articles, NTCIP Newsletter, and other references.

National Research Council (U.S.) Committee for Review of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Standards Program. Development and Deployment of Standards for Intelligent Transportation Systems: Review of the Federal Program. Special Report 280. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, 2004. 94 pages. ISBN 0309094534. Electronic document accessed February 2007: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr280.pdf

Presents a review of the national ITS program, concentrating on the U.S. DOT’s longer-term role in encouraging widespread adoption of ITS standards in practice. Focuses on emerging obstacles to effective standards deployment, and offers specific recommendations for improving the standards program.

NTCIP 9001: National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol, Updated Version 3, v.03.02b. Washington, DC: AASHTO/ITE/NEMA, 2002.
Electronic document accessed February 2007:
http://www.ntcip.org/library/documents/pdf/9001v0302b.pdf

The National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) standards define protocols and profiles that are open, consensus-based data communications standards. This guide is an educational tool, designed to assist decision makers, planners, specification writes, and implementers in understanding the various NTCIP standard publications and how to use them.

Patel, R.K. and E. Rowe. An Overview of ITS Standards and Protocols. Washington, DC: Institute of Transportation Engineers, 1995. Electronic resource accessed February 2007: http://www.ite.org/standards/ITS_stdp.asp

Provides a overview on ITS standards and the process for their development. Discusses the importance of standards, the concepts behind them, objectives and criteria, standards development organizations, the role of organizations, and the National ITS Architecture

United States. Department of Transportation. Joint Program Office for Intelligent Transportation Systems. ITS Standards: A Brief Stroll Through the Different Document Types. Washington, DC: The Department, 1999. 7 pages. Electronic document accessed February 2007: http://www.standards.its.dot.gov/Documents/stddef.pdf

ITS standards are developed and published by standards development organizations (SDOs). This report identifies the SDOs supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation ITS Standards Program and describes the various types of ITS Standards documents.

United States. Department of Transportation. Joint Program Office for Intelligent Transportation Systems. ITS Standards Acquire a New Mission: Transitioning the ITS Standards Program to Align with the USDOT’s New ITS Research Initiatives. Washington, DC: The Department, 2005. 9 pages. Electronic resource accessed February 2007: http://www.its.dot.gov/arch/StandardsMar05.htm

Describes the history and importance of ITS standards, the transition that is refocusing how the ITS Standards Program supports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) vision, and future USDOT commitments to ITS standards development and deployment.

Further information on ITS standards developed by Standards Development Organizations is available at the following websites:

American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO):
http://archive.transportation.org/programs/its/standards.nsf/homepage/overview

American National Standards Institute (ANSI): http://web.ansi.org/

American Public Transportation Association (APTA):
http://www.aptastandards.com/APTAStandards/tabid/36/Default.aspx

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International:
http://www.astm.org/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/index.shtml?E+mystore

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): http://standards.ieee.org/

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE): http://www.ite.org/standards/

International Organization for Standardization (ISO): http://www.iso.ch/iso/en/ISOOnline.frontpage

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA):
http://www.nema.org/stds/

National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP):
http://www.ntcip.org/

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE): http://www.sae.org/standardsdev/





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