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Transportation: Operations & Safety: Intelligent Transportation Systems

About ITS

ITS technology leads to reduced traffic congestion, safer roads, smarter transit vehicles and service, less wasted fuel, better air quality, and increased capacity and functioning of our transportation systems.

SPC’s Transportation Operations and Safety Committee brings together ITS stakeholders from across the region to share information on current projects and future ITS applications that will serve Southwestern Pennsylvania’s transportation users.

Click here to find out how ITS can help improve safety.

Southwestern PA Regional ITS Architecture Update

SPC continues to participate in statewide and national discussions concerning advancements in ITS, including a statewide connected and autonomous vehicle work group on emerging technologies.

Click here to view the Southwestern PA Regional ITS Architecture Update

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Regional Cashless Tolling Planning Study

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission plans to gradually implement cashless tolling on its facilities resulting in SPC completing the Regional Cashless Tolling Study.

Click to download the study's final report.


Web-based Regional ITS Architecture Update

SPC continued to coordinate and maintain the regional ITS Architecture.  SPC also continues to maintain mapping associated with the ITS field device inventory for the Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC). This inventory is coordinated with the RTMC and will continue to be updated.

Connected/Autonomous Vehicles and Technology

SPC continues to participate in statewide and national discussions on planning and policy related to emerging technologies. SPC has participated in the second annual Autonomous Vehicle (AV) summit in Pittsburgh. This summit included sessions on AV safety testing, impacts on transit/freight, and infrastructure planning.

SPC continues to monitor and bring awareness to funding opportunities for ITS through FHWA’s ATCMTD program.

As a collaborative partner, SPC participated in meetings with Carnegie Mellon University to discuss their grant application to the National Science Foundation to create a next generation (5G) broadband testbed in the City of Pittsburgh.


SPC has participated in meetings with the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) regarding their Midwest Connect Hyperloop Initiative. MORPC is underway with a feasibility study of Hyperloop technology for the Pittsburgh-Columbus-Chicago corridor in addition to an environmental study of other alternatives for the corridor. SPC was also part of a MORPC delegation that attended a field tour of the Hyperloop test facility (called DevLoop) near Las Vegas, Nevada in early 2018.

Congestion Pricing Workshop, September 29, 2016

Integrated Corridor Management Workshop

Ramp Management Workshop

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