History & Overview
In 1995, as part of a citizen survey, Scottsdale residents identified traffic congestion as the number one priority for improvement. To help mitigate that congestion, the Scottsdale Strategic Plan for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) was designed to guide the deployment and operation of advanced traffic management technology in an integrated Citywide fashion while preserving regional relationships, to create a sustainable Scottsdale advanced traffic management system.
With ITS, advanced technology is used to coordinate signals and improve traffic progression, reduce incident clearance times, improve realtime traveler information, improve bus progression, and enhance special event traffic management.
The ITS Strategic Plan for Scottsdale serves multiple purposes. It guides the deployment, management and operation of advanced traffic management technology in Scottsdale. It also serves as an educational tool.
The plan will be reviewed annually during the City budget evaluation. Operating plans need to keep pace with changing technology and to evolve with the City’s changing resource environment.
Part I of the Strategic Plan summarizes the resource needs for advanced traffic management as ITS continues to be built. Part I also sets out the adopted goals and objectives for the four ITS service areas developed by the ITS Advisory Board: Signal Coordination, Incident Detection, ITS Maintenance, and Work Zones. Appendix I contains the four Service Area Plans.
Part II of the Strategic Plan (available on the City of Scottsdale website or by request) provides the background of the program in Scottsdale, and a fuller development of issues.