Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are state-of-the-art technology devices that communicate with both vehicles and infrastructure. ITS deployments benefit road users by creating a connected transportation system that increases safety, improves traveler information, and reduces environmental impact. Many ITS projects have been successfully implemented on rural roads, including detection systems, 511, weather information systems, roadside electronic message signs, and crash warning systems.

This section provides resources and trainings for implementing intelligent transportation systems.


Part 3: Safe Vehicles

No doubt you have been hearing the terms Safe System Approach and Traffic Safety Culture over the past few years, but are you also wondering: how to explain th ... [ Read More » ]

Defining the Future for Safe Rural Transportation in Rural America

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.  Webinar Description This webinar provided an overview of the ... [ Read More » ]

National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America

The National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America was held Sept. 7-9, 2016 in Denver, CO. It was hosted by the National Center for Rural Road Safet ... [ Read More » ]

Research Report

Public Perception of Safety Messages and Public Service Announcements on Dynamic Message Signs in Rural Areas

“The objective of this project was to assess the effectiveness and potential benefits of posting public service announcements (PSAs) in rural areas by sur ... [ Read More » ]