U.S. DOT ITS/Operations Resource Guide 2008 is now available

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September 11, 2008


Mass Mailout Number III-2008-44


Subject:  U.S. DOT ITS/Operations Resource Guide 2008 is now available


Dear Transit Colleague:


The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is pleased to announce the availability of the ITS/Operations Resource Guide 2008, both in print and online.  Now in its 8th edition, this indispensable little book is a compilation of over 500 documents, videos, websites, training courses, software tools, and points-of-contact related to ITS and transportation operations.


New in this version are:

Resources covering a wide range of safety-related topics; included automated enforcement, collision avoidance of transit buses, emergency preparedness and response, and temporary traffic control devices commonly used in work zones.
Several resources related to the Emergency Transportation Operations (ETO), Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS), Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), U.S. DOT Rural Safety, and Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) initiatives, including the announcement of SafeTrip-21 documentation and testing program. * Websites related to archived data management systems, congestion pricing, and systems engineering.
Documents related to low-cost transportation improvements, planned special events, systems engineering, transit signal priority, transportation system management and operations (TSM&O), and traveler information.
Software tools for road weather management and transportation operations during biohazard events.
A training course showing how ITS technologies can be integrated into a regional context to improve transit operations.
A chapter on parking management systems that brings together resources related to parking both trucks and private vehicles.

Printed copies are available now and will be mailed to selected recipients.  To order your free copy, call the ITS/Operations HelpLine 1-866-367-7487 or send e-mail to itspubs@dot.gov.  The online copy of the information is available using the following link:  [http://www.its.dot.gov/press/resourceguide_2008.htm]


Please feel free to distribute this throughout your organization as appropriate.





Letitia A. Thompson

Regional Administrator