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Transportation Technology Innovation and Demonstration (TTID) Program

The Transportation Technology Innovation and Demonstration (TTID) Program is a new 2-part program enabled by SAFETEA-LU to advance the deployment of intelligent transportation infrastructure. Part 1 of the program continues the current Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure Program (ITIP) contract with Traffic.com, adding 22 newly eligible congested areas and providing another opportunity for the 8 areas that opted out of the original program to participate. Part 2 of the TTID expands the program by awarding contracts on a competitive basis for the deployment of systems in eligible congested areas.

The purpose of this program is to address national, local, and commercial data needs through enhanced surveillance and data management in major metropolitan areas. This involves integration of data from existing surveillance infrastructure and strategic deployment of supplemental surveillance infrastructure to provide real-time and archived roadway system performance data. At the national level, the goal is to measure the operating performance of the roadway system across the nation. Made available locally, such roadway system performance data can be used to assist in local system planning, evaluation, and management activities. The same data that is useful to the public transportation agencies also has value for commercial traveler information purposes.

SAFETEA-LU identifies the specific metropolitan areas that are eligible to participate in this program. They include: Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Burlington, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Greensboro, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Louisville, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville, New Orleans, New York/Northern New Jersey, Norfolk, Orlando, Portland (OR), Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Tucson, and Tulsa.

To date, the TTID program has deployed this public/private partnership in 25 metropolitan areas: systems in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, La Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Norfolk/Hampton Road, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, Tampa, Sacramento, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington D.C. have completed.

The Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, signed into law December 26, 2007, rescinded the remaining unobligated TTID Program funding. As a result, further deployment under Part 2 cannot be pursued.

For more information, please contact Bob Rupert at 202-366-2194 or Jimmy Chu at 202-366-3379.

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