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Using the Architecture
This section will help guide you through the Regional ITS Architecture website to find the information you want.
Searching by Elements
An element is the basic building block of the Architecture, and is used by stakeholders to describe a system or piece of a system. If you know your element's name, click on "Elements" on the left side of the page. This will take you to an alphabetical listing of all elements. Choose yours and go to the element's homepage, from which you can find a link to a PDF file with detailed information about the element's information flows to other elements.
Searching by Stakeholders
A stakeholder is a public agency, private organization, or the traveling public with a vested interest in the transportation elements of the Architecture. If you know the name of your stakeholder, you may click on "Stakeholders" on the left side of the page, and select yours from the alphabetical list. Then choose the appropriate element, which takes you to the element's homepage and links to a PDF file with more detailed information.
Searching by Subsystem
Subsystems are the basic structural elements of the Architecture. They are grouped by transportation category, and encompass several elements each. Click on the "Regional Subsystem Interconnect Diagram" to the left. Then click on your subsystem in the diagram. This will display the subsystem's page, and will include a listing of elements within that subsystem. Choose your element, which takes you to the element's homepage and links to a PDF file with more detailed information.
Full Architecture Document
For the full Southwest Regional ITS Architecture in PDF form, click on "Full Architecture Document" on the left and follow instructions.
More information on ITS Architectures
The National ITS Architecture is an effort through the US Department of Transportation which serves as the basis for regional architectures. Its website provides in depth information. Access this website by clicking on "National ITS Architecture" on the left side of the page.
Definitions and Acronyms
For a listing of architecture flow definitions, ITS definitions, and acronyms, click on "Definitions and Acronyms" on the top of the page.
Suggest an update to the Architecture
Because the Architecture is a living document, it's relevance relies on tracking changes to its structure. To notify PennDOT of a change to the Architecture or a new project that may influence the Architecture, click on "Architecture Update Form" on the top of the page. Fill out the form and click "Submit".
Site last updated: September 6, 2006