The ITS Program is making a transition from a coordination role with the FDOT Public Transportation Office (PTO) to being more of a partner and collaborator. To that end, the TSM&O Program is working to develop and promote greater use of intelligent transportation technologies and systems for public transportation, and to incorporate and mainstream public transportation into ITS activities.

In 2005 the FDOT TSM&O Program began providing technical engineering expertise toenhance the planning and project management activities at RAPTS, the Resourcefor Advanced Public Transportation Systems based at the University of SouthFlorida's Center for Urban Transportation Research. The TSM&O Program is activelyworking to bring more transit information into the state's 511 AdvancedTraveler Information System (ATIS) being deployed. Several of the District ITSprograms have been successful in integrating public transportation projects inDistrict ITS efforts.

Another initiative is the use of transit signal priority technology at certainintersections, which will improve transit travel time and reliability. Transitvehicle location technology is being used on more fixed-route vehicles, and theFDOT also seeks to better coordinate transit operations with the trafficmanagement functions at TMCs.

Links to the various transit Web sites are as follows:

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