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ITS Deployment Analysis System (IDAS) - WEB-BASED

PROGRAM AREA: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
5 Hours
0.5 Units
$50 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1


This course is a Web-based training session on the newly developed ITS Deployment Analysis System (IDAS) software. IDAS provides ITS sketch planning capability to calculate the relative costs and benefits of ITS investments. IDAS incorporates a cost module, a benefit module and an internal travel demand model to generate cost/benefit comparisons for alternative ITS deployment scenarios. IDAS uses the output from an existing transportation planning model to establish a best-case scenario on which the user can deploy ITS services on specific links in the regional transportation network model.

The participant's computer should have the following recommended requirements: 500 MHz Intel Pentium II Processor or equivalent with 128 MB of RAM, Windows 2000, Windows NT, or Windows XP, color monitors, 2 GB of available disk space.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of integrating operations/ITS into the planning and decision-making processes
  • Explain that IDAS software can be used to link operations to the planning process
  • Demonstrate how IDAS uses the network and output from an existing regional travel demand model
  • Employ IDAS to screen ITS alternatives and produce a cost/benefit analysis.
  • Interpret IDAS results
  • Review and refine IDAS defaults


FHWA, State DOT, metropolitan planning organization, and local government transportation planning staff members who are involved in the day-to-day elements of transportation planning and modeling would benefit for this course. Operations Engineers, ITS Project Managers, and Transit Agency Personnel (this includes individuals who: 1. develop inputs for, set up, and carry out analyses of operations/ITS alternatives and/or 2. examine results, conduct sensitivity analyses, and explore tradeoffs of such analyses created by others) would also benefit for this course.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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