(San Francisco Parking Management Program (SFpark))

This form needs to be filled out for all ITS projects.  For all High Risk (Major) ITS projects, this completed form needs to be submitted to FHWA for review and approval prior to PE authorization (Phase 1 PE authorization). 


For all High Risk (Major) ITS projects, a Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP), which includes the seven items below, must be submitted to FHWA for review and approval, prior to PE authorization for component detailed design (Phase 2 PE authorization).  Required FHWA approvals are limited to High Risk (Major) ITS projects.


For guidance in filling out the seven items below, see last part of this exhibit.


1.       Identification of portions of the Regional ITS Architecture being implemented:

The portions of the ITS RA being implemented is the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Parking Management Program (SFpark). The service areas and related market packages include 1) Archived Data Management (ITS Data Mart), 2) Traveler Information (Broadcast Traveler Information, Interactive Traveler Information), 3) Traffic Management (Network Surveillance, Traffic Information Dissemination, Traffic Forecast and Demand Management, Electronic Toll Collection, and Regional Parking Management).  The subsystems involved are Traffic Management, Archived Data Management, Information Service Provider, Vehicle, Roadway, Parking Management, and Remote Traveler Support.  All items are part of the Bay Area Regional ITS Plan completed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in December of 2007.


2.       Identification of participating agencies roles and responsibilities:

The participating agencies are the SFMTA, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), and  the MTC. The SFMTA includes the Parking and Traffic, Finance, Enforcement and Parking Authority Divisions.  The participating agencies currently share in the high level goals, objectives and requirements that will be further developed in the SEMP and Concept of Operations for SFpark.  A consensus operational plan assigning various roles and responsibilities will also be developed during the next steps of the design phase.


3.       Requirements definitions:

The SFpark Parking Management Program must provide up-to-date user information on parking location, availability and rates to drivers, communicate real-time reliable parking data to the parking management center and other subsystems, manage large volumes of parking data while producing accurate and reliable management reports, provide fast, easy and convenient parking payment methods for drivers using the newest technologies, provide SFMTA Enforcement with better tools for efficiently and effectively deploying resources.  Further details of the requirements will be developed as part of the SEMP and Concept of Operations.


4.       Analysis of alternative system configurations and technology options to meet requirements:

See Evaluation Overview, Parking Pilot Projects: By Area, Parking Information System and Enforcement  Pilot Projects Sections  of the Scope of Work.  Alternative system configurations and technology options will be further developed as part of the SEMP.  


5.       Procurement options:

The procurement options under consideration fall under two parts of SFpark – the Parking Guidance portion and the Parking Management portion.  The Parking Guidance portion will require software integrator services to perform systems integration of the parking guidance system.  The Parking Management portion will require management, consulting and software integration services for the parking management system. The management, consulting and software integration services would include managing the procurement, programming, installation and ongoing operation of new equipment, managing information flows and backend data reports, and systems integration of the parking management system.  The SFMTA is currently considering providing systems engineering/technical planning services for the preliminary design phases of SFpark utilizing in-house agency staff.  The systems engineering/technical planning services would include the development of the SEMP, Concept of Operations/User Requirements, and the Systems Requirements.   This decision is pending a final analysis of staff resources to perform such work. All procurement options are for service contracts.


6.       Identification of applicable ITS standards and testing procedures:

The  most applicable ITS standards are the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocal (NTCIP) family of standards.  The appropriate final ITS standards and testing procedures will be fully identified as part of the SEMP and Concept of Operations.


7.       Procedures and resources necessary for operations and management of the system:

Procedures and resources necessary for the operation and management of the system will be developed and identified in the SEMP and Concept of Operations.  It is recognized that the subject grant funds only provide funds to complete the necessary pilot project tasks.   The cost and funding sources for  the continued operation and management of SFpark beyond the pilot projects will be identified and included in the agency’s annual budget.