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8.5 Case Studies Complete

This chapter provides a more comprehensive review of the five case studies that were performed to gain a better understanding of how systems engineering is being applied to ITS projects.   Recent projects by New York City Transit, the City of Baltimore, and Maryland DOT/Toll Authority are presented.

These case studies are included in the interest of information exchange, so others may benefit from the experience of early adopters of the systems engineering process.  The case studies were produced collaboratively with each agency working cooperatively with the SEGB authors.  They are not a result of any formal review or audit by USDOT or any other agency.

The following sections may be found in the appendices:

  • Glossary and acronyms used in the Guidebook. Like any discipline, ITS has its own language. Communications between practitioners will be clearer if the language used is consistent.
  • References to other documents contained in the Guidebook. These references give the reader the ability to explore subjects of specific interest in more detail.
  • Topics relating to contract guidance that are of special importance to Intelligent Transportation Systems is provided. The two topics covered are preparation of a Request for Proposal and recommendations on Intellectual Property Rights for software and documentation.
  • Systems Engineering Documentation Guidance for commonly occurring documents in the systems engineering processes. These sections provide information on the purpose and content of several technical documents that, in one form or another, most ITS projects will need. They also show how these documents are tailored to the specific needs of the project.


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