The IT Project That Ate
Intelligent Transportation System
"Super (Information) Highways"
A brief overview of the elements of an Intelligent Highway System was provided in the IVHS Strategic Plan. More detail on each element can be found in the document.
"The Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS) is a large umbrella program that consists of a number of different user services in the categories of travel and traffic management, public transportation management, electronic payment, commercial vehicle operations, emergency management, and advanced vehicle safety systems. These services are related in that they all involve collecting, transmitting, processing, distributing, and displaying information. Moreover, the same information may be common to different user services and system components may be designed to accommodate requirements for multiple services.
1992 - Five Functional Areas of
Advanced Vehicle Control Systems (AVCS)
Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO)
Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS)
"All five functional areas apply to transportation in rural areas as well as in urban areas."
Border systems, freight inspection, datalinks, traffic management command and control centers, and data collection hubs all fall under several of the above categories and are integral to IVHS concept.
Excerpt from the Strategic
Assessment - Introduction of the 1992 IVHS Strategic Plan3:
"A program of Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems (IVHS) - the application of advanced technology to improve the operation of our highway and public transportation systems - is building momentum in the U.S. and abroad. Working through an informal organization known as Mobility 2000, transportation professionals from the public and private sectors and academia in the U.S. worked together for four years to develop a national vision for IVHS, completing the work in March 1990. Building on these efforts, a more formal organization, the Intelligent Vehicle Highway Society of America (IVHS AMERICA) was incorporated in August 1990. IVHS AMERICA is a utilized Federal Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and is the organizational framework for cooperation and consensus-building for a national IVHS program. It spans the entire IVHS community, including a broad spectrum of about 400 members in the private sector, the public sector, and academia.
DOT asked IVHS AMERICA to draw on its membership to develop a Strategic Plan for IVHS in the United States and set it in an international context. This document is that Strategic Plan. Written by the Strategic Planning Subcommittee of IVHS AMERICA, it can fairly be called a consensus of the IVHS community in the U.S.
IVHS Strategic Plan Graphic4
is a paradigm shift -
Applications of Intelligent Transportation Systems 6
"In 1991, the Congress
authorized a program exploring the use of advanced
computer, communications, and sensor technologies
to improve travel on highways and mass transit.
Originally established under the Intermodal
Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA)
as the Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems
program, the effort has come to be known as
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to
reflect a broader set of concerns.
Department of Transportation manages the program."
"In 1991, the Congress authorized a program exploring the use of advanced computer, communications, and sensor technologies to improve travel on highways and mass transit. Originally established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) as the Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems program, the effort has come to be known as Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to reflect a broader set of concerns. The Department of Transportation manages the program."
The ITS Program
o Travel demand management aims to reduce travel by single-occupancy vehicles. It provides pretrip information about traffic conditions and the availability of transit services and ridesharing opportunities.
o Public transportation operations would provide enroute information to transit users, enable transit officials to keep track of the locations of their vehicles and monitor ridership demands, and enhance the safety of transit operations.
o Electronic payment would facilitate travel by allowing travelers to pay for parking, transit fares, and tolls through "smart cards."
o Commercial vehicle operations would facilitate interstate trucking by substituting electronic clearance for paperwork that is now required to comply with state requirements, weighing trucks at highway speeds instead of requiring them to stop at weigh stations, monitoring operations to enhance safety and improve efficiency, and providing for immediate notification of authorities in case of accidents, especially if hazardous materials are involved.
o Emergency management would enable quick notification of authorities and prompt response in emergencies.
o Advanced vehicle control and safety systems would employ such devices as collision avoidance warnings, automatic braking controls, and automated highway systems on which vehicles could move without being actively operated by a driver.
In addition to those applications, the ITS program includes several other efforts:
o Corridor programs, which would integrate various applications of technology within heavily traveled transportation corridors.
o Development of a systems architecture, which provides a blueprint of the way the various pieces of intelligent transportation technologies will fit together over the next five, 10, and 20 years, and beyond.
o Deployment planning and support, which involves resolving various legal and institutional issues as well as integrating new technologies into transportation systems.
The following pages will examine each of the above application areas but first, it's most important to understand the legal and logistical constraints of a project such as this one.
They are working across international, state and local jurisdictional boundaries. By including arterials leading to transportation hubs and population centers, they were essentially federalizing city and state roads. They included pipeline terminals and because the concept is for "smart highways", that means communications - fiber optic cabling (utilities), emergency management for quick response means connecting up with First Responders and Hospitals - the list goes on and on.
It also involves Constitutional issues of privacy and eminent domain - the taking of private property. And the most absurd thing is that when you consider that a big part of this project is to facilitate international commerce - which is draining our country of production, jobs and wealth; and it is increasing the price of cars substantially because of all the computer and tracking equipment that is required while at the same time, flooding the country with people - driving down wages so that the guy working at Walmart in the $7.00 hour job has to pay $15,000 for a car... AND insult to injury, the plan is to make the roads toll roads so that the poor Walmart Greeter can be billed by the mile for his use of the highway to get to work because the cost of the highways and data centers is so great they need to have on-going income from the roads to pay for it.
You have to wonder, what were these people smoking? And we don't even need to ask if they inhaled. Hurry and get those goods to the market that can no longer afford to buy them!
At the same time the planning for this "wonderful" New Economy was being planned around globalization and redesign of the American way of life to adhere to the 'new paradigm' of the Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems, the education system was being redesigned as well. The following diagram was obtained from the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE) report: "Tough Choices or Tough Times". The NCEE is the organization that seems to do the central planning for the education system relative to the economy.
The truth of economic planning associated with the central planning for transportation systems, can be found in the detail design of the education-workforce development system. The redesign of education is a conversion to hands-on vocational training, socialist conditioning for global citizenship in preparation for the breakup of the United States and the barest minimum of academic schooling to produce functionally literate workers. Sound far-fetched? Take a look at the (SEMCOG) Southeast Michigan Council of Governments' Workforce Development Report that was published in July 2007.
Before doing that however, it should be known that SEMCOG is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). MPO's are required by the federal government for regional transportation planning.
Preparing Michigan's Workforce for the New Economy:
Another undeniable connection was made when John Engler, CEO of NAM participated in the presentation of the NCEE report, "Tough Choices" and then referenced that report when he was presenting the National Association of Manufacturers' Agenda for 2007. Engler is involved in both organizations. The report and the NAM conference were described on this webpage titled "Regionalism and Education".
At this point, if the word "communism" isn't upper most in your mind, then you should review the material above from the standpoint of central planning of the economy, the linkage of education and "workplace skills" to transform the schools into a supply chain management system for work. And it's also the time to start linking up the violent school incidents - (i.e. Columbine, Virginia Tech, police initiated terrorist "drills" at the schools). Resistance to the agenda has a price - not for the reason of political philosophy - but for the reason of how much money is being made by a few for implementing the police state, command and control mechanisms necessary for the communist system. It should be obvious by now that communism is a confidence game run by a criminal government and the thugs they hire both on and off the books to restrain people while their property is being stolen and they are being abused.
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1) U.S. DOT,
Federal Highway Administration, IVHS Architechure Program:
A Systematic Approach to Progress, http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/summer94/p94su8.htm