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The Region 8 ITS Architecture provides a starting point for project definition. It provides an overall framework that shows how anticipated projects will integrate with each other and with existing systems. This page lists all the ITS projects that have been mapped to the Region 8 ITS Architecture.

I287 ICMS Standalone ArchitecturePlannedOctober 2018The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in collaboration with the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) and various local municipalities, is planning to implement Integrated Corridor Management (ICM). Interstate 287 (I-287), in the Lower Hudson Valley Region of New York State, is a 30-mile long corridor connecting Rockland and Westchester Counties, with over 140,000 daily vehicles on its busiest segment. Coordinating with the construction of the New NY Bridge and the Lower Hudson Transit Link Bus Rapid Transit (LHTL-BRT), this corridor will be the target of an Integrated Corridor Management Framework.

This coordination will be achieved through institutional integration of the New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Thruway Authority and other authorities responsible for transportation elements in the corridor, and it will focus on improving travel times and reliability, safety, and emissions.

The LHTL-BRT Program is an integrated and comprehensive program of short, medium and long-term transit improvements that:

- Increases the attractiveness and ridership of local transit and the new regional Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system through improved frequency, availability, and accessibility throughout the Lower Hudson Valley, as well as the provision of increased amenities for passengers
- Reduces transit travel times along the corridor and improves reliability and safety for all travelers.

Through a competitive bidding process, New York State will enter into a contract with a private transit operator to run the BRT service. The State will set performance and service standards while the private operator will develop detailed schedules to meet the service's standards, and will procure, operate and maintain transit vehicles and on-street infrastructure.