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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 / LHTL Standalone ArchitectureExisting2025The 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.

The ICM program will aim to use tech and real-time traffic data to manage the transportation network. Sensors along the corridor will send data to HVTMC where it will be analyzed and addressed in real-time. The tech within this corridor will be connected through a fiber backbone consisting of 30 continuous miles of redundant, high-bandwidth fiber optic cables, 40 nodes, and 7 communication hubs (strategically located at signals). Critical technologies to this program will be:
- Adaptive Signal Control, enabling signal timings to be adjusted in real-time in accordance with traffic volume or other data,
- VMS, enabling messages pertaining to traffic information to be presented to motorists during their travels on the corridor, and
- Ramp Meters, enabling the management of congestion near corridor on-ramps
NYSDOT Mid-Hudson Smart Corridor ProjectPlanned2025 BeginningThis project architecture is a placeholder with the intention to be further fleshed out in or after fiscal year 2025, when NYSDOT has grant funding to support the project. This project is envisioned to primarily be supported by the ATTAIN grant, which is intended for projects focusing on 'smart' transportation technology.

The project itself is focused on improving physical limitations within Dutchess County using smart and connected technologies where possible. The intention is that these technologies will integrate with HVTMC's real-time data feeds. Improvements will include but are not limited to:
- Signals
- Bus shelters with traveler information displays
- Bike lanes (primarily improvements to markings, bumps, and signage)
- Environmental sensors for travel time data
- Decision Support System
- Transit signal priority (requiring improvements to Dutchess signals and buses)

Discussions with Dutchess County Transportation have shown overlap with this project and other efforts taking place at the county level. A number of studies have been proposed or already started, including heavy truck impacts (primarily from a local quarry) on 9D and Rt 9, signal timing, and Dutchess Transit alternate fuel buses. The outcomes of these studies have the potential to be tied into the improvements identified in this project.