RAD-IT Training
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Course Overview

This on-site training course on the Regional Architecture Development for Intelligent Transportation (RAD-IT) is typically conducted as part of another architecture workshop, either another training session on the architecture (ARC-IT) or as part of a regional ITS architecture workshop. This course provides training on the RAD-IT Architecture tool, which is a high-level, interactive software program to assist transportation planners and systems integrators in the development of regional and project architectures using ARC-IT as a starting point. The course prepares participants to immediately and confidently use RAD-IT to create a regional or project ITS architecture and to assist others who are doing so. This course is intended for public- and private-sector transportation professionals involved in ITS transportation planning and ITS deployment.

Delivered in an interactive workshop format, the course will develop an understanding of the terminology and concepts associated with using RAD-IT based on hands-on exercises with the tool and interactive lectures conducted by instructors experienced in using the tool. The one-day course is presented by qualified instructors using a Participant Workbook, the RAD-IT software, and supporting visual aids and exercises. All participants receive a copy of the Participant Workbook containing copies of all the presentation charts used in the course.

Target Audience

This course is intended for public- and private-sector transportation professionals involved in ITS transportation planning, deployment, and operations who will be using RAD-IT. They may be from organizations such as MPOs, transit agencies, municipalities, state DOTs, FHWA Division Offices, and consultants and system integrators. The course design assumes that participants have general knowledge of ITS concepts and terminology, including National ITS Architecture terms, plus basic computer skills (manipulating windows, using directories, a web browser, etc.).

Course Goal and Outcomes

The goal of this course is to prepare ITS professionals to use RAD-IT to create Regional Architectures and Project Architectures.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. List the preparatory steps to assemble information needed to create a Regional Architecture or a Project Architecture.
  2. Describe the steps in the process used by RAD-IT to create a Regional Architecture or Project Architecture.
  3. Use RAD-IT to create and modify a simple Regional Architecture or Project Architecture, including:
    1. Entering stakeholders
    2. Entering inventory data
    3. Selecting service packages / services
    4. Entering operational concepts and functional requirements
    5. "Building" and customizing interconnects and architecture flows
    6. Generating standards outputs
    7. Entering agreements
    8. Creating reports and diagrams
  4. Describe how regional architectures and project architectures are related in RAD-IT
  5. Describe in general terms how to add user-defined "extensions" to an Architecture