CARS Opportunities for Involvement
Initially created through a Federal Highway
Pooled Fund, CARS has been developed since 1998 by a consortium
of transportation agencies in North America. Member states drive
the ongoing improvement and extension of the CARS system based on
their needs and budgets.
In short, CARS is an ITS standards-based hub of
information that can help manage a stateís or regionís ITS infrastructure.
By providing both automation and decision support functionality,
CARS integrates a wide range of information to provide a
comprehensive solution to traffic and traveler information management.
For more information,
John Whited, Iowa Department of Transportation
CARS Pooled Fund Administrator