The Regional 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 regional ITS architecture.

Bicycle Detection SystemIdentified as NeedMedium TermThis project will install a bicycle detection system at signalized intersections to improve safety and reduce bicycle–vehicle collisions.
City of WamegoIdentified as NeedMedium to Long TermTraffic signal control coordination along US–24 and K–99.
Emergency Vehicle PreemptionIdentified as NeedMedium TermJunction City current uses a sound–based emergency vehicle preemption (EVP) system. This project will replace the sound–based system with a light–based EVP system. EVP equipment will be installed at Junction City traffic signals that receives request from emergency vehicles approaching the intersections for signal preemption and provides a green light for the approaching phase of the emergency vehicle. Corresponding equipment will be installed on emergency vehicles (police vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, etc.) to enable the preemption of the signal timing.
Expansion of Bluetooth Travel Time Data Collection EquipmentPlannedShort to Long TermContinued installation of Bluetooth readers. Additional corridors for Bluetooth reader installation will be identified in the future.
FHATA Computer–Aided Dispatch / Automatic Vehicle Location SystemCompleted A new transit CAD/AVL system will be procured through KDOT to replace the current system. The AVL/GPS will be in the form of on–board tablets that will provide real–time monitoring of vehicles and trips. The tablets can also function as mobile data terminals (MDTs) to provide bus operators information such as route information, schedule and adherence, alerts on incidents and detours, etc.
FHATA Electronic Vehicle Inspection ReportPlannedShort TermThis project will procure Zonar Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR) to provide FHATA the capability of performing pre– and post–trip bus inspections.
FHATA On–Board Security CamerasActiveShort TermThis project will procure new security cameras that will be installed on FHATA transit vehicles to improve safety and security of transit riders and operators. Camera images can be accessed in real–time provided that communications is established between the vehicles and the dispatch center; or camera recordings can be accessed at the end of the vehicle shift at the transit garage.
Fiber Communications ExpansionIdentified as NeedMedium to Long TermExpand and build redundancy into Manhattan Public Works Department's fiber network to improve communications between the Manhattan Traffic Operations Facility (MTOF) and its traffic signals and ITS devices. The fiber network expansion will allow the MTOF to connect to additional traffic signals and ITS devices as well provide media and bandwidth to share CCTV camera images to 911 centers in the region. This fiber expansion project is also essential to provide the necessary communications backbone to facilitate the implementation of the regional traffic operations center concept that will connect Junction City with the MTOF for regional traffic management and operations (see Project #20–15). In addition, it is desired to have fiber connections to all fire stations and radio communications towers in Riley Co. to enhance communications for emergency services.
Fiber Optic Infrastructure along K–177ActiveShort TermCompleting a design project to propose a fiber optic network along K–177 from I–70 to the east end of the Kansas River Bridge. It is planned to have handholes at each county road along the route as a minimum and a conduit with 7 pathways. The purpose of the network is to partner with KSU and others to test connected/automated vehicle technologies and a connection to Kansas City SCOUT to allow students use of real time data. A future use as a back–up center to SCOUT could be a possibility too.
Junction City Communications ProjectIdentified as NeedMedium to Long TermThis project will investigate, identify, and ultimately install communication links dedicated to traffic signal operations for Junction City. This project will allow Junction City the ability to centrally control and monitor traffic signal operations as well as potentially other future ITS devices (e.g. CCTV cameras and DMS). The city–wide communication links will also facilitate the implementation of joint regional traffic operations with the City of Manhattan for the region.
Junction City Traffic Signal Interconnects and UpgradesActiveShort to Medium TermJunction City currently has one corridor that has signals interconnected; however, the communications has been broken. The initial focus of this project will be repair, replacement and/or upgrade of the existing interconnects to enable corridor–based signal coordination. Additional signal interconnects desired will be identified. This project will also include upgrades of controllers, hardware, etc. to improve signal connectivity and operational efficiency.
Junction City Traffic Signal Timing OptimizationIdentified as NeedLong TermDevelop/update and implement signal timing plans along key corridors and/or at key intersections to facilitate more efficient movement of traffic, particularly during peak hours.
K–18 ITS ProjectIdentified as NeedMedium Term to Long TermThis project will install various ITS components along K–18 from the K–18/K–113 Interchange to the K–18/I–70 Interchange. Project components include installation of speed and count stations, permanent dynamic message signs, and fiber optic cable. In addition, a fiber optic cable will need to be installed from K–18/K–113 Interchange to the Manhattan Traffic Operations Facility.
Kansas Highway Patrol AVL SystemActiveShort TermThis project represents the installation of AVL "Smart Cop" equipment within Kansas Highway Patrol mobile data units for dispatch and monitoring of KHP vehicles.
Kimball Avenue Coordination ProjectActiveShort TermThis project will encompass bringing online 5 intersections along the Kimball Avenue corridor, as well as 4 additional PTZ cameras. This project will require the installation of fiber optic cable throughout the corridor. This corridor receives all K–State athletic event traffic to and from the stadiums, as well as traffic that will be generated during and after the completion of the National Bio and Agro–Defense Facility (NBAF).
Manhattan Traffic Information Website EnhancementPlannedMedium to Long TermThis project will enhance the current City of Manhattan Traffic Information Webpage. The current webpage provides street closures, detours, snow and ice maintenance routes, and traffic camera images. This project will enhance the webpage design as well as provide information on transit services, parking, incidents, and game–day traffic information. Upon implementation of the regional traffic operations center, a longer–term enhancement may include evolving the website to a regional traffic information website for the Manhattan–Junction City area.
Manhattan/K–State Fiber Optic SharingActiveShort to Medium TermKansas State University has a fiber optic network that in many places is within City–owned right–of–way. An agreement has been formulated allowing some dark K–State fiber to be utilized by the City to increase it ITS network footprint. This will allow the Manhattan Traffic Operations Facility connections to some intersections that are currently isolated from its network because of topographic or line of sight issues. This project allows the City to gain access to additional intersections and allows K–State Police and Athletics access to the City's traffic management system. Riley Co. will also connect their 911 PSAP to the K–State 911 PSAP via a point–to–point microwave link with this K–State fiber. A connection will also be made to the fire station at 2000 Denison Avenue for use of the facility during and after emergencies.
N. Manhattan FiberPlannedShort TermInstallation of fiber along N. Manhattan Ave. from Anderson Ave. to Kimball Ave.
North Tuttle Creek Boulevard (US–24) Coordination ProjectActiveShort TermThis project will allow connections to 6 additional traffic signals along US–24 from East Poyntz North to Kimball Avenue. This project will also install 2 to 3 additional PTZ cameras. In addition, this project will install a fiber optic network for parts or all of the project area, or a hybrid fiber and wireless bridging link for other parts of the project.
Parking Management SystemIdentified as NeedMedium TermThis project will Install an advanced parking management system on and around the Kansas State University Campus. The system will include parking count sensors, dynamic message signs (DMS), and a software package that can determine the availability of parking spaces at parking lots/ramps and display this information on the DMS near the ramp entrances. This information can also be disseminated via internet webpages. This parking management system will be used for everyday parking as well as special events (such as game days).
Real–Time Transit Information at Transit StopsIdentified as NeedMedium to Long TermThis project will install information displays/signs at key transit stops. The information displays/signs will display transit arrival/departure information that is estimated based on information from AVL equipment on buses.
Real–Time Transit Information on Mobile AppsCompleted The project will develop a mobile app for smartphone/tablets to provide near real–time bus location information based on the data from AVL equipment on FHATA buses.
Regional ITS ExpansionPlannedShort to Long TermThis project represents general ITS installation and expansion projects in the Flint Hills Region that are not specifically listed (that is, specific locations and/or corridors to be determined in the future). The project scopes may include, but not be limited to, installation of additional CCTV cameras, DMS (permanent and portable), vehicle count/speed detection stations, RWIS stations, and communications.
Regional Traffic Operations CoordinationIdentified as NeedLong TermThis project will implement a regional traffic operations center to facilitate traffic management and operations at a regional level. The Manhattan Traffic Operations Facility (MTOF) will become a regional traffic operations center (TOC) that can centrally monitor and control traffic signals in Manhattan and Junction City. The regional TOC will also be capable of controlling and monitoring other ITS devices such as CCTV cameras, DMS, RWIS stations in the region.
Riley County Emergency Operations CenterIdentified as NeedMedium to Long TermStand–alone communications center (dispatch) to Riley County that incorporates a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and provides access to the City of Manhattan traffic cameras.
Riley County Emergency Operations Mobile CentersIdentified as NeedMedium to Long TermIdentify location for mobile/as–needed command posts with access to high–speed data.
Riley County–wide Radio ProjectActiveShort TermUpgrade of existing radio technologies to an 800 mhz system which will vastly improve county–wide radio communications for Riley County Police Department, Emergency Management, Riley County Fire Department, and Manhattan Fire Department.
Road Weather Information System StationsActiveShort TermThis project will install additional road weather information system (RWIS) stations in the City of Manhattan. The City of Manhattan currently has one RWIS station located on K–18. The project will install three additional RWIS monitoring stations on the North, East and West arterials surrounding the city, as well as the wireless or fiber links for communications.
Traffic Camera Video Sharing with 911 CentersIdentified as NeedMedium to Long TermThe project will facilitate the sharing of live Manhattan Traffic Operations Facility CCTV camera feeds with 911 centers and EOCs in the region for the purpose of increased information sharing and situation awareness for transportation, incident, and emergency management (helpful on game days, flood events, incident management).