NJLTAP Enews Volume 20, Issue 2 – March/April 2018

What is this tool?
The free, publicly-available tool assists in data collection and supports decision-making regarding the selection, design, procurement, and evaluation of ITS systems for construction and maintenance projects.

How can I access the tool?
The tool is available at no charge through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Open Source Application Development Portal (OSDAP).

How does the tool operate?
The tool operates as a standalone executable program designed to run on individual workstations with Java SE Runtime Environment version 8.0 or later. The installation package comes with a user guide that provides detailed instructions for installation and operation.

How can I learn more?
FHWA will be conducting regional demonstration workshops to encourage the widespread adoption of both the tool and the systematic process for WZITS decision-making. These workshops will provide information on the background of the WZITS Implementation Guide and how agencies can get started using the tool.

  • Northeast Regional Workshop: April 25 – Boston, MA
  • Southeast Regional Workshop: May 9 – Garner, NC

Additional workshops will be conducted for the Mid-America and West regions. Those interested in participating in one of the upcoming regional workshops should contact Jawad Paracha, FHWA Work Zone Management Team Program Manager, for more information.

Where can I access ITS resources?
Additional information is available at ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/its/#tool.
To learn more and get involved, visit the FHWA’s Work Zone Management Program home page, or contact Todd Peterson, FHWA Work Zone Management Team Transportation Specialist.

To download the tool, visit

Publication Statement

This newsletter is published biannually by the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers University, using funds from the Federal Highway Administration and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The opinions, findings, or recommendations expressed in this newsletter are those of the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Highway Administration nor the New Jersey Department of Transportation nor Rutgers University. Any product mentioned in this newsletter is for information purposes only and should not be considered a product endorsement.