Stakeholders

The Regional ITS Architecture resulted from the consensus input of a diverse set of stakeholders, encompassing traffic, transit, public safety, and many other operating agencies at local, state, and national levels. It includes both public and private sectors and spans the organizations that manage, support, or are impacted by the surface transportation system, with particular focus on agencies that operate transportation systems in the region.

StakeholderDescription
CARTAChattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority. Responsible for fixed route transit service in Hamilton County, paratransit service, and a downtown shuttle and parking system.
Catoosa CountyCounty government for Catoosa County. Includes all county departments including the Sheriff's Office and Highway Department as well as the Catoosa County Emergency Management Agency.
Catoosa County Trans-AidCatoosa County demand response rural transportation provider.
Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia TPOTransportation Planning Organization for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Regional Planning Agency.
City of ChattanoogaMunicipal government for the City of Chattanooga. Covers all city departments including those that deal with traffic and public safety.
City of ClevelandMunicipal government for the City of Cleveland. Covers all city departments including those that deal with traffic and public safety.
City of East RidgeMunicipal government for the City of East Ridge. Covers all city departments including those that deal with traffic and public safety.
City of Red BankMunicipal government for the City of Red Bank. Covers all city departments including those that deal with traffic and public safety.
City of Soddy DaisyMunicipal government for the City of Soddy Daisy. Covers all city departments including those that deal with traffic and public safety.
Commercial Vehicle OperatorsOperators of commercial vehicles.
Dade CountyCounty government for Dade County. Includes all county departments including the Sheriff's Office and Highway Department as well as the Dade County Emergency Management Agency.
Dade County TransitDade County demand response rural transportation provider.
Financial InstitutionInstitution that handles exchange of money for transit electronic fare collection.
GDOTGeorgia Department of Transportation. Responsible for the construction, maintenance, and operation of state roadways in Georgia.
GEMAGeorgia Emergency Management Agency. Responsible for emergency operations during a disaster or large scale incident.
GSPGeorgia State Patrol. Responsible for statewide enforcement of traffic safety laws as well as commercial vehicle regulations.
Hamilton CountyCounty government for Hamilton County. Includes all county departments including the Sheriff's Office and Highway Department as well as the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency.
MediaLocal media outlets including television stations, newspapers, radio stations and their associated websites.
Municipal/County GovernmentGovernment for various municipalities and counties within the Region that are not specifically called out. Covers all departments including those that deal with traffic and public safety.
NOAAThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gathers weather information and issues severe weather warnings.
Other AgenciesThis stakeholder represents a wide variety of agencies. The associated elements are groups of agencies or providers that do not have a primary stakeholder agency.
Private Information ProviderPrivate sector business responsible for the gathering and distribution of traveler information. This service is typically provided on a subscription basis.
Rail OperatorsCompanies that operate rail systems including the dispatch and control of trains and the maintenance and operations of railroad tracks.
SETHRASoutheast Tennessee Human Resource Agency. Responsible for demand response transportation services in the Region.
System UsersAll of the users of the transportation system.
TDOTTennessee Department of Transportation. Responsible for the construction, maintenance, and operation of state roadways in Tennessee.
TEMATennessee Emergency Management Agency. Responsible for emergency operations during a disaster or large scale incident.
Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationStatewide law enforcement agency responsible for issuing statewide AMBER Alerts in Tennessee.
Tennessee Department of Health and Human ServicesState department that manages funding for medical transportation services.
THPTennessee Highway Patrol. Responsible for statewide enforcement of traffic safety laws as well as commercial vehicle regulations.
Walker CountyCounty government for Walker County. Includes all county departments including the Sheriff's Office and Highway Department as well as the Walker County Emergency Management Agency.
Walker County TransitWalker County demand response rural transportation provider.