Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

PUBLIC NOTICE:  CAMPO recently completed the Western Wake Traffic Signal System Integration Study. The final report is available for public review and comment until August 16, 2022. The Executive Board will consider endorsement at their meeting on August 17, 2022. Comments can be submitted through the webform, via email to, via phone to 919-996-4403, or via U.S. Mail to: CAMPO, Attn: Bonnie Parker, 421 Fayetteville St., Suite 203, Raleigh, NC 27601.

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ITS Strategic Deployment Plan Update

The Capital Area MPO partnered with the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carboro MPO and the NCDOT, FHWA and FTA to update the comprehensive regional Strategic Deployment Plan for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the Triangle region. This study took place in 2018-2019, with the final report being released in early 2020.



Western Wake Traffic Signal System Integration Study

One of the goals of the Triangle Region ITS Strategic Deployment Plan Update is regionalized ITS systems, including coordinated signal systems. The Capital Area MPO has initiated a technical study to analyze the potential of bringing the Town of Morrisville signals into the Town of Cary signal system, as well as the broader implementation of a regional signal/ITS system in the western half of Wake County in close coordination with Morrisville, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, and NCDOT. This study will define the specific implementation steps necessary for the successful integration of all traffic signals within Morrisville into Cary’s signal system. In addition, the study will further define and detail specific implementation steps and any additional work that will be needed for the integration of all traffic signals within Apex, Holly Springs, and Fuquay-Varina into a regional signal system in coordination with NCDOT.

Outcomes of the study will include:

  • Detailed guidance outlining implementation steps of the integration of traffic signal systems specifically tailored to the Town of Cary and Town of Morrisville.
  • Review of funding opportunities
  • Peer reviews of recent signal system integrations from other areas around the nation.
  • Infrastructure evaluation of all signal systems within stakeholder jurisdictions with close coordination with NCDOT.
  • Detailed guidance on any additional implementation steps or studies needed for future integration of Apex, Holly Springs, and Fuquay-Varina traffic signal systems into one western Wake system.
  • Any necessary agreement language or templates needed to share system data, assign maintenance responsibilities and access, and assign legal liabilities.

For more information on the Western Wake Traffic Signal System Integration Study, please contact Alex Rickard at


Completed in April 2010 and includes a snapshot of ITS best practices across the country and internationally, a multi-modal and regional list of projects to incorporate ITS into the regional transportation network, a regional ITS Architecture, and guidelines for maintaining the components of the plan.