The research explored a barrier to intelligent transportation systems (ITS) deployment. The purpose of the research involved understanding whether practitioner technical skills correlated to the frequency by which planners’ incorporated ITS within planning studies and whether projects resulting from studies managed or performed by technically-skilled practitioners more frequently reached deployment status. The predictor variables in the research included planner composite technical skills (composite ITS skill [PV] and composite IS/T skill [PV]) and planner inclusion of ITS in transportation and transit planning studies (PV). The criterion variable reflected three different project status groups for which separate data collection occurred: deployed, active, and completed study (CV). Transportation and transit planners across the United States participated in the research. The research incorporated a correlational design employing survey methodology. Participants used the Planner Skills and ITS survey instrument to provide data. Multiple regression was used to test significance of correlation between the variables. In the active and completed study project status groups, the null hypotheses were rejected in favor of the alternate where p = .023 and p = .001, respectively. In the deployed status group, p = .117, thus retaining the null hypothesis. The conclusion drawn from results indicated that the higher a planner’s ITS skills, the more frequently a planner included ITS in planning studies, and the more frequently those study-related projects reached deployed status.
|Advisor:||Vandermark, Michael J.|
|Commitee:||Appunn, Frank, Shen, Libi|
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|Department:||School of Advanced Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Organizational behavior, Transportation planning, Information science|
|Keywords:||Information systems and technology, Intelligent transportation systems, Organizational leadership, Planner technical skills, Technical skills, Transportation planning|
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