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originally posted by: Justacasualobserver
a reply to: Violater1
A number of States already charge toll on interstate highways
originally posted by: yamammasamonkey
I think this is actually a clever way to build checkpoints all over the country without admitting so.
Recent governmental activity in the area of ITS – specifically in the United States – is further motivated by an increasing focus on homeland security. Many of the proposed ITS systems also involve surveillance of the roadways, which is a priority of homeland security. Funding of many systems comes either directly through homeland security organizations or with their approval. Further, ITS can play a role in the rapid mass evacuation of people in urban centers after large casualty events such as a result of a natural disaster or threat. Much of the infrastructure and planning involved with ITS parallels the need for homeland security systems.
Eventually, massive traffic surveillance networks will be setup for the deployments of ITS technologies on all the freeways, arteries and local intersections. Countless lives, time and money will be saved by advanced traffic controls [Ch.7]. Another page in the history of transportation system will be written, with the title “New Era of ITS Deployment”. Keeping this promising future in mind, there is no doubt that more resources should be invested in the research and development of traffic surveillance systems and associated ITS applications.