This 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. The following is a summary table of stakeholders and a description of their role in the region as it applies to the ITS architecture.

American AmbulanceThe American Ambulance is a sole 9-1-1 provider for the Exclusive Operating Area of Fresno County and Kings County and is a secondary PSAP countywide.
California Department of Motor VehiclesCalifornia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) manages driver's licensing and vehicle registration statewide. Two other pertinent duties of the DMV include recording ownership (certificate of title) of the vehicles DMV registers and maintaining driving records (accidents and convictions) of licensed drivers. For the purposes of this ITS architecture, the DMV manages the commercial vehicle credentialing system for the State. In this function, DMV works cooperatively with the California Highway Patrol to administer and enforce commercial vehicle credentialing and safety inspection programs.
California Highway Patrol Central DivisionThe California Highway Patrol Central Division is a multi-county Division that is responsible for traffic enforcement on state highways in Fresno County. The Division is composed of 15 area offices located throughout the Central Division service area. The Division office, and two area offices are located in Fresno County.
California Office of Emergency ServicesThe California Office of Emergency Services (OES) provides centralized emergency management in case of threats, natural disasters, or other emergencies that warrant its activation. Also, OES is responsible for assisting local governments in their emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and hazard mitigation efforts.
Caltrans District 6The State of California, Department of Transportation, and District 6 has state highway management and maintenance responsibility for Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings, and Kern counties. Interstate 5 and State Route 99 are the major routes maintained by District 6 and to do so, Caltrans District 6 has its own Traffic Management Center (TMC) and maintenance management systems, as well as other elements within the Fresno County architecture
Caltrans HeadquartersThe State of California (Caltrans) is organized into 12 geographic districts around the state. Caltrans Headquarters is located in Sacramento. Certain Caltrans functions are managed on a statewide basis from Headquarters. For the purposes of this Regional ITS Architecture, Caltrans Headquarters directs emergency management on a statewide basis for Caltrans, and works cooperatively with District 6, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies in the Fresno County Region.
City of ClovisThe City of Clovis is located in the northeast quadrant of the Fresno-Clovis Metro area and has a significant ITS presence in Fresno County. The City of Clovis has its own traffic management systems, police department and other elements of the Regional ITS Architecture. The City of Clovis operates two public transit services: Clovis Stageline provides general public fixed-route service primarily within the City of Clovis; Clovis Roundup provides a demand-response service within the Fresno-Clovis Metro area for eligible residents of Clovis.
City of FresnoThe City of Fresno is the largest and most populated city in Fresno County and has substantial ITS elements. The City of Fresno owns and operates its own traffic management system, and other elements contributing to the Fresno County Regional ITS Architecture. Additionally, the City of Fresno owns and operates the county's largest public transportation system and two airports. The City of Fresno is one of the fastest growing cities in California. With a population of over 515,609, Fresno is now the State’s sixth largest city. Centrally located, Fresno is the financial, industrial, trade, and commercial capital in the Central San Joaquin Valley.
Commercial VehiclesThis Stakeholder represents privately-owned commercial vehicles that travel in, through, and around the Fresno County Region.
County of FresnoThe County of Fresno is the political and administrative entity that governs many aspects of the geographic area that is Fresno County. The primary role of the County of Fresno is administration of criminal justice throughout the county, as well as governance of lands located outside of incorporated cities. The County of Fresno has a variety of departments that it uses to administer its areas of responsibility. For the purposes of this Regional ITS Architecture, the County of Fresno is the lead agency for emergency management and operations at the county level. The County also provides general roadway management and maintenance for streets and highways in the unincorporated areas of the County. The County contracts with the City of Fresno to operate and maintain traffic signal systems in the unincorporated areas of the county that are not the responsibility of Caltrans.
CSU FresnoThe California State University, Fresno Research Program collects, analyzes, and processes data from public agencies within the state of California for the purpose of academic research.
Financial InstitutionsThis Stakeholder represents financial institutions that manage the back office financial aspects of fare payments for various transportation services in the Fresno County Region.
Fresno Area ExpressFresno Area Express (FAX) is a department of the City of Fresno and is governed by the Fresno City Council. FAX operates fixed route and demand response service seven days a week. The fixed route system has 16 routes and operates primarily within the City of Fresno, although some routes do extend into the neighboring city of Clovis. The demand-response service is known as Handy Ride and FAX Handy Ride is a service designed to meet the transportation needs of eligible persons with disabilities who cannot functionally use the FAX fixed route bus system. FAX is the largest public mass transportation provider in the San Joaquin Valley and carries over 12 million passengers per year. FAX has its own transit management center and information dissemination as well as other elements included in the Fresno County Regional ITS Architecture.
Fresno Council of GovernmentsThe Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) is a voluntary association of local governments, one of California's 38 regional planning agencies, and one of 500+ nationwide. Fresno COG undertakes comprehensive regional planning with an emphasis on transportation, provides citizens an opportunity to be involved in the planning process, and supplies technical services to its members. Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) maintains the County's travel model, assists with administration and operation of the San Joaquin Valley 511 service, and produces regional project/program planning activities.
Fresno County Rural Transit AgencyFresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA) is an umbrella organization that coordinates rural transit operators and services in Fresno County. The rural transit operators typically provide internal circulator services within the rural communities in which they are based, as well as fixed route service between the rural community in which they are based and other rural communities and the Fresno-Clovis Metro area. The rural transit operators also typically provide varying levels of demand responsive services. FCRTA maintains its vehicles at a FAX vehicle maintenance facility. FCRTA provides centralized dispatch for most of the rural transit operators, as well as an automated vehicle location (AVL) system on portions of the overall fleet. Coach operators utilize tablet computers to receive manifest and passenger information from dispatchers. FCRTA also uses reservation software to manage bus and trip assignments.
Fresno Yosemite International AirportFresno Yosemite International Airport (FYI) serves the Central San Joaquin Valley and over 1.2 million passengers per year. Eight carriers provide nonstop service from FYI to ten domestic and international destinations. Also, FYI provides connection flights for travelers. The Fresno Yosemite International Airport has transit stops that are connected to the Fresno Area Express and Coalinga Transit. This stakeholder provides communication between FAX and the airport and has plans to collect real-time transit information.
Kern Council of GovernmentsThe Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG is the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Kern County. For the purposes of this Regional ITS Architecture, Kern COG manages and operates the Kern County 511, which provides real-time traffic and transit information to travelers.
Local JurisdictionsThis Stakeholder encompasses local jurisdictions that are not called out as individual stakeholders within this Regional ITS Architecture including the rural incorporated cities of Fresno County--Coalinga, Firebaugh, Fowler, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Mendota, Orange Cove, Parlier, Reedley, Sanger, San Joaquin, and Selma. Several more unincorporated rural communities are also included under this stakeholder umbrella. Some local agencies may have ITS inventory that are called out that are specifically owned by that agency.
MediaThis Stakeholder represents the general mass media including print, social media, and broadcast services. The media's primary role in this ITS architecture is the dissemination of traveler information to the general public.
National Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy. Their primary role in this ITS architecture is the dissemination of weather-related emergency warnings to emergency managers / responders, as well as the general public.
Neighboring Caltrans District TMCsThis Stakeholder represents the Caltrans Districts that surround Caltrans District 6, including District 5, District 7, District 8, District 9 and District 10.
Private Information Service ProvidersThis Stakeholder represents all private party information service providers including Google,, Inrix, etc. that collect public sector data and private party data and disseminate travel information to the general public based on the public sector data collected.
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control DistrictThe San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (the Valley Air District) is made up of eight counties in California's Central Valley: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin portion of Kern. The Valley Air District, develops plans and implements control measures in its district area. These controls primarily affect stationary sources such as factories and plants. The Valley Air District conducts public education and outreach efforts such as the Valley Air District's Healthy Air Living, Wood Burning, and Smoking Vehicle voluntary programs. The Valley Air District's primary role in this ITS architecture is dissemination of air quality related notices to the general public. Another role may be the establishment of emissions monitoring equipment along public roadways to monitor transportation related emissions.
State of CaliforniaThis Stakeholder represents the governing body for the State of California that oversees all internal departments of the government, including forestry, transportation, finances, parks and recreation, etc.
TravelersThis Stakeholder generically represents the general public that utilizes the multimodal transportation network.
VehiclesThis Stakeholder generically represents vehicles using the transportation network.