Non-Transit Projects


One requirement of the Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG) is that the local agency must follow the process to determine the level of risk for the ITS project. There are three types of project risk (Exempt, Low-Risk and High Risk) which determine the process for project funding and development. Local agencies first submit a Field Review Form that includes the ITS Systems Engineering Review Form (SERF) to the Caltrans District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE) as part of their E-76 Package. By answering the seven questions of the SERF, the local agency can determine if the ITS project is Low Risk (formerly “Minor”) or High Risk (formerly “Major”). The SERF is meant to be high-level project information and can be completed by public agency staff.

The list below shows where in this regional ITS architecture documentation information can be fund to assist in writing a SERF.​



Identification of portions of regional architecture being implemented

ITS Inventory

Requirements definition

Functional Requirements

Analysis of alternative system configurations and technology options to meet requirements

Not Available in Regional ITS Architecture

Procurement options

Not Available in Regional ITS Architecture

Identification of applicable ITS standards and testing procedures


Procedures and resources necessary for operations and management of the system

Not Available in Regional ITS Architecture