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Ensure good data quality to successfully integrate weather alert system based upon Road Weather Information Systems.Caltrans District 3 experience in implementing a weather alert notification system in a Regional Transportation Management Center
Provide written procedures and training for issuing warnings to Regional Transportation Management Center operators for successful weather integration. Lessons from the evaluation of the Caltrans District 3 experience in implementing a weather alert notification system
Design a trip planning website to capture and convey real-world factors such as gas prices and congestion information.Evaluation of a Multimodal Trip Planning System (MMTPS) in Northeastern Illinois
Use the self-evaluation and integration planning process to create wider awareness of the benefits of weather integration to improve TMC operations.Experience from four Transportation Management Centers' efforts to identify and implement strategies to meet their weather integration needs.
Invest in high accuracy road weather information to ensure greater usage and reduce winter maintenance costs.Case studies of Iowa, Nevada, and Michigan experience
In developing software for automated posting of messages on dynamic message signs, focus on the types of messages that are used often and changed frequently, and also include manual methods for posting.Experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Ensure compatibility of data format of the field-weather monitoring sensors with the central software in the transportation management center.Statewide systems implementation experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Beware of challenges involved in developing an integrated statewide operations system for traffic monitoring, incident data capture, weather information, and traveler information—all seamlessly controlled by a central software system. Statewide systems implementation experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
When implementing traveler information systems that promote voluntary changes in travel behavior, incorporate functions for feedback, advice, and action-planning.Experience with Mobility Management in Japan.
Use Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) to identify gaps, determine constraints, and invest in the best combination of Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) strategies.Experience with the AMS framework on the ICM Test Corridor, San Francisco.
Expect non-custom hardware and software to have technology limitations that may affect operational capabilities. The Chicago, Illinois and Montgomery County, Maryland experience in procuring and developing advanced parking information system hardware and software.
Prepare in advance for severe weather by staffing enough snow plow operators and ensuring that public information systems will be updated with current weather and road conditions.Experience from the 2007 winter storm emergency response in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Identify key design issues in the deployment of advanced parking management systems (APMS).Experience from APMS deployment sites.
Involve all appropriate stakeholders in a formal and collaborative manner during each phase of the advanced parking management systems (APMS) project.Experience from APMS deployment sites.
Consider the impact of different technical and design factors when making cost estimates for advanced parking management systems (APMS).Experience from APMS deployment sites.
Ensure proper operations and maintenance of advanced parking management systems (APMS)Experience from APMS deployment sites.
Prepare traveler information Web sites for high usage under emergency or disaster conditions.Experience from the nation's top traffic and transit information Web sites.
Focus on usability when designing traffic information Web sites.Experience from the nation's top traffic and transit information Web sites.
Assess what users want when developing a traffic information Web site.The experience of several of the nation’s top traffic and transit information Web site developers.
Integrate traveler information Web site development with existing systems and other organizations.The experience of several of the nation's top traffic and transit information Web site developers.
Adopt best practices for integrating emergency information into Transportation Management Center (TMC) operations to improve performance and increase public mobility, safety and security.Experience from 38 TMCs across the country.
Invest in research and development for emergency integration.Experience from 38 TMCs across the country.
Extend the application of emergency integration best practices to further improve emergency operations.Experience from 38 TMCs across the country.
Integrate weather information into Transportation Management Center (TMC) operations to enhance the ability of operators to manage traffic in a more responsive and effective way during weather events.Experience from 38 TMCs across the country.
Consult with traffic engineers early in the process of no-notice evacuations to secure the use of traffic management resources and to identify routes for evacuation and re-entry.Experience from an emergency incident in which 3,000 residents were evacuated under no-notice conditions due to a toxic chemical spill.
Establish a centralized database for all winter maintenance-related weather information.An Idaho Transportation Department experience in Road-Weather Information System integration.
Maximize the value of an RWIS investment for maintenance staff through follow-on staff training and usage tracking.An Idaho Transportation Department experience in Road-Weather Information System integration.
Integrate various types of road weather information to promote utilization by the public.An Idaho Transportation Department experience in Road-Weather Information System integration.
Develop a user-oriented system for displaying travel time messages on dynamic messages signs. Four American Cities' experiences with Travel Time Messaging on Dynamic Message Signs.
Treat maintenance staff as customers and beneficiaries of ATIS information.Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.
Treat system operators as the client and consider their perspectives during ATIS project development.Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.
Consider how implementing an ATIS system will impact staffing and training requirements.Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.
Consider that ATIS deployment in rural and/or remote areas presents special challenges.Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.
Provide drivers with sufficient managed lane information that can be easily disseminated and understood. A guidance provided by the Texas Transportation Institute on providing user information in managed lanes facilities.
Follow accepted guidelines to create concise, effective messages to communicate to the public using Dynamic Message Signs (DMS).Guidance from a Dynamic Message Sign handbook and from the use of DMSs in metropolitan areas.
Use ITS to implement a reliable communications system in work zones.New Mexico’s experience in planning, deploying and operating a work zone traffic and incident management system.
Ensure initial and ongoing success of ITS deployments by providing sufficient start-up time, maintaining flexibility, and performing maintenance needs in-house.New Mexico’s experience with planning, deployment and operating a work zone traffic and incident management system.
Investigate procurement alternatives of leasing, buying, or building equipment to minimize operations and maintenance costs.Montana Department of Transportation's experience in procuring hardware and software for the statewide 511 traveler information system.
Allocate adequate staff time for planning and management oversight to monitor progress and address issues.Montana Department of Transportation's experience in human resource and personnel management during implementation of the statewide 511 traveler information system.
Provide accurate and timely road condition and weather forecast information to rural travelers in cold weather regions.Montana Department of Transportation’s experience in designing and deploying the statewide 511 traveler information system.
Adopt adequate and thorough procurement processes which cover purchases of both standardized commodity type equipment and highly complex integrated ITS components.Silicon Valley Smart Corridor’s experience with procuring equipment for the development of an integrated freeway, arterial and incident management system.
Target training and documentation to reduce barriers to maintenance personnel's adoption of a roadway weather information system.The Washington State Department of Transportation's experience in using road weather information systems for proactive maintenance practices.
Provide traveler information in rural areas to allow for good travel decisions in inclement weather and construction season.Oregon DOTs experience with rural traveler information systems.
Deploy ITS systems strategically to achieve benefits.San Antonio’s experience with integration of freeway and arterial management systems.
Integrate freeway and alternate route operations to achieve greater benefits.San Antonio’s experience with integration of freeway and arterial management systems.
Integrate market research in the planning process for consumer-oriented projects.Experience in the deployment of a traveler information system for Interstate 95
Identify methods to distribute automated vehicle identification tags to improve market penetration when collecting arterial travel speed information.San Antonio's experience with automated vehicle identification tags.
Consider reconfiguring and integrating existing roadway management IT systems whenever possible to save costs associated with implementing new systems.Phoenix’s experiences with integrating roadway management IT systems.
Follow a modular approach when deploying complex projects in locations with a shortened construction season.Experience from the Integrated Corridor Traffic Management Project in Minnesota
Adjust the different expectations and motivations of public and private partners to prevent future delays.California's experience with a regional travel information system launched by a public-private alliance.
Minimize problems in creating contractual arrangements for testing a new ITS technology by creating negotiating benchmarks, designing a partnership arrangement, and developing a separate procurement process for different technological components. A Washington State Department of Transportation’s experience with testing of new variable speed limit technology to reduce winter accidents on a mountain pass.
Carefully select a project manager to be responsible for deployment and testing of new ITS technology.A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) experience with testing of new variable speed limit technology to reduce winter crashes on a mountain pass.
Anticipate challenges with the ITS technology being tested, including problems with software modification and adaptation of previously developed technology.A Washington State Department of Transportation’s experience with testing of new variable speed limit technology to reduce winter accidents on a mountain pass.
Understand the market during the development of an Advanced Travel Information System (ATIS) to reduce project development uncertainty and produce a more functional end product.Institutional lessons from a test of a wide-area network to communicate traffic conditions in the Seattle area.
Provide consistent and high-quality information to influence traveler behavior.National experience with evaluating user response to freeway management systems.
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