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Grow regional road pricing policies from individual projects and develop modeling tools that reflect a wide range of impacts.Experience in four metropolitan areas
Beware that modeling may not be a suitable substitute for before-after studies of ITS integration projects.Experience from Minnesota's Traveler Information Guidance and Emergency Routing (TIGER) Project.
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.
Identify a single agency to be responsible for maintenance of an emergency vehicle preemption system.The experience of multiple agencies with emergency vehicle preemption systems.
Conduct rigorous testing prior to deployment of an emergency preemption system to avoid potential problems and negative system impacts.The experience of multiple agencies with emergency vehicle preemption systems.
Consider requirements definition and system design Issues for Archived Data Management Systems.Experience from six Archived Data Management Systems case studies.
Strengthen existing maintenance and repair capabilities at Transportation Operation Centers (TOCs).A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).
Consider changeable message sign (CMS) positioning, data archive requirements, and traffic demand when considering deployment of a dynamic late merge system.Experience of the Minnesota Department of Transportation in deploying a dynamic late merge system.
Adopt a performance-based, proactive approach to traffic signal system operations in order to maximize operational efficiency.The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works' experience.
Maintain adequate funding and personnel levels to maximize efficient operation of traffic signal systems operations.The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works' experience.
Use a regional approach for traffic signal systems operations to realize cost efficiencies.The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works' experience.
Consider co-locating transportation and public safety professionals to improve interagency cooperation for traffic incident management.Minnesota DOTs experience with co-location of incident management partners.
Place portable changeable message signs (CMS) on the shoulder or median nearest the discontinuous lane when implementing a dynamic late merge system (DLMS) to manage a work zone.A Minnesota DOT experience in work zone management.
Ensure that ITS field operations tests use technologies and applications that are proven to be deployment ready.Experience with a Field Operational Test for the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative in Minnesota
Perform before-research to determine what customers want from 511 services and continue to evaluate the system after implementation.A national experience with the development and deployment of 511 Systems.
Implement infrastructure-based collision avoidance technology to mitigate risks at crash prone intersections.A research project based on literature reviews and working with Virginia, California, and Minnesota.
Use the National ITS Architecture's User Services and User Service Objectives to reduce the effort required for planning and streamline the process of developing a regional ITS vision.National experience developing regional ITS visions.
Include certain components to make the Regional ITS Strategic Plan useful in implementation.National experience developing Regional ITS Strategic Plans to guide implementation.
Create multi-modal ITS plans focusing on needs and update them frequently, balancing process and projects and considering communication and coordination while ensuring that adequate resources are dedicated to implementation.National experience with ITS strategic planning at the overview level.
Use the systems goal/objectives as the initial source of desired system functionality and then use concepts in the National ITS Architecture to develop appropriate ITS projects.National experience identifying desired ITS functionalities and developing projects to perform them.
Recognize that rapid technological advances are taking place in the ITS industry when selecting specific ITS technologies.National experience selecting specific ITS technologies for regional and rural application.
Identify regional needs from the bottom up and ensure that specific rural needs are not neglected in state/regional ITS strategic plans.National experience with performing regional inventories and defining needs for ITS strategic plans.
Take advantage of FHWA's investment in the National ITS Architecture, training, and technical assistance to minimize the effort required to develop a Regional ITS Architecture.National experience developing Regional ITS Architectures.
Make use of the National ITS Architecture's Market Packages and associate them with identified needs to streamline the decision-making process for regional ITS plans.National experience using Market Packages to create regional ITS plans.
Ensure adequate time and resources are available at the end of the creation of the Regional ITS Strategic Plan for ongoing stakeholder outreach.National experience gaining stakeholder acceptance of Regional ITS Strategic Plans.
Use ITS Standards to achieve interchangeability and interoperability for Dynamic Message Signs.Experience of nine agencies using Dynamic Message Signs built to NTCIP specifications.
Use public sector workshops to increase awareness of ITS standards.Minnesota DOT’s experiences with a public sector workshop on ITS standards.
Forge a partnership among the local public sector agencies managing transportation operations along a multi-jurisdictional corridor and the private sector for deployment and integration of ITS.Experiences from the Integrated Corridor Traffic Management project in Minnesota.
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
Consider the strengths and weaknesses of distributed versus centralized ITS telecommunications systems.Experiences from the Departments of Transportation (DOTS) of multiple states in selecting telecommunications options.
Consider procurement and contracting issues for leased versus owned ITS telecommunications systems.Experiences from the Departments of Transportation (DOTS) of multiple states in selecting telecommunications options.
Consider the implications of choosing a Competetive Access Provider (CAP) for telecommunications services.Experiences from the Departments of Transportation (DOTS) of multiple states in selecting telecommunications options.
Utilize well-equipped safety service patrols to assist highway motorists after vehicle malfunctions or crashes, and to coordinate a safe and efficient response.Testimonials of the benefits of safety service patrols from staff of several state DOTs, travelers, and others.
Maximize emergency resources and response by utilizing Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) capabilities.National experience with AVL.
Provide consistent and high-quality information to influence traveler behavior.National experience with evaluating user response to freeway management systems.
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