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To avoid surprises after implementation of a comprehensive transit ITS program, perform a detailed analysis of costs for operations and maintenance during the project planning phase.(May 2010)Washoe County’s experience implementing a comprehensive transit ITS program.
Beware that inter-agency funding arrangements can lead to delays in awarding and executing project contracts.( 2 March 2007)The experience of Wayne County and the Wayne County Airport Authority in securing earmarked funds and executing contracts.
Be aware of funding issues when deploying ITS transit systems.(4/14/2006)Experience from the Lake Tahoe Coordinated Transit System.
Seek a variety of funding sources to support a regional fare card project, and offer a finance plan that encourages participation.(4/14/2006)Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.
Maintain, reinforce, and expand existing programs to improve traffic signal operations.(3/26/2006)Wisconsin’s experience with operating and maintaining a statewide traffic signal system program.
Establish a clear understanding among all partners on the level of technical support to be provided by suppliers and integrators, as equipment provided in-kind or at a reduced cost is often provided with minimal technical support.(8/1/2004)Orlando, Florida's experience with a Field Operational Test (FOT) on using a single smart card for transportation payments at facilities operated by multiple regional agencies.
Recognize potential institutional issues when deploying an ITS system.(4/1/2004)TriMet’s experience with the deployment of Transit Tracker in Portland Oregon.
Develop partnerships for a cost-effective approach to deploy remote traffic count stations that will provide real-time traffic data during a hurricane evacuation.(11/1/2003)Experience from nine transportation management projects on hurricane evacuation preparedness.
Effectively communicate plans for implementing contraflow lanes during a hurricane evacuation.(11/1/2003)Experience from nine transportation management projects on hurricane evacuation preparedness.
Examine multiple funding sources and anticipate unforeseen costs associated with deploying transit ITS.(March 2003)Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.
Identify financial resources and expected costs to conduct a cost/benefit analysis.(1/1/2002)Nationwide experience with assisting transit system managers in deploying ITS.
Be aware that ITS deployment contracting is complex and may be subject to changes in technologies and market forces.(10/1/2001)Virginia DOT's experience with delays in contracting for the Hampton Roads Advanced Traveler Information System deployment
Adopt a long term perspective identifying a business reason or an operational need for ITS based solutions and embrace performance measures.(December 2009)Nationwide state and local agency imperatives for ITS deployment
Use the ITE Traffic Signal Self-Assessment to help make the case for increased staffing and funding to support traffic signal programs.(December 31, 2007)From the 2007 National Traffic Signal Operations Report Card Technical Report
Consider tolling as a tool for managing travel demand and increasing efficiency, as well as for generating revenue.(2006)Recommendations from the Washington State Comprehensive Tolling Study
Find innovative funding resources to help finance management and operations (M&O) strategies and ITS.(11/30/2004)The experience of several agencies with innovative funding.
Consider seven key planning requirements of an effective ITS Program.(3/15/2002 1:00:00 AM)Experience from a case study of the Virginia Department of Transportation's I-81 ITS Program.
Enhance collaboration by sharing office space among operations stakeholders.(11/30/2004)Ohio's experience with the development of a multi-jurisdictional operations facility.
Link the funding of management and operations (M&O) strategies and ITS to regional transportation planning goals.(11/30/2004)An Albany, NY, metropolitan planning experience in funding allocation.
Maintain adequate funding and personnel levels to maximize efficient operation of traffic signal systems operations.(February, 2004)The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works' experience.
Consider public/private partnerships and unique financing methods as ways to cover costs for managed lanes projects.(2005)Guidance provided by the Texas Transportation Institute on funding and financing managed lanes projects.
Consider using incentives to encourage the participation of private sector freight operators.(5 October 2003)The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's experience in developing the FIRST system and gaining participation from industry stakeholders in the system's operation.
Do not count on revenue generation from data sharing to subsidize the operation and maintenance expenses of advanced traveler information systems.(1/1/2002)A survey of transportation agencies and private firms involved in providing traveler information services.
Understand that while the viability of pricing programs is impacted by political actions, pricing signal is a potential tool for developing a sustainable transportation system.(12/01/2010)Experience from road pricing programs in Europe and Asia
Beware that schedule and costs of road pricing projects are affected by various factors including legislative outcomes, clarity and specificity of scope, and contracting methods.(12/01/2010)Experience from road pricing programs in Europe and Asia
Facilitate integration of CVISN by establishing cooperative relationship among stakeholders and promoting incentives to improve mobile communications and enhance enforcement.(28 February 2007)Nationwide experience of CVISN Managers
Develop partnerships with state and local agencies to help successfully implement intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in rural transit.(2/1/2005)The experience of several states in the implementation of ITS to rural transit.
Engage in comprehensive planning and coordination of managed lanes projects.(November, 2004)The experience of managed lanes projects in California, Texas and New Jersey.
Identify innovative solutions for deploying Information Stations that report real-time data for weather and traffic monitoring in the event of a hurricane.(11/1/2003)Experience from nine transportation management projects on hurricane evacuation preparedness.
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