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Invest in high accuracy road weather information to ensure greater usage and reduce winter maintenance costs.Case studies of Iowa, Nevada, and Michigan experience
Recognize that deployment delays can lead to a ripple effect of challenges that affect project deployment progress.Great Lakes ITS project management experience with deployment delays associated with the Airport ITS Integration Project.
Develop a project champion succession plan within participating organizations to avoid orphaning a project.The Great Lakes ITS project management experience from a change in political leadership.
Beware that inter-agency funding arrangements can lead to delays in awarding and executing project contracts.The experience of Wayne County and the Wayne County Airport Authority in securing earmarked funds and executing contracts.
Recognize issues in deploying ITS technologies for coordinating and improving Human Services Transportation.Experiences from six agencies.
Incorporate proven technologies and false alarm reduction strategies in the design of future Automotive Collision Avoidance Systems (ACAS).Experience from a Field Operational Test (FOT) in Michigan to evaluate an Automotive Rear-End Collision Avoidance System.
Consider requirements definition and system design Issues for Archived Data Management Systems.Experience from six Archived Data Management Systems case studies.
Use dynamic lane merge systems to improve operations in long term construction zones.Michigan Department of Transportation's experience with a dynamic lane merge system (DLM)
Use recommended practices to provide accurate travel time messages to the public using Dynamic Message Signs (DMS).Experiences and guidance from the use of DMSs in metropolitan areas.
In preparation for managing transportation in catastrophic emergencies, identify agencies and their decision makers to interact with, and establish effective coordination with them to execute response.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Ensure redundancy of critical components in transportation support systems to be used in case of an emergency.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Ensure reliable and interoperable communication between transportation and public safety agencies and use ITS to promptly disseminate travel updates to the public during emergencies.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Sustain ITS network operations and interagency communications during emergencies by ensuring provisions for alternate power supply and telecommunications services.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Develop and rehearse an emergency response plan for managing catastrophes with minimum panic, disruption and loss.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Maximize Field Operational Test (FOT) success by creating a sound experimental design and data acquisition plan.Experience from a Field Operational Test (FOT) in Michigan to evaluate a Roll Advisor and Control (RA&C) system for commercial vehicles.
Address critical issues early in the ITS work zone management system development and deployment processes, and allow sufficient start-up time.The experiences of four state DOTs using ITS in work zones.
Employ a proactive approach for building public awareness of the project requiring a work zone and deliver accurate information to the public. The experiences of four state DOTs using ITS in work zones.
Use a systems engineering approach for technical integration of ITS.Nationwide experience with ITS integration.
Coordinate across jurisdictions/regions and share resources to reduce future costs and delays.Major metropolitan areas' experiences with formalized incident management programs.
Solicit executive support for an incident management program, but rely on staff-level champions and administrative support for day-to-day guidance of the program.Major metropolitan areas' experiences with formalized incident management programs.
Take advantage of time-specific opportunities to organize and build support for a formal incident management program.Major metropolitan areas' experiences with formalized incident management programs.
Ensure the long-term stability of an interagency incident management program by creating dependencies and by managing for leadership succession.Major metropolitan areas' experiences with formalized incident management programs.
Consider the technology selected for an ITS telecommunications system carefully, as it will impact the cost and the performance of the system.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.
Use appropriate procurement methods when contracting for operations for Transportation Management Centers (TMCs).Eight states' experiences with procurement methods for TMCs.
Use tested and effective traffic management systems for Transportation Management Centers (TMCs). Eight states' experiences with ITS Traffic Management Systems for TMCs.
Select and implement security measures for Transportation Management Center (TMC) based on location and internal operations.Eight states' experiences with security measures for TMCs.
Choose staff training and documentation methods to match individual Transportation Management Center (TMC) needs.Eight states' experiences with training and documentation methods for TMCs.
Consider using contractors for TMC maintenance support.Eight states' experiences with using contractors for TMCs.
Adopt staffing practices for successful Transportation Management Center (TMC) staff hiring and retention.Eight states' experiences with staffing practices for TMCs.
Select Transportation Management Center (TMC) design and location based on individual TMC needs and traffic realities.Eight states' experiences with design and location considerations for TMCs.
Address noise and disruptions to TMCs through effective anticipation and planning.Eight states' experience with noise and disruptions to TMCs.
Select map displays, computers, and software for transportation management centers (TMCs) that minimize cost and decrease complexity.Eight states' experiences with map displays, computers, and software for TMCs.
Install Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology to greatly enhance transit agency performance.Different transit agencies’ experience with AVL.
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