United States (585 unique lessons found)

Use current SAE, IEEE, and NTCIP standards with systems engineering content to control architecture and design activities for a connected vehicle network.
Experiences from the Wyoming Department of Transportation's (WYDOT) Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment System Design Phase.

Use text-only messages instead of graphic-aided messages on dynamic message signs during traffic slow-downs.
Findings from a traffic analysis, driver surveys, and driving simulator experiment used to evaluate the impacts of dynamic message signs (DMS).

Recalibrate parking rate adjustment models when changes to parking policies and regulations may affect non-payment behavior.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) experience managing a large-scale demand-responsive parking system.

Automate collection of parking occupancy data when traditional parking surveys lack resolution and sample size to support large-scale demand-responsive parking management systems.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) experience managing a large-scale demand-responsive parking system.

Use a local SQL Lite database with positional data to improve the performance of GIS applications
Evaluation of the Wyoming DOT's Road Condition Reporting Application

Clearly communicate requirements and testing procedures to connected vehicle device developers, and allow for industry input and iteration for less mature devices.
Experience from fostering the development of connected vehicle devices for the Safety Pilot Model Deployment in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Conduct a data collection pilot test to validate end-to-end data acquisition, transfer, processing, and quality assessment processes.
Experience with data collection from connected vehicle devices during the Safety Pilot Model Deployment in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Maintain active communications regardless of system states, faults, or emergency kill switches to ensure the safety and function of cooperative adaptive cruise control truck platoons.
Developing an operational concept to manage truck cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) systems on I-710 in California.

Design blind spot warning systems to minimize false alarms.
Promising technologies for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in North Carolina.

Plan to recalibrate traffic sensors to accommodate lane shifts and other changes near work zones.
Experience using multi-jurisdictional ITS to support freeway work zone operations.

Plan adequate time to calibrate Bluetooth readers to maximize accuracy and reliability.
Experience using Bluetooth to support traffic mobility monitoring in Salt Lake City.

Deploy arterial travel time detection systems incrementally to allow time to identify issues and fine-tune performance.
A review of arterial travel time technology in the United States and the United Kingdom

Marketing the benefits of roadway pricing strategies throughout the lifespan of a project can improve public perception of these projects.
A study of institutional issues and challenges associated with implementing roadway pricing strategies.

Avoid unnecessarily restrictive requirements and ambiguous terms in bid documents.
Experience implementing real-time travel time information systems on I-35 in Minnesota.

Separately deploying mileage-based user fee and in-vehicle safety alert functions helps ensure each technology has the best opportunity for user acceptance.
The 500-participant Minnesota Road Fee Test Study investigated technologies to charge mileage-based user fees and improve compliance with traffic control devices.

Verify data collection and equipment reliability when implementing mileage-based user fee programs that use smartphones.
Experience implementing a mileage-based user fee concept in Wright County, Minnesota.

Consider using private sector probe-based data to develop and monitor congestion and reliability measures required by MAP-21.
Lessons from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board's experience with probe-based traffic data from the I-95 Corridor Coalition.

Use Model Systems Engineering (SE) Documents for Deployment of Adaptive Signal Control Technology Systems
Systems Engineering guidance developed through lessons learned in national deployments of Adaptive Signal Control Technology systems

Engage political champions to keep controversial High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) lane projects on track.
Experience with the variable pricing projects in Los Angeles (Interim Results)

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

Pursue technology based, high risk policies incrementally to better manage likely organizational and technological challenges.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's experience in implementing advanced parking management (Interim Results).

Implement location-based filtering to modify threat assessments or alerts where drivers choose not to respond to repeated in-vehicle warnings.
Experience from Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) program field operational tests.

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

Implement Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies and Use Defined Success Factors to Better Manage ITS Application Development and Deployment
The USDOT evaluated Eight National ITS Application Test Sites to determine whether these projects met goals and to extract lessons learned in development and deployment.

Continually monitor effect of tolls on traveler behavior to maintain operational livelihood.
Lessons Learned from Florida's 95 Express HOT lanes Implementation in Miami-Dade

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.

Ensure machine vision cameras are aligned to properly detect the onset of a queue.
Experience with advanced queue detection systems in Minnesota.

Conduct bench testing prior to field installation of transit signal priority (TSP) equipment to verify functionality between detectors, signal controllers, phase selectors, and cabinet design.
Pilot deployment of transit signal priority in Chicago identified multiple considerations that may help inform future deployments.

Consider procuring computer and network hardware independently when feasible and procure right-sized systems.
Washoe County’s experience implementing a comprehensive transit ITS program.

Encourage staff to find creative and efficient uses of ITS to improve operations through better communications.
Washoe County’s experience implementing a comprehensive transit ITS program.

Develop a long-term ITS vision and use systems engineering processes to successfully manage ITS deployments.
Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority's experience in deploying transit ITS

Integrate Road Weather Information Systems program and Transportation Management Centers to improve internal operations practices.
Evaluated based on the experience of the Utah DOT's integration of their Weather Operations/RWIS Program with Traffic Operations.

Tailor the standard systems engineering process model to suit an agency’s ITS deployment scale and needs.
Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority's experience in deploying transit ITS

Resolve conflicts between traditional data sources by using archived data.
Results from the Planning for Operations Case Study from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in San Francisco California

Develop policies for carbon trading rights and risk management.
A New Mexico DOT experience with carbon sequestering

Deploy side object detection systems for transit buses that have proven effectiveness in transit operating environments and been accepted by transit operators.
Experiences from the installation of Side Object Detection Systems on transit buses in Ohio, Utah and Washington, D.C.

Plan your system to accommodate future expansion.
A Utah Department of Transportation Experience from the expansion of the CommuterLink intelligent transportation system.

Proactively establish working relationships with all partner stakeholder groups.
A Utah Department of Transportation Experience from the expansion of the CommuterLink intelligent transportation system.

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.

Consider the long-term operations and maintenance responsibilities and costs when selecting project components.
The Chicago, Illinois and Montgomery County, Maryland experience in operating and maintaining advanced parking information system.

Study the surrounding area for topographical encumbrances and radio interference when deploying wireless communication projects for traffic and parking management.
The Chicago, Illinois experience in implementing advanced parking information systems to increase customer satisfaction and improve traffic operations.

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.

Involve all appropriate stakeholders in the planning and development of the project to encourage coordination and collaboration.
The Chicago, Illinois and Montgomery County, Maryland experience in working with multi-jurisdictional stakeholders in the development of an advanced parking information system.

Ensure that new technology deployed in a weigh station to detect high-risk heavy trucks is in alignment with state organizational goals and inspection priorities.
Evaluation of an Integrated Safety and Security Enforcement System (ISSES) in a weigh station on I-75 in Kentucky installed to detect high-risk heavy trucks

Plan for logistical and operational issues prior to project implementation.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s experience implementing ITS support equipment and technologies.

Apply system engineering principles for the success of complex ITS projects.
Colorado DOT's experience implementing an integrated TMC.

Ensure the accuracy and consistency of an MDSS to build user confidence and trust.
From the experience of Maine Department of Transportation.

Build support for the use of an MDSS tool in order to overcome institutional barriers.
From the experience of Maine Department of Transportation.

Consider and evaluate user needs when designing communication infrastructure.
Experience from the smart parking field test at the Rockridge, Oakland BART station.

Consider the impact fees have on parking behavior.
Experience from the smart parking field test at the Rockridge, Oakland BART station.

Employ sensors that can account for a range of parking lot vehicle movements.
Experience from the smart parking field test at the Rockridge, Oakland BART station.

Anticipate project delays and allocate sufficient time and funding to address key project variables.
Experience from the smart parking field test at the Rockridge, Oakland BART station.

Keep technical solutions open-ended in the early stages of an ITS research project, and follow a research oriented contract vehicle.
Experience from the New York Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) Implementation and Integration Project

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.

Training is important for Archived Data User Service (ADUS) acceptance and increased use.
Experience from Caifornia's training program for the PeMS Freeway Archive provide in the 2007 ADUS TRB Workshop

Utilize transportation tools in communications, traffic control, and monitoring and prediction to maximize the ability of the highway network to support evacuation operations.
Experience nationwide in the successful use of the transportation network in emergency evacuations with advance notice.

Include public and private sector transportation organizations as stakeholders in emergency evacuation operations and involve them in the preparedness and response planning.
Experience nationwide in the successful use of the transportation network in emergency evacuations with advance notice.

Utilize ITS technologies to improve highway efficiency in emergency evacuations with advance notice.
Experience nationwide in the successful use of the transportation network in emergency evacuations with advance notice.

Ensure electronic toll collection systems are interoperable with neighboring toll facilities.
The Washington State Department of Transportation’s experience with planning for tolling implementation.

Evaluate pros and cons of different methods for electronic toll collection.
The Washington State Department of Transportation’s experience with planning for tolling implementation.

Avoid privacy concerns by ensuring that protecting legislation is in place prior to implementing tolling technologies.
The Washington State Department of Transportation’s experience with planning for tolling implementation.

Optimize back office tolling operations.
The Washington State Department of Transportation’s experience with planning for tolling implementation.

Consider various toll methods to push traffic demand away from peak hours.
The Washington State Department of Transportation’s experience with planning for tolling implementation.

Carefully select vendors and develop contracts for animal detection systems.
Montana and Pennsylvania's experience with deploying animal detection systems.

Draw on the strengths of complementary relationships between the public and private sectors for successful implementation of ITS projects.
The E-470 Public Highway Authority’s experience in forging public-private partnerships for design, construction, operations, and maintenance of an electronic toll highway facility.

Thoroughly test, evaluate, and maintain animal detections systems.
Montana and Pennsylvania's experience with deploying animal detection systems.

Anticipate ongoing modifications to transit communication systems when integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch systems.
Utah's experience with integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch systems.

Coordinate extensively with agency staff and vendors when integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch Systems.
Utah's experience with integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch systems.

Clearly define information sharing procedures among agencies in an integrated Transportation Management Center-Computer Aided Dispatch system.
Utah's experience with integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch systems.

Build a strong partnership between transportation and public safety agencies, and establish clear operational rules from the start.
An experience operating a CAD-TMC (Computer-Aided Dispatch - Traffic Management Center) in Washington State.

Establish partnerships with agencies that share regional ITS needs in order to maximize synergies.
A Colorado DOT experience in deploying the I-70 ITS Integration project

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.

Work closely with project partners and stakeholders
Experience from the State of Vermont Multimodal Passenger Information, Transit Signal Priority and ITS System Planning Project

Collect high quality data with committed workers to help ensure reliable and consistent 511 services for tourism.
Kentucky's experience offering tourism related services through its 511 Travel System.

Ensure users have easy access to 511 operators and tourism information.
Kentucky's experience offering tourism related services through its 511 Travel System.

Be aware of funding issues when deploying ITS transit systems.
Experience from the Lake Tahoe Coordinated Transit System.

Be aware of technology and training issues when pioneering new transit technologies.
Experience from the Lake Tahoe Coordinated Transit System.

Anticipate, understand, address and manage the risks associated with fare card technologies and the vendor relationship.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

Understand the issues, strategies and trade-offs that motivate agencies to join in a regional partnership and provide appropriate support.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

Plan for greater time and project complexity than expected.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

Consider a consensus organizational model to help assure support and participation of partners in a regional fare card project.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

Provide for appropriate legal support services to address the many significant legal issues faced in implementing a regional fare card project.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

Anticipate and address challenges to consistently operating a transit signal priority (TSP) system.
Experience from a cooperative project between Sacramento County and the Sacramento Regional Transit District in deploying a transit signal priority system.

Be aware of operational issues regarding the development of coordinated transit systems
Experience from the Lake Tahoe Coordinated Transit System.

Establish a coordinated fare structure to effectively accommodate differences in fare structures across participating agencies.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

Consider the implications of ITS transit technologies on operational efficiencies.
Experience from the Lake Tahoe Coordinated Transit System.

Examine the contextual factors and carefully manage the associated issues that will determine the success or failure of a regional fare card project.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

Seek a variety of funding sources to support a regional fare card project, and offer a finance plan that encourages participation.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

Consider the value of implementing a limited fare pass system initially to serve as an interim experience base for a comprehensive region-wide electronic fare card system.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

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.

Be aware of the challenges of disseminating travel information during disasters in rural areas.
Experiences of a panel of experts in disaster information dissemination.

Closely coordinate the content and delivery of travel information messages to the public during disasters.
Experiences of a panel of experts in disaster information dissemination.

Adequately plan for the ATIS operational needs for communicating with the public during disasters.
Experiences of a panel of experts in disaster information dissemination.

Maintain, reinforce, and expand existing programs to improve traffic signal operations.
Wisconsin’s experience with operating and maintaining a statewide traffic signal system program.

Include driver age, time of day, and intersection characteristics in the design of red light violation algorithms and warning systems, and their field operational tests.
Knowledge gained from an analysis of four years of red light violation data gathered from 11 signalized intersections in Sacramento, California

Invest in research and development for emergency integration.
Experience from 38 TMCs across the country.

Plan for the transport of special need populations, such as nursing home residents, during no-notice evacuations by advance identification of wheelchair accessible buses and shelters.
Experience from a no-notice evacuation moving residents from nursing homes to escape the plume from a hazardous-materials fire.

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.

Consider the pros and cons of performance bonds as they may not be appropriate for all types of procurements.
The Riverside Transit Agency experience with the terms and conditions for procuring equipment and software for automatic vehicle location (AVL) and computer-aided dispatch (CAD).

Exercise careful planning in preparation for issuing an RFP to help mitigate cost, schedule, and performance risks.
The Riverside Transit Agency experience with the methods of award and terms and conditions used to procure equipment and software for automatic vehicle location (AVL) and computer-aided dispatch (CAD).

Consider issuing separate awards for specific project components when procuring divergent technologies, equipment, or services.
The Riverside Transit Agency experience with the methods used to procure equipment and software for automatic vehicle location (AVL) and computer-aided dispatch (CAD).

Determine agency capability level when selecting the most appropriate ITS procurement package.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 4 of the Decision Model.

Implement manual scheduling or the right scheduling software based on the needs of the Transportation Management Center.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

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.

Apply differentiators to select the appropriate procurement package for any ITS project.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 6 of the Decision Model.

Create a Transportation Management Center staffing plan that ensures appropriate staffing, staffing skills, and organization adaptability.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Create a Transportation Management Center plan to handle potential emergencies and special events.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Categorize each project by level of complexity and risk to determine the most appropriate ITS procurement package.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 3 of the Decision Model.

Implement different scheduling practices depending on the needs of the Transportation Management Center.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Determine work distribution for the ITS project when selecting an appropriate procurement package.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 2 of the Decision Model.

Implement different staffing arrangements to meet various scheduling demands at a Transportation Management Center.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Optimize staffing and scheduling at Transportation Management Centers by using job and workload analysis techniques.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Create a staffing plan, using supply and demand analysis, to predict future Transportation Management Center staffing needs.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Engage in project planning and make initial decisions about the ITS procurement process.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 1 of the Decision Model.

Prioritize constraints when designing a Transportation Management Center work schedule to help alleviate the complexity of scheduling problems.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Select the applicable Systems Engineering Process in the procurement of ITS.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 5 of the Decision Model.

Consult agency procurement personnel in the final selection of the appropriate ITS procurement package and in the definition of the terms and conditions.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Steps 7 and 8 of the Decision Model.

Plan comprehensively to ensure a more effective staffing plan.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Use a flexible approach and accepted techniques for project management.
Maryland, New York, and Connecticut's experience with electronic toll collection and electronic screening.

Apply process re-engineering techniques to increase the likelihood of successful ITS deployment.
Maryland, New York, and Connecticut's experience with electronic toll collection and electronic screening.

Employ the core set of measures, as appropriate, to measure customer satisfaction with 511.
Experience from Implementing a Standard Evaluation Approach and Measures as Part of the Arizona 511 Model Deployment.

Consider requirements definition and system design Issues for Archived Data Management Systems.
Experience from six Archived Data Management Systems case studies.

Adhere to the proposed standard evaluation approach in order to facilitate high response rates and to collect reliable data on 511 implementation.
Experience from Implementing a Standard Evaluation Approach and Measures as Part of the Arizona 511 Model Deployment.

Carefully consider the overall design and content of the 511 customer survey questions.
Experience from Implementing a Standard Evaluation Approach and Measures as Part of the Arizona 511 Model Deployment.

Develop a Concept of Operations (ConOps) to help project partners stay focused on the true needs of an ITS deployment.
The City of Lincoln, Nebraska’s experience in using systems engineering practices to define needs for an Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) project.

Expect to spend time and effort in testing and refining the voice recognition features of a 511 system.
An Arizona Department of Transportation experience in 511 implementation.

Perform System Monitoring of 511 Systems.
A national experience with the development and deployment of 511 Systems.

Anticipate challenges in planning and deploying smart card technology in a rural environment.
New Mexico's experience with the implementation of Intelligent Coordinated Transit Smart Card Technology.

Involve and collaborate with a broad range of users during software design, development, testing, and deployment to increase the return on investment.
New Mexico Department of Transportation's experience in designing and deploying a web-based software application to simplify the increasing complexity of coordinating rural transit funding.

Test new signal timing plans, even on a shoestring budget.
Experience from a synthesis of signal timing projects.

Conduct a site survey when developing a new signal timing plan.
Experience from a synthesis of signal timing projects.

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.

Optimize travel time messaging operations by improving the way in which data is collected, analyzed, and displayed.
Four American Cities' experiences with Travel Time Messaging on Dynamic Message Signs.

Use the U.S. Department of Transportation's Biohazard Operational Concept as a blueprint to guide the development of a biohazard event management plan.
Recommendations for defining the organizational structure, processes and policies for transportation management during a biohazard incident.

Manage response to a biohazard emergency using Emergency Activation Levels, an Incident Management System, and Emergency Operations Centers.
Recommendations for defining the system of direction and control of a state DOT for transportation management during a biohazard incident.

Treat maintenance staff as the client and encourage their participation in the ATIS planning and deployment processes.
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

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 that integration with existing ITS technologies and the vendor selection process can impact project implementation schedules and costs.
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Implement ATIS technology in a way that supports the maintenance staff.
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Utilize clearance time incentives when contracting with towing service providers to reduce incident clearance times.
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise experience with innovative contracting for incident management services.

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.

Implement standardized procedures for sharing, accessing and storing transportation data across the enterprise.
Five transit systems' experiences with geographic data systems technology investment.

Define a process within your organization for the consistent application of systems engineering methods
Florida DOT’s experience in adopting a systems engineering process.

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.

Balance project goals against the constraints and capabilities of project partners.
Virginia DOT’s experience integrating data from public works and public safety agencies.

Make data reporting and analysis tools available to local law enforcement agencies to improve the volume and quality of traffic records system data.
Lessons Learned from Iowa's Statewide Application of Data Collection and Management Technology to Improve Highway Safety

Evaluate administrative and support staffing needs to close gaps in ITS operational support.
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Foster efficiency and joint commitment by promoting an open and cooperative relationship among all parties involved in the project.
Virginia DOT’s experience integrating data from public works and public safety agencies.

Establish a clear leader and command structure when working on a major, interagency project.
Boston, Massachusetts’s experience with transportation planning for special events.

Develop a unified approach for a statewide intelligent transportation systems (ITS) deployment policy.
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Evaluate and upgrade TOC maintenance programs on an on-going basis.
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Keep the public informed with current accurate information to promote knowledgeable travel decisions.
Boston, Massachusetts’s experience with transportation planning for special events.

Develop early deployment and rapid prototyping strategies to improve the project development process.
Virginia DOT’s experience integrating data from public works and public safety agencies.

Consider public/private partnerships and unique financing methods as ways to cover costs for managed lanes projects.
Guidance provided by the Texas Transportation Institute on funding and financing managed lanes projects.

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).

Plan sufficient time for facilitating and accommodating interagency relationship-building for major events.
Boston, Massachusetts’s experience with transportation planning for special events.

Recognize the value of inter-agency partnerships when implementing ITS projects.
A Colorado DOT experience in deploying a large multi-jurisdictional ITS project

Consider dividing a large ITS project into manageable task orders.
A Colorado DOT experience in deploying a large multi-jurisdictional ITS project

Apply systems engineering principles for improved project management.
A Colorado DOT experience in deploying a large multi-jurisdictional ITS project

Develop a detailed cardholder recruitment plan in the planning phase of the project, to provide guidance on processes to set pricing, and to ensure high user involvement and loyalty.
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.

Seek assurances from your suppliers and sub-contractors, that their production and manufacturing schedules will meet your project schedule and inventory requirements throughout the lifecycle of the project.
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.

Establish a forum for decision-makers and project managers to come together to receive project updates, work through critical project issues, make decisions, and support successful institutional collaboration in a project involving multiple agencies.
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.

Provide for large sample sizes when conducting before/after data collection efforts, to avoid impacting the ability to reveal statistically significant differences during the evaluation's statistical analysis.
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.

Include significant planning and development time in the overall project schedule to accommodate identifying and addressing the various compatibility issues, to integrate existing legacy system equipment across multiple agencies.
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.

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.
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.

Incorporate operational performance measures in strategic and long-range plans.
A Washington State DOT experience in linking performance measurement to strategic planning.

Enhance collaboration by sharing office space among operations stakeholders.
Ohio's experience with the development of a multi-jurisdictional operations facility.

Consider the appropriateness of different lane management strategies.
The experience of managed lanes projects in California, Texas and New Jersey.

Utilize public education and outreach in managed lane projects.
The experience of managed lanes projects in California, Texas and New Jersey.

Consider operational issues of electronic toll collection and enforcement with value pricing projects.
The experience of managed lanes projects in California, Texas and New Jersey.

Engage in comprehensive planning and coordination of managed lanes projects.
The experience of managed lanes projects in California, Texas and New Jersey.

Engage in active management of managed lanes projects.
The experience of managed lanes projects in California, Texas and New Jersey.

Build support for operations and management activities by using data collected and archived to demonstrate data archival benefits.
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Gather information on activities and events that can affect system performance.
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Implement compatible Electronic Toll Collection systems in every state.
A retrospective of what's been learned since the first ITS Strategic Plan developed in 1992.

Encourage agencies collecting data to use the collected data to improve their own agency functions.
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Provide reliable travel time information to increase user satisfaction with ITS applications.
A retrospective of what's been learned since the first ITS Strategic Plan developed in 1992.

Present information graphically to improve comprehension.
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

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)

Consider using real time traffic control system to overcome mobility and safety obstacles in a work zone.
An Illinois Department of Transportation experience using ITS in work zones.

Use available datasets that can eventually capture the benefits of improved or ideal data, instead of waiting for a silver bullet dataset.
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Establish and thoroughly document accurate data collection and management procedures with the involvement of traffic managers.
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Implement a commercial vehicle e-credentialing program in order to make administration and roadside inspections more efficient, keep vehicles moving on the state's roads, and expedite registration.
Washington State’s experience with deploying Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Electronic Credentialing.

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.

Develop a strategic maintenance and operations plan to improve efficiency and productivity.
Kentucky's experience with employing strategies to support and coordinate ITS maintenance and operations activities.

Limit CMS message length to allow for adequate reading time at high speeds.
Best practices for use of CMS shared from several states.

Assure accurate late train arrival forecasts in support of a Connection Protection system.
Experience of the Utah Transit Authority in implementing a Connection Protection program for rail-to-bus passenger transfers in Salt Lake City.

Incorporate real-time bus and train location information in the Connection Protection algorithm.
Experience of the Utah Transit Authority in implementing a Connection Protection program for rail-to-bus passenger transfers in Salt Lake City.

Adjust bus schedules to assure adequate time to accomplish rail-to-bus connections, given the risk of late train arrivals at connecting stations.
Experience of the Utah Transit Authority in implementing a Connection Protection program for rail-to-bus passenger transfers in Salt Lake City.

Recognize the value of other agencies' experiences when planning an ITS project.
TriMet's experience with the deployment of Transit Tracker in Portland Oregon.

Involve both public and private sectors in disseminating emergency management and disaster recovery information
A nationwide evaluation of Advanced Traveler Information Systems and emergency management

Recognize potential institutional issues when deploying an ITS system.
TriMet’s experience with the deployment of Transit Tracker in Portland Oregon.

Use a regional approach for traffic signal systems operations to realize cost efficiencies.
The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works' experience.

Follow a rigorous financial approach for estimating the true costs & savings from outsourcing highway maintenance services.
Experiences from Massachusetts, Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida and British Columbia in outsourcing highway maintenance services.

Coordinate extensively with other stakeholder agencies.
New Mexico’s experience planning, deployment and operating a work zone traffic and incident management system.

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.

Build public awareness of large-scale construction projects and keep the public informed of work zone schedules to help minimize the associated travel impacts.
New Mexico’s experience 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.

Anticipate and plan for potential institutional barriers, especially in multi-agency deployments.
Alaska DOT&PF’s experience integrating a common technology into its ITS and IT plans.

Anticipate and plan for delays in deployment related to weather and the physical environment.
Alaska DOT&PF’s experience integrating a common technology into ITS and IT plans.

Consider using incentives to encourage the participation of private sector freight operators.
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.

Use a bi-national stakeholder forum to help apply ITS technology at an international border crossing.
A public-private partnership experience in deploying a bi-national electronic truck border crossing system at the Washington /British Columbia border.

Monitor emerging security requirements and legislation that may impact commercial vehicle business processes.
The IMTC ITS CVO – Border Crossing Deployment stakeholders experience with changes in security policies in Washington State and British Columbia.

Protect data privacy by implementing user authorization levels for sensitive information.
The Washington State and British Columbia experience in developing a fully operational and bi-national electronic commercial vehicle operations (CVO) border crossing system.

Use an interoperable transponder to assure maximum benefits to both the private and public sector.
The Washington State and British Columbia experience in using transponders as part of the IMTC ITS CVO – Border Crossing Deployment.

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

Include sufficient safeguards to ensure the integrity of the fiber-optic communications infrastructure for ITS.
Silicon Valley Smart Corridor's experience with safeguards and monitoring of integrated freeway, arterial and incident management systems and impact on deployment delays.

Realize that stakeholder policies, priorities, and personnel training are critical to ensure consistency and schedule adherence in deploying integrated systems.
Silicon Valley Smart Corridor's stakeholder experience in the deployment of an integrated freeway, arterial and incident management systems and the impact on deployment delays.

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.

Design the 511 system to handle the surge in call volume during major events.
A national experience with the development and deployment of 511 Systems.

Make sure 511 Systems are customer and market driven to help ensure they are utilized by travelers.
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.

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.

Improve management and operational procedures during a natural disaster by extending and supporting communication systems and networks.
A Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) experience with Tropical Storm Allison's effect on the Houston Metropolitan Transportation system.

Standardize the system environment.
Utah DOT’s experience using configuration management.

Consider potential system enhancements to meet heavy demand.
Utah DOT’s experience managing the development and deployment of arterial and freeway management systems

Create a strong System Manager role to focus accountability and clarify roles and responsibilities with multiple contractors.
Utah DOT’s experience managing the development and deployment of arterial and freeway management systems.

Ensure effective public and stakeholder outreach in order to garner support for HOT lanes.
Texas and California's experience with deploying High Occupancy Toll lanes.

Utilize standard highway project management procedures and tools to successfully implement HOT lane projects.
Texas and California's experience with deploying High Occupancy Toll lanes.

Consider different operational strategies when deploying ITS.
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Develop a thorough installation and implementation process as part of the ITS deployment.
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Examine multiple funding sources and anticipate unforeseen costs associated with deploying transit ITS.
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Design an ITS procurement process carefully to ensure the best outcome for vendor selection and performance.
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Establish and follow a comprehensive project plan in anticipation of the deployment of ITS resources.
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Set toll prices and vehicle occupancy requirements to maintain favorable travel conditions on HOT lanes.
Texas and California's experience with deploying High Occupancy Toll lanes.

Recognize the data requirements of an Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS).
Experience from the Cape Cod Advanced Public Transit System.

Enable and enforce managed lane facilities using various ITS tools.
The experience of four State DOTs and Canada in enforcing managed lanes facilities.

Develop a long term vision for an Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS).
Experience from the Cape Cod Advanced Public Transit System.

Ensure having a management-level champion to facilitate recruitment of participants and retain operational staff.
An experience of human resource challenges in the multi-agency deployment for the Electronic Intermodal Supply Chain Manifest Operational Test.

Expect that new technology will require modifications before it is useable.
A Washington State experience with testing of electronic container door seals (E-seal) through a freight supply chain.

Foster cooperation among stakeholders when building institutional integration for ITS deployment.
Nationwide experience with institutional integration for a Regional ITS Architecture.

Include certain components to make the Regional ITS Strategic Plan useful in implementation.
National experience developing Regional ITS Strategic Plans to guide implementation.

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.

Improve ITS data quality to achieve better analysis standards.
National experience with ITS data archiving, sharing and usage.

Provide easy and low-cost access to ITS data to facilitate data usage.
National experience with ITS data archiving, sharing and usage.

Design the system to withstand the demands of the physical environment in which it will be deployed.
Virginia's experience implementing a pilot automatic vehicle location (AVL) system in an urban winter maintenance operations setting.

Set attainable goals when developing a business model for ITS projects.
The Florida Department of Transportation's experience with implementing a regional ATIS program in the Miami tri-county region.

Design and tailor system technology to deliver information of useful quality and quantity, that the user can reasonably absorb.
Virginia's experience implementing a pilot automatic vehicle location (AVL) system in an urban winter maintenance operations setting

Utilize a flexible procurement method that allows for thorough and detailed negotiations when procuring ITS products and services.
The Florida Department of Transportation's experience with implementing a regional ATIS program in the Miami tri-county region

Implement 511 using the Guidelines issued by the 511 Deployment Coalition.
The Florida Department of Transportation's experience with implementing a regional ATIS program in the Miami tri-county region

Plan for ongoing logistical support, including the designation of a project champion.
Virginia's experience implementing a pilot automatic vehicle location (AVL) system in an urban winter maintenance operations setting.

Consider using the public-private partnering method to provide ITS services.
The Florida Department of Transportation's experience with implementing a regional ATIS program in the Miami tri-county region.

Be sure to identify and take into account features unique to each state when designing and deploying ITS technology projects across multiple states.
Experience from technical integration of commercial vehicle safety and fitness data in the eastern United States.

Consider seven key planning requirements of an effective ITS Program.
Experience from a case study of the Virginia Department of Transportation's I-81 ITS Program.

Clearly define the organizational structure and establish an ITS Program Coordinator to insure an effective ITS Program.
Experience from a case study of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s I-81 ITS Program.

Identify all transportation, incident management, and emergency response entities and strive to resolve issues with semantics and terminology among different agencies.
The experiences in multi-agency coordination, emergency response, and transportation operations within the National Capital Region on September 11, 2001.

Provide a single message to the public to assure consistency and to correct inaccurate crisis information.
Transportation agencies share their experiences in coordinating with the media during and after a catastrophic event – in this case, September 11, 2001, in the National Capital Region.

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.

Hire properly trained staff to deploy and maintain traffic signal systems.
Agencies share experiences managing and operating traffic signal systems.

Use task order contracts to develop, deploy, and maintain traffic signal control systems.
An experience based on the synthesis of best practices nationwide.

Develop a database to better evaluate ITS application implementation.
Nationwide experience with assisting transit system managers in deploying ITS.

Identify financial resources and expected costs to conduct a cost/benefit analysis.
Nationwide experience with assisting transit system managers in deploying ITS.

Develop a formal ITS data sharing policy for your agency
A survey of transportation agencies and private firms involved in providing traveler information services.

Use a three level approach to identify the needs of the transit system: assess, analyze, and predict.
Nationwide experience with assisting transit system managers in deploying ITS.

Do not count on revenue generation from data sharing to subsidize the operation and maintenance expenses of advanced traveler information systems.
A survey of transportation agencies and private firms involved in providing traveler information services.

Use speed warning signs on dangerous curves to reduce speeds of trucks.
Colorado DOT utilizes low cost system to reduce truck speeds on mountain passes.

Be aware that ITS deployment contracting is complex and may be subject to changes in technologies and market forces.
Virginia DOT's experience with delays in contracting for the Hampton Roads Advanced Traveler Information System deployment

Consider the risk that draft ITS standards will not remain stable through further development when deciding whether to use them in an ITS deployment.
Hampton Roads, Virginia's experience with immature data-exchange standards for its Advanced Traveler Information System

Establish a champion and open communication among stakeholders to help enable regional smart card programs.
Ventura County’s experience with the deployment of an automated transit fare collection system.

Establish a pricing structure for the new fare media that makes them competitive with other available fare media.
Ventura County’s experience with an automated transit fare collection system.

Ensure customer acceptance of new technology.
Ventura County’s experience with an automated transit fare collection system.

Make system maintenance response time and local presence a priority when selecting a systems integrator.
Ventura County’s experience with an transit fare collection system integration.

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.

Cooperate with organizations representing different operating philosophies, priorities, budgets, and constituents to integrate ITS.
San Antonio's experience with the integration of freeway and arterial management systems.

Coordinate across jurisdictions/regions and share resources to reduce future costs and delays.
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.

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 non-proprietary software for ITS projects to ensure compatibility with other ITS components
Experience with the ITS integration effort in the Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative (MMDI)

Establish the roles and responsibilities for overall management of the project at the onset, and alter the field operation test (FOT) process if needed.
Irvine, California's experience in managing a field operational test of an integrated Advanced Transportation Management System.

Choose proven technology and avoid changes to specifications.
Irvine, California's experience in implementing a field operational test of an integrated Advanced Transportation Management System.

Integrate market research in the planning process for consumer-oriented projects.
Experience in the deployment of a traveler information system for Interstate 95

Develop a regional ITS architecture with a common data server to facilitate ITS integration in a region
Experience with the ITS integration effort undertaken by the Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative (MMDI)

Establish a working group among public sector partners to address liability issues.
A Phoenix area experience with establishing procedures for cross jurisdictional signal control.

Consider the project needs when selecting the most appropriate procurement method.
San Antonio and Maricopa County's experiences with a flexible procurement process.

Implement a communication structure across jurisdictions that facilitates the flow of traffic data and allows agencies to coordinate traffic signal timing.
Phoenix and Seattle’s experiences with coordinating traffic signal timing across jurisdictional boundaries.

Facilitate the participation of private sector technology companies in the deployment of ITS by using creative approaches to address the assignment of intellectual property rights.
Arizona and Washington’s experiences resolving intellectual property rights issues in the development and use of information technologies in ITS applications.

Use an appropriate procurement mechanism to support the implementation of multiple advanced traveler information technologies.
Institutional lessons from a partnership to implement emerging ITS technologies in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Develop long-range plans to ensure the success and continuity of advanced traveler information systems.
Institutional lessons from a partnership to implement emerging ITS technologies in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Involve the private sector in the implementation of multiple advanced traveler information technologies.
Institutional lessons from a partnership to implement emerging ITS technologies in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Use public sector workshops to increase awareness of ITS standards.
Minnesota DOT’s experiences with a public sector workshop on ITS standards.

Develop an Incident Management Program strategy and plan.
Experience of transportation professionals nationwide in developing successful incident management programs.

Allocate sufficient resources for technology deployment and operator training to improve incident detection and verification.
Experience of transportation professionals nationwide in developing successful incident management programs.

Manage resources to optimize incident response and clearance times to reduce the impact on traffic flow.
Experience of transportation professionals nationwide in developing successful incident management programs.

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 key elements of procurement and contracting when outsourcing telecommunications support services.
Experiences from the Departments of Transportation (DOTS) of multiple states in selecting telecommunications options.

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 the financial and technical implications of a lease versus own decision for ITS telecommunications systems.
Experiences from the Departments of Transportation (DOTS) of multiple states in selecting telecommunications options.

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.

Ensure that qualified staff with expertise in telecommunications is involved, as planning for and designing a telecommunications network is complicated.
Experiences from the Departments of Transportation (DOTS) of multiple states in selecting telecommunications options.

Conduct a Requirements Analysis to determine the most appropriate ITS telecommunications solution.
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.

Develop a regional ITS Architecture and a telecommunications ITS architecture as part of a needs assessment for developing the most appropriate telecommunications solution.
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.

Establish a public-private network for improved project efficiency.
California's experience with a regional travel information system launched by a public-private alliance.

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.

Develop best and worst case scenarios in order to be prepared in dealing with their consequences.
California's experience with a regional travel information system launched by a public-private alliance.

Establish reasonable goals, modify expectations to reflect new developments, and conduct market research before introducing a new technology product.
California's experience with a regional travel information system launched by a public-private alliance.

Use tested and effective traffic management systems for Transportation Management Centers (TMCs).
Eight states' experiences with ITS Traffic Management Systems for TMCs.

Consider using contractors for TMC maintenance support.
Eight states' experiences with using contractors for TMCs.

Address noise and disruptions to TMCs through effective anticipation and planning.
Eight states' experience with noise and disruptions to TMCs.

Develop written policies to address liability issues early.
A national experience in assigning liability among project participants.

Address intellectual property rights issues early.
A national experience in overcoming the assignment of intellectual property rights.

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.

Develop written policies that delimit the use and distribution of data.
A national experience with resolving the issues regarding the collection, distribution, and retention of transportation data.

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.

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.

Use the National ITS Architecture to streamline the development of an integrated framework for deploying effective and interoperable ITS.
California, Colorado, Montana, New York and Washington’s experiences with using the National ITS Architecture.

Define roles and responsibilities clearly in a public/private project to reduce delays.
Institutional lessons from a test of a wide-area network to communicate traffic conditions in the Seattle area.

Ensure that team members clearly understand contractual systems to facilitate a public/private project.
Institutional lessons from a test of a wide-area network to communicate traffic conditions in the Seattle area.

Understand system standards and protocols to save time during the development of an Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS).
Institutional lessons from a test of a wide-area network to communicate traffic conditions in the Seattle area.

Select appropriate technologies to enable emergency notification and response systems to complement traditional 9-1-1 service.
Colorado and Washington’s experience with emergency notification and response systems.

Do not build if you can buy existing software products.
A national experience in acquiring software for ITS projects.

Make use of different approaches and techniques to manage software acquisitions.
A national experience in acquiring software for ITS projects.

Develop a strong collaborative process for software acquisition.
A national experience in acquiring software for ITS projects.

Provide consistent and high-quality information to influence traveler behavior.
National experience with evaluating user response to freeway management systems.

Plan diversion routes carefully to avoid negative consequences on designated alternate routes.
National experience with route diversion for incident management.

Consider cost-saving strategies and long term needs when making communications investments.
National experience with making communications investments for incident management.

Improve demand response transit using ITS technology, including CAD/AVL, with Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), electronic ID cards, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Different paratransit agency experiences with CAD/AVL, Mobile Data Terminals, electronic ID cards and GIS, all to accomplish improved operational goals, is outlined.

Develop procurement procedures for public-private partnership projects that address partnership issues.
A Virginia Department of Transportation experience in procuring ITS through a public-private partnership.