Safety (202 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.

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.

Use in-vehicle audible alerts in addition to visual safety alerts to improve speed limit compliance.
A 500-participant Minnesota Road Fee Test Study investigated technologies to charge mileage-based user fees and improve compliance with traffic control devices.

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.

Consider New Approaches to Address Distracted Driving when Designing and Developing ITS Applications
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

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

Understand the Impacts on Public Sector Infrastructure due to Connected Vehicle Deployments
A survey of lessons learned through deployment of V2I test beds

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Evaluate the safety potential of the of Adaptive Driver Assistance (ADA) systems and assess driver behavior associated with these technologies
Dutch researchers evaluated Advanced Driver Assistance (ADA) technologies to improve driver behavior and the safety of vehicles on through-roads and at intersections

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

Engage in marketing, training, and outreach of Archived Data Management Systems (ADMS)
Experience from six Archived Data Management Systems case studies.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

Keep the public informed with current accurate information to promote knowledgeable travel decisions.
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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Effectively communicate plans for implementing contraflow lanes during a hurricane evacuation.
Experience from nine transportation management projects on hurricane evacuation preparedness.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Use ITS Standards to achieve interchangeability and interoperability for Dynamic Message Signs.
Experience of nine agencies using Dynamic Message Signs built to NTCIP specifications.

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.

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.

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.

Carefully select a project manager to be responsible for deployment and testing of new ITS technology.
A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) experience with testing of new variable speed limit technology to reduce winter crashes on a mountain pass.

Anticipate challenges with the ITS technology being tested, including problems with software modification and adaptation of previously developed technology.
A Washington State Department of Transportation’s experience with testing of new variable speed limit technology to reduce winter accidents on a mountain pass.

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.