Integrated Corridor Management Systems (208 unique lessons found)

Provide trip itineraries in personalized traveler information platforms based around cost, time, and user preferences to influence travelers to change their behaviors.
The Trip Itinerary Optimization platform was developed to optimize trip itineraries in accordance with realistic daily constraints and unique circumstances of individual travelers.

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Provide data visualization and analysis applications to build support for data archiving and transportation ITS and Operations overall.
The Regional Integrated Transportation Information System in the Maryland, Washington DC region gains support through the visualization tools and easy access they provide to their users.

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

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.

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.

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

Plan your system to accommodate future expansion.
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.

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.

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.

Consider public opinion when implementing tolling or road pricing initiatives.
Lessons learned from analysis of tolling agency public opinion data

Consider and evaluate user needs when designing communication infrastructure.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Use a flexible approach and accepted techniques for project management.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 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)

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

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

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

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