Software / Hardware Development Field Installation (91 unique lessons found)

Invest in automated bicycle-pedestrian counters to both save time over doing manual counts and provide the ability to track continuous data over longer periods of time.
Experiences from a nationwide FHWA Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Technology Pilot Project, including identifying count locations, researching count technology, installing the technology, and uploading and analyzing the data.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Consider requirements definition and system design Issues for Archived Data Management Systems.
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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

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.