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Maintain frequent and open communications with other states and the federal government when developing and deploying new, complex ITS technologies.A State of Washington experience with CVISN deployment.
Install message signs at strategic locations to provide commuters en route with real-time information of the parking availability status at a major transit station.Experience of Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Consider advantages of open-source designs and beware of legal challenges in road pricing systems procurement.Experience from road pricing programs in Europe and Asia
Involve end users and regional stakeholders, follow agency protocol for software development and release, and gain upper management support when designing and developing an Integrated Incident Management System.Experience with the deployment of an Integrated Incident Management System in New York City
Be prepared to face the opportunities and challenges posed by political timetables, project deadlines, as well as pricing-equity issues for road pricing procurement and implementation.Experience from road pricing programs in Europe and Asia
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
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
For successful implementation of a road pricing program, strive for simplicity in policy goals and strong championing of the program by the executive and legislative leaders.Experience from road pricing programs in Europe and Asia
Use simple menu choices for 511 traveler information and realize that the majority of callers are seeking en route information while already encountering congestion.Experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Use vehicle probes to monitor traffic cost-effectively, manage incidents and queue ups proactively, reduce delays, and increase traveler satisfaction along a multi-state transportation corridor.I-95Corridor Coalition Experience with Vehicle Probes
Commit to testing the new systems thoroughly, develop an acceptance matrix to document status of testing, and perform verification and validation before introducing them to support agency’s transportation operations.Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority's experience in deploying transit ITS
Reach out to a broad range of stakeholders and deploy early the projects that demonstrate easy-to-see benefits to build momentum for agency’s ITS program.Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority's experience in deploying transit ITS
Enhance traffic flow in a regional, multi-state corridor by using vehicle probes to monitor real-time traffic conditions. I-95Corridor Coalition Experience with Vehicle Probes
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
Beware of challenges involved in developing an integrated statewide operations system for traffic monitoring, incident data capture, weather information, and traveler information—all seamlessly controlled by a central software system. Statewide systems implementation experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Beware of the likely trade-off between a decrease in the frequency of right-angle crashes and an increase in the frequency of rear-end crashes when considering installation of red-light-cameras.Experience from a national evaluation of red-light cameras
When considering the use of camera phones in managing incidents, be aware of the challenges associated with technology interoperability among agencies and first responder priorities.Washington, D.C., metro area's experience with using camera phones
Forge a partnership among the local public sector agencies managing transportation operations along a multi-jurisdictional corridor and the private sector for deployment and integration of ITS.Experiences from the Integrated Corridor Traffic Management project in Minnesota.
Ensure redundancy of critical components in transportation support systems to be used in case of an emergency.Experience nationwide with responding to catastrophic events
Integrate market research in the planning process for consumer-oriented projects.Experience in the deployment of a traveler information system for Interstate 95
Adopt a long term perspective identifying a business reason or an operational need for ITS based solutions and embrace performance measures.Nationwide state and local agency imperatives for ITS deployment
In developing software for automated posting of messages on dynamic message signs, focus on the types of messages that are used often and changed frequently, and also include manual methods for posting.Experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Integrate weather information into Transportation Management Center (TMC) operations to enhance the ability of operators to manage traffic in a more responsive and effective way during weather events.Experience from 38 TMCs across the country.
Facilitate integration of CVISN by establishing cooperative relationship among stakeholders and promoting incentives to improve mobile communications and enhance enforcement.Nationwide experience of CVISN Managers
Develop an effective evacuation plan for special event that gathers a large audience and consider co-locating the responding agencies in a joint command center.Experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Beware of accuracy and privacy issues in using truck transponder data for developing real-time traveler information applications.An Oregon Department of Transportation Experience
Develop an accurate, map-based fiber network inventory and engage ITS team in the construction approval process.Experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Ensure that privatization agreements for the management of toll lanes retain the right for the public agency to improve upon or build transportation facilities that may potentially compete with the privatized toll lanes.Experience from California’s State Route 91 value -priced express lanes.
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 dynamic lane merge systems to improve operations in long term construction zones.Michigan Department of Transportation's experience with a dynamic lane merge system (DLM)
Use Electronic Freight Management (EFM) system as a supplement to existing systems and design the EFM system flexible enough to accept and provide data about any partner within the supply chain.Columbus, Ohio's experience in the electronic freight management system deployment test.
Use a common Concept of Operations for evacuation operations that clarifies stakeholder roles and defines coordination activities for all operational phases of the evacuation.Usefulness of a shared transportation operations plan in emergency evacuations with advance notice.
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.
Establish a clear leader and command structure when working on a major, interagency project. Boston, Massachusetts’s experience with transportation planning for special events.
Prepare in advance for severe weather by staffing enough snow plow operators and ensuring that public information systems will be updated with current weather and road conditions.Experience from the 2007 winter storm emergency response in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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.
Link the funding of management and operations (M&O) strategies and ITS to regional transportation planning goals.An Albany, NY, metropolitan planning experience in funding allocation.
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.
Enhance transit safety and security systems by integrating voice and data technologies and by leveraging video-based systems.Experience with emerging transit ITS technologies and trends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Incorporate operational performance measures in strategic and long-range plans.A Washington State DOT experience in linking performance measurement to strategic planning.
Take advantage of special events opportunities to inspire interagency cooperation and deployment of advanced transportation management technologies.Boston, Massachusetts' experience with transportation planning for special events.
Partner with neighboring agencies, either formally or informally, to address institutional challenges and benefit from cross-jurisdictional traffic signal coordination.The experience of five regions with cross-jurisdictional signal timing.
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.
Create a successful public-private agency partnership based on good communications, flexibility, and minimal impact to partners' customers to deploy new technology.A Washington State experience with testing of electronic container door seals through a freight supply chain.
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.
Use transit intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies in rural areas to save agency staff time and create a more user-friendly system.The experience of several states in the implementation of ITS to rural transit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conduct rigorous testing prior to deployment of an emergency preemption system to avoid potential problems and negative system impacts.The experience of multiple agencies with emergency vehicle preemption 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.
Make use of different approaches and techniques to manage software acquisitions.A national experience in acquiring software for ITS projects.
Find innovative funding resources to help finance management and operations (M&O) strategies and ITS.The experience of several agencies with innovative funding.
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).
Define a process within your organization for the consistent application of systems engineering methodsFlorida DOT’s experience in adopting a systems engineering process.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Identify innovative solutions for deploying Information Stations that report real-time data for weather and traffic monitoring in the event of a hurricane.Experience from nine transportation management projects on hurricane evacuation preparedness.
Develop partnerships for a cost-effective approach to deploy remote traffic count stations that will provide real-time traffic data during a hurricane evacuation.Experience from nine transportation management projects on hurricane evacuation preparedness.
Effectively communicate plans for implementing contraflow lanes during a hurricane evacuation.Experience from nine transportation management projects on hurricane evacuation preparedness.
Consider dividing a large ITS project into manageable task orders.A Colorado DOT experience in deploying a large multi-jurisdictional ITS project
Develop a formal ITS data sharing policy for your agencyA survey of transportation agencies and private firms involved in providing traveler information services.
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.
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.
Recognize that interoperability is becoming an important issue in achieving the vision of a nationwide 511 system.A national experience with the development and deployment of 511 Systems.
Include ITS in the State's long-range transportation plan (LRTP) to take advantage of project synergies and stable funding.A Delaware DOT experience in ITS Planning.
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