Productivity (206 unique lessons found)

Greater adoption of CAV may result in long-term benefits but mid-term fluctuations for costs and congestion, according to predictive model.
A simulation model evaluated the potential impacts of increasing connected and automated vehicle (CAV) market penetration.

Examine state and federal regulatory policies to determine their ability to influence the adoption of electric vehicles in the long term.
The Electric Vehicle Transportation Center at the University of Central Florida identified seven characteristics of successful alternative fuel/technology incentive programs.

Study finds that certain confined spaces prohibit the use of large aerial drones to inspect bridges; areas for improvement remain to reduce the training and skill required to operate the devices.
MnDOT assessment of drone use as part of a risk- based approach to bridge inspection realizes safety, cost and quality improvements.

Checklist for a successful deployment of the V2I Hub platform that facilitates communication between connected vehicle hardware and traffic control systems.
V2I Hub Deployment Guide provides agencies a roadmap through the pre-deployment and post-deployment process to supplement existing agency procedures.

The project team of an Automated Shuttle Bus piloted in Minnesota learned that the bus required additional infrastructure at MnROAD and snow and ice removal for future operations.
A demonstration project in Minnesota provided a good first step in understanding the impacts of winter climate on automated technology.

The City of Toronto finds that use of UAVs can be valuable for special event traffic management, but that use of UAVs to manage unplanned traffic incidents is not currently feasible given their unpredictable nature.
The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services teamed with the University of Toronto to explore the potential to use UAVs for traffic management.

Truck Platooning Study Finds that there are limited federal policy barriers to implementation, though state level barriers remain.
New York State Department of Transportation commissioned truck platooning state of practice in January of 2018.

Take a piecemeal approach to the integration of road weather prediction models, starting with the easily available sources of data and slowly building up capabilities of a modular system.
Integrated Model for Road Condition Prediction (IMRCP) prototype provides a framework for the integration of road condition monitoring and forecast data to support decisions by travelers, transportation operators, and maintenance providers.

Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program yields program management best practices for integrating and testing large disparate systems.
Systems engineering best practices to reduce risks, minimize schedule delays, and avoid cost overruns.

Publish all CV planning documentation to serve as an example for other early deployers to follow
Success Stories from the USDOT's Connected Vehicle Pilot Program

Perform early real-world testing of connected vehicle technology with actual infrastructure in place to verify end-to-end system/application performance
U.S. Department of Transportation Free Public Webinar Series on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Sites System Design Process

New York City Connected Vehicle pilot deployment project works to overcome challenges associated with pursuing a density of vehicle interactions never previously attempted with CV technology.
With an eye on safer travel in the future, New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Project hopes to set a model and standards for CV deployment that can be adopted, expanded, and shared.

Use a Weather Responsive Traveler Information system to improve the real-time traffic management capabilities of operations staff during winter weather events by displaying more weather-related messages with a slightly faster advanced notification time.
Experiences from the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Weather Responsive Traveler Information (Wx-TINFO) 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

Standardize reporting and communication processes for partnering agencies when developing a regional travel management center.
Regional travel management and coordination center implementation experiences of the Lower Savannah Aging, Disability & Transportation Resource Center in South Carolina.

LiDAR scanning systems collect huge amounts of geospatial data in a very short time; plan for major data reduction efforts that require intensive computing, software development, and technical expertise.
A review of highway inventory data collection methods vital to the implementation of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) at the state level.

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.

Manage impacts of technology advancements on TMC operations.
A Survey of National TMC Operators Identifies Strategies for Managing Technology Impacts on TMCs

Michigan DOT lays out near-term deployment steps for connected vehicle communications infrastructure
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) proposes a framework for an infostructure plan for connected vehicle deployment

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Coordinate extensively with other stakeholder agencies.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

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

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

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.

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.