Nationwide Surface Transportation Weather Observing and Forecasting System - Clarus (65 unique lessons found)

Provide commuters with predictive traffic measures to improve trip planning and reduce congestion during peak hours.
Santa-Clara County experience with intelligent traffic signals, real-time traffic data, intersection surveillance systems, and cloud technology with edge computing.

A simple decision tree model was preferred over more complex regression and neural network models when predicting winter road weather conditions in Iowa.
The Iowa DOT is developing an approach to leverage the data already collected from assets and vehicles with a focus on the I-80 corridor to predict winter road conditions using artificial intelligence (AI).

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.

Perform outreach to snowplow drivers to address privacy and distraction concerns prior to successful deployment of snowplow dash cam integration into 511.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation installed dash cameras on snowplows and linked the feeds to their traveler information system.

A Smart City must address real-world challenges, not just deploy technology.
A summary report of key takeaways from applications for USDOT’s Smart City Challenge

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Assess what users want when developing a traffic information Web site.
The experience of several of the nation’s top traffic and transit information Web site developers.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adopt adequate and thorough procurement processes which cover purchases of both standardized commodity type equipment and highly complex integrated ITS components.
Silicon Valley Smart Corridor’s experience with procuring equipment for the development of an integrated freeway, arterial and incident management system.

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.

Deploy ITS systems strategically to achieve benefits.
San Antonio’s experience with integration of freeway and arterial management systems.

Integrate freeway and alternate route operations to achieve greater benefits.
San Antonio’s experience with integration of freeway and arterial management systems.

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

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

Adjust the different expectations and motivations of public and private partners to prevent future delays.
California's experience with a regional travel information system launched by a public-private alliance.

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.

Provide consistent and high-quality information to influence traveler behavior.
National experience with evaluating user response to freeway management systems.