Massachusetts (22 unique lessons found)

Establish a clear leader and command structure when working on a major, interagency project.
Boston, Massachusetts’s experience with transportation planning for special events.

Keep the public informed with current accurate information to promote knowledgeable travel decisions.
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.

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.

Recognize the data requirements of an Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS).
Experience from the Cape Cod Advanced Public Transit System.

Develop a long term vision for an Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS).
Experience from the Cape Cod Advanced Public Transit System.

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.

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

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 noise and disruptions to TMCs through effective anticipation and planning.
Eight states' experience with noise and disruptions to TMCs.

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.