Montana (17 unique lessons found)

Carefully select vendors and develop contracts for animal detection systems.
Montana and Pennsylvania's experience with deploying animal detection systems.

Thoroughly test, evaluate, and maintain animal detections systems.
Montana and Pennsylvania's experience with deploying animal detection 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.

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.

Include certain components to make the Regional ITS Strategic Plan useful in implementation.
National experience developing Regional ITS Strategic Plans to guide implementation.

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.

Identify regional needs from the bottom up and ensure that specific rural needs are not neglected in state/regional ITS strategic plans.
National experience with performing regional inventories and defining needs for ITS strategic plans.

Use the National ITS Architecture to streamline the development of an integrated framework for deploying effective and interoperable ITS.
California, Colorado, Montana, New York and Washington’s experiences with using the National ITS Architecture.