Utah (31 unique lessons found)

National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) provides updates on SPaT Challenge activities in recorded Webinar #7.
Principal investigators discuss the status of operational SPaT deployments in the City of Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and the Northern Virginia Test Bed.

Beware that work zone construction equipment operating at low speed can block and interfere with portable traffic detection systems used to control variable speed limit systems in active work zones.
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) implements dynamic management of portable variable speed limit (PVSL) technology to reduce regulatory speed limits in active work spaces.

Plan adequate time to calibrate Bluetooth readers to maximize accuracy and reliability.
Experience using Bluetooth to support traffic mobility monitoring in Salt Lake City.

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.

Deploy side object detection systems for transit buses that have proven effectiveness in transit operating environments and been accepted by transit operators.
Experiences from the installation of Side Object Detection Systems on transit buses in Ohio, Utah and Washington, D.C.

Plan your system to accommodate future expansion.
A Utah Department of Transportation Experience from the expansion of the CommuterLink intelligent transportation system.

Proactively establish working relationships with all partner stakeholder groups.
A Utah Department of Transportation Experience from the expansion of the CommuterLink intelligent transportation system.

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.

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.

Assure accurate late train arrival forecasts in support of a Connection Protection system.
Experience of the Utah Transit Authority in implementing a Connection Protection program for rail-to-bus passenger transfers in Salt Lake City.

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.

Design the 511 system to handle the surge in call volume during major events.
A national experience with the development and deployment of 511 Systems.

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.