Management & Operations (256 unique lessons found)

T3 Webinars

State agencies should facilitate the spread and usage of data for commercial vehicle operations, suggests VDOT analysis.(10/31/2019)
The report, which looked at commercial operations in the state, noted five key points for the agency to maximize its impact without duplicating efforts within the industry.

Provide commuters with predictive traffic measures to improve trip planning and reduce congestion during peak hours.(05/17/2019)
Santa-Clara County experience with intelligent traffic signals, real-time traffic data, intersection surveillance systems, and cloud technology with edge computing.

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 these devices.(08/04/2018)
MnDOT assessment of drone use as part of a risk- based approach to bridge inspection realizes safety, cost and quality improvements.

National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) provides updates on SPaT Challenge activities in recorded Webinar #7. (07/17/2018)
Principal investigators discuss the status of operational SPaT deployments in the City of Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and the Northern Virginia Test Bed.

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.(06/27/2018)
A demonstration project in Minnesota provided a good first step in understanding the impacts of winter climate on automated technology.

Small-scale study suggests that TNCs are particularly effective mobility solutions for short-term business trips.(06/04/2018)
The study, which focused on the difference in behavior when renting a car or using TNCs for transportation, found that TNCs could encourage significant cost saving effects.

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.

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.(January 7 - 11, 2018)
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) implements dynamic management of portable variable speed limit (PVSL) technology to reduce regulatory speed limits in active work spaces.

Battery electric bus (BEB) technology offers a clean and efficient alternative to diesel buses but may require the adjustment of routes to accommodate charging requirements
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) compared Foothill Transits electric bus and CNG fleet operation over a two-year period.

In-vehicle work zone messages prove to be more effective than portable roadside dynamic message signs.(June 2017)
The University of Minnesota's Department of Mechanical Engineering tested several interfaces for relaying work zone messages to drivers including a roadside, portable changeable message sign, a smartphone presenting only auditory messages, and a smartphone presenting audio-visual messages.

In-vehicle work zone messages prove to be more effective than portable roadside dynamic message signs.(June 2017)
The University of Minnesota's Department of Mechanical Engineering tested several interfaces for relaying work zone messages to drivers including a roadside, portable changeable message sign, a smartphone presenting only auditory messages, and a smartphone presenting audio-visual messages.

Invest in automated bicycle-pedestrian counters to both save time over doing manual counts and provide the ability to track continuous data over longer periods of time.(12/01/2016)
Experiences from a nationwide FHWA Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Technology Pilot Project, including identifying count locations, researching count technology, installing the technology, and uploading and analyzing the data.

Continue to promote carpooling and transit services during an incremental deployment of Express Toll lanes.(03/21/2014)
Congestion reduction demonstration projects in Atlanta, Georgia

Manage impacts of technology advancements on TMC operations.(January 2013)
A Survey of National TMC Operators Identifies Strategies for Managing Technology Impacts on TMCs

Pursue technology based, high risk policies incrementally to better manage likely organizational and technological challenges.(August 2011)
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's experience in implementing advanced parking management (Interim Results).

Continually monitor effect of tolls on traveler behavior to maintain operational livelihood.(January 21, 2011)
Lessons Learned from Florida's 95 Express HOT lanes Implementation in Miami-Dade

Continually monitor effect of tolls on traveler behavior to maintain operational livelihood.(January 21, 2011)
Lessons Learned from Florida's 95 Express HOT lanes Implementation in Miami-Dade

Operating headway-based transit service during high frequency service hours can reduce bus bunching.(January 2011)
Analysis of bus dispatch system data from Portland, Oregon.

Encourage staff to find creative and efficient uses of ITS to improve operations through better communications.(May 2010)
Washoe County’s experience implementing a comprehensive transit ITS program.

Integrate Road Weather Information Systems program and Transportation Management Centers to improve internal operations practices.(November 2009)
Evaluated based on the experience of the Utah DOT's integration of their Weather Operations/RWIS Program with Traffic Operations.

Develop carbon sequestration protocols and processes for grasslands in the highway right of way.(February 2009)
A New Mexico DOT experience with carbon sequestering

Beware of costs, utility, reliability, and maintenance issues in deploying a statewide transportation network monitoring system. (01/30/2009)
Statewide systems implementation experience from iFlorida Model Deployment

Beware of costs, utility, reliability, and maintenance issues in deploying a statewide transportation network monitoring system. (01/30/2009)
Statewide systems implementation experience from iFlorida Model Deployment

Use portable ITS equipment to monitor and control traffic flow at major signalized intersections located at entrance and exit points near planned special events.(November 2008)
Experience from Dutchess County, New York using ITS for planned special events in a rural area.

Maintain ownership of the work zone ITS system and monitor vendor's work diligently to assure proper system operation.(October 2008)
North Carolina's experience implementing ITS solutions in work zones.

Consider including in-house ITS expertise and task order project configuration for complex ITS projects.(November 9, 2007)
Colorado's DOT (CDOT)'s experience implementing an integrated TMC.

Apply system engineering principles for the success of complex ITS projects.(November 9, 2007)
Colorado DOT's experience implementing an integrated TMC.

Ensure the accuracy and consistency of an MDSS to build user confidence and trust.(September, 2007)
From the experience of Maine Department of Transportation.

Build support for the use of an MDSS tool in order to overcome institutional barriers.(September, 2007)
From the experience of Maine Department of Transportation.

Consider dynamic natural conditions and surrounding landscapes when selecting technologies for animal detection system deployments.(August 2006)
Montana and Pennsylvania’s experience with deploying animal detection systems.

Draw on the strengths of complementary relationships between the public and private sectors for successful implementation of ITS projects.(August 2006)
The E-470 Public Highway Authority’s experience in forging public-private partnerships for design, construction, operations, and maintenance of an electronic toll highway facility.

Anticipate ongoing modifications to transit communication systems when integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch systems.(July 2006)
Utah's experience with integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch systems.

Build a strong partnership between transportation and public safety agencies, and establish clear operational rules from the start.(July 2006)
An experience operating a CAD-TMC (Computer-Aided Dispatch - Traffic Management Center) in Washington State.

Prepare traveler information Web sites for high usage under emergency or disaster conditions.(6/1/2006)
Experience from the nation's top traffic and transit information Web sites.

Focus on usability when designing traffic information Web sites.(6/1/2006)
Experience from the nation's top traffic and transit information Web sites.

Assess what users want when developing a traffic information Web site.(6/1/2006)
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.(6/1/2006)
The experience of several of the nation's top traffic and transit information Web site developers.

Anticipate and address challenges to consistently operating a transit signal priority (TSP) system.(4/14/2006)
Experience from a cooperative project between Sacramento County and the Sacramento Regional Transit District in deploying a transit signal priority system.

Be aware of operational issues regarding the development of coordinated transit systems(4/14/2006)
Experience from the Lake Tahoe Coordinated Transit System.

Maintain, reinforce, and expand existing programs to improve traffic signal operations.(3/26/2006)
Wisconsin’s experience with operating and maintaining a statewide traffic signal system program.

Invest in research and development for emergency integration.(2/28/2006)
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.(February 2006)
Experience from an emergency incident in which 3,000 residents were evacuated under no-notice conditions due to a toxic chemical spill.

Create a Transportation Management Center plan to handle potential emergencies and special events.(January 2006)
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Pursue a vigorous 511 marketing program, especially to promote new types of information targeted to specific user groups.(30 September 2005)
An Arizona Department of Transportation experience in 511 implementation.

Treat system operators as the client and consider their perspectives during ATIS project development.(5/1/2005)
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Utilize clearance time incentives when contracting with towing service providers to reduce incident clearance times.(5/1/2005)
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise experience with innovative contracting for incident management services.

Consider that ATIS deployment in rural and/or remote areas presents special challenges.(5/1/2005)
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Evaluate administrative and support staffing needs to close gaps in ITS operational support.(January 2005)
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Establish a clear leader and command structure when working on a major, interagency project. (1/1/2005)
Boston, Massachusetts’s experience with transportation planning for special events.

Keep the public informed with current accurate information to promote knowledgeable travel decisions. (1/1/2005)
Boston, Massachusetts’s experience with transportation planning for special events.

Strengthen existing maintenance and repair capabilities at Transportation Operation Centers (TOCs).(January 2005)
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Plan sufficient time for facilitating and accommodating interagency relationship-building for major events. (1/1/2005)
Boston, Massachusetts’s experience with transportation planning for special events.

Consider changeable message sign (CMS) positioning, data archive requirements, and traffic demand when considering deployment of a dynamic late merge system.(28 December 2004)
Experience of the Minnesota Department of Transportation in deploying a dynamic late merge system.

Enhance collaboration by sharing office space among operations stakeholders.(11/30/2004)
Ohio's experience with the development of a multi-jurisdictional operations facility.

Find innovative funding resources to help finance management and operations (M&O) strategies and ITS.(11/30/2004)
The experience of several agencies with innovative funding.

Link the funding of management and operations (M&O) strategies and ITS to regional transportation planning goals.(11/30/2004)
An Albany, NY, metropolitan planning experience in funding allocation.

Consider operational issues of electronic toll collection and enforcement with value pricing projects.(November, 2004)
The experience of managed lanes projects in California, Texas and New Jersey.

Engage in active management of managed lanes projects.(November, 2004)
The experience of managed lanes projects in California, Texas and New Jersey.

Provide reliable travel time information to increase user satisfaction with ITS applications.(October, 2004)
A retrospective of what's been learned since the first ITS Strategic Plan developed in 1992.

Consider using real time traffic control system to overcome mobility and safety obstacles in a work zone.(October 2004)
An Illinois Department of Transportation experience using ITS in work zones.

Implement a commercial vehicle e-credentialing program in order to make administration and roadside inspections more efficient, keep vehicles moving on the state's roads, and expedite registration.(9/1/2004)
Washington State’s experience with deploying Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Electronic Credentialing.

Follow accepted guidelines to create concise, effective messages to communicate to the public using Dynamic Message Signs (DMS).(August 2004)
Guidance from a Dynamic Message Sign handbook and from the use of DMSs in metropolitan areas.

Use recommended practices to provide accurate travel time messages to the public using Dynamic Message Signs (DMS).(7/16/2004)
Experiences and guidance from the use of DMSs in metropolitan areas.

Develop a strategic maintenance and operations plan to improve efficiency and productivity.(June 2004)
Kentucky's experience with employing strategies to support and coordinate ITS maintenance and operations activities.

Limit CMS message length to allow for adequate reading time at high speeds.(5/27/2004)
Best practices for use of CMS shared from several states.

Assure accurate late train arrival forecasts in support of a Connection Protection system.(5/12/2004)
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.(5/12/2004)
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.(5/12/2004)
Experience of the Utah Transit Authority in implementing a Connection Protection program for rail-to-bus passenger transfers in Salt Lake City.

Involve both public and private sectors in disseminating emergency management and disaster recovery information (4/1/2004)
A nationwide evaluation of Advanced Traveler Information Systems and emergency management

Maintain adequate funding and personnel levels to maximize efficient operation of traffic signal systems operations.(February, 2004)
The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works' experience.

Use a regional approach for traffic signal systems operations to realize cost efficiencies.(February, 2004)
The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works' experience.

Use ITS to implement a reliable communications system in work zones.(1/1/2004)
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.(1/1/2004)
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.(12/30/2003)
Montana Department of Transportation's experience in procuring hardware and software for the statewide 511 traveler information system.

Design the 511 system to handle the surge in call volume during major events.(9/3/2003)
A national experience with the development and deployment of 511 Systems.

Make sure 511 Systems are customer and market driven to help ensure they are utilized by travelers.(9/3/2003)
A national experience with the development and deployment of 511 Systems.

Improve management and operational procedures during a natural disaster by extending and supporting communication systems and networks. (8/1/2003)
A Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) experience with Tropical Storm Allison's effect on the Houston Metropolitan Transportation system.

Consider different operational strategies when deploying ITS.(March 2003)
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Enable and enforce managed lane facilities using various ITS tools.(January 2003)
The experience of four State DOTs and Canada in enforcing managed lanes facilities.

Plan for ongoing logistical support, including the designation of a project champion.(4/1/2002)
Virginia's experience implementing a pilot automatic vehicle location (AVL) system in an urban winter maintenance operations setting.

Provide a single message to the public to assure consistency and to correct inaccurate crisis information.(March 2002)
Transportation agencies share their experiences in coordinating with the media during and after a catastrophic event – in this case, September 11, 2001, in the National Capital Region.

Plan for system redundancies to ensure appropriate incident response activities and continuity of operations during emergency situations.(March 2002)
The National Capital Region's experiences in emergency response after September 11, 2001.

Hire properly trained staff to deploy and maintain traffic signal systems.(1/31/2002)
Agencies share experiences managing and operating traffic signal systems.

Use speed warning signs on dangerous curves to reduce speeds of trucks.(November 2001)
Colorado DOT utilizes low cost system to reduce truck speeds on mountain passes.

Ensure customer acceptance of new technology.(9/1/2001)
Ventura County’s experience with an automated transit fare collection system.

Deploy ITS systems strategically to achieve benefits.(6/1/2001)
San Antonio’s experience with integration of freeway and arterial management systems.

Integrate freeway and alternate route operations to achieve greater benefits.(6/1/2001)
San Antonio’s experience with integration of freeway and arterial management systems.

Cooperate with organizations representing different operating philosophies, priorities, budgets, and constituents to integrate ITS.(6/1/2001)
San Antonio's experience with the integration of freeway and arterial management systems.

Coordinate across jurisdictions/regions and share resources to reduce future costs and delays.(5/1/2001)
Major metropolitan areas' experiences with formalized incident management programs.

Allocate sufficient resources for technology deployment and operator training to improve incident detection and verification.(April 2000)
Experience of transportation professionals nationwide in developing successful incident management programs.

Manage resources to optimize incident response and clearance times to reduce the impact on traffic flow.(April 2000)
Experience of transportation professionals nationwide in developing successful incident management programs.

Use tested and effective traffic management systems for Transportation Management Centers (TMCs). (10/1/1999)
Eight states' experiences with ITS Traffic Management Systems for TMCs.

Choose staff training and documentation methods to match individual Transportation Management Center (TMC) needs.(10/1/1999)
Eight states' experiences with training and documentation methods for TMCs.

Consider using contractors for TMC maintenance support.(10/1/1999)
Eight states' experiences with using contractors for TMCs.

Select Transportation Management Center (TMC) design and location based on individual TMC needs and traffic realities.(10/1/1999)
Eight states' experiences with design and location considerations for TMCs.

Address noise and disruptions to TMCs through effective anticipation and planning.(10/1/1999)
Eight states' experience with noise and disruptions to TMCs.

Select map displays, computers, and software for transportation management centers (TMCs) that minimize cost and decrease complexity.(10/1/1999)
Eight states' experiences with map displays, computers, and software for TMCs.

Utilize well-equipped safety service patrols to assist highway motorists after vehicle malfunctions or crashes, and to coordinate a safe and efficient response.(1/1/1999)
Testimonials of the benefits of safety service patrols from staff of several state DOTs, travelers, and others.

Plan diversion routes carefully to avoid negative consequences on designated alternate routes.(6/1/1998)
National experience with route diversion for incident management.

Obtain buy-in from on-the-ground staff to remain aware of potential effective, flexible solutions.
The summary report, from Washington County, Oregon, briefly discussed some key strategies that assisted in keeping weather solutions under budgetary and resource constraints.

Use a local SQL Lite database with positional data to improve the performance of GIS applications(10/1/2015)
Evaluation of the Wyoming DOT's Road Condition Reporting Application

Specify interoperability testing requirements and steps as part of the connected vehicle device requirements prior to starting multiple rounds of testing, feedback, reset, and retesting.(September 2015)
Experience with deploying connected vehicle devices during the Safety Pilot Model Deployment in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Verify that proposed innovations and technologies will operate as advertised.(01/01/2014)
An example of supplementing existing permanent ITS.

Plan to recalibrate traffic sensors to accommodate lane shifts and other changes near work zones.(01/01/2014)
Experience using multi-jurisdictional ITS to support freeway work zone operations.

Install detection sensors overhead on existing signal mast heads when possible, instead of using in-ground sensors to reduce both initial costs and maintenance costs.(August/September 2012)
The experience of Midtown in Motion project by NYC DOT with advanced signal control systems.

Develop carbon sequestration protocols and processes for grasslands in the highway right of way.(February 2009)
A New Mexico DOT experience with carbon sequestering

Consider the long-term operations and maintenance responsibilities and costs when selecting project components. (9 May 2008)
The Chicago, Illinois and Montgomery County, Maryland experience in operating and maintaining advanced parking information system.

Ensure the accuracy and consistency of an MDSS to build user confidence and trust.(September, 2007)
From the experience of Maine Department of Transportation.

Build support for the use of an MDSS tool in order to overcome institutional barriers.(September, 2007)
From the experience of Maine Department of Transportation.

Draw on the strengths of complementary relationships between the public and private sectors for successful implementation of ITS projects.(August 2006)
The E-470 Public Highway Authority’s experience in forging public-private partnerships for design, construction, operations, and maintenance of an electronic toll highway facility.

Anticipate ongoing modifications to transit communication systems when integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch systems.(July 2006)
Utah's experience with integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch systems.

Build a strong partnership between transportation and public safety agencies, and establish clear operational rules from the start.(July 2006)
An experience operating a CAD-TMC (Computer-Aided Dispatch - Traffic Management Center) in Washington State.

Maintain, reinforce, and expand existing programs to improve traffic signal operations.(3/26/2006)
Wisconsin’s experience with operating and maintaining a statewide traffic signal system program.

Invest in research and development for emergency integration.(2/28/2006)
Experience from 38 TMCs across the country.

Maximize the value of an RWIS investment for maintenance staff through follow-on staff training and usage tracking.(2/2/2006)
An Idaho Transportation Department experience in Road-Weather Information System integration.

Identify a single agency to be responsible for maintenance of an emergency vehicle preemption system.(January 2006)
The experience of multiple agencies with emergency vehicle preemption systems.

Treat maintenance staff as the client and encourage their participation in the ATIS planning and deployment processes.(5/1/2005)
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Treat maintenance staff as customers and beneficiaries of ATIS information.(5/1/2005)
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.(5/1/2005)
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.(5/1/2005)
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Evaluate and upgrade TOC maintenance programs on an on-going basis. (January 2005)
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Strengthen existing maintenance and repair capabilities at Transportation Operation Centers (TOCs).(January 2005)
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Develop a strategic maintenance and operations plan to improve efficiency and productivity.(June 2004)
Kentucky's experience with employing strategies to support and coordinate ITS maintenance and operations activities.

Maintain adequate funding and personnel levels to maximize efficient operation of traffic signal systems operations.(February, 2004)
The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works' experience.

Use a regional approach for traffic signal systems operations to realize cost efficiencies.(February, 2004)
The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works' experience.

Ensure initial and ongoing success of ITS deployments by providing sufficient start-up time, maintaining flexibility, and performing maintenance needs in-house.(1/1/2004)
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.(12/30/2003)
Montana Department of Transportation's experience in procuring hardware and software for the statewide 511 traveler information system.

Consider different operational strategies when deploying ITS.(March 2003)
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Plan for ongoing logistical support, including the designation of a project champion.(4/1/2002)
Virginia's experience implementing a pilot automatic vehicle location (AVL) system in an urban winter maintenance operations setting.

Hire properly trained staff to deploy and maintain traffic signal systems.(1/31/2002)
Agencies share experiences managing and operating traffic signal systems.

Consider using contractors for TMC maintenance support.(10/1/1999)
Eight states' experiences with using contractors for TMCs.

Address noise and disruptions to TMCs through effective anticipation and planning.(10/1/1999)
Eight states' experience with noise and disruptions to TMCs.

Select map displays, computers, and software for transportation management centers (TMCs) that minimize cost and decrease complexity.(10/1/1999)
Eight states' experiences with map displays, computers, and software for TMCs.

Cities should prioritize open data standards and open formats in procurement and development decisions with mobility service providers. (04/01/2019)
NACTO guidance emphasizes why cities should ensure that they can move fluidly between the many services, standards, and formats currently available to gather, manage, and analyze mobility data.

Cities should collect, store and release geospatial mobility data in accordance with existing policies and practices for personally identifiable information (PII).(04/01/2019)
NACTO guidance emphasizes why cities should treat geospatial mobility data as they treat personally identifiable information (PII).

Cities should utilize data from mobility service providers operating on city streets to effectively manage local streets.(04/01/2019)
NACTO guidance emphasizes why cities require data from private vendors operating on city streets to ensure positive safety, equity, and mobility outcomes on streets and places in the public right-of-way.

Cities must be explicit about their intended use related to planning, analysis, oversight, and enforcement when requiring data from private mobility companies. (04/01/2019)
NACTO guidance emphasizes how good data management practice begins with being clear about what questions are being asked and what information is necessary to answer those questions.

Colorado DOT offers lessons learned after recovering from two 2018 ransomware attacks.(7/17/2018)
Planning in place, availability of offline backups, and coordination between CDOT and State, Federal, and private entities helped Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintain operations and recover from two successive ransomware attacks in 2018 without paying ransom.

Use multiple communications protocols (e.g. Cellular, Wifi, DSRC) to transfer data from mobile devices and optimize channel usage based on the use case when using Connected Vehicle systems to enhance weather observations.(03/08/2018)
Michigan DOT (MDOT) evaluated usage of environmental data in connected vehicle systems to support transportation agency management and operations.

Agencies considering the adoption of open data standards should involve a trusted standard development organization with permanence, customer focus, and with sufficient user involvement (08/01/2016)
This paper analyzes several case studies of data standard development and management, recommends a set of best practices from them, and evaluates how implementable the best practices are with a new data standard creation project.

Use a local SQL Lite database with positional data to improve the performance of GIS applications(10/1/2015)
Evaluation of the Wyoming DOT's Road Condition Reporting Application

Conduct a data collection pilot test to validate end-to-end data acquisition, transfer, processing, and quality assessment processes.(September 2015)
Experience with data collection from connected vehicle devices during the Safety Pilot Model Deployment in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

USDOT offers guidance to plan for, prevent, detect, and respond to cybersecurity challenges associated with TMCs. (2/1/2015)
Article on potential attackers, common cyber-attack processes, and potential points of TMC vulnerability offers TMC managers and operators strategies to prepare for and respond to incidents.

Before embracing open data, transit agencies must first understand the changes that will be created within and external to the agency(2015)
Synthesis of the current state of the practice and policies in the use of open data for improved transit planning; service quality, customer information, and customer experience; implications of open data and open documentation policies; and their impact on transit agencies and public support.

Plan to recalibrate traffic sensors to accommodate lane shifts and other changes near work zones.(01/01/2014)
Experience using multi-jurisdictional ITS to support freeway work zone operations.

Plan your system to accommodate future expansion.(October, 2008)
A Utah Department of Transportation Experience from the expansion of the CommuterLink intelligent transportation system.

Incorporate real-time data collection capabilities when updating traffic signals to better target signal maintenance needs.(December 31, 2007)
From the 2007 National Traffic Signal Report Card Technical Report.

Consider dynamic natural conditions and surrounding landscapes when selecting technologies for animal detection system deployments.(August 2006)
Montana and Pennsylvania’s experience with deploying animal detection systems.

Clearly define information sharing procedures among agencies in an integrated Transportation Management Center-Computer Aided Dispatch system.(July 2006)
Utah's experience with integrating a Transportation Management Center with Computer Aided Dispatch systems.

Build a strong partnership between transportation and public safety agencies, and establish clear operational rules from the start.(July 2006)
An experience operating a CAD-TMC (Computer-Aided Dispatch - Traffic Management Center) in Washington State.

Consider requirements definition and system design Issues for Archived Data Management Systems.(December 2005)
Experience from six Archived Data Management Systems case studies.

Engage in marketing, training, and outreach of Archived Data Management Systems (ADMS)(December 2005)
Experience from six Archived Data Management Systems case studies.

Optimize travel time messaging operations by improving the way in which data is collected, analyzed, and displayed. (May, 2005)
Four American Cities' experiences with Travel Time Messaging on Dynamic Message Signs.

Balance project goals against the constraints and capabilities of project partners.(January 2005)
Virginia DOT’s experience integrating data from public works and public safety agencies.

Evaluate and upgrade TOC maintenance programs on an on-going basis. (January 2005)
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Consider changeable message sign (CMS) positioning, data archive requirements, and traffic demand when considering deployment of a dynamic late merge system.(28 December 2004)
Experience of the Minnesota Department of Transportation in deploying a dynamic late merge system.

Share data among stakeholders to improve quality and identify errors, especially in large data sets.(11/30/2004)
A synthesis of nationwide experiences with data sharing.

Build support for operations and management activities by using data collected and archived to demonstrate data archival benefits. (10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Encourage agencies collecting data to use the collected data to improve their own agency functions.(10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Promote local use of archived data for performance monitoring as a means of improving the interpretation of system performance at the national level. (10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Use available datasets that can eventually capture the benefits of improved or ideal data, instead of waiting for a silver bullet dataset.(10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Establish and thoroughly document accurate data collection and management procedures with the involvement of traffic managers.(10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Provide ITS data at different aggregation levels as well as unaggregated data to satisfy diverse user needs.(5/1/2002)
National experience with ITS data archiving, sharing and usage.

Improve ITS data quality to achieve better analysis standards.(5/1/2002)
National experience with ITS data archiving, sharing and usage.

Provide easy and low-cost access to ITS data to facilitate data usage.(5/1/2002)
National experience with ITS data archiving, sharing and usage.

Develop a database to better evaluate ITS application implementation.(1/1/2002)
Nationwide experience with assisting transit system managers in deploying ITS.

Develop a formal ITS data sharing policy for your agency(1/1/2002)
A survey of transportation agencies and private firms involved in providing traveler information services.

Do not count on revenue generation from data sharing to subsidize the operation and maintenance expenses of advanced traveler information systems.(1/1/2002)
A survey of transportation agencies and private firms involved in providing traveler information services.

Establish technical requirements during the planning stages of the project and monitor on-going performance of those requirements.(9/1/2001)
Ventura County’s experience with an automated transit fare collection system.

Use tested and effective traffic management systems for Transportation Management Centers (TMCs). (10/1/1999)
Eight states' experiences with ITS Traffic Management Systems for TMCs.

Address intellectual property rights issues early.(3/1/1999)
A national experience in overcoming the assignment of intellectual property rights.

Develop written policies that delimit the use and distribution of data.(3/1/1999)
A national experience with resolving the issues regarding the collection, distribution, and retention of transportation data.

Wyoming CV Pilot offers best practices for integrating and using data from CVs into the TMC to enhance day-to-day roadway operations.(1/1/2019)
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is integrating connected vehicle technology into its statewide transportation management center under the USDOT's Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program.

Probe vehicle data provide a "flexible and robust" basis for identifying inefficient arterial corridors.(08/01/2018)
The Iowa DOT study used already-purchased traffic data in lieu of expensive field infrastructure to identify corridors in need of optimization.

A Federal report highlights best practices for ITS programs that plan to implement connected vehicle (CV) technology.(07/01/2018)
Guidance for short-, medium-, and long-term transportation planning efforts.

Agencies that manage multimodal transportation corridors can use AMS methodology with ICM decision support systems to facilitate predictive, real-time, and scenario-based decision-making.(12/01/2016)
Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) assessment of Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) on I-15 in San Diego.

Conduct a data collection pilot test to validate end-to-end data acquisition, transfer, processing, and quality assessment processes.(September 2015)
Experience with data collection from connected vehicle devices during the Safety Pilot Model Deployment in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

When implementing congestion pricing, considerations must be made for the impact dynamic tolling will have on travel choice and behavior among a specific region and/or corridor’s travelers.(04/17/2014)
Seattle/Lake Washington Corridor (S/LWC)’s Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) corridor users’ experiences with congestion pricing and its impact on their travel behavior.

Plan adequate time to calibrate Bluetooth readers to maximize accuracy and reliability.(01/01/2014)
Experience using Bluetooth to support traffic mobility monitoring in Salt Lake City.

Employ the core set of measures, as appropriate, to measure customer satisfaction with 511.(12/1/2005)
Experience from Implementing a Standard Evaluation Approach and Measures as Part of the Arizona 511 Model Deployment.

Adhere to the proposed standard evaluation approach in order to facilitate high response rates and to collect reliable data on 511 implementation.(12/1/2005)
Experience from Implementing a Standard Evaluation Approach and Measures as Part of the Arizona 511 Model Deployment.

Carefully consider the overall design and content of the 511 customer survey questions. (12/1/2005)
Experience from Implementing a Standard Evaluation Approach and Measures as Part of the Arizona 511 Model Deployment.

Make data reporting and analysis tools available to local law enforcement agencies to improve the volume and quality of traffic records system data.(2005)
Lessons Learned from Iowa's Statewide Application of Data Collection and Management Technology to Improve Highway Safety

Evaluate and upgrade TOC maintenance programs on an on-going basis. (January 2005)
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Provide for large sample sizes when conducting before/after data collection efforts, to avoid impacting the ability to reveal statistically significant differences during the evaluation's statistical analysis.(8/1/2004)
Orlando, Florida's experience with a Field Operational Test (FOT) on using a single smart card for transportation payments at facilities operated by multiple regional agencies.

Share data among stakeholders to improve quality and identify errors, especially in large data sets.(11/30/2004)
A synthesis of nationwide experiences with data sharing.

Incorporate operational performance measures in strategic and long-range plans.(11/30/2004)
A Washington State DOT experience in linking performance measurement to strategic planning.

Engage in active management of managed lanes projects.(November, 2004)
The experience of managed lanes projects in California, Texas and New Jersey.

Build support for operations and management activities by using data collected and archived to demonstrate data archival benefits. (10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Gather information on activities and events that can affect system performance. (10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Encourage agencies collecting data to use the collected data to improve their own agency functions.(10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Provide reliable travel time information to increase user satisfaction with ITS applications.(October, 2004)
A retrospective of what's been learned since the first ITS Strategic Plan developed in 1992.

Promote local use of archived data for performance monitoring as a means of improving the interpretation of system performance at the national level. (10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Present information graphically to improve comprehension.(10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Use available datasets that can eventually capture the benefits of improved or ideal data, instead of waiting for a silver bullet dataset.(10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Establish and thoroughly document accurate data collection and management procedures with the involvement of traffic managers.(10/1/2004)
National experience using archived traffic detector data for monitoring highway performance.

Make sure 511 Systems are customer and market driven to help ensure they are utilized by travelers.(9/3/2003)
A national experience with the development and deployment of 511 Systems.

Consider potential system enhancements to meet heavy demand.(4/1/2003)
Utah DOT’s experience managing the development and deployment of arterial and freeway management systems

Establish and follow a comprehensive project plan in anticipation of the deployment of ITS resources.(March 2003)
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Develop a database to better evaluate ITS application implementation.(1/1/2002)
Nationwide experience with assisting transit system managers in deploying ITS.

Establish technical requirements during the planning stages of the project and monitor on-going performance of those requirements.(9/1/2001)
Ventura County’s experience with an automated transit fare collection system.

Manage goals and identify successes to maintain public and constituent agency support for a coordinated incident management program.(5/1/2001)
Major metropolitan areas' experiences with formalized incident management programs.

Establish reasonable goals, modify expectations to reflect new developments, and conduct market research before introducing a new technology product.(12/1/1999)
California's experience with a regional travel information system launched by a public-private alliance.

Cast a broad net in evaluating traveler behavior: Managed Lanes analysis finds evidence of "theory blindness" that can impact model accuracy.(January 2018)
The report, submitted to the TRB Annual Meeting, found that traveler behavior often conflicted with expected behavior.

Use a local SQL Lite database with positional data to improve the performance of GIS applications(10/1/2015)
Evaluation of the Wyoming DOT's Road Condition Reporting Application

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.(2014)
A review of highway inventory data collection methods vital to the implementation of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) at the state level.

Ensure the accuracy and consistency of an MDSS to build user confidence and trust.(September, 2007)
From the experience of Maine Department of Transportation.

Build support for the use of an MDSS tool in order to overcome institutional barriers.(September, 2007)
From the experience of Maine Department of Transportation.

Create a Transportation Management Center plan to handle potential emergencies and special events.(January 2006)
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Design the 511 system to handle the surge in call volume during major events.(9/3/2003)
A national experience with the development and deployment of 511 Systems.

Be sure to identify and take into account features unique to each state when designing and deploying ITS technology projects across multiple states.(3/29/2002)
Experience from technical integration of commercial vehicle safety and fitness data in the eastern United States.

Improve demand response transit using ITS technology, including CAD/AVL, with Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), electronic ID cards, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).(1/1/1998)
Different paratransit agency experiences with CAD/AVL, Mobile Data Terminals, electronic ID cards and GIS, all to accomplish improved operational goals, is outlined.