Systems Engineering Project/Technical Management (167 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.

Wyoming CV Pilot offers best practices for integrating and using data from CVs into the TMC to enhance day-to-day roadway operations.
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.

Connected vehicle deployers should assess field equipment and organizational capabilities that will be needed to support core CV components.
Lessons Learned from the Design/Build/Test Phase of the USDOT's Connected Vehicle Pilot Program.

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.

The project team of an Autonomous Shuttle Bus piloted in Minnesota learned that the bus required additional infrastructure at MnROAD and the significance of snow and ice removal for future operations.
Autonomous Shuttle Bus testing and demonstration in Minnesota provides a good first step in understanding the impacts of winter climate on automated technology.

USDOT Identifies Effective Ownership and Governance Model Areas of Interest for a Full-Scale SCMS deployment for Connected Vehicles.
USDOT-sponsored Security Credential Management System (SCMS) Deployment Governance and Ownership Workshop analyzes what it will take to establish a full-scale SCMS and governance entity to enable widespread connected vehicle deployment.

Implement proper management of curbside activities for rideshare services to maintain smooth traffic flow.
Lessons Learned from a modeling study of congestion and operational impacts of new curb use scenarios related to rideshare services in Lisbon’s Central Business District (CBD).

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 multiple communication protocols (e.g., Cellular, WiFi, DSRC) to transfer data from mobile devices to back-office systems and optimize channel usage based on the type and volume of data required for each use case.
Michigan DOT (MDOT) evaluated usage of environmental data in connected vehicle systems to support transportation agency management and operations.

Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program yields program management best practices for integrating and testing large disparate systems.
Systems engineering best practices to reduce risks, minimize schedule delays, and avoid cost overruns.

Perform early real-world testing of connected vehicle technology with actual infrastructure in place to verify end-to-end system/application performance
U.S. Department of Transportation Free Public Webinar Series on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Sites System Design Process

Outreach efforts identify near-term action items to promote connected vehicle deployment in rural areas.
The USDOT conducted a Rural Connected Vehicle Gap Analysis which identified factors impeding deployment and recommendations for moving forward with connected vehicles in rural areas.

Texas DOT offers recommendations and best practices for agencies looking to anticipate widescale implementation of connected and automated vehicles.
The recommendations include a detailed roadmap of how the agency--and others--should respond to the increasingly relevant technologies.

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

Clearly communicate requirements and testing procedures to connected vehicle device developers, and allow for industry input and iteration for less mature devices.
Experience from fostering the development of connected vehicle devices for the Safety Pilot Model Deployment in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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

Prototype FRATIS designs should be flexible and able to accommodate changes within stakeholder organizations and user feedback.
Prototype deployment and results in the execution of the Freight Advanced Traveler Information System Small-Scale Testing Program in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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

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

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

Avoid unnecessarily restrictive requirements and ambiguous terms in bid documents.
Experience implementing real-time travel time information systems on I-35 in Minnesota.

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

Use Model Systems Engineering (SE) Documents for Deployment of Adaptive Signal Control Technology Systems
Systems Engineering guidance developed through lessons learned in national deployments of Adaptive Signal Control Technology systems

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

Implement Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies and Use Defined Success Factors to Better Manage ITS Application Development and Deployment
The USDOT evaluated Eight National ITS Application Test Sites to determine whether these projects met goals and to extract lessons learned in development and deployment.

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

Understand the Impacts on Public Sector Infrastructure due to Connected Vehicle Deployments
A survey of lessons learned through deployment of V2I test beds

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

Develop a long-term ITS vision and use systems engineering processes to successfully manage ITS deployments.
Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority's experience in deploying transit ITS

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

Work closely with project partners and stakeholders
Experience from the State of Vermont Multimodal Passenger Information, Transit Signal Priority and ITS System Planning Project

Anticipate, understand, address and manage the risks associated with fare card technologies and the vendor relationship.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

Consider a consensus organizational model to help assure support and participation of partners in a regional fare card project.
Experience of seven partner public transportation agencies in the Central Puget Sound region of Washington in setting up a regional fare card program.

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

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

Exercise careful planning in preparation for issuing an RFP to help mitigate cost, schedule, and performance risks.
The Riverside Transit Agency experience with the methods of award and terms and conditions used to procure equipment and software for automatic vehicle location (AVL) and computer-aided dispatch (CAD).

Consider issuing separate awards for specific project components when procuring divergent technologies, equipment, or services.
The Riverside Transit Agency experience with the methods used to procure equipment and software for automatic vehicle location (AVL) and computer-aided dispatch (CAD).

Determine agency capability level when selecting the most appropriate ITS procurement package.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 4 of the Decision Model.

Apply differentiators to select the appropriate procurement package for any ITS project.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 6 of the Decision Model.

Create a Transportation Management Center staffing plan that ensures appropriate staffing, staffing skills, and organization adaptability.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

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

Categorize each project by level of complexity and risk to determine the most appropriate ITS procurement package.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 3 of the Decision Model.

Select the applicable Systems Engineering Process in the procurement of ITS.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 5 of the Decision Model.

Consult agency procurement personnel in the final selection of the appropriate ITS procurement package and in the definition of the terms and conditions.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Steps 7 and 8 of the Decision Model.

Use a flexible approach and accepted techniques for project management.
Maryland, New York, and Connecticut's experience with electronic toll collection and electronic screening.

Apply process re-engineering techniques to increase the likelihood of successful ITS deployment.
Maryland, New York, and Connecticut's experience with electronic toll collection and electronic screening.

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

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

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.

Implement ATIS technology in a way that supports the maintenance staff.
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.

Define a process within your organization for the consistent application of systems engineering methods
Florida DOT’s experience in adopting a systems engineering process.

Recognize the value of inter-agency partnerships when implementing ITS projects.
A Colorado DOT experience in deploying a large multi-jurisdictional ITS project

Consider dividing a large ITS project into manageable task orders.
A Colorado DOT experience in deploying a large multi-jurisdictional ITS project

Apply systems engineering principles for improved project management.
A Colorado DOT experience in deploying a large multi-jurisdictional ITS project

Include significant planning and development time in the overall project schedule to accommodate identifying and addressing the various compatibility issues, to integrate existing legacy system equipment across multiple agencies.
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.

Establish a clear understanding among all partners on the level of technical support to be provided by suppliers and integrators, as equipment provided in-kind or at a reduced cost is often provided with minimal technical support.
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.

Utilize public education and outreach in managed lane projects.
The experience of managed lanes projects in California, Texas and New Jersey.

Consider using real time traffic control system to overcome mobility and safety obstacles in a work zone.
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.
Washington State’s experience with deploying Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Electronic Credentialing.

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

Recognize potential institutional issues when deploying an ITS system.
TriMet’s experience with the deployment of Transit Tracker in Portland Oregon.

Coordinate extensively with other stakeholder agencies.
New Mexico’s experience 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.

Anticipate and plan for potential institutional barriers, especially in multi-agency deployments.
Alaska DOT&PF’s experience integrating a common technology into its ITS and IT plans.

Realize that stakeholder policies, priorities, and personnel training are critical to ensure consistency and schedule adherence in deploying integrated systems.
Silicon Valley Smart Corridor's stakeholder experience in the deployment of an integrated freeway, arterial and incident management systems and the impact on deployment delays.

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.

Standardize the system environment.
Utah DOT’s experience using configuration management.

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.

Utilize standard highway project management procedures and tools to successfully implement HOT lane projects.
Texas and California's experience with deploying High Occupancy Toll lanes.

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

Develop a thorough installation and implementation process as part of the ITS deployment.
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Examine multiple funding sources and anticipate unforeseen costs associated with deploying transit ITS.
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Design an ITS procurement process carefully to ensure the best outcome for vendor selection and performance.
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

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

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.

Design the system to withstand the demands of the physical environment in which it will be deployed.
Virginia's experience implementing a pilot automatic vehicle location (AVL) system in an urban winter maintenance operations setting.

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

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.

Use task order contracts to develop, deploy, and maintain traffic signal control systems.
An experience based on the synthesis of best practices nationwide.

Develop a database to better evaluate ITS application implementation.
Nationwide experience with assisting transit system managers in deploying ITS.

Identify financial resources and expected costs to conduct a cost/benefit analysis.
Nationwide experience with assisting transit system managers in deploying ITS.

Use a three level approach to identify the needs of the transit system: assess, analyze, and predict.
Nationwide experience with assisting transit system managers in deploying ITS.

Make system maintenance response time and local presence a priority when selecting a systems integrator.
Ventura County’s experience with an transit fare collection system integration.

Use ITS Standards to achieve interchangeability and interoperability for Dynamic Message Signs.
Experience of nine agencies using Dynamic Message Signs built to NTCIP specifications.

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

Consider the project needs when selecting the most appropriate procurement method.
San Antonio and Maricopa County's experiences with a flexible procurement process.

Develop long-range plans to ensure the success and continuity of advanced traveler information systems.
Institutional lessons from a partnership to implement emerging ITS technologies in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Involve the private sector in the implementation of multiple advanced traveler information technologies.
Institutional lessons from a partnership to implement emerging ITS technologies in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Consider key elements of procurement and contracting when outsourcing telecommunications support services.
Experiences from the Departments of Transportation (DOTS) of multiple states in selecting telecommunications options.

Develop best and worst case scenarios in order to be prepared in dealing with their consequences.
California's experience with a regional travel information system launched by a public-private alliance.

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

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.

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.

Ensure that team members clearly understand contractual systems to facilitate a public/private project.
Institutional lessons from a test of a wide-area network to communicate traffic conditions in the Seattle area.

Make use of different approaches and techniques to manage software acquisitions.
A national experience in acquiring software for ITS projects.

Develop a strong collaborative process for software acquisition.
A national experience in acquiring software for ITS projects.

Consider cost-saving strategies and long term needs when making communications investments.
National experience with making communications investments for incident management.

USDOT provides advice for state DOTs considering deployment of connected vehicle technology.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) releases seven basic steps for states and infrastructure owners/operators to follow when they are considering deployments for connected vehicle technology.