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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.



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The key lessons summarized by the report were as follows:
  • Projects designed for full automation and functionality can be scalable and/or implemented in phases
  • Coordinate with resources and gain input from stakeholders
  • Obtain buy in from maintenance and operational personnel, as they can come up with ideas on how to do it better or less costly. Such employees also likely possess information that can make the project successful. The example given in the report concerned a floodgate system, and during the design process the county found that operational personnel were a good source of on-the-ground information such as identifying equipment and areas that would still be accessible in event of flood


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Implementing Rural ITS in a Maintenance Environment

Author: Mitchell, D., S. Shetler, C. Muhs

URL: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59c3ed7b197aeabbd2a51a3b/t/5b2a535caa4a99ed8792c45c/1529500508702/TS13_Paper15817.pdf

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Lesson ID: 2019-00874