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Carefully select vendors and develop contracts for animal detection systems. Montana and Pennsylvania's experience with deploying animal detection systems.
Consider dynamic natural conditions and surrounding landscapes when selecting technologies for animal detection system deployments.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.
Ensure public familiarity with animal detection systems by displaying signs so that they are easily understood and by providing basic system information prior to deployment.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.
Use the National ITS Architecture's User Services and User Service Objectives to reduce the effort required for planning and streamline the process of developing a regional ITS vision.National experience developing regional ITS visions.
Include certain components to make the Regional ITS Strategic Plan useful in implementation.National experience developing Regional ITS Strategic Plans to guide implementation.
Create multi-modal ITS plans focusing on needs and update them frequently, balancing process and projects and considering communication and coordination while ensuring that adequate resources are dedicated to implementation.National experience with ITS strategic planning at the overview level.
Use the systems goal/objectives as the initial source of desired system functionality and then use concepts in the National ITS Architecture to develop appropriate ITS projects.National experience identifying desired ITS functionalities and developing projects to perform them.
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.
Take advantage of FHWA's investment in the National ITS Architecture, training, and technical assistance to minimize the effort required to develop a Regional ITS Architecture.National experience developing Regional ITS Architectures.
Make use of the National ITS Architecture's Market Packages and associate them with identified needs to streamline the decision-making process for regional ITS plans.National experience using Market Packages to create regional ITS plans.
Ensure adequate time and resources are available at the end of the creation of the Regional ITS Strategic Plan for ongoing stakeholder outreach.National experience gaining stakeholder acceptance of Regional 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.
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