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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.The experience of Midtown in Motion project by NYC DOT with advanced signal control systems.
Allow one agency to be in charge of the procurement process when implementing ITS technologies designed to coordinate services between urban and rural transit systems.A rural ITS demonstration in Poinciana, Florida.
Provide at least the recommended minimum distance between a GPS antenna and a radio antenna on a transit vehicle.A rural ITS demonstration in Poinciana, Florida.
Identify functional boundaries and needs for cross jurisdictional control required to implement adaptive signal control and transit signal priority systems.Smart Corridor experience in Atlanta, Georgia
Weigh in the advantages of procuring new information technology (IT) assets, and maintain an asset management system that details new IT inventory.Washoe County’s experience implementing a comprehensive transit ITS program.
Expect agency's information technology (IT) operations and maintenance budget to increase in order to train qualified IT staff to maintain a new suite of hardware and software.Washoe County's experience implementing a comprehensive transit ITS program.
Consider developing a data warehouse early on to simplify the integration of subsequent ITS deployments and to efficiently manage operations of interdependent applications.Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority's experience in deploying transit ITS
Ensure that Highway Patrol's CAD system operators enter key information needed by the transportation management center operators.Experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Beware that software development for ITS projects can be utterly complex, which demands avoiding pitfalls by following a rigorous systems engineering process. Experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
In developing software for automated posting of messages on dynamic message signs, focus on the types of messages that are used often and changed frequently, and also include manual methods for posting.Experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Ensure compatibility of data format of the field-weather monitoring sensors with the central software in the transportation management center.Statewide systems implementation experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Beware of challenges involved in developing an integrated statewide operations system for traffic monitoring, incident data capture, weather information, and traveler information—all seamlessly controlled by a central software system. Statewide systems implementation experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
To support statewide traveler information services, design and implement reliable interface software processes to capture incident data from the local and highway patrol police’s computer aided dispatch systems.Statewide systems implementation experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Develop an accurate, map-based fiber network inventory and engage ITS team in the construction approval process.Experience from iFlorida Model Deployment
Plan your system to accommodate future expansion.A Utah Department of Transportation Experience from the expansion of the CommuterLink intelligent transportation system.
Be aware that integration of advanced transportation management systems, regardless of size, creates challenges throughout project deployment.Experience implementing an ATMS is Fort Collins, Colorado.
Expect non-custom hardware and software to have technology limitations that may affect operational capabilities. The Chicago, Illinois and Montgomery County, Maryland experience in procuring and developing advanced parking information system hardware and software.
Consider including in-house ITS expertise and task order project configuration for complex ITS projects.Colorado's DOT (CDOT)'s experience implementing an integrated TMC.
Apply system engineering principles for the success of complex ITS projects.Colorado DOT's experience implementing an integrated TMC.
Consider and evaluate user needs when designing communication infrastructure.Experience from the smart parking field test at the Rockridge, Oakland BART station.
Keep technical solutions open-ended in the early stages of an ITS research project, and follow a research oriented contract vehicle.Experience from the New York Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) Implementation and Integration Project
When considering the use of camera phones in managing incidents, be aware of the challenges associated with technology interoperability among agencies and first responder priorities.Washington, D.C., metro area's experience with using camera phones
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.
Recognize issues in deploying ITS technologies for coordinating and improving Human Services Transportation.Experiences from six agencies.
Draw on the strengths of complementary relationships between the public and private sectors for successful implementation of ITS projects.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, 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.
Incorporate proven technologies and false alarm reduction strategies in the design of future Automotive Collision Avoidance Systems (ACAS).Experience from a Field Operational Test (FOT) in Michigan to evaluate an Automotive Rear-End Collision Avoidance System.
Recognize staffing and communication needs for Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) projects.Experience from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
Recognize integration issues in Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) Projects, and follow the systems engineering approach to establish a project's foundation.Experience from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
Conduct rigorous testing prior to deployment of an emergency preemption system to avoid potential problems and negative system impacts.The experience of multiple agencies with emergency vehicle preemption systems.
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.
Determine work distribution for the ITS project when selecting an appropriate procurement package. Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 2 of the Decision Model.
Engage in project planning and make initial decisions about the ITS procurement process. Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 1 of the Decision Model.
Consider requirements definition and system design Issues for Archived Data Management Systems.Experience from six Archived Data Management Systems case studies.
Anticipate challenges in planning and deploying smart card technology in a rural environment.New Mexico's experience with the implementation of Intelligent Coordinated Transit Smart Card Technology.
Optimize travel time messaging operations by improving the way in which data is collected, analyzed, and displayed. Four American Cities' experiences with Travel Time Messaging on Dynamic Message Signs.
Employ the use of critical ITS technologies in the emergency management of transportation operations during biohazard incidents.Application of technology for transportation operations in biohazard emergencies.
Consider that integration with existing ITS technologies and the vendor selection process can impact project implementation schedules and costs.Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.
Implement standardized procedures for sharing, accessing and storing transportation data across the enterprise. Five transit systems' experiences with geographic data systems technology investment.
Provide drivers with sufficient managed lane information that can be easily disseminated and understood. A guidance provided by the Texas Transportation Institute on providing user information in managed lanes facilities.
Balance project goals against the constraints and capabilities of project partners.Virginia DOT’s experience integrating data from public works and public safety agencies.
Develop early deployment and rapid prototyping strategies to improve the project development process.Virginia DOT’s experience integrating data from public works and public safety agencies.
Deploy ITS technologies including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) for dispatchers and responders in traffic incident management.Experience from the Florida Highway Patrol
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.
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.
Work with the trucking industry to assure success in deploying an electronic credentialing system for commercial vehicles.A State of Washington experience with CIVISN deployment.
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.
Minimize technical issues encountered with integrating ITS components by planning for issues and developing solutions prior to project implementation.TriMet’s experience with the deployment of Transit Tracker in Portland Oregon.
Recognize potential institutional issues when deploying an ITS system.TriMet’s experience with the deployment of Transit Tracker in Portland Oregon.
Use an interoperable transponder to assure maximum benefits to both the private and public sector.The Washington State and British Columbia experience in using transponders as part of the IMTC ITS CVO – Border Crossing Deployment.
Include sufficient safeguards to ensure the integrity of the fiber-optic communications infrastructure for ITS.Silicon Valley Smart Corridor's experience with safeguards and monitoring of integrated freeway, arterial and incident management systems and impact on deployment delays.
Recognize that interoperability is becoming an important issue in achieving the vision of a nationwide 511 system.A national experience with the development and deployment of 511 Systems.
Provide ITS training for transit systems managers, operators, and maintenance personnel when deploying Advanced Public Transportation Systems.Recommendations for deploying ITS for transit in Birmingham, Alabama.
Involve agency staff in the software development process by co-locating them with the development team.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.
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.
Consider various technical applications and processes, such as using GIS, evaluating systems compatibility and the facility for upgrades, when deploying ITS.Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.
Enable and enforce managed lane facilities using various ITS tools.The experience of four State DOTs and Canada in enforcing managed lanes facilities.
Structure software development ITS projects as a series of phased, smaller tasks with specific, incremental deliverables and associated acceptance testing.A Washington State Department of Transportation implementation of a regional ATMS.
Establish a strong acceptance testing program, with independent code reviews, for ITS projects with software product deliveries.A Washington State Department of Transportation implementation of a regional ATMS.
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.
Use task order contracts to develop, deploy, and maintain traffic signal control systems.An experience based on the synthesis of best practices nationwide.
When deploying ITS for transit service, perform a technology assessment during the planning phase, gather technology operator input, and designate a project manager with adequate decision-making authority.Experience deploying ITS for transit service in a suburban area
Consider the risk that draft ITS standards will not remain stable through further development when deciding whether to use them in an ITS deployment.Hampton Roads, Virginia's experience with immature data-exchange standards for its Advanced Traveler Information System
Use ITS Standards to achieve interchangeability and interoperability for Dynamic Message Signs.Experience of nine agencies using Dynamic Message Signs built to NTCIP specifications.
Use non-proprietary software for ITS projects to ensure compatibility with other ITS componentsExperience with the ITS integration effort in the Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative (MMDI)
Consider reconfiguring and integrating existing roadway management IT systems whenever possible to save costs associated with implementing new systems.Phoenix’s experiences with integrating roadway management IT systems.
Select map displays, computers, and software for transportation management centers (TMCs) that minimize cost and decrease complexity.Eight states' experiences with map displays, computers, and software for TMCs.
Minimize problems in creating contractual arrangements for testing a new ITS technology by creating negotiating benchmarks, designing a partnership arrangement, and developing a separate procurement process for different technological components. A Washington State Department of Transportation’s experience with testing of new variable speed limit technology to reduce winter accidents on a mountain pass.
Anticipate challenges with the ITS technology being tested, including problems with software modification and adaptation of previously developed technology.A Washington State Department of Transportation’s experience with testing of new variable speed limit technology to reduce winter accidents on a mountain pass.
Select appropriate technologies to enable emergency notification and response systems to complement traditional 9-1-1 service.Colorado and Washington’s experience with emergency notification and response systems.
Do not build if you can buy existing software products.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.
Improve demand response transit using ITS technology, including CAD/AVL, with Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), electronic ID cards, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).Different paratransit agency experiences with CAD/AVL, Mobile Data Terminals, electronic ID cards and GIS, all to accomplish improved operational goals, is outlined.
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