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Webinar: Using Mobile Data for Weather Responsive Traffic and Maintenance Management
March 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s ITS Joint Program Office has announced upcoming webinars in the Talking Technology and Transportation series. On March 26, the webinar “Using Mobile Data for Weather Responsive Traffic and Maintenance Management” will be presented.
For the past several years, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Road Weather Management Program (RWMP), through its Weather Responsive Traffic Management (WRTM) initiative, has been working with State DOTs and other partners to develop and implement Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies and other advanced traffic management strategies to address current or anticipated weather conditions. WRTM includes a variety of advisory, control, and treatment strategies that incorporates both traditional and advanced ITS data collection, processing, and decision-support systems for road weather information.
Advances in mobile data collection and connected vehicle technologies are now enabling transportation agencies to determine road weather and traffic conditions more precisely on the roads, and in real-time. These advances significantly improved the agency’s ability to inform or warn the travelers of existing and impending weather events, apply traffic control strategies to enhance safety, minimize delay or maximize throughput under adverse weather, and implement appropriate maintenance strategies to eliminate obstruction caused by adverse weather (such as snow or ice on the roads).
This webinar will present three projects the FHWA RWMP is doing with State transportation agencies to improve their mobile data collection approaches, as well as their decision-support capabilities for traffic management and maintenance management when weather affects the roads. The WRTM applications using mobile data developed in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Michigan will provide information and guidance to other agencies that are interested in implementing similar technologies and systems for traffic operations and maintenance management during adverse weather.