Maintenance Matters

Maintenance of on-road Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) kit needs to become more sophisticated; while new technologies can deliver better road maintenance. This article investigates both sides of the issue. Good information is key to effective ITS asset maintenance. The article discusses how the Information Management for TRAffic Control (IMTRAC) system is poised for European expansion. Developed as an intelligent filing cabinet for storing information about on-road equipment, the online database has recently moved on from a Google to an OpenStreetMap interface to make information about on-road ITS equipment more readily available to maintenance engineers. Maintenance is often poorly undertaken because many public agencies have little idea of what equipment they have on-street and even less on how it is performing, eg in terms of fault rates. They seem content to deal with faults impacting on safety but are happy to live with poor operational performance. Again, there is little innovative thinking on feeding back maintenance problems into design requirements for new works or modifications.

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  • Accession Number: 01482859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2013 5:35PM