Improving Snow Removal-Related Roadway Maintenance Operations by Cloud-Enabled Remote Video Streaming Technology

The Utah Department of Transportation has implemented a new remote monitoring system, referred to as a Cloud-enabled Remote Video Streaming (CRVS) camera system, for the snow removal-related maintenance operations. This study evaluated the effectiveness of this system in snow removal-related maintenance operations. First, opinion surveys of maintenance station supervisors and an analysis on snow removal-related maintenance costs were performed. On a scale of 1 (least effective) to 5 (most effective), the average overall effectiveness given by the station supervisors was 4.3 for both direct interviews and online questionnaire. The average reduction in expedition trips after the installation of the camera was estimated to be about 33 percent. Then, an expedition cost comparison was performed. It was difficult to make definitive inferences from the comparison of the trend in expedition costs; hence, a statistical analysis was performed using the Mixed Model ANOVA, resulting in an average of 14% higher ratio of expedition costs at maintenance stations with a CRVS camera before its installation. This difference was not proven to be statistically significant at the 95% confident level, but indicated that the CRVS cameras were on the average helpful in reducing expedition costs and may be considered practically significant.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0018
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2018 2:40PM