Planning an Organizationally Resilient Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Future - How the State of Kansas Made CAVs a Focus for Every State Agency

In 2018, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) launched a two-year initiative known as the Kansas Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Vision Plan (Plan). It aimed to develop a statewide CAV vision, mission and goals; build awareness of potential Kansas CAV benefits; and engage state agencies and private-sector parties through a statewide Task Force in developing agency-specific action plans (blueprints) for advancing CAV deployments. This approach was developed to engage more perspectives earlier than just those of state and federal DOTs in leveraging CAV benefits and mitigating impacts. It was intended to create planning and implementation resilience by having multiple, parallel efforts that advance even if a single agency experiences funding or other challenges (such as COVID-19). The goal was to ensure that Kansas maintains steady momentum with coordinated CAV-related planning, development and implementation efforts memorialized for each state agency producing and acting on its own individual blueprint for CAV policy, deployment, and operational considerations. These blueprints provided each agency a high-level plan for how it can incorporate connected and autonomous vehicles into their organizational business planning, staffing and activities. Blueprints were developed through a combination of surveys, interviews and four facilitated, interactive work sessions with Task Force members. Out of this, each state agency developed its own blueprint customized to focus staff and resources on aspects of CAV planning and deployment that best matched its mission and customer needs. These then could be integrated into a statewide CAV Vision and framework to facilitate statewide autonomous and connected vehicle deployment.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01763457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-00589
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:00AM