ALASKA'S ROAD WEATHER INFORMATION SYSTEM : UNIQUE DEPLOYMENT IN A RURAL ENVIRONMENT

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is deploying a statewide Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) network as part of their regional Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) architecture, the Alaska Iways Architecture Implementation (AI2). In Phase I, ADOT&PF installed 8 RWIS sites in the Anchorage area as a prototype to establish the type of equipment site construction standards, and operational issues for future RWIS installations. Phase II calls for up to 31 additional RWIS in some of Alaskas most remote and extreme weather prone areas of the surface transportation network. Rural Alaska presents considerable challenges to a RWIS deployment: limited access to communications and power extreme weather and environmental conditions, and long distances from services to support the RWIS sites. These challenges have led ADOT&PF to use innovative procurement and deployment strategies and form partnerships with other agencies in power, communication, data collection and sharing, and web dissemination. These unique methods have enabled ADOT&PF to reduce costs, increase efficiency and maximize usefulness of the RWIS

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 2003. Intelligent Transportation Society of America, Washington DC. Format: CD ROM
  • Corporate Authors:

    Minnesota. Department of Transportation

    St Paul, Minnesota  United States 

    Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

    3132 Channel Drive
    Juneau, AK  United States  99801-7898

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, 280 Humphrey Center
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455

    Deutsches Institut fuer Wirtschaftsforschung

    Konigin-Luise-Strasse 5
    1000 Berlin 33,   Germany 

    Iteris, Incorporated

    1515 S Manchester Avenue
    Anaheim, CA  United States  92802

    Utah Department of Public Safety

    317 State Office Building
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114
  • Authors:
    • Onslow, Terry
    • Sullivan, Jill
    • Stickel, Jack
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2003

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM