In a June 2002 meeting, winter maintenance managers at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said that more accurate forecasts, that told not only where but when inclement weather was due, would be a valuable tool to aid them in keeping Washington State highways safe and passable during winter months. In response, the WSDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Office teamed with the University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences to build weather information and forecasting Web pages specifically tailored to the managers' desires and needs. The result was the development of the ARROWS Web pages, made available to all WSDOT winter maintenance managers for the 2003-2004 winter season. WSDOT subsequently conducted an in-house survey to determine what ARROWS users thought about the usefulness and presentation of information. This report presents the results of that survey, which have been used as input to the continuing development of ARROWS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State Transportation Center

    University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 535
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Avenue SE, P.O. Box 47300
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504-7300

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Senn, L
    • Boselly, E
  • Publication Date: 2005-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00989194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WA-RD 608.1,, Research Report
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2005 12:00AM