ITS Evaluations and Activities

Evaluations are critical in promoting innovative practices which may help to provide a safe and efficient transportation system. By conducting such evaluations, we develop quantifiable measures for those in policy development to appreciate and comprehend. Furthermore, it provides rationale to the public who may be otherwise unaware of the benefits of such systems. By performing evaluations of such alternatives we provide the following benefits by answering some basic questions: 1. Document our successes - Has the system provided a realized benefit? 2. Rationalize our investments versus the benefits - Do the financial benefits of the system outweigh the costs? and 3. Identify potential improvements - Can the system concept be enhanced by modifying the future deployments? The following evaluations were conducted: E.1 CTTC Earmark - Provided oversight, support and evaluation of the CTTC FFY 02 ITS Earmark. E.3 Portable Signals Evaluation - Conducted an evaluation of portable signal units to identify best uses. E.4 ITS Maintenance Practices - Conducted an evaluation of ITS maintenance practices to identify National and Department best practices. Guidance was developed for Districts in order to maximize reliability and uptime of ITS devices. E.6 Quick Clearance Best Practices - Conducted an evaluation of quick clearance practices to identify National and Department best practices. E.7 Video Sharing Policy - Assisted BHSTE in updating their video sharing policy with consideration of the recommended BIS technical approach. E.8 Freeway Service Patrol Evaluation - Conducted an evaluation of freeway service patrols (FSPs) to determine operating costs, benefits and best practices. The goal is to provide recommendations on how to implement a highly effective statewide FSP program from perspectives of both cost and performance. E.10 ITS Device Usage - Conducted an evaluation of existing practices and policies for dynamic message signs (DMSs). Gannett Fleming (GF) will also review the status of pilot initiatives including proposed public-private partnerships. E.11 TMC Performance Measures - Conducted an evaluation of implemented and suggested traffic incident management performance metrics in use by traffic management centers (TMCs) to identify National and Department best practices.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 495p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PA-2010-001-060908, Report No. 048573
  • Contract Numbers: 355101-060908
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2010 1:52PM