Best Practices for Road Weather Management Version 2.0
Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) Data Integration Guidelines
The goal of the RWIS Data Sharing and Integration Guidelines is to provide agencies with a tool to fully utilize all of the road and weather data that is available to them. This project, sponsored by the ENTERPRISE (Evaluating New Technologies for Roads Program Initiatives in Safety and Efficiency) and Aurora consortium, was conducted in two phases. Phase One involved the composing of a survey for DOTs on their current RWIS practices and their thoughts on the benefits of and barriers to RWIS integration and data sharing. A second survey was developed for vendors of RWIS components, as it was felt that vendors might have a different take on how integration and data sharing should take place, and also to gain further understanding into how ESS play a role in designing an integrated system. Phase Two of this project utilized past research into RWIS practices and successfully integrated systems along with the survey results of Phase 1 to present a discussion of the various issues involved in the deployment of a data integration project. Phase Two also introduced a Conceptual Design for RWIS integration that includes functional requirements for the various elements of an integrated RWIS. It is hoped that this Conceptual Design can be used to aide agencies in the development of a work scope for integration undertakings. The Conceptual Design and related issues were compiled as Technical Memorandum 2. This final report combines the two technical memoranda to present a comprehensive view of the state-of-practice for the deployment and integration of RWIS, and how an integrated system, capable of sharing information with other agencies, may be successfully established.
Enterprise and Aurora, prepared by Castle Rock Consultants
Castle Rock Consultants
Road Weather Information System (RWIS)
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