Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program

Intelligent Transportation Systems

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Advanced System Engineering for Advanced Transportation Projects

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This course is intended to cover a broad set of topics in system engineering and system integration. It will provide participants with an appreciation of the principles of systems engineering and its application to ITS projects. It will also introduce participants to the techniques of systems integration associated with regional systems. Regional integration introduces the need for a more detailed understanding of the principles of systems engineering, particularly those associated with the benefits of alternative architectures, and the necessity to consider the principles of system reliability, maintainability and availability. Online 10
hours
CITE $200 Transportation professionals interested in broadening their knowledge of planning, designing and implementing ITS projects. The targeted audience primarily includes engineers, project managers and planners from the public sector. Denise Twisdale,
mztwiz@umd.edu,
(301) 405-5959
 
Configuration Management for Traffic Management Systems

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Configuration management (CM) is a technical and administrative process used throughout project development. Its purpose is to ensure that the end result (product functions, performance etc. ) are consistent with the requirements, design and operational information. Thus, the CM process is one of control, documentation, and tracking. This course will survey the configuration management process from beginning to end – from planning through retrofitting. Online 8
hours
CITE $175 Transportation engineers and other practicing ITS professionals or technical persons at all levels of government and the private sector. ITS project managers, technical team members, contractors, and staff are all appropriate participants. Project managers would particularly benefit from this course since they direct the efforts of many people. Any level of professional involved in ITS may attend to broaden their understanding of configuration management. Denise Twisdale,
mztwiz@umd.edu,
(301) 405-5959
 
Introduction to Systems Engineering

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This course is an introduction to systems engineering for ITS project managers and project staff. It provides a high-level view of a broad and rich topic area, introducing basic concepts to individuals who are working on ITS projects. The goal is to allow these individuals to understand the benefits of applying systems engineering approaches as a means of developing quality systems. The course covers technical practices such as modeling, prototyping, trade-off analysis and testing, and management practices such as risk assessment and mitigation, which make up "best practices" in the systems engineering arena. online 8
hours
CITE $175 Transportation engineers and other practicing ITS professionals or technical persons at all levels of government and in the private sector. ITS project managers, technical team members, contractors, and staff are all appropriate participants. Project managers would particularly benefit from this course since they direct many peoples' efforts. Any level of professionals involved in ITS may attend to broaden their understanding of complex systems, beyond current technical knowledge. Denise Twisdale,
mztwiz@umd.edu,
(301) 405-5959
 
Rural ITS

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This course is focused on the current and potential applications of ITS as defined by the Advanced Rural Transportation Systems (ARTS) program. After a short introduction to the characteristics of rural areas, the course describes the program's vision and goals. ARTS' seven critical program areas (CPAs), which provide areas of common interest and focus within the overall program, are discussed next, along with the way in which they relate to the National ITS Architecture User Services. The material presented in the course is illustrated by examples of rural ITS implementations corresponding to the ARTS deployment tracks, and some of the "simple solutions" provided by the "Rural ITS Toolbox". Deployment tracks include traffic management and operations and maintenance. A "hands-on" problem, presented in the last lesson of the course, requires students to define the basic functions of an ARTIS, and to identify the steps and the technologies required to develop this system. Online 4
hours
CITE $150 Public-sector Transportation Professionals including US DOT engineers, planners, project managers, and field staff, FTA Regional staff, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Specialists, and transportation professionals from state, regional, and local agencies. Denise Twisdale,
mztwiz@umd.edu,
(301) 405-5959
 
Improving Highway Safety with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) This course is aimed at increasing awareness of the potential to gain highway safety improvements through the deployment of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies at the highway system, mainstream (highway improvement project) and stand alone project level, and accelerate the introduction and evaluation of ITS applications by increasing the recognition of their contribution to making highways safer. The course surveys the participants on their experiences deploying ITS for highway safety improvements and reviews procedures and requirements of safety strategic planning and the ITS deployment process. Classroom 2
days
NHI $400 Planners, operators, designers, or maintenance personnel 877-558-6873 or
nhicustomerservice@
dot.gov
 
ITS Deployment Analysis System (IDAS)

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IDAS provides ITS sketch planning capability to calculate the relative costs and benefits of ITS investments. IDAS incorporates a cost module, a benefit module and an internal travel demand model to generate cost/benefit comparisons for alternative ITS deployment scenarios. IDAS uses the output from an existing transportation planning model to establish a best-case scenario on which the user can deploy ITS services on specific links in the regional transportation network model. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to explain the importance of integrating operations/ITS into the planning and decision-making processes; explain that IDAS software can be used to link operations to the planning process; demonstrate how IDAS uses the network and output from an existing regional travel demand model; employ IDAS to screen ITS alternatives and produce a cost/benefit analysis; interpret IDAS results; and review and refine IDAS defaults. Online 5
hours
NHI Free FHWA, State DOT, metropolitan planning organization, and local government transportation planning staff members who are involved in the day-to-day elements of transportation planning and modeling. Operations Engineers, ITS Project Managers, and Transit Agency Personnel (this includes individuals who: 1. develop inputs for, set up, and carry out analyses of operations/ITS alternatives and/or 2. examine results, conduct sensitivity analyses, and explore tradeoffs of such analyses created by others). 877-558-6873 or
nhicustomerservice@
dot.gov
 

Guides/Documents (Listed by Title)
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Benefits of Using Intelligent Transportation Systems in Work Zones: A Summary Report

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This report describes the results of the assessment of effectiveness of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in work zones. Five sites participated in the study: I-40 outside Winston-Salem, North Carolina; I-30 between Benton and Little Rock, Arkansas; US-131 in Kalamazoo, Michigan; I-35 in Hillsboro, Texas; and DC-295 in Washington, DC. The benefits information, tips, and lesson learned in this report can help other transportation practitioners effectively deploy ITS to help in work zone management. Online report 36 pages FHWA Free Planners, operators, designers, and public sector managers
Comparative Analysis Report: The Benefits of Using Intelligent Transportation Systems in Work Zones

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This document provides insights into the mobility and safety benefits of using ITS for work zone traffic management, as well as tips and lessons learned. The information presented is from an FHWA study that examined 5 case study sites: I-40 outside Winston-Salem, North Carolina; I-30 between Benton and Little Rock, Arkansas; US-131 in Kalamazoo, Michigan; I-35 in Hillsboro, Texas; and DC-295 in Washington, DC. Data and analysis for each site are included. Online report 122 pages FHWA Free Planners, operators, designers, and public sector managers
Intelligent Transportation Systems in Work Zones: A Cross-Cutting Study

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This report examines how transportation departments in Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, and Arkansas used ITS in their work zones to monitor and manage traffic, including providing traveler information and enhancing incident response. Information covered includes why the systems were selected, design and operational characteristics, any issues/lessons learned, and the benefits derived from using the systems. The report also profiles other ITS-related work zone products, systems and techniques. Online report 56 pages FHWA Free Planners, operators, designers, and public sector managers
ITS Safety and Mobility Solutions: Improving Travel Through America's Work Zones

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Booklet developed by the ATSSA ITS Council that describes various ITS applications for work zones and their potential benefits, considerations for use, and system layouts. Online booklet 36 pages ATSSA Free Planners, operators, designers, and public sector managers
Minnesota IWZ Toolbox: Guideline for Intelligent Work Zone System Selection

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This Toolbox has been prepared as a guideline for selecting an appropriate Intelligent Work Zone Systems to address existing work zone traffic issues and to mitigate anticipated issues on scheduled projects. Online 25 pages Minnesota
DOT,
Office of
Traffic, Safety,
and Operations
Free Planners, operators, designers, and public sector managers
Work Zone ITS Peer Exchange Materials

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Summary and presentations from a peer exchange held to bring together representatives from State DOTs, FHWA, academia, and vendors to discuss work zone ITS challenges, barriers, and deployment successes. Online Various FHWA Free State and Local DOT design, construction, traffic, and ITS staff, consultants, and researchers. May also be useful to construction contractors who have ITS on one of their projects.

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