Systems Engineering Program Management (103 unique lessons found)

Lead the way: Palo Alto's Mobility on Demand (MOD) sandbox demonstration provides tips and recommendations for agency-led projects.
The project, which involved a range of solutions to reduce single-occupant-vehicle (SOV) commuting, recently published its evaluative report.

European researchers offer suggestions for agencies seeking to encourage growth of sustainable transportation options such as automated shuttles.
The recommendations offer various methods to influence rider habit, such as gamification of the service and public outreach.

Research team highlights key challenges and areas for future research in the field of Vehicle-to-Everything communications.
The study, which conducted 19 interviews with experts in the field of V2X communications, identified key discussion areas and challenges.

Well-received robot delivery pilot in Redwood, CA was extended after first two years operation.
A local online periodical highlights autonomous robot delivery systems in Redwood City, California.

Autonomous vehicle shuttle pilots are more successful with early and frequent stakeholder engagement, and clear budget and goal metrics from the onset.
Team leads reflect on lessons learned from AV shuttle demonstration on public roadway in Denver, Colorado.

Cities should collect, store and release geospatial mobility data in accordance with existing policies and practices for personally identifiable information (PII).
NACTO guidance emphasizes why cities should treat geospatial mobility data as they treat personally identifiable information (PII).

Cities should utilize data from mobility service providers operating on city streets to effectively manage local streets.
NACTO guidance emphasizes why cities require data from private vendors operating on city streets to ensure positive safety, equity, and mobility outcomes on streets and places in the public right-of-way.

Cities must be explicit about their intended use related to planning, analysis, oversight, and enforcement when requiring data from private mobility companies.
NACTO guidance emphasizes how good data management practice begins with being clear about what questions are being asked and what information is necessary to answer those questions.

Emphasize data-driven mobilizations and incorporate Automated Speed Enforcement devices in vulnerable locations to minimize resource needs of speed-limit enforcement.
A report from the GHSA summarizes the impacts of speeding violations and presents a number of recommended steps to reduce travelers' risk.

Wyoming CV Pilot offers best practices for integrating and using data from CVs into the TMC to enhance day-to-day roadway operations.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is integrating connected vehicle technology into its statewide transportation management center under the USDOT's Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program.

Connected vehicle deployers should assess field equipment and organizational capabilities that will be needed to support core CV components.
Lessons Learned from the Design/Build/Test Phase of the USDOT's Connected Vehicle Pilot Program.

Incentivize correct parking behavior and ensure public input to successfully manage dockless micromobility programs.
District of Columbia's Dockless Micromobility Pilot Program report offers lessons learned for regulating dockless micromobility fleets.

USDOT identifies ten characteristics that support an Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) approach to improving throughput and reducing congestion.
USDOT-developed fact sheet presents ten attributes of successful ICM sites and describes their importance for effective implementation.

Examine state and federal regulatory policies to determine their ability to influence the adoption of electric vehicles in the long term.
The Electric Vehicle Transportation Center at the University of Central Florida identified seven characteristics of successful alternative fuel/technology incentive programs.

Cross-validate data streams and identify areas where automated processes can reduce workloads to efficiently and effectively manage traveler information.
The best-practices report from Caltrans identifies key strategies to handle and process data on a state-wide scale.

Local TMCs should "start small" with technology testing and focus on successful solutions for a focused deployment approach, says Road Commission for Oakland County.
RCOC, which administers the second-largest TMC in North America, attributes its success to its refined approach to testing new technologies.

Truck Platooning Study Finds that there are limited federal policy barriers to implementation, though state level barriers remain.
New York State Department of Transportation commissioned truck platooning state of practice in January of 2018.

Take a collaborative approach to work constructively with private transit providers on regulatory approaches.
Strategies for public agencies looking to constructively engage with operators of private transit services.

Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program yields program management best practices for integrating and testing large disparate systems.
Systems engineering best practices to reduce risks, minimize schedule delays, and avoid cost overruns.

Perform early real-world testing of connected vehicle technology with actual infrastructure in place to verify end-to-end system/application performance
U.S. Department of Transportation Free Public Webinar Series on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Sites System Design Process

Texas DOT offers recommendations and best practices for agencies looking to anticipate widescale implementation of connected and automated vehicles.
The recommendations include a detailed roadmap of how the agency--and others--should respond to the increasingly relevant technologies.

USDOT provides advice for state DOTs considering deployment of connected vehicle technology.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) releases seven basic steps for states and infrastructure owners/operators to follow when they are considering deployments for connected vehicle technology.

Conduct a data collection pilot test to validate end-to-end data acquisition, transfer, processing, and quality assessment processes.
Experience with data collection from connected vehicle devices during the Safety Pilot Model Deployment in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Marketing the benefits of roadway pricing strategies throughout the lifespan of a project can improve public perception of these projects.
A study of institutional issues and challenges associated with implementing roadway pricing strategies.

Manage impacts of technology advancements on TMC operations.
A Survey of National TMC Operators Identifies Strategies for Managing Technology Impacts on TMCs

Use Model Systems Engineering (SE) Documents for Deployment of Adaptive Signal Control Technology Systems
Systems Engineering guidance developed through lessons learned in national deployments of Adaptive Signal Control Technology systems

Implement Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies and Use Defined Success Factors to Better Manage ITS Application Development and Deployment
The USDOT evaluated Eight National ITS Application Test Sites to determine whether these projects met goals and to extract lessons learned in development and deployment.

Understand the Impacts on Public Sector Infrastructure due to Connected Vehicle Deployments
A survey of lessons learned through deployment of V2I test beds

Involve all appropriate stakeholders in the planning and development of the project to encourage coordination and collaboration.
The Chicago, Illinois and Montgomery County, Maryland experience in working with multi-jurisdictional stakeholders in the development of an advanced parking information system.

Consider the impact fees have on parking behavior.
Experience from the smart parking field test at the Rockridge, Oakland BART station.

Anticipate project delays and allocate sufficient time and funding to address key project variables.
Experience from the smart parking field test at the Rockridge, Oakland BART station.

Carefully select vendors and develop contracts for animal detection systems.
Montana and Pennsylvania's experience with deploying animal detection systems.

Maintain, reinforce, and expand existing programs to improve traffic signal operations.
Wisconsin’s experience with operating and maintaining a statewide traffic signal system program.

Invest in research and development for emergency integration.
Experience from 38 TMCs across the country.

Determine agency capability level when selecting the most appropriate ITS procurement package.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 4 of the Decision Model.

Create a Transportation Management Center staffing plan that ensures appropriate staffing, staffing skills, and organization adaptability.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Create a Transportation Management Center plan to handle potential emergencies and special events.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Implement different staffing arrangements to meet various scheduling demands at a Transportation Management Center.
The United States and Canada's experience with Transportation Management Center staffing and scheduling.

Select the applicable Systems Engineering Process in the procurement of ITS.
Experience from a review of ITS contracting methods and practices. Step 5 of the Decision Model.

Apply process re-engineering techniques to increase the likelihood of successful ITS deployment.
Maryland, New York, and Connecticut's experience with electronic toll collection and electronic screening.

Engage in marketing, training, and outreach of Archived Data Management Systems (ADMS)
Experience from six Archived Data Management Systems case studies.

Implement ATIS technology in a way that supports the maintenance staff.
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Define a process within your organization for the consistent application of systems engineering methods
Florida DOT’s experience in adopting a systems engineering process.

Evaluate administrative and support staffing needs to close gaps in ITS operational support.
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Develop a unified approach for a statewide intelligent transportation systems (ITS) deployment policy.
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Evaluate and upgrade TOC maintenance programs on an on-going basis.
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Strengthen existing maintenance and repair capabilities at Transportation Operation Centers (TOCs).
A New Jersey Department of Transportation experience with ITS operations and maintenance in Transportation Operations Centers (TOCs).

Apply systems engineering principles for improved project management.
A Colorado DOT experience in deploying a large multi-jurisdictional ITS project

Establish a clear understanding among all partners on the level of technical support to be provided by suppliers and integrators, as equipment provided in-kind or at a reduced cost is often provided with minimal technical support.
Orlando, Florida's experience with a Field Operational Test (FOT) on using a single smart card for transportation payments at facilities operated by multiple regional agencies.

Develop a strategic maintenance and operations plan to improve efficiency and productivity.
Kentucky's experience with employing strategies to support and coordinate ITS maintenance and operations activities.

Investigate procurement alternatives of leasing, buying, or building equipment to minimize operations and maintenance costs.
Montana Department of Transportation's experience in procuring hardware and software for the statewide 511 traveler information system.

Anticipate and plan for potential institutional barriers, especially in multi-agency deployments.
Alaska DOT&PF’s experience integrating a common technology into its ITS and IT plans.

Adopt adequate and thorough procurement processes which cover purchases of both standardized commodity type equipment and highly complex integrated ITS components.
Silicon Valley Smart Corridor’s experience with procuring equipment for the development of an integrated freeway, arterial and incident management system.

Utilize standard highway project management procedures and tools to successfully implement HOT lane projects.
Texas and California's experience with deploying High Occupancy Toll lanes.

Establish and follow a comprehensive project plan in anticipation of the deployment of ITS resources.
Five rural transit agencies' experiences in applying ITS to rural transit.

Ensure having a management-level champion to facilitate recruitment of participants and retain operational staff.
An experience of human resource challenges in the multi-agency deployment for the Electronic Intermodal Supply Chain Manifest Operational Test.

Be sure to identify and take into account features unique to each state when designing and deploying ITS technology projects across multiple states.
Experience from technical integration of commercial vehicle safety and fitness data in the eastern United States.

Consider seven key planning requirements of an effective ITS Program.
Experience from a case study of the Virginia Department of Transportation's I-81 ITS Program.

Clearly define the organizational structure and establish an ITS Program Coordinator to insure an effective ITS Program.
Experience from a case study of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s I-81 ITS Program.

Hire properly trained staff to deploy and maintain traffic signal systems.
Agencies share experiences managing and operating traffic signal systems.

Develop a database to better evaluate ITS application implementation.
Nationwide experience with assisting transit system managers in deploying ITS.

Use ITS Standards to achieve interchangeability and interoperability for Dynamic Message Signs.
Experience of nine agencies using Dynamic Message Signs built to NTCIP specifications.

Integrate market research in the planning process for consumer-oriented projects.
Experience in the deployment of a traveler information system for Interstate 95

Involve the private sector in the implementation of multiple advanced traveler information technologies.
Institutional lessons from a partnership to implement emerging ITS technologies in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Develop best and worst case scenarios in order to be prepared in dealing with their consequences.
California's experience with a regional travel information system launched by a public-private alliance.