MDSS Developmental Strategies. 2003 MDSS Stakeholder Meeting Wednesday, June 18, 2003 Des Moines, Iowa. Andy Stern Mitretek Systems FHWA Weather Team. Project Objectives in Support of Broader Program Goals. Through the development and implementation of MDSS
MDSS Developmental Strategies
2003 MDSS Stakeholder Meeting
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Des Moines, Iowa
FHWA Weather Team
Project Objectives in Support of Broader Program Goals
Through the development and implementation of MDSS
technologies and broad stakeholder interaction, the FHWA
We believe that we have done all three!
We have dramatically increased the visibility of surface transportation weather
Recent MDSS presentations were (or will be) held at:
American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (several presentations)
American Meteorological Society Washington DC Chapter Meeting
Intelligent Transportation Society of America (2002 & 2003)
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) (2002)
ITS World Congress (2002)
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) (2003)
Transportation Research Board (2003)
APWA North American Snow Conference (2003)
Eastern Winter Road Maintenance Symposium (2003)
SSI Winter Weather Workshop (2003)
MDSS = Visibility
Cutting Edge Research!
MDSS Development Strategies
3 out of 12 survived!
MDSS Option A1: Continue current track with multi-tiered development, a winter demonstration and full technology transfer activities in 2004.
Most expensive but offers best chance of having mature/validated components
MDSS Option A2: Modest reduction in level of effort both in component development and scope of the winter demonstration. Still has full technology transfer.
Less expensive but delivery will not be as advanced or thoroughly tested.
MDSS Option D1: After FY03, create a cost sharing pooled fund study with several states and continue MDSS development focused on their major issues.
Pluses: Reduced cost to FHWA, allows project to continue, maintains open
distribution/technology transfer – but influenced by a set of states
Objectives and Comparison Table