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Education task force joe jeffrey marty weed mike metzig rob bushman

Education Task ForceJoe Jeffrey, Marty Weed, Mike Metzig, Rob Bushman

  • Purpose: increase educational outreach for ITS Council

    • Expo workshops / activities

      • Topics and speakers

      • Facilitation

      • Promotion

    • Access to information / materials for those not attending expo


Education task force

Education Task Force

  • Challenges:

    • Diverse audience – needs and experience

    • Dispersed audience – many don’t attend expo

    • Unpredictable needs – based on current events


Development process

Development Process

  • Identify audience

  • Identify needs / value of information

  • Identify sources of information

  • Develop distribution / delivery


Target audience

Target Audience

  • Traffic Control Contractors

  • Public Agencies

  • Consultants

  • Vendors


Target audience1

Target Audience

  • Traffic Control Contractors

    • Management level

    • Technician level

  • Public Agencies

    • Management level

    • Design / Engineering level

    • Technician level

  • Consultants

  • Vendors

    • Management level

    • Technician level


Traffic control contractor needs

Traffic Control Contractor Needs

  • Traffic Control Contractors

    • Management level

      • Business opportunity awareness

      • High level system understanding

      • Contacts

    • Technician level

      • Varies depending on job, experience, role

      • Wireless communication

      • System networking

      • Sensor technology


Public agency needs

Public Agency Needs

  • Public Agencies

    • Management level

      • Big picture

      • Benefits and costs

      • Funding / procurement / management

    • Design / Engineering level

      • Identify, design, install

      • Monitor and evaluate

      • ITS Architecture, integration

      • Specification writing

      • FHWA rule – traffic impact assessment

    • Technician level


Public agency needs1

Public Agency Needs

  • Public Agencies

    • Management level

    • Design / Engineering level

    • Technician level

      • Wireless communication

      • System maintenance

      • Sign messaging

      • System networking


Consultant needs

Consultant Needs

  • Consultants

    • Identify, design, install

    • Monitor and evaluate

    • ITS Architecture, integration

    • Specification writing

    • FHWA rule – traffic impact assessment


Vendor needs

Vendor Needs

  • Vendors

    • Regulations / safety standards

    • Technical training

    • ITS Architecture, integration

    • Procurement processes

    • FHWA rule – traffic impact assessment


Information sources

Information Sources

  • Expo

    • Expo workshops

    • Round table / power talk

    • Peer exchange forums

    • Training sessions


Other information sources

Other Information Sources

  • CDs and videos

  • Web seminars

  • ATSSA Resource Center

  • Roadway Safety Training Institute

  • Training courses by other organizations

  • Books / manuals

  • On-line forum

  • Colleges / LTAP centers

  • FHWA programs

  • AASHTO programs

  • Specialists – ITSA, ITE


Expo 2005 survey results

Expo 2005 Survey Results


Education resources

Education Resources

  • Traffic Control Contractors

    • Management level

      • New Expo activities / workshopsGreen = available

      • Past presentations via website

      • Work zone ITS summary sheetRed = not currently available

    • Technician level

      • Reference library – relevant books / CDS

      • Notification list – training courses by other agencies

      • Work zone ITS technician training / certification (future)


Education resources1

Education Resources

  • Public Agencies

    • Management level

      • FHWA – ITS in Work Zones – Cross-cutting Study

      • FHWA – ITS in Work Zones – Case studies

    • Design / Engineering level

      • FHWA – Deployment GuidelinesOrange = in progress

      • AASHTO – Work zone ITS website

    • Technician level

      • Reference library – relevant books / CDS

      • Notification list – training courses by other agencies

      • Work zone ITS technician training / certification


Education task force joe jeffrey marty weed mike metzig rob bushman

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Education resources2

Education Resources

  • Consultants

    • FHWA – Deployment Guidelines

    • AASHTO – Work zone ITS website

  • Vendors

    • FHWA – Deployment Guidelines

    • AASHTO – Work zone ITS website

    • Reference library – relevant books / CDs

    • Notification list – training courses by other agencies

    • Work zone ITS technician training / certification


Next steps short term

Next Steps – short term

  • Access to currently available information

  • Identify currently available resources

    • Books / CDs / reference material

    • Relevant training opportunities

  • Organize delivery / access

  • Develop summary sheet for contractors

  • Information request / exchange forum

  • Possible webinar on ITS related topic

  • Any information to rob.bushman@irdinc.com


Long term projects

Long term projects

  • Consultant out-reach

  • TMP / FHWA rule – ITS within this framework

  • MUTCD / PCMS Handbook – ITS elements

  • Standard signing: “Real Time Information System” on work zone ITS projects

  • AASHTO Design guide

  • Support of trucking associations, automobile associations, etc.


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