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1 Panel Discussion: State DOT experiences with MDSS demonstrations last winter Paul Pisano, Team Leader Road Weather Management Federal Highway Administration.

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1 1 Panel Discussion: State DOT experiences with MDSS demonstrations last winter Paul Pisano, Team Leader Road Weather Management Federal Highway Administration Washington, DC MDSS Stakeholder Meeting Falls Church, VA August 10-11, 2006

2 2 Motivation More than a dozen State DOTs participated in MDSS demonstrations during the winter of Two large independent implementations occurred with private vendors Participants are free to discuss successes, challenges & areas requiring additional development or research Promote dialog & better understanding between the public & private sectors

3 3 Winter ’05/’06 Participants Vendors DTN/Meteorlogix Meridian Environmental Technology South Dakota DOT is the lead Pooled-Fund State 2 NY State Thruway Authority also participated in the DTN Pilot

4 4 Pooled-Fund MDSS Panel Participants Jeff Frazier, Wyoming DOT Mike Kisse, North Dakota DOT Tony McClellan, Indiana DOT Philip Anderle, Colorado DOT Curt Pape, Minnesota DOT Jim Dowd, Iowa DOT Ron Hall, Kansas DOT Dave Huft, South Dakota DOT

5 5 DTN MDSS Pilot Participants Kent Mayer, Nevada DOT Mike Lashmet, New York DOT Brian Burne, Maine DOT Scott Ross, NY State Thruway Authority Dalyce Ronnau, Nebraska DOR

6 6 Background Questions What experience did you have with computers in your garage? Did you have high speed internet? Was your staff eager to accept this type of technology? Were there any problems interpreting the user interface?

7 7 Discussion Questions What was your overall impression of using a MDSS for operations? What was your impression of the treatment recommendations? What challenges remain for MDSS? What benefits were realized when utilizing MDSS? How did you handle training?


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