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1 1 National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, CO October 20-21, 2005 Paul Pisano, Team Leader Road Weather Management Program FHWA Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) Stakeholder Meeting #7

2 2 NCAR Welcome Richard Wagoner –Deputy Director, NCAR Research Applications Laboratory –Chair, American Meteorological Society Committee on ITS and Surface Transportation

3 3 FHWA Welcome Regina McElroy –Director, FHWA Office of Transportation Operations

4 4 Stakeholder Participation - Oct 05

5 5 Safety at NCAR Steve Sadler –NCAR Safety Director

6 6 Meeting Theme - Deployment The MDSS concept is sound The technology has been developed The system has been tested (yes, there is still more to learn & develop) All parties are interested (DOTs & VAMS) It is time to discuss: –What do DOTs want (functionality, cost, etc)? –What do VAMS need to commit to providing MDSS functionality? –When could VAMS begin to provide these services?

7 7 MDSS Participation ( )

8 8 Total MDSS Stakeholder Participation 37 (73%) of all State DOTs (including DC) participated as a stakeholder during the 5 year MDSS project!

9 9 U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters, Washington D.C. Regina McElroy, Office of Transportation Operations Paul Pisano, Road Weather Management Program James Pol, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean, VA Rudy Persaud, Office of Operations Research & Development FHWA Resource Center, Chicago, IL Ray Murphy FHWA Colorado Division, Lakewood, CO Rick Santos Mitretek, Falls Church, VA Andy Stern Representatives from FHWA

10 10 Topic Overview – Day 1 Session 1: Opening Remarks Session 2: MDSS Technical Update –MDSS prototype development & evaluation –Future plans & research needs Session 3: Moving Toward Deployment –Investments in RWIS –Pooled-fund efforts –State experiences with RFPs

11 11 Topic Overview – Day 2 Session 4: The private sector on MDSS deployment –FHWA vision for MDSS & the emerging market –Corporate capabilities Session 5: Program Updates –Clarus Initiative –NOAA Surface Weather Program –ESS Siting Guidelines

12 12 Meeting Structure Day 1 (Thursday) –8:00AM – 5:00PM Sessions –Morning Break (~10AM) –Lunch (on your own) in the NCAR Cafeteria (12:15-1:30PM) –Afternoon Break (~3PM) –Adjourn (5PM) Day 2 (Friday) –8:00AM – 11:30AM Sessions –Morning Break (~10AM) –Adjourn (11:30AM)

13 13 Miscellaneous (1 of 2) Light refreshments will be available each morning and during each break A number of organizations will have displays available each morning, during each break and during the latter half of the lunch break A 12-seat van will be available on Friday morning to shuttle people to the Westin if they need to leave early

14 14 Miscellaneous (2 of 2) Motor Coach Schedule –Thursday Morning 7:45 AM: Westin to NCAR –Thursday Afternoon 5:15 PM: NCAR to Westin –Friday Morning 7:45 AM: Westin to NCAR –Friday Midday 11:30 AM: NCAR to Westin NOTE: You will need to have a reservation with the Boulder Express Shuttle to go from the Westin to DIA on Friday. A list will be turned in tonight.

15 15 Let the Meeting Begin! MDSS has been a success because of active participation of the entire stakeholder community Speak up if you don’t understand something or have something to add All presentations will be made available on the NCAR MDSS Web site in about a week –www.fhwa.dot.gov/weather –www.rap.ucar.edu/projects/rdwx_mdss/


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