Project Objective: To adopt a common lexicon of terms to describe ATMS inputs that may be used by agencies throughout the corridor.
Member Project Team: New Hampshire DOT, Maine DOT, Vermont DOT
As part of this project three ATMS inputs were identified by the member agencies, a literature search/member scan was conducted, a common lexicon was prepared for review and was finalized with member input. The following three specific sets of ATMS inputs were selected:
- Road Weather Conditions’ Descriptions
- Incident Management Timeline Elements
- ITS Device Uptime/Reliability
It is understood that the recommendations of this project may be considered aspirational for agencies and can be used as changes/improvements are made to their relevant systems. The following is an overview of how the ATMS Inputs may be used and their intended benefit.
The member project team along with the Coalition collaborated to create a set of inputs that would be used by New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine as part of their Tri-state ATMS. The agencies are implementing the Road Weather Conditions’ Descriptions according to their respective current capabilities. They have begun implementing the recommended critical timeline elements in conjunction with their efforts on the FHWA EDC 4 TIM initiative. The Agencies plan to use the reliability reporting standards as guidance in future discussions. The full presentation on the ATMS inputs is found here Standardized Lexicon For ATMS Inputs – Presentation