Weather Responsive Management Strategies Implementation

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) personnel who work in responding to extreme weather can greatly benefit from the ability to monitor live activities and analyze recent treatment progress. Handwritten brine logs can be supplemented with automated recordkeeping. Sensing of winter operations (WinterOps) such as plowing, brine spraying, and gravel spreading is accomplished through the use of the GPS fleet tracking system already equipped in all TxDOT vehicles, along with the installation of a few low-cost items. WinterOps activities are then tracked without any special interaction required from the driver or operations personnel. Integration of visualizations with GIS systems provide powerful ways to use the collected data for improving safety, operations, and public communications.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $467045
  • Contract Numbers:

    5-7007-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    3925 W. Braker Lane
    Austin, TX  United States  78759
  • Project Managers:

    Jensen, Darrin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    3925 W. Braker Lane
    Austin, TX  United States  78759
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bhat, Chandra

  • Start Date: 20240129
  • Expected Completion Date: 20260131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01908999
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 5-7007-01
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 20 2024 3:41PM