Pilot Application of Floodcast Technology in a VDOT District

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) seeks to explore how to enhance its capability to anticipate threats to system level service and customer mobility, namely flood impacts on transportation assets. Through an environmental scan, VDOT will be able to understand such existing operational and emergency management systems being used by other state departments of transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to provide resilience in their transportation network. Alongside the scan, this effort will document VDOT's flood threat monitoring, assessment, and response needs from an operational perspective. The objectives are: (1) provide VDOT with an understanding of current state of the practice for forecasting flood impacts at transportation assets, with peer DOT organizations; (2) systematically solicit and compile requirements for a flood warning capability from a representative cross-section of VDOT District and HQ operations, maintenance, and emergency management staff; and (3) using state of the practice information gathered and VDOT requirements develop a summary recommendation.