Development for Transportation Asset Management Inventory & Management Tools

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is concerned with maintaining a minimum level of retroreflectivity on traffic signs under both federal and state jurisdictions. New retroreflectivity standards have been enacted by the FHWA that mandate all transportation agencies "must establish and implement a sign management or management method to maintain minimum levels of sign retroreflectivity". Requirements for regulatory and warning signs have been extended pending a new rule from FHWA. Non-compliance with these new retroreflectivity requirements will leave transportation agencies vulnerable to lawsuits. Many agencies are now realizing the challenges of establishing and maintaining a sign management program. This project will develop mobile applications for the inventory of the Utah Department of Transportation's (UDOT's) signs that will integrate with the Operations Management System (OMS). In addition, Utah State University will develop management algorithms that will provide UDOT with guidance on enhanced replacement techniques for sign assets in the field. These algorithms will allow UDOT to implement a sign management routine that is data driven instead of a blanket replacement strategy. The approach will lead to an active management of their assets on the roadway which will turn their static database into one that is dynamic.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $60665.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

      Rutgers University
      100 Brett Rd
      Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

      Utah Department of Transportation

      4501 South 2700 West
      Project Development
      Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
    • Project Managers:

      Szary, Pat

      Wakil, Abdul

    • Performing Organizations:

      Utah State University Transportation Center

      Utah State University
      Logan, UT  United States  84322-4110
    • Principal Investigators:

      Heaslip, Kevin

    • Start Date: 20120401
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20131030
    • Source Data: RiP Project 31902

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01467310
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-002
    • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:31PM