Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 46-06. Use of Mobile IT Devices in the Field for Design, Construction and Asset Management

State departments of transportation (DOTs) are starting to issue hand held mobile information technology (IT) devices to more staff and managers. Mobile IT devices are defined as laptop computers, mini-laptops, multi-functional data collectors, tablets, and smartphones. The research should also be limited to agency-issued devices and should not consider use of personally-owned devices for public agency purposes. Historically, the initial uses of mobile devices were for mobile communication and file access. However, this only taps into a small level of capability for the devices and state DOTs are beginning to examine off-the-shelf or customized applications or other uses to gain the full potential of mobile IT devices. This study will build on existing efforts, including a recent American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) survey, a Wisconsin DOT synthesis report, and published materials from Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2014 Annual Meeting session 754.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $40000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Zwhalen, Tanya

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kentucky Research Foundation

    500 South Limestone
    Lexington, KY  United States  40526-0001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dadi, Gabriel

  • Start Date: 20140922
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37611

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543391
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 14 2014 1:00AM